UW Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

The Nuclear Medicine residency training is provided at five affiliated teaching hospitals in Seattle. These hospitals provide the volume and complexity of cases needed for a rich learning environment. Each training site has a well-equipped nuclear medicine service with conventional gamma cameras, hybrid single-photon computed tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) scanners, and Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanners dedicated to nuclear medicine. In addition to nuclear medicine examinations, these systems are also used to generate contrast-enhanced diagnostic CT exams interpreted concurrently in the nuclear medicine service.

The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) specializes in tertiary care including organ transplantation, oncology, and cardiac disease. UWMC is consistently ranked among the leading hospitals nationally.

Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is a public hospital owned by King County and operated by UW Medicine. It serves patients from all walks of life and also serves a mission population. HMC is the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in the state of Washington, and serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. SCH is ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by the US News and World Report.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a cooperative venture of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Most of the outpatient cancer imaging is performed there. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance represents a union of patients, physicians and researchers seeking care and treatment for oncologic conditions. SCCA is committed to researching cures, and Fred Hutchinson receives more federal research funding than any other cancer center in the country.

The Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System (VAPSHCS) cares for veterans from the Pacific Northwest region. VAPSHCS has the second largest funded research program in the VA Healthcare System.

Nuclear Resident residents have the opportunity to experience a private practice setting when they rotate at  Swedish Medical Center on the cross-sectional imaging service. Our trainees work at the Swedish Ballard campus in conjunction with Radia, Inc., a private practice radiology group providing advanced outpatient and inpatient imaging services.