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 months
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
neuroradiologist. 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
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
imaging 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.
Connect with MLH
Bryn Mawr Hospital Radiology Residency
Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.