Residents in the Radiology Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital will gain a broad yet thorough exposure in all aspects of diagnostic imaging and radiological medicine.
Special Procedures/Interventional Radiology
There are at least three months of required experience in Interventional Radiology and Special Procedures. The full range of procedures performed within our department includes uterine fibroid embolization, kyphoplasty, venous ablation, arteriography, angioplasty, stent placement, thrombolysis, biliary drainage, percutaneous nephrostomy, dialysis, venous access placement and care, and TIPS. Percutaneous biopsies are performed using the imaging modality appropriate to the specific case. This includes stereotactic core breast biopsy. All procedures are closely supervised by a faculty member.
A one month cardiology imaging rotation is required in the fourth year. This takes place in the cardiology wing next to the radiology department. The resident is expected to be present during adult angiocardiograms and coronary angiography. Pediatric cardiology imaging is included during a three-month rotation at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Residents also learn pediatric and adult echocardiography during these rotations. In addition, the resident is exposed to cardiac CT and MRI during CT/MRI rotations.
There are approximately three months of rotation in CT plus three month in MRI during the residency. The resident is responsible for monitoring the studies. The studies are performed on two up-to-date GE CT scanners and a new GE 1.5 tesla Signa Magnet MRI.
There are at least five months of required neuroradiology during the residency. These rotations include experience in performing myelography. All studies, including CT and MRI, are interpreted with an attending neruoradiologist. Exposure to neuro angiography and kyphoplasty is obtained during Interventional Radiology rotations.
There are four months of required rotation at Bryn Mawr Hospital. At Bryn Mawr Hospital, the ultrasound experience is hands-on. Obstetrical ultrasound is learned both within the department as well as during a dedicated rotation with the BMH perinatologists.
Four months of nuclear medicine are mandated by the American Board of Radiology. The residents learn through monitoring ongoing studies an interpretation of completed studies under the supervision of an attending radiologist.
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
This is an excellent didactic course attended by residents across the country in Bethesda, Maryland. The emphasis is on understanding the underlying gross pathology that results in the appearance on diagnostic imagin which is created by many pathological processes. It provides an excellent review of much of the basics in Radiology. Bryn Mawr residents usually attend this during the third year.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children are the primary institutions for our three months of required pediatric radiology. Rotations include night and weekend call. Pediatric studies are also part of Bryn Mawr experience, particularly in conjunction with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Room, and the inpatient service.
The three months in fluoroscopy includes double contrast GI studies whenever possible. A wide range of other fluoroscopic procedures are also performed, including genitourinary, hysterosalpingography and arthrography. There is a dedicated plain film rotation, but some exposure to plain film radiography also occurs during these months.
A minimum of three months is spent in mammography. These studies are performed in the Outpatient Diagnostic Center with three state-of-the-art imaging units. Pre-surgical needle localization procedures are performed, as well as stereotactic core breast biopsies.
During the residency, there is a 70-hour required course which includes general radiologic physics, nuclear medicine physics, radiobiology, MRI physics, computer physics, and instrumentation & radiation safety.
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Bryn Mawr Hospital Radiology Residency
Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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