Rotations and Rotation Directors

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Orientation and Professional Curriculum

  • Duration: Initial two weeks in clinical training
  • Section Heads: Christopher Watchman PhD
  • Participating Faculty: Lawrence Rothenberg

Health Physics

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Training: Evaluation of doses, workload determination, and radiation safety features of equipment and treatment room, broad beam transmission measurements, personnel monitoring report interpretation, interpretation of regulations, measurements on patients treated with radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Section Head: Lawrence Dauer, PhD
  • Particpating Faculty/Staff: J. Altamirano, M. Bellamy, D. Chiapetta, B. Chu, K. Kelly, D. Miodownik, K. Prasad, B. Quinn, B. Serencsits, M. Williamson, M. Wutkowski

Diagnostic X-Ray Quality Assurance Laboratory

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Training: For each rotation, or subsection thereof, in which calibration, QC, or acceptance tests are performed on imaging units, the resident’s competency will be evaluated by the faculty adviser on the following:  Ability to determine proper operation of unit(s) evaluated by performing calculations of required quantities. Assessment of unit safety-Correct reporting on findings to service.
  • Section Head: Yusuf Erdi, ScD
  • Participating Faculty/Staff: H. Ching, Y. Gao, D. Long, U. Mahmood, T. Lukasiewicz, D. Lynch, A. Ruuge, W. Tang

Imaging Informatics

  • Duration: 1 month
  • Training: The rotation will include supervised QC surveys of 5 or more PACS interpretation stations. After completing the rotation, the resident will conduct testing on a PACS unit without    supervision and prepare an action report. The mentor will verify the findings and evaluate the resident’s performance.
  • Section Heads: John Humm, PhD and Yusuf Erdi, ScD
  • Participating Faculty/Staff: B. Maxworthy, D. LaFontaine, B. Beattie,V. Miloushev, MD, U. Mahmood, A, Apte, A. Dave, H. Veeraraghavan, A. Li

Nuclear Medicine

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Training: This is a 3 month rotation divided in to 3 one monthly segments.
    • Radiation Detectors – Non Imaging Equipment
    • Imaging Systems
    • Clinical Nuclear Medicine Protocols
  • Section Head: John Humm, PhD
  • Participating Faculty/Staff: B. Beattie, F. Augensen, M. Grkovski, A. Kesner, A. Kirov, J. O’Donoghue, K. Pentlow, R. Schmidtlein, J. Schwartz, P. Zanzonico

Magnetic Resonance

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Training:  The rotation will consist of two components. During the course of the rotation, the resident will participate in both a research project analyzing quantitative clinical MR data and also in the Quality Assurance Program that the American College of Radiology mandates for all MRI units for accreditation.
  • Section Heads: Ricardo Otazo, PhD
  • Participating Faculty/Staff: Y. Mazaheri, S. Cenzano, C. Wu

Oncologic Imaging

  • Duration: 1 month
  • Training: Residents gain experience with imaging units used in Radiation Oncology simulation and treatments.
  • Section Head: Michael Lovelock, PhD
  • Participating Faculty/Staff: S. Lim, K. Episcopia, Y. Sillanpaa

Small Animal Imaging

  • Duration: 1 month
  • Training: The Resident will observe and participate in quality control and calibration procedures on all small animal imaging modalities. The Resident will also participate in actual imaging and therapeutic irradiation procedures on experimental animals (i.e. tumor-bearing mice and rats).
  • Section Head: Pat Zanzonico, PhD