Alberta Health Services promotes wellness and provides health-care services to 3.7 million Albertans. The organization is Canada’s first provincewide, fully integrated health system, and brings together 12 formerly health entities in the province.
Formed in 2009, AHS includes 117,000 health professionals and support staff, 15,000 volunteers and 7,400 physicians.
Diagnostic imaging facilities and modalities in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services form the major tertiary referral centre for southern Alberta as well as the major teaching sites for the Department of Radiology. As such, AHS’s Department of diagnostic Imaging supports educational, teaching and scholarly activities.
This includes support to Department of Radiology educational programs for:
• Postgraduate residency training
• Postgraduate residency training program in nuclear medicine
• Other postgraduate residency training
• Undergraduate medical education
• Medical physics
• Visiting professors
• Continuing medical education
In addition, AHS’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging supports scholarly activity by providing an atmosphere conducive to academic pursuits by staff, physicians, residents and students within the department through:
• Participation in internal audits and case reviews to ensure quality
• Efficiency of service.
• Remaining at the forefront in new techniques and developments
• Maintaining a strong commitment to continuing education for the staff through attendance at continuing education courses and departmental and interdepartmental rounds where appropriate.
• Facilitating and directing research activities within the department and in cooperation with other disciplines.
To contribute to the advancement of diagnostic imaging, AHS’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging:
• Encourages active participation in regional, national and international societies as members or officers
• Supports the meetings and publications of these societies as reviewers and contributors
• Shares new knowledge insight and experience gained within the department through education and publication
• Supports and encourages postgraduate fellowship programs in the subspecialties of diagnostic imaging where appropriate.