Residents are given more independence and instruction in more advanced procedures in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years, during which they work closely with neuroradiologists and vascular interventional radiologists.
Four fully-equipped angiography suites (including two biplane neuroangiography units), five CT scanners and four magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners provide opportunities to learn sophisticated radiologic procedures.
At least three months are devoted to breast imaging. Training in mammography includes exposure to:
- Screening Mammography
- Diagnostic Mammography
- Needle localization
- Stereotactic biopsies
- Ultrasound guided needle biopsies
The PGY-3 and PGY-4 years also provide ample opportunity for training in body imaging. A minimum of three months is spent in the ultrasound section, where residents gain experience in:
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Pelvic ultrasound, including transvaginal sonography
- Obstetrical ultrasound
- Vascular ultrasound
- Small parts imaging
- Pediatric imaging
Three months training in body computed tomography (CT) allows for experience in thoracic and abdominal imaging and includes exposure to standard computed tomography as well as advanced cross-sectional imaging.
Substantial experience in body MRI is available during three months of training on the body MRI rotation as well as three months at musculoskeletal radiology.