Diagnostics Radiology Residency Program

Diagnostics Radiology Residency Program

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Jackson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98431

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-5604

About

The Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology is a fully accredited four-year program leading to specialty certification by the American Board of Radiology. Established in 1991, it is one of 23 physician training programs sponsored by Madigan Army Medical Center, a 200 plus bed hospital and multi-specialty outpatient medical facility at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The program is affiliated with the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington and provides a comprehensive clinical experience in all imaging modalities and radiology subspecialties. The didactic curriculum includes teaching conferences at Madigan and at the University of Washington Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. Participation in clinical research or other scholarly activity is a requirement for graduation. Over the previous twelve-year period, 100% of the program’s graduates have passed initial board certification testing during residency and have gone on to serve successfully as general radiologists and fellowship-trained subspecialists in other Army Medicine hospitals and in private practice.

At any given time, there are approximately 17 residents-in-training and the program admits up to five new residents to PGY-2 training each year; three to four are typically PGY-1 transitional interns proceeding directly into residency under continuous five-year contracts.

The Department of Radiology performs more than 182,000 examinations annually, serving a diverse patient population of more than approximately 100,000 military beneficiaries; active duty service members, retirees and families. Interpretation and review of all modalities is supported by GE Centricity, a completely integrated Picture Archiving & Communications System (PACS) utilizing an optical memory archive storing nearly 20 years’ worth of image data. The department’s imaging technology includes:

  • General purpose x-ray systems: 11 General purpose digital radiography imaging systems across 4 clinics on JBLM, 7 portable radiographic units, 2 Siemens Luminos Axiom fluoroscopy units, 3 GE OEC 9900 Elite surgical C-arm fluoroscopy units, 1 Philips Veradius NEO DR surgical fluoroscopy unit, and 1 Medtronic O-Arm surgical cone beam CT system
  • Two Siemens Axiom Luminos Digital Radiology Fluoroscopy systems.
  • Five Fuji computed radiography readers.
  • GE Healthcare Lightspeed VCT 64 and GE Dual Energy Discovery CT750HD 64 MDCT platforms.
  • Six Ultrasound units; 2 Philips EPIQ 7G, 1 Philips IU-22, 2 GE Logiq E9, (1) Zonare
  • One Siemens Tim Trio 3T and one 1.5T Philips Intera MRI platforms.
  • Two Siemens Artis Zee digital subtraction angiographic units (one biplane).
  • 5 Nuclear Medicine gamma cameras to include a GE 530 C CZT Cardiac camera, Philips Precedance SPECT/CT (16 slice), Philips Bright View Dual Head gamma camera, Philips Forte Dual Head gamma camera, Siemens Symbia E Dual head gamma camera.
  • GE Discovery 710 64 Slice PET/CT.
  • 2 GE Senograph Essential Digital Mammography Units.
  • One Hologic Multicare Platinum stereotactic breast biopsy unit.
  • Invivo Breast MRI Coil.
  • Two dedicated GE Ultrasound machines for Breast Ultrasound.

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