Department of Radiology Facilities

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine was established in Memphis in 1911.  For many years the college was staffed primarily by volunteer faculty and utilized John Gaston Hospital, a facility funded by the city for indigent care, as its teaching hospital. In the 1960s UT made innovations that have now produced a modern medical center with national reputation in patient care, teaching, and research.

Diversity is a key ingredient in this change as shown by programs in multiple hospitals in Memphis as well as medical units in Knoxville and Chattanooga. This campus now includes the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions, Graduate Health Sciences and Dentistry as well as the College of Medicine and truly is "The Health Science Center" for Tennessee.

Methodist University Hospital

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Methodist University Hospital was reborn in 2002 by way of the momentous partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Formerly known as Methodist Central, Methodist University is a 696-bed facility and is the principal adult private teaching hospital for the University of Tennessee. As part of a vibrant learning environment tuned to the most recent developments in healthcare, Methodist University houses the latest technologies for diagnosis and treatment, including several centers that are unique in the Mid-South.

The radiology residency is based at Methodist University Hospital. The resident library, program director and program coordinator are located here. Daily morning conferences are held in the medical staff auditorium as well.

Methodist Healthcare Breast Center

The Methodist Healthcare Breast Center is a high volume breast imaging center where residents train during mammography rotations. This facility offers screening and diagnostic mammography, stereotactic biopsy, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis

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The MED is a 500-bed hospital that opened in 1987 and houses one of the nation's largest neonatal intensive care units, a level one trauma center, the region's only burn center, and ambulatory care facilities.

The Department of Radiology is primarily located within the Chandler building, containing the staff offices, radiology library, and the call room facilities.

The MED houses an open MRI and two CT scanners.  The department has a modern PACS network and a teleradiology link to the VA hospital.  The angiographic/ interventional facilities include two fully functional rooms and support staff that includes anesthesiology. The ultrasound department recently updated to the KineDx archival system.  Current Acuson imaging hardware is utilized in the department as well as video links to surrounding obstetric and outpatient facilities.

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Memphis VA Medical Center

The Memphis VAMC is utilized extensively by the College of Medicine for research, teaching, and patient care.  The Radiology Department is staffed by full-time members of the faculty of the University of Tennessee.

The department is fully equipped with two CT scanners, a 1.5 T MR unit, two newly renovated angiography suites, new nuclear medicine facilities, and a completely digital GE PACS network.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

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Le Bonheur is a center for research, teaching, and patient care.  The staff encompasses all pediatric subspecialties.  This 225 bed facility contains state-of-the-art equipment in CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and angiography.

All of the radiology staff completed subspeciality training in pediatric radiology.  Daily morning conferences are available during the residents' pediatric rotation.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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St. Jude's mission is to provide care to any child with a tumor and to conduct research into the cause and cure of childhood neoplasm.

The staff is comprised of physicians and physicists.  The facilities include two 1.5T and one 3T MR magnets, multiple CT scanners, PET/CT and a PACS network.  MR spectroscopy, DTI and fMRI support is available.