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Diagnostic Radiology Residency Resources

Online Journals and E-Books

Numerous medical and radiology textbooks are available to residents for free through the Countway Harvard Medical Library.

Additionally, each resident is given access to a Kindle account with access to 18 commonly used review books, including Review of Radiologic Physics by Walter Huda, multiple “A Core Review”, “Radcases” and “Case Review Series” books.

Online Resources

Residents are provided with free online subscriptions to the following electronic resources:



This is the health sciences library for Harvard. For online access, you must have a Harvard University ID # and PIN or log on remotely via eCommons.

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Brigham and Women's Medical Library

Brigham Education Institute Medical Library Services

Brigham's and Women's Hospital's very own medical library located on the first floor of the Thorn Building. It has a great journal collection, helpful librarians and off hour access via the Mass General Brigham ID Badge. Basic up to date radiology textbooks are kept here and may be signed out for a month by radiology residents.

Mellins Radiology Library/Conference Room

The Mellins Radiology Library is located on the fourth floor of the Peter Bent Brigham building at the 15 Francis Street entrance to the hospital. There are 7 PC terminals, textbooks, a lounge and a large work table, a well-stocked refrigerator and a complimentary coffee machine. The Program Coordinator's office is also located in the Mellins Library.

Mellins Library

Mellins Library

Children's Hospital Boston Library

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Useful Links

Online Resources

  • eCommons - Harvard medical intranet. You can create an account with your Harvard affiliation and access Countway Library remotely, schedule online courses and more!
  • MIRC Teaching Files - This is an internally accessed searchable case-based teaching file, containing patient presentations, and case descriptions. Images are submitted by both residents and faculty directly from the PACS system.
  • New Innovations - Website for evaluations, duty hours, etc.
  • RadCommons - RadCommons is a private intranet website for department staff and is only accessible within the Mass General Brigham system or with a personal login ID and password. RadCommons provides one place for radiology department staff to find the latest news, general information, and links to web-accessible clinical systems. Also available here is information concerning quality assurance metrics for customer service, exam volume, productivity, and reporting. Radcommons can be accessed with a Mass General Brigham login.
  • RADPrimer - Amirsys introduces RADPrimer™, the definitive online learning portal for radiology residents. RADPrimer provides tools for residents and program directors to assess and track imaging knowledge in 11 core disciplines of radiology. Extensive Case Challenge self assessments expand confidence and provide instantaneous feedback during the learning process. RADPrimer includes in-depth expert-vetted diagnoses and differential diagnoses information pertaining to each case.
  • StatDx - A differential diagnosis and imaging atlas online resource. Radiology residents are provided access to this resource.



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