Commitment to Clinical and Academic Excellence
The MetroHealth Radiology Department’s four-year residency program provides dynamic clinical training and strong didactic teaching. The department offers subspecialty expertise in body, neurological, pediatrics, ultrasound, and breast imaging, as well as body and neurological interventional radiology. Highlights of the residency program include MetroHealth’s affiliation with Case Western Reserve University and our dedicated teaching staff, high board passing rates, successful job and fellowship placement, and current technology. Residents enjoy a vibrant city, diverse training, and a warm, friendly work environment.
Extensive Case Work
As MetroHealth is a leader in Level I trauma care and home to the area’s busiest Emergency Department, Radiology residents see a high volume of cases. In fact, the department performs more than 200,000 exams each year. Our patient population exposes residents to a range of cases, ranging from common illnesses to rare diseases to complex injuries. The constant flow of casework and wide scope of pathology create rich learning opportunities.
The department is a world leader in CT technology, housing one of the first clinically operational 256-slice CT scanners in the world, and serves as a beta testing site for Phillips. Equipment highlights include:
- G.E. Centricity PACS/RIS integration
- Three modern flat-panel angiographic systems including a bi-plane suite and two angio rooms
- Two high-field MRI's (3.0 and 1.5T)
- Four spiral CT scanners (including 256, 64 and 16 detector systems) and a Big Bore scanner for bariatric patients and guided biopsies
- A filmless department with computed radiography and digital radiography systems
In a 2010 internal survey, current Radiology residents identified the close-knit, friendly nature of the department as one aspect that made MetroHealth stand out from other programs across the country. Attending physicians make themselves available outside rounds and lectures to create a supportive environment for residents and all members of the department. Likewise, residents serve as mentors and teachers to medical students. The department also hosts regular social activities.
During the first 12 months of training, the faculty provide dedicated lectures to prepare the residents for call responsibilities. Residents begin taking in-house calls after 12 months. MetroHealth Diagnostic Radiology is compliant with all ACGME work-hour regulations. A Radiology attending physician is in-house daily from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Subspecialty expertise is available at all hours by pager.
Residents receive competitive benefits packages. Learn more from the Department of Graduate Medical Education.