The Cardiothoracic Section at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology boasts one of the largest groups of radiologists in cardiopulmonary imaging. Unlike other cardiopulmonary departments, cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) is embedded in our section. This translates into an integrated experience for residents. Residents not only learn about cardiac imaging and thoracic imaging, but they also gain experience in integrating the findings of cardiac disease in the lungs and thoracic disease in the heart. This frequent correlation translates into a high-level of comfort with existing knowledge of cardiothoracic disease, and often results in unique observations and understanding.
Our section also enjoys a robust relationship with the pediatric radiologists at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Trainees are exposed to pediatric cardiac imaging and can develop a thorough understanding of the manifestations of cardiopulmonary disease from infancy to old age. As a section, we strongly believe in collaboration.Whether it be with adult and pediatric cardiology with whom we often discuss and co-intepret cases, or with pulmonary medicine with whom we host one of the most popular interdisciplinary conferences (the Stuart Sagel conference), we enjoy tremendous camaraderie with out pulmonary, oncology, cardiology, pathology and cardiothoracic colleagues.
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