Founded more than a century ago, the University of Maryland Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine includes more than 50 full-time faculty members, who work with residents, fellows, and a dedicated technologist and support staff to provide more than 600,000 diagnostic studies and procedures per year for the medical center, medical system, and community. The imaging team works with a state-of-the-art RIS/PACS network and internationally recognized informatics section to leverage the strength of subspecialization in radiology in support of our goal to provide an environment that nurtures quality research and education while maintaining and building on a well-deserved reputation for clinical expertise. Fellows are welcome and are encouraged as full participants in these activities.
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine shares the responsibilities of patient care services, research, and education at the undergraduate, resident, and postgraduate levels with other academic departments of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine faculty recognize the importance of high-quality performance in all of these functions and place special emphasis on excellence in clinical service and resident/fellow education.
It is the philosophy of the department that the best fellowship training program is based on presentation of a large volume of specialized case material. Teaching is most often on a "one-on-one" basis with a subspecialized faculty member, with the opportunity to conduct clinical research in that subspecialty. New fellows are initially supervised at all times in the subspecialty area. Over a period of time, each fellow is encouraged to function more independently to the extent to which he or she proves competent.
Fellows are given opportunities and responsibilities for teaching residents and medical students. Research is encouraged and supported by the department, and every effort is made to connect fellows with senior researchers in topics of interest. Multidisciplinary research efforts are especially encouraged, along with peer-reviewed publication of research results and presentations at local and national scientific meetings.
Fellowships are directed by the department subspecialty divisions and sections and currently include: