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Curriculum

Training Facility

University of Illinois Hospital (UIH):

Tertiary-care academic hospital in the Illinois Medical District

  • 495 beds
  • Regional stroke center and large referral population
  • Exposure to more complex radiology cases and unique pathology due to central location in Chicago
  • One-on-one interaction with attending radiologist
  • Resident-coverage predominates
  • IR residents and optional ESIR tract available: excellent training in procedures available for residents
  • No other clinical fellows: complex, high-level case exposure for residents
  • State of the Art Equipment
    • MRI (9.4T, 3 x 3.0T, 3 x 1.5T)
    • 64 Slice CT
    • SPECT-CT
    • PET-CT
    • GE PACS with a fully integrated EMR with Nuance Powerscribe 360 dictation program


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Lurie Children’s Hospital (LCH):

Tertiary-care pediatric hospital located downtown

  • Largest children’s hospital in Chicago
  • Exposure to pediatric trauma


Curriculum

  • Repeating Core Curriculum – modeled after the ABR syllabus
  • Grand Rounds given by residents in a topic of their choice
  • 4th-year Mini-Fellowships
  • Clinical physics taught by MDs
  • Basic physics taught by on-site physicists and attendance at national physics review course
  • Annual Resident Research Symposium
  • Multidisciplinary conferences (e.g., Neurology, GI, GU, ENT, Neurosurgery, Hepatobiliary, Rheumatology, Oncology, Orthopedics)
  • Support for attendance at AIRP

Radiology Rotation General Learning Goals and Objectives


Call Schedule and Night/Weekend Schedule

  • The only call, non-shift work responsibilities are for IR residents who are on the IR service
  • Buddy shift system with on-site senior beginning in October allowing first years to participate in ED shifts. The shifts run from 5-8 pm on weekdays, averaging 1-2 shifts a month; as well as, weekend shift from 8am-8pm completing 1 weekend a month from March-June.

  • Night float system
  • One resident covers nights at UIH.
  • Overnight shift varies depending on level of training. Night float is taken a week at a time, with the shift running from 8pm-8am. The current breakdown for the night float schedule includes:
    • 6 weeks of night float R2 year
    • 3-4 weeks of night float R3 year
    • 3-4 weeks of night float R4 year

  • Weekend shift: our weekend shift runs from 8am-8pm and also varies depending on level of training.
    • 6 weekends R2 year
    • 3-4 weekends R3 year
    • 3-4 weekends R4 year

  • No overnight Attendings at UIH
    • Attendings available for consultation via phone at UIH.

  • Attending read out sessions in the morning with direct feedback

  • Overnight Attending at Lurie Children’s Hospital



Department of Radiology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Radiologists at UI Health provide advanced, comprehensive diagnostic imaging services for a variety of medical conditions. Our state-of-the-art imaging systems lead the way in clinical care and research, including more precise diagnoses for cancers and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Our team of board-certified radiology doctors use the latest imaging technology and are experts in the following services and interventional procedures:

Breast Imaging/Mammography

UI Health offers a full range of the breast imaging services, including screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, breast biopsy, breast MRI, and MRI-guided breast biopsy.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists replace traditional surgery with minimally invasive techniques and small instruments, using imaging technology to dramatically reduce the pain, risk, and recovery time for patients with conditions like varicose veins and uterine fibroids.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Radiology at UI Health is home to 3T and 9.4T MRIs, which provide incredible resolution, image quality, and scan time that result in to improve patients’ MRI experience.

Nuclear Medicine / PET CT

Nuclear imaging is a non-invasive procedure used to determine the presence and extent of most cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular disease.

Body Imaging

Body Imaging at UI Health covers the services including Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Ultrasound

UI Health radiologists are specially trained in ultrasound imaging, with a focus in the area of pediatric ultrasound. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, including 4D ultrasound, for imaging that helps in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions.