A radiologist is a medical doctor who uses diagnostic imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, ultrasound and mammography, to diagnose and treat disease. Students must complete a 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program before applying to a hospital residency program in radiology. The University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California in San Francisco are two of the best schools in the U.S. offering this 4-year program.
1. University of Washington in Seattle, WA
|School Highlight: This school hosts nearly 50 areas of medical services, including Radiation Oncology and Radiology & Imaging Services.|
Students in the resident program spend the majority of their practicum hours at the UW Medical Center in Seattle. Upon completion of a residency program, most students select a fellowship program and specialize in areas such as neuroradiology, pediatric radiology, oncology radiation, cardiac imaging and musculoskeletal radiology.
2. University of California in San Francisco, CA
|School Highlight: This school boats some of the most technologically advanced radiology equipment and a high volume of imaging procedures per year.|
UCSF has two residency program options for those specializing in radiology. The diagnostic radiology program centers on general radiology, while the study of nuclear medicine, a radiology subspecialty, covers its use in diagnosing and treating cancers. The residency program for radiology is highly selective, and residents work at the UCSF Medical Center.
Top Radiologists Schools
|Indiana University - Indianapolis||The university's School of Medicine receives about $110 million annually in grants from national organizations to further research||Indianapolis, IN|
|Michigan State University||Offers multiple residency programs in Radiology||East Lansing, MI|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||In 2016, UNC ranked #2 on U.S. News & World Report's listing of the best medical schools with primary care programs||Chapel Hill, NC|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||Students can access a 50,000-square-foot imaging sciences researches center with state-of-the-art equipment||Madison, WI|