Perform various diagnostic procedures including GI fluoroscopy, arthrography, angiography, myelography, venography, hystero-salpingography and sonohysterography. Interventional and biopsy procedures with C.T. and ultrasound guidance are also stressed; ERCP, percutaneous nephrostomy, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, biliary and urinary stents and pharmacologic angiographic procedures are taught on a one-on-one basis. The resident is evaluated on the ability to perform these procedures adequately.
The resident has the opportunity to follow the clinical course of hospitalized patients and is encouraged to observe pertinent surgical procedures and post-mortem examinations.
The resident interviews and examines patients, as well as reviews the laboratory results, in order to assume the role of a clinical radiologist.
The resident acquires proficiency in radiologic film interpretation and differential diagnosis. This is constantly evaluated by day-to-day performance. Multiple times during the year, the radiology staff will assess the radiologic progress of the residents. Outstanding areas, as well as deficiencies, are then discussed with the resident. An assigned attending radiologist monitors resident film interpretation.
Teaching Responsibilities - The resident plays a large role as a teacher and is thrust into a teaching role early. Students, interns and residents from other areas are constantly rotating through the department. Teaching is a necessary requisite for a practicing radiologist.
Logs - Logs are a requirement of the AOCR. These are reviewed by the program director monthly. Case volume, formal courses, conference attendance, reading assignments and special procedures performed are all documented. These are done monthly and submitted each year to the AOCR.
Scientific Exhibit - The resident presents a scientific exhibit no later than the annual meeting of the resident's third year of training. The exhibit is displayed and judged at an annual meeting of the College.
Resident Evaluation Program - Residents evaluate the program yearly and submit the evaluation to the AOCR. Special forms are sent to the resident by the AOCR for this purpose.
Staff Evaluation of Resident - The radiology staff evaluates the resident annually and sends the reports to the AOCR. Outstanding areas and deficiencies are discussed with the resident by the program director.
Reading List - The Radiology Department maintains a separate library as
a supplement to the more extensive Botsford Hospital Library, regarding
radiology and all of its allied subspecialty areas of interest. Reading
assignments and a reading list are given to the resident on an on-going
basis and are continually upgraded.