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About Emergency Radiology

About the Emergency Radiology Section

The Emergency Radiology section at Harborview Medical Center serves one of the busiest emergency departments in the Pacific Northwest, and is the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center and regional burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. As a center of excellence in providing emergency radiology services, the section has very active roles in continuing medical education, resident and fellowship training, research, and clinical practice.



The Emergency Radiology section faculty are internationally recognized experts in the fields of emergency radiology and evidence based imaging, and have many active research projects underway. Emergency Radiology attendings are all fellowship trained, and have a range of subspecialty interests in emergency radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, body imaging, and spinal imaging. In addition, one PA faculty performs duties in the section.


Emergency Radiology is located at the core of the emergency department at Harborview, allowing for rapid transit of patients from triage areas into radiology, and direct communication with our clinical colleagues. The department is equipped with:

Siemens Force Dual Source CT Scanner (in ED) with cardiac & dual energy capability.
Siemens Definition AS+ (128 Channel) CT (in ED next to the resuscitation rooms).
Two GE 16 row CT Scanners.
One Siemens 3T MRI with Trio TIM. Scanner.
One Siemens “Outpatient” 1.5T Avanto MRI Scanner.
One GE 1.5T MRI Scanner.
Four Philips iU22 Ultrasound Machines.
Two portable “Sonosite” Ultrasound Machines.
AW Server and Syngo Via Image Postprocessing.
3D Digital Subtraction Angiography, Digital Fluoroscopy, Digital Radiography.
UW Enterprise “SuperPACS”.
Structured voice recognition reports reporting.
An efficient large regional secure network for the electronic transfer of outside radiology images to Harborview’s PACS.

About the Harborview Medical Center Trauma Service:


Harborview Medical Center provides trauma care to adults and children, serving as the state’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center. As the only such facility in a four-state region (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho), Harborview is ready around the clock for any kind of emergency.

The state’s trauma system, the result of years of careful planning, is designed to ensure that every injured patient has the access to the right hospital as soon as possible. Harborview’s Emergency Department sees more than 80,000 patients each year, with about 6000 polytrauma patients per year.

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