The UW Department of Radiology Community Division is a vibrant practice, representing the clinical arm of the department with the mission of bringing excellence in medical imaging to the community at large.
The department employs 24 radiologists in Community Radiology with subspecialty fellowship training in many areas, including neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, and abdominal imaging. Our division has a thriving breast imaging practice that not only serves the 5 UWMF managed clinics in Madison, but also many of our outreach facilities. Our 12 breast imagers work with the UW Breast Imaging Division and together perform over 35,000 breast imaging exams per year.
Our goal with our outreach facilities is to provide a high level of services to providers and their patients by keeping healthcare local. For the last 10 years Community Radiology has provided complete medical imaging services for Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston where we provide on-site services Monday through Friday and teleradiology services 24/7. We have also served the GHC-Hatchery Hill location in Madison since 2007. In an effort to provide prompt, in-house care, we have implemented some new programs and are working to improve access to same-day ultrasound appointments.
We began providing services at Fort HealthCare in early 2011 and immediately implemented improvements to the imaging quality. Last year we began providing much needed on-site mammography services two days a week and introduced diagnostic CT colonography and PET/CT services. Our section also provides remote teleradiology services to Richland Hospital and Richland Clinics.
In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, Community Radiology has brought state-of-the-art practices to these outreach locations and we have become an integral part of their medical staff by earning the trust of our clinical colleagues.