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Radiology Residency Program Director's Message

What Makes a Great Radiology Residency Program?

  1. Commitment to education and mentorship
  2. Opportunity to focus on areas of interest and purse individual goals
  3. Excellent case material with a good mix of pathology
  4. Expert faculty members with a depth and breadth of knowledge
  5. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities

Baystate Has All That and More

Dr. Tara CatanzanoBaystate's Radiology Residency offers a unique academic experience augmented by a strong private practice commitment to service, quality, and entrepreneurship, and surrounded by the natural beauty of western Massachusetts.

Our radiologists are top notch, fellowship-trained with sub-specialty expertise.

Our faculty are very dedicated to educating our residents through viewbox teaching and lectures.

Faculty members are recognized authors and researchers, journal and abstract reviewers, and members of national committees in their sub-specialty fields. Some have previously examined at the ABR certifying oral board examination or served on the ABR Core Examination question writing committees.

Two faculty members have authored radiology texts.

Residents have the ability to pursue areas of interest while in training. 

Level I certification in the Radiology Leadership Institute, a business development in radiology program designed by the ACR, has been built into the curriculum. Opportunities also exist for rotations in radiology business administration and research.

You are encouraged to pursue abstract submission to national meetings and to author papers. Residents have collaborated with faculty to author an entire volume of The Seminars in CT, MR and US on the topic of imaging pediatric patients.

Education exhibits have been very successful and have led to solicitation of manuscripts to both Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology and Radiographics.

Pathology seen at Baystate rivals that of larger centers. 

We see a vast array of case types here at Baystate, and unusual pathology is frequently encountered. This pathology led to two consecutive AIRP Best Case resident awards with solicited manuscripts for Radiographics.

Collaboration with the Baystate Simulation Laboratory creates unique programs. 

Our simulation center was among the first ACS-accredited Level I Comprehensive Education Institute. It has extended its scope to include radiology residency related programs. To date, these have included contrast reactions, suturing techniques and sterile fields. An exciting new endeavor is underway to create a "call prep" test environment with clinical cases presented on a PACS system to the resident in an environment designed to simulate the actual call experience. Currently, no other similar program exists for radiology residents across the nation.  

Baystate is continually updating it technologies and facilities. 

The Mass Mutual Wing, opened in 2013, comprises an Emergency and Trauma Center—including the largest pediatric ED in the region—as well as state-of-the-art inpatient and OR facilities. Our Breast and Wellness Center provides direct multi-specialty access to our patients and new reading and procedure rooms for our radiologists.  

Two 128 MDCT scanners were added with the Mass Mutual Wing, which joined our existing 5 MDCT scanners, new Phillip ultrasound equipment DR and new fluoroscopic equipment. There are currently 4 MRI units, including 3T.  Our state-of-the-art PACS system is fully integrated with Powerscribe 360 voice recognition dictation system and the RIS, and our Critical Results Reporting system innovates the way we communicate findings with clinicians.  

Sincerely,
Tara Catanzano, MD
Program Director, Radiology Residency