The department library subscribes to 37 journals and contains over 500 books covering all subspecialty areas of radiology. Latest editions of major textbooks are available on reserve through the Chief Residents. Several computers are available for use by residents, including a laptop for Power Point presentations. The computers allow word processing, Medline searching, graphic programs for slide making as well as a Polaroid Palette slide maker. There also are computers primarily used for research and for reviewing or constructing tutorials. Peter D. Esser, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Computer Applications in Radiology. Digital cameras and professional copy stand are also available in the computer room for photograph purposes. For film cameras, film and film processing are provided by the department.
The department owns the American College of Radiology Teaching File, including the sections on VCR. CDROM textbooks are installed on computers in key areas, e.g., the ER. Residents are encouraged to use these teaching files throughout their training program.
The departmental conference room is on Harkness-3 near the Library and resident lockers and midway between the adult radiology services in Milstein-3 and pediatric radiology on CHONY3.