Diagnostic Radiology
Location: QEII Health Sciences Centre
Victoria General Site, 1276 South Park Street
3rd Floor, Room 319 North
Halifax, NS
B3H 2Y9
Telephone: (902) 473-5453
Fax: (902) 473-2018
Website: medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/radiology.html

Course of Study

First and Second Year Medicine

Through the cases in group-based learning sessions and the anatomy enrichment curriculum, the student becomes familiar with the many diagnostic imaging modalities (x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear medicine) and with interventional radiology such as needle biopsy, angioplasty, percutaneous tubal drainage, and vascular embolization. Electives are available for first and second year students.

Third and Fourth Year Medicine

Students are exposed to various radiological modalities via lectures and case reviews in the PIER curriculum.  Clerkship electives (typically two weeks in duration) are available from September - May.


  • Appleton, Hamilton, Simon, Surface and Radiological Anatomy

The following books are suggested reading:

  • Squire - Fundamentals of Roentgenology
  • Meschan - Synopsis of Roentgen Signs, and Armstrong - X-Ray Diagnosis


One month electives available from September to June inclusive.

Residency Training

Two integrated University residency training programs are available in the Department consisting of a five year program meeting the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Radiology; and a six-year program meeting the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Nuclear Medicine. Participating hospitals include QEII Health Sciences Centre, IWK Health Centre, and Saint John Regional Hospital.

Fellowship Training

Clinical fellowships are available in Abdominal, Cardiothoracic, Gastrointestinal, Interventional, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, and General Imaging.

CME Programs

The department considers two week clinical traineeships in General Imaging (CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Cardiovascular, Interventional, Mammography, General Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology) between October and May.