Diagnostic Radiology

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We offer a residency education program that is designed to produce well-trained, competent radiologists who are committed to continued excellence in the field of Radiology. Upon completion of the program our residents are able to function in the academic or private practice of radiology. The broad based exposure to both normal anatomy and a broad spectrum of pathologic findings assists the residents in their learning as they work closely with our dedicated staff of community radiologists.

We are committed to offer a personalized educational program that will allow you to excel in whichever area of radiology that you decide to pursue.

Three community teaching hospitals are involved in the GRMEP/MSU Diagnostic Radiology residency: Spectrum Health Butterworth, Spectrum Health Blodgett, and Mercy Health Saint Mary's . There are 71 board-certified radiologists collectively staffing Spectrum Health, and 13 board-certified radiologists staffing Mercy Health Saint Mary's.

 At Spectrum Health Butterworth, board-certified subspecialized radiologists staff the Diagnostic Radiology Department, which performs an average of 348,000 studies per year. Procedures performed include MRI, Cardiac imaging, interventional radiology/angiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT scanning, and fluoroscopy. A brand new Devos Children’s Hospital opened in January of 2011. It is a beautiful, nearly cylindrical glass building, with walkways to the rest of Butterworth Hospital, as well as the new Medical School building. The pediatric radiology department is housed in the new hospital. The Lemmen-Holton Cancer Center at Spectrum Health received the American College of Radiology's Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award and is also where our residents complete rotations in PET. Spectrum Health Butterworth is a Level One Trauma Center and provides radiology residents with the majority of their Emergency radiology exposure. The West Michigan Regional Burn Center is also located at Spectrum Butterworth.

Spectrum Health Blodgett's Diagnostic Radiology Department performs an average of 134,000 diagnostic exams per year, including CT and MRI scanning, nuclear medicine with Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) camera, angiography, and ultrasound. Residents complete the majority of their fluoroscopy at Blodgett, where there is a substantial bariatric surgery population.

Saint Mary Health Care's board-certified radiologists provide resident training in interventional radiology/angiography, CT and MRI scanning, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound and general radiology. Average yearly diagnostic radiology procedures number over 180,000. Mercy Health Saint Mary's is the West Michigan Renal Transplant Center, and provides residents with exposure to a variety of renal failure-related radiological studies. In 1983, the hospital opened the region's first Diagnostic Breast Center, which is the site where residents do the majority of their mammography rotations. The Lacks Cancer Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary's is a comprehensive, dedicated cancer hospital.

 

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Please contact our Program Coordinator with questions:

Marte Bergman
Email: rad@grmep.org
Phone: 616.391.9087
Fax: 616.391.9124