Areas of Training

Training in the UW imaging physics residency includes:

  • Didactic instruction that focuses on medical imaging systems and informatics, to supplement previous medical physics graduate course material;
  • Hands on training on test procedures for X-ray radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, PET, ultrasound, and PACS equipment;
  • Participation in all aspects of radiation safety and radiation protection relevant to medical imaging facilities as well as on assuring electrical and mechanical safety in imaging facilities;
  • Fostering critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and the need for life-long learning, focusing on medical imaging evaluation, protocol development, improvements in imaging technology, and advancing the application of physics principles to solving medical problems in general;
  • Extensive interactions with clinical personnel in each modality;
  • Enhancing professionalism, ethics, and leadership as it applies to the medical physics profession;
  • Understanding principles of patient confidentiality and issues related to HIPAA laws and state and federal regulations;
  • Participation in clinically oriented/clinically relevant research projects. These are encouraged to result in presentations at professional conferences and published papers. For further information go to the Clinical Project / Research Project Proposal section on this website.