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Neal F. Epstein, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Steven Machnicki, M.D.
Associate Program Director
The Department of Radiology of Lenox Hill Hospital is accredited by the ACGME for a graduate training program in Diagnostic Radiology. Candidates are required to have five years of approved training with a minimum of four years in diagnostic radiology. The other year must be ACGME-accredited education in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or a surgical subspecialty, ob/gyn, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or any combination of these.
The Radiology Department has being completely renovated and updated, and features state of the art new technology including 3.0 Tesla High field MRI, 42 Channel CT, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, new filmless PACS, and separate inpatient and outpatient centers. The Department currently performs 150,000 exams annually and is growing.
The educational program includes daily lectures from the Department of Radiology attending staff, combined lectures with other major departments at the Hospital (e.g., Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics and Surgery), a monthly journal club, and a departmental radiology library containing basic textbooks and computer facilities which supplements the extensive resources of the Health Sciences Library.
The first year of residency consists of introductory rotations through the basic diagnostic areas including chest radiology, breast imaging, emergency radiology, uroradiology, bone radiology, computerized tomography, pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, angiography and interventional radiology. Nighttime and weekend call will begin after six months of training.
In the second year, the resident will gain additional experience and assume more responsibility in the above areas of diagnostic radiology. The third year will be a reprise of the second year with the addition of a six-week rotation at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
In the fourth year, the resident will refine his/her skills as a diagnostic radiologist in preparation for fellowship or independent practice and have the opportunity to participate in sub-specialized off-site rotations in orthopaedic and cardiovascular radiology. Structured conferences in preparation for the radiology boards will also be provided.
In each of the four years there will be a series of lectures on radiation physics and radiobiology. In addition, a third or fourth-year resident is appointed chief resident, with the additional supervisory and administrative duties associated with the position.
Completion of the four-year graduate training program in Diagnostic Radiology meets the formal requirements of the American Board of Radiology for board eligibility in that specialty.