The Radiology Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System provides full imaging support for the primary and tertiary care provided at this institution. As a member of Veterans Integrated Service Network Ten, the Ann Arbor VA Hospital provides care for patients in lower Michigan, northern Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
As part of a $100 million clinical addition to the VA, Radiology moved into a new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art imaging facility and features the following equipment:
- One 1.5T Wide Bore MR scanner
- One 3.0T Wide Bore MR scanner
- Three state of the art CT scanners
- Two angiography suites
- Three ultrasound suites
- Three general imaging suites
- One Emergency Department general imaging suite
- One GI fluoroscopy procedure suite
- One Pain Procedure suite
Radiology also supports a fully configured hybrid interventional vascular OR within the Surgery service for the performance of multiple vascular cases.
Radiology performs 58,000 exams a year, supporting activities within the Ann Arbor facility, along with studies from two other VA outpatient facilities. All faculty members have joint appointments at the University of Michigan. Radiology residents and fellows are assigned to the VA every week. These residents and fellows are exposed to the unique medical problems of veteran patients and have the opportunity to provide direct patient care with all exams monitored and reviewed by attending staff. Radiology performs and supports a wide variety of research projects. Radiology supports medical student education both within a Radiology rotation and for students assigned to other medical disciplines.