Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
DMC Radiology offers an ESIR pathway that allows residents the training option to specialize in interventional radiology.
ESIR training is completed within the four-year diagnostic radiology residency. It requires a total of 11 interventional radiology or interventional radiology-related rotations (minimum of 44 weeks) and an ICU rotation of at least four continuous weeks.
Of the 11 required interventional radiology or interventional radiology-related rotations, at least eight rotations (minimum of 32 weeks) will take place in the interventional radiology section under the supervision of interventional radiology faculty
The DMC ESIR Program has been approved by ACGME to accept 3 residents after the end of their second year of radiology residency.
The DMC hospital facilities utilize state of the art technology, with multiple multi-slice CT scanners including CT fluoroscopy for procedures, multiplane fluoroscopy, multiple 1.5T and 31.5T MRI machines. Digital breast tomosynthesis has been installed
at two DMC facilities for high quality, 3D breast cancer screening.
Cross-sectional interventional experience is introduced early in the Body department with CT and Ultrasound guided procedures, followed by advanced musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, vascular and breast interventions utilizing CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound
Many of our staff are fellowship trained, and teach extensively at the workstation and during our regular resident conferences. Residents also go once a week to Michigan State University Department of Radiology in East Lansing for a full day of didactic
Our residents send preliminary reads independently of staff on call and overnight, and our 24-hour in-house staff supervises and signs the final reports within 30 minutes.
Please explore our website to familiarize yourself with our program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our two Residency Program Coordinators, Kat Durham and Mary Uryga.
We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to hearing from you.