Emergency Radiology

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, CH 272B
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, Lisa Hribko
Phone:
Fax:
203-200-5180
203-200-5170


The goal of the ER section is to provide high quality, timely, final readings to all ER patients and all inpatients requiring emergent/urgent radiological services.

Yale Emergency Radiology was one of the first in the country to offer an in-house 24-hour attending level (board certified or board eligible radiologist with full residency training). It’s our understanding that currently only 5 major academic centers in the USA offer this level of service.

In addition, the role of the Yale ER radiologist has been expanded to also provide teleradiology services, after hours and holidays, to the off-site facilities such as the YNHH Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford and the VA Administration Hospital in West Haven.

ER Schedule

ER’s daily schedule is divided into 3 shifts: 8 am to 5 pm, 5pm to 9:30 pm and 9:30 pm to 8 am. Each shift has its own flavor of intensity and sub-specialty help with varying numbers of trainees. We have been successfully managing this program without a gap in coverage since its inception in 1998. 

Staffing

There is one full time faculty member on staff and radiologists from our abdominal, chest, neuroradiology, angio/interventional and musculoskeletal radiology sections cover the remaining shifts. Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology fellows from our various sub-specialties fill a significant number of weekend and holiday schedules. An active quality assurance process under which all subspecialty cross sectional imaging studies performed by the generalist are “double read” by the relevant subspecialty maintains uniformity of service with the highest level of subspecialty care to all patients.

Yale medical students form the backbone of our unique ER Radiology triage program. An active and healthy academic relationship also exists between ER radiology and various clinical services within Yale. At this time, ER and Surgery services are collaborating on several research projects.

Research Direction

  • Trauma imaging
  • CT Scanners
  • CT angiography
  • Ramifications of obesity on diagnostic imaging
  • The role of CT scans in redefining pediatric and adult anatomy
  • Healthcare policy & Health economics
  • Medicare and medicaid finance
  • Radiation risks and consent practices
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Varicose vein treatments using laser and radiofrequency ablation in combination with sclerotherapy
  • Dilaysis catheters: new designs and effects on recirculation
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Pulmonary embolism

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