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Diagnosting Imaging or Radiology Residency

Objectives

  • Advanced training in Diagnostic Imaging
    • Develop skills in diagnostic radiology to include special procedures such as myelography and angiography; ultrasound; CT; MRI; Nuclear Imaging.
    • Diagnostic ultrasound of large and small animals,
    • Alternate imaging modalities including CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine, Radiobiology, radiation physics, radiation protection, radiation dosimetry and radiation safety.
  • Training in clinical investigation
  • Training in scientific writing and literature evaluation
  • Training in didactic teaching and scientific presentations
  • Preparation for certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
  • Develop skills for communication with clinicians and referring veterinarians

Facilities

UF CVM is well equipped, with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities in every modality, including:

  • Digital Radiography: 5 small animal suites, 1 large animal suite and a mobile unit equipped with Canon DR plates
  • Computed Radiography: Kodak/Carestream with Dryview
  • Computed Tomography: Toshiba Aquilion 8 slice Multidetector Row CT unit
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Toshiba Titan 1.5 T with 71 cm diameter bore
  • Ultrasonography: Philips iU22
  • Nuclear Medicine: MiE Gamma Camera with Siemens head
  • Fluoroscopy: Toshiba single plane flat panel catheter laboratory; Philips R&F room; portable C-arm
  • Picture Archive and Communication System: Amicas PACS with Halo viewer

Requirements and Expectations

Year 1

Required:

1. Attend all physics and radiology lectures given as part of medical radiology resident training program at Shands.

2. Select Faculty Advisor by Sept 1 and a Resident’s Committee by Sept 30.

3. Present laboratory in canine anatomy and in equine anatomy to freshman students.

4. Prepare didactic lecture for freshman diagnostic radiology course.

5. Submit research proposal for resident Competitive Funding (Oct or March).

6. Present a seminar for resident seminar series.

7. Participate in daily film reading.

8. Participate in radiology, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine service.

9. Attend rounds and seminars – VMTH.

10. Share emergency radiology call with radiology faculty.

11. Attend all lectures of the veterinary student radiology curriculum.

Encouraged:

1. Attend one outside rotation.

2. Attend radiology interdepartmental conferences at Shands.

3. Attend one in house rotation. (Cardiology)

4. Prepare case report for publication in Vet Rad & Ultrasound.

 

Year 2

Required:

1. Attend all lectures given as part of medical radiology resident training program at Shands, complete ACVR physics file assignments.

2. Present laboratory in canine anatomy and in equine anatomy to freshman students.

3. Prepare didactic lecture for freshman, sophomore or senior diagnostic radiology course.

4. Participate in film reading with junior or senior students in radiology rotation.

5. Present a seminar for resident seminar series.

6. Participate in daily film reading.

7. Participate in radiology, ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine service.

8. Attend rounds and seminars – VMTH.

9. Complete Research Project and draft of manuscript for publication.

10. Submit abstract of research for presentation at ACVR annual meeting.

11. Share emergency radiology call with radiology faculty on a rotating basis.

12. Submit application to sit for written qualifying examination.

13. Participate in review sessions with Dr Arreola on physics of radiology.

Encouraged:

1. Attend ACVR annual meeting an present abstract.

2. Attend one outside rotation.

3. Attend radiology interdepartmental conferences at Shands.

4. Prepare case report for publication in Vet Rad & Ultrasound.

5. Completion of a cardiology rotation.

 

Year 3

Required:

1. Attend all lectures given as part of resident training program at Shands.

2. Present laboratory in canine anatomy and in equine anatomy to freshman students.

3. Prepare didactic lecture for sophomore diagnostic radiology course or elective course.

4. Participate in film reading with junior or senior students in radiology.

5. Present a seminar for resident seminar series.

6. Participate in daily film reading.

7. Participate in clinical radiology, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine service.

8. Attend rounds and seminars – VMTH.

10. Submit final draft of research manuscript to Vet Rad & Ultrasound for Resident paper competition.

11. Participate in written review sessions and in mock oral exam with radiology faculty.

12. Share emergency radiology call with radiology faculty on a rotating basis.

13. Submit application to sit for ACVR oral certifying examination.

Encouraged:

1. Attend ACVR annual meeting.

2. Attend one outside rotation.

3. Attend radiology interdepartmental conferences at Shands.

 

Year 4

1. Participate in clinical radiology, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine service (50% clinical commitment).

2. Participate in daily film reading.

3. Prepare didactic lecture for sophomore diagnostic radiology course or elective course.

4. Participate in written review sessions and in mock oral exam with radiology faculty.

5. Share emergency radiology call with radiology faculty on a rotating basis.

6. Sit for ACVR certifying examination

7. Focus on an area of interest in diagnostic imaging for development into a research focus in an academic career.

For additional information, please click here to visit our residency description on the ACVR website