Residents work closely with staff physicians on each rotation. Most rotations have junior residents paired with a senior resident.
In the new Outpatient Diagnostic Center, residents will rotate through body imaging and musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology. This body imaging rotation incorporates CT, Ultrasound and MRI. MSK will include MRI, CT and plain films performed in the Outpatient Center.
All other rotations will take place in the main department. The Neuroradiology experience includes acute hospital imaging to support our very busy stroke and neurosurgery program as well as highly advanced outpatient neuroimaging.
Our inpatient Ultrasound rotation includes many ultrasound guided procedures. Ultrasound at Ochsner has long been considered a great strength of our department, aided by extensive collaboration with the transplant team.
Emergency Radiology and the Chest rotation both will incorporate high volumes of CT scans and plain films, working closely with staff specialists.
The Breast Imaging rotation is performed in the multidisciplinary Tansey Breast Center where there is coordinated, patient-centered care. Residents have broad exposure in digital mammography, tomosynthesis, hands-on breast ultrasound, and breast MRI, including performance of biopsies using all modalities.
Interventional Radiology has become a major strength of the Ochsner residency, where residents work directly with staff in a busy, high level department supporting OMC’s top ranked transplant department, comprehensive stroke center and growing cancer services. Residents participate in body and neuro IR cases. Some residents pursue our Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) pathway, allowing them to enter advanced 1-year positions in independent IR programs. Residents on the IR rotation share IR call responsibilities.
The Nuclear Medicine program is growing, as Ochsner has built a new Cyclotron and is investing heavily in cancer services. Pediatrics, fluoroscopy and plain film radiography are all performed in the main department as well.
Residents also participate in evening and night rotations where they interpret acute hospital and Emergency Department scans. There is complete 24/7/365 staff coverage in-house working alongside with the residents after hours and on weekends.