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 blocks 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 block cardiology imaging rotation is required in the fourth year.
This takes place at Lankenau Medical Center in the Cardiology
department. The resident is expected to participate in cardiac CTA and
MRI interpretation and be present during cardiac catheterizations and
percutaneous cardiac interventions. Pediatric cardiology imaging is
included during rotations at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and
A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Residents also learn pediatric and
adult echocardiography during these rotations.
There are approximately four blocks of rotation in Body/Chest CT and two
blocks of rotation in Body/Musculoskeletal MRI during the residency.
Most rotations are at Bryn Mawr Hospital and some at Lankenau Medical
Center. A dedicated trauma CT rotation block is available during the
third year at Paoli Hospital. Residents may also request additional time
in any of these subspecialties as mini-fellowships during their fourth
year. There are currently thirteen multidetector row CT scanners and
nine 1.5 Tesla MRI units across Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and
Lankenau Medical Center and their associated outpatient centers.
There are at least four blocks of required neuroradiology during the
residency. These rotations include experience in interpretation of CT,
MRI, and myelogram examinations. All studies are interpreted with an
attending neuroradiologist. Exposure to fluoroscopy guided lumbar
puncture, myelography and other neurovascular and spine interventions is
obtained during Interventional Radiology rotations.
There are four blocks of required rotation at Bryn Mawr Hospital and
Lankenau Medical Center. At both institutions, the ultrasound experience
is hands-on. Obstetrical ultrasound is learned both within the
department as well as during a dedicated rotation with the Bryn Mawr
Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialists.
Four months of nuclear medicine are mandated by the American Board of
Radiology, with instruction provided at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The
residents learn through monitoring studies in the morning and
interpretation of completed studies in the afternoon under the
supervision of an attending radiologist.
American Institute of Radiologic Pathology
This is an excellent didactic course offered by the American College of
Radiology in Bethesda, Maryland and attended by residents in residency
programs from across the country and worldwide. The emphasis is on
understanding the underlying gross pathology that results in the
appearance on diagnostic imaging created by many pathological processes.
It provides an excellent review of much of the basics in Radiology and
is excellent preparation for the ABR Core Exam. Bryn Mawr Hospital
Radiology Residents 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 two blocks of
required pediatric radiology. Residents may also elect to complete a
third block at either of these hospitals. Rotations include weekend call
but no overnights. Bryn Mawr Hospital also has a Pediatric Emergency
Department, Pediatric Inpatient Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Interpretation of pediatric imaging studies is also part of the resident
experience at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
The required three blocks rotation in fluoroscopy includes a wide range
of single and double contrast GI examinations and genitourinary
examinations. Arthrography is performed as part of the Interventional
Radiology rotation. Some exposure to plain film radiography also occurs
during these blocks. There is an additional two block rotation in plain
film interpretation during the first year that can also be revisited as
a mini fellowship during the fourth year.
A minimum of three months (mandated by the ABR and ACGME) is spent in
Women’s Imaging / Mammography. These studies are performed and
interpreted in the Bryn Mawr Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center with
three state-of-the-art Digital imaging units and three ultrasound units.
Breast MRI interpretation is part of this rotation. Pre-surgical needle
localization procedures are performed, as well as MRI, ultrasound and
stereotactic core and excisional breast biopsies.
During the residency, there is an 80-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.