It is a very exciting time to be a body imager in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington Medical Center. Body imaging covers five institutions, including the University of Washington Medical Center; Harborview Medical Center; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Seattle Veteran’s Administration Medical Center; and the Roosevelt Clinic, which is the outpatient imaging center for the University. The patient population at each medical center is different and, between them, the width and breadth of the disease spectrum is all-encompassing.
The department is well funded, and uses cutting edge equipment including 1.5T and 3T MRI, 64-slice CT, PET-CT, and top-of-the-line ultrasound machines for diagnosis and treatment. Plans for near-future expansion include additional 3T MRI machines and the new ground-breaking HDCT scanner from GE. The entire medical system is interconnected by PACS, and modern voice recognition software is used throughout the department.
The Faculty in Body Imaging is renowned locally, nationally, and internationally, with expertise in MR, OB, US, PET/CT, trauma imaging, GU imaging, GI imaging, chest and transplant imaging that allows trainees to learn from the leaders in the field. Perhaps more importantly, our departmental camaraderie and good relationships with our referring clinicians make UW a pleasant and rewarding place to train.
Finally, we all recognize that Seattle is one of the premier cities in the world in which to reside, and we all appreciate the quality of life associated with living here. So for potential fellow applicants who desire the highest levels of professional and personal satisfaction, I invite you to explore the division of Body Imaging.
Ted Dubinsky, MD
Laurence A. Mack Professor of Radiology, and of Obstetrics and Gynecology