The Department of Medical Imaging of St. Michael's Hospital consists of 48 imaging rooms, including three CT scanners (two 64-slice units), three MR units (all 1.5 Tesla), and three dedicated vascular and interventional suites (one biplane). The department is staffed by 19 full-time radiologists, each of whom has an area of special interest. Thirteen regular radiology teaching rounds occur in the department weekly in addition to numerous other inter-departmental teaching sessions. Radiology staff are extensively involved in undergraduate teaching, as well as in the post-graduate teaching of residents and fellows. Fellowships are offered in Women's Imaging, Cross-sectional Imaging, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, and in Vascular Interventional Radiology.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, including the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre, is a 1200 bed facility serving as a regional centre for trauma, cardiac, stroke, burns and cancer and is the largest critical care facility in the country. The hospital is going through a significant period of expansion with an additional 300,000 square feet of space contained on four new floors to the hospital's main wing, which will become the new home for the perinatal and gynaecology program. The emergency department is also undergoing renovation to double its capacity. Within the Research Institute there are over 160 scientists with whom there is the opportunity to undertake collaborative research. The University Research Imaging department is embedded within Sunnybrook Health sciences Centre supporting translational imaging research in areas such as breast cancer, tissue perfusion and PET scanning as well as stroke, dementia and cardiovascular pathobiology.
The Hospital for Sick Children provides a full spectrum of health-care services across the continuum of care to infants, children and youth up to age 18. The Hospital has about 370 beds that are configured around 17 medical and 11 perioperative specialties.
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Sick Kids is one of the largest and best-equipped pediatric radiology departments in the world. Approximately 130,000-135,000 examinations are performed annually. The Department has experienced a continuous growth in the number of examinations, mainly due to the increasing use of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography.
There are currently 28 pediatric radiologists and three physicists. As well, we have a pediatrician associated with the Interventional Radiology section. In addition, there are approximately 22 nurses and 80 technologists. There are approximately 20 fellows and 4-7 residents within the Department at any time.
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children is recognized worldwide for its leading and innovative role in pediatric imaging, including clinical, academic and research work.
The Department is an active participant in the University of Toronto diagnostic radiology residency program, and also provides pediatric radiology training for residents from Queen's and McMaster Universities. Furthermore, the Department supports one of the largest pediatric radiology fellowship programs in the world, attracting clinical and research fellows from all over the world.
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Hospital for Sick Children offers fellowships in Pediatric General Radiology, Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Pediatric Cardiac IMaging, and Pediatric Nuclear Medicine. The Pediatric General Radiology fellowship program is currently accredited as a pediatric radiology residency program by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The Joint Department of Medical Imaging of Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network (MSH-UHN) and Women's College Hospital spans five sites:
Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH)
Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Centre (PMH)
Toronto General Hospital (TGH)
Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)
Women's College Hospital (WCH)