With unparalleled regional experience in emergency radiology, emergency radiology physicians contribute to three of Indiana’s three level one trauma centers: IU Health Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and Eskenazi Health. The division interprets exams from all major imaging modalities utilized in emergency settings, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and x-ray, and nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy. All emergency radiology faculty at IU School of Medicine are board-certified in diagnostic radiology.
A typical shift entails point of care, contemporaneous image interpretation of radiological exams performed on acutely ill and injured patients. A diverse pathology is seen, ranging from sprained ankles to life threatening multi-system trauma. During a typical shift, an IU School of Medicine emergency radiologist can expect to interpret exams from over 100 individuals (commonly up to 140 unique examinations) across a spectrum of imaging modalities, but concentrated on radiography and CT.