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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, fluoroscopy, angiography, MRI, mammography, X-Ray CT, 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 s it applies to the medical physics profession;

  • Understanding principles of patient confidentiality and issues related to HIPAA laws and state and federal regulations.

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