Diagnostic Radiology Residency General Information

Vital Statistics

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our residency program. We currently train 40 radiology residents in what we consider to be an outstanding educational program. Our program combines the academic vigor of a world class medical center with an abundant and varied case load, and a camaraderie second to none.

The four-year residency program consists of a carefully balanced series of rotations through the clinical subspecialties of radiology (see current curriculum). Each resident previews cases at his or her PACS viewing station, and then reviews the findings and impressions with a radiology staff member in a personal teaching exchange. Invasive and interventional procedures are carried out by residents under the supervision of staff members and/or clinical fellows. As each resident advances through the program, independence and responsibility increase in accordance with individual ability. In addition to the standard diagnostic radiology residency curriculum, there are two specialized training tracks, the Holman research pathway and a direct interventional pathway. We accept applications through the ERAS program as part of our general admissions process for each of these. Please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding applying to our residency program.

Brigham and Women's Radiology is exceedingly fortunate to have rich resources in its Faculty, Staff and Trainees as well as capital equipment, infrastructure and physical plant. The Department has 81 Clinical Faculty in its Brigham Division and 9 more in the Community Division. There are 39 residents and a similar number of fellows participating in the clinical training program. More than 120 technologists, more than 15 nurses, and extremely helpful support staff constitute a vital part of the Department.

In 2010-11, Brigham-based radiology services performed over 450,000 examinations.

Brigham Radiology also has a wealth of clinical and basic science research activities. It boasts a multi-million dollar research budget and in 2007 we received the largest amount in total NIH research funding ever, ranking 5th among all academic radiology departments. The research staff includes a large cadre of scientists and technical and support personnel. The Department has over a dozen centers of research excellence, ranging from innovations in image-guided therapy to computer-assisted medical education. The Department also offers a number of annual subspecialty post-graduate courses in association with Harvard Medical School.

BWH Radiology Equipment
13MRI Scanners - including six 3 T Magnets
7CT Scanners - Including a 320 Slice for Cardiac/Vascular Imaging, a 128 Slice in the ED, 2 Dual Sour
364-Slice PET/CT
16-Slice SPECT/CT
4SPECT Gamma Cameras including one D-SPECT Camera
10Digital Mammography Suites
28Diagnostic Ultrasound Units
18Mobile X-ray Units
15CR Units
7DR Units
14C-Arm Fluoroscopy Units
15CR Units
9Angiography Suites


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