The team who cares
A major goal of the Dalhousie Department of Diagnostic Radiology is to add value to clinical care as integral members of care teams.
The largest of our teaching sites is the QEII Health Sciences Centre situated in Halifax as part of the Central Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The QEII provides secondary, tertiary and quaternary adult care services for Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Atlantic region. It is home to about two thousand physicians, five hundred plus residents and host about 5000 learners a year. The radiology staff of 35 provides the full range of subspecialty imaging services. The department at the QEII hospital is structured into sections including abdominal, breast, chest, cardiac, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, interventional and nuclear medicine and a great emphasis is placed on the role of the radiologist/nuclear physician as an active consultant in the care team.
Pediatric, gynecologic and obstetric care is provided at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, the tertiary and quaternary centre for the four Atlantic Provinces, by a faculty of nine subspecialist radiologists. Breast imaging is also housed in the IWK and is staffed by radiologists from the QEII group.
Residents also spend time at the Dartmouth General Hospital, a community hospital across the harbor from Halifax which has the second busiest emergency room in the province and is staffed by seven radiologists.
All residents spend time at the Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, a 450 bed tertiary care facility that provides the opportunity for specialist MRI and ultrasound training in addition to community radiology training. There are 13 radiologist/nuclear medicine physicians based in Saint John.