Houston Radiology Associated (HRA) provides detection, diagnostic and therapeutic care at Houston Methodist and its affiliated hospitals. Additionally, HRA academic radiologists are involved in cutting edge research and education within the Methodist System and Methodist Research Institute. Beyond professional services and in collaboration with Houston Methodist Department of Radiology, HRA established a radiology residency program and a physics program. The Radiology Residency program at Houston Methodist provides a supportive and rigorous environment for residents to learn and develop their clinical skills. The physics program is charged with standardizing and improving image quality in diagnostic x-ray, CT and MRI, improving radiation safety and monitoring, and establishing calibration and maintenance standards of imaging equipment. HRA also provides Houston Methodist a methodology for review and purchase of imaging equipment and oversees upgrades of imaging technology and review of new building out of imaging suites to enhance the patient experience and safety.
The Department of Radiology research program evaluates the role of imaging (including chest radiographs, CT and PET/CT) in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. You can learn more about some of the cutting-edge Imaging and Radiology research currently taking place at Houston Methodist here:
The Houston Methodist Diagnostic Radiology Residency program is a recently approved residency program designed to graduate expert radiologists who provide increasing value and quality to patient care. The Diagnostic Radiology Residency program at Houston Methodist provides a supportive and rigorous environment for residents to learn and develop their clinical skills. The mission of the program is to provide the highest quality clinical training residency program in diagnostic radiology and to train leaders in medical imaging and interpretation by promoting excellence, innovation, leadership and advances in imaging research and education, through training and mentoring. The faculty, composed of private and academic radiologists from Houston Radiology Associated and academic clinicians from Houston Methodist, will provide residents with graduated experiences and responsibilities in medical imaging/interpretation, procedures, consultation services, business acumen, and imaging research.