About the Division of Emergency Radiology
Emergency Radiology has clinical, research and training objectives.
- Optimize the quality of clinical care and incorporate new advanced techniques
- The LAC-USC Medical Center has one of the country’s largest Emergency Departments – a Level 1 Trauma Center. Within the Emergency Department area is the Emergency Radiology suite, which includes a Computed Tomography unit, an Ultrasound unit, as well as plain radiography rooms and equipment. The Magnetic Resonance and Nuclear Medicine suites are readily available by a short elevator ride.
- We have State-of-the-Art imaging equipment, and we are constantly incorporating new techniques, and training our excellent support staff.
- Develop close working relationships with clinical services
- Emergency Radiology is proud to have a close working relationship with our clinical colleagues in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Surgery, as well as with clinicians in the other services with which it interfaces.
- We work together with the clinical services to devise policies for optimal efficiency.
- We also have collaborations with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Surgery in research and academic enterprises.
- Encourage staff, fellows, residents, and medical students participation in clinical research and other scholarly activities, including:
- In scientific meetings
- As reviewers for journals
- In publication of journal articles, and books and chapters
- Maintain and improve the quality of teaching
- We teach fellows, residents, and medical students in radiology, and members-in-training in related clinical services.
- Maintain and expand a teaching file in Emergency Radiology