Chair's Message


From the Interim Chairman

Dear Residency Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

Tulane Radiology provides the optimal environment for training in the clinical and academic aspects of radiology, including a variety of clinical settings to prepare the resident for the diversification and specialization available in the field.

Tulane's Department of Radiology accepts four residents annually into a categorical 5 year program (PGY 1-5) covering all aspects and subspecialties of diagnostic radiology. Any candidate who matches into our program will be automatically guaranteed an internship position in Internal Medicine at Tulane Medical Center. 

Residents gain experience and instruction in all areas of medical imaging, including general radiology, computed tomography (CT),  magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), interventional radiology, musculoskeletal (MSK), ultrasound (US), nuclear radiology and positron emission imaging (PET), as well as pediatric and women's imaging.

Residents work closely with faculty members at both Tulane and integrated institutions where every subspecialty of diagnostic radiology is represented. Internationally known academicians participate in the department's Charles M. Nice, Jr. visiting professor program.

In 24 radiographic and related imaging rooms, residents and faculty perform over 300,000 procedures annually at Tulane Medical Center, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, affiliated and integrated institutions. Resident training also takes place at New Orleans Children's Hospital, Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine experienced through PACS, the Veteran's Administration and West Jefferson Medical Center.

After the first year of training, first-year residents assume night call responsibilities with senior residents and faculty providing back-up call. Overnight call places increased responsibilities on residents as they progress through the program.

Teaching conferences on a variety of topics are conducted daily. Residents also participate in interdepartmental and intradepartmental conferences. Guest speakers with particular expertise in various disciplines are regular participants in these teaching conferences.

In the first year, rotations cover orientation topics and radiographic technique; radiology pertaining to the chest, skeleton and abdomen; pediatric and nuclear radiology; CT/MRI, and ultrasound. The second year covers general, nuclear, chest, skeletal, abdominal and pediatric radiology.

Third and fourth-year residents rotate through neuroradiology, abdominal, CT/MRI, PET, pediatric, general radiology, and mammography including digital breast tomosynthesis, MRI/ related procedures and special procedures.

The fourth year also includes nuclear medicine, musculoskeletal radiology and sports imaging.

Research experience is available, valued and expected by the ACGME.  Residents are responsible for one formal Grand Rounds presentation each year, giving them insight into academic pursuits. Elective experience provides each senior resident with "mini-fellowships" in specific areas of interest.

Department faculty are recognized for extensive academic achievements in subspecialties such as neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, and pediatric radiology, body imaging and musculoskeletal radiology and women's imaging. The Tulane Radiology Department faculty have earned honors for numerous award-winning scientific exhibits at professional meetings, and are known for a high volume of contributions to professional books and journals. Members are also prominent in national radiology organizations.

With warm regards,

Cynthia W. Hanemann, M.D.

Radiology Department SL-54, 1430 Tulane, LA 70112 504-988-7627