Radiology Department at Logan University
Radiology Department

The program is a three (3) calendar year on-campus academic residency program. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the resident is eligible to sit for the examination by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DABCR).

Residency Program Information
What is DACBR? Publications Requirement
Benefits Eligibility Requirements
Application Process Grant Amount & Payments
Specific Performance & Duties Diagnostic Imaging Guide
What is DACBR?

Chiropractic diagnostic imaging is a referral specialty, which provides consultative services at the request of other physicians. Chiropractic radiologists provide consultation in health care facilities (private offices, hospitals, and teaching institutions) to meet the needs of referring physicians and their patients. The quality of the consultative services by the chiropractic radiologist in independent practice is reflected by the quality of their professional credentials. Members of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology are certified as diplomates by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR).

Radiologists supervise and interpret routine radiology as well as complex imaging procedures. They advise referring physicians on the necessity and appropriateness of radiology services as well as assisting in the clinical decision regarding the maximum benefits and yield to the patient.

A chiropractic radiologist makes available modern imaging to the public and to the referring physicians. In some instances, there is a need for the radiologist to act as a private practitioner. They pursue research and diagnostic applications and may be called upon to act as expert witnesses in matters of litigation.

The advance of the medical and the technological facets of Diagnostic Imaging is so rapid that only a qualified radiologist can reasonably be expected to maintain the high level of proficiency required to supervise and to interpret these procedures. The practice of radiology continuously involves the application of this technology to patient imaging and treatment. As long as these modalities continue to evolve, it is not practical to prepare a static definition of the practice of radiology which cites every modality by name. However, it is now well recognized that radiology does include, but is not limited to, plain films, fluoroscopy, tomography, ultrasound, all nuclear medicine imaging including nuclear cardiology, computed tomography, digital radiography, magnetic resonance and interventional radiology. Individual practices may vary by intent, licensure and scope of practice laws.

Benefits

Logan Radiology Training is also available for radiology residents. It promotes and actively participates in scientific publication and research in the field of diagnostic imaging.

Quick Facts

Residents are eligible for the college health insurance. The Personnel Department should be contacted regarding dependent coverage. Dependent premiums are paid by the resident.

A yearly two-week paid vacation shall be afforded, at a time approved by the resident's supervisor; this should approximate the period between trimesters. RESIDENT ABSENCES - CONFERENCES (Administrative Policies and Procedures Code: 3012): Residents may request leave time to attend conferences, seminars, or meetings related to their professional growth and development. The procedure outlined in the faculty handbook must be complied with. Funding approval will be made based on the current budget approved by the Board of Trustees. These funds must be provided for in the departmental budget each year.

These benefits are subject to change by the College. The faculty handbook and the Residency Agreement (contract) are incorporated as part of the Residents handbook and will be complied with. Salary will be determined by the Residency Committee, with approval by the president.

Withdrawal from the program (except for illness or military service) shall cause forfeit of any salary due at the withdrawal. Termination of the resident shall cause payment of any salary due, to the date of termination to be made. An annual review of the salary schedule should be conducted by the Residency Committee.

Application Procedures

Submit the following:
  • Logan University application for employment form (available online or to request contact Human Resources at (800) 782-3344, ext. 1720)
  • Letter detailing your suitability for the program
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of all professional licenses and certificates
  • Copy of Diploma
  • Letter of recommendation from department chair of radiology at the chiropractic institution from which your degree was granted
  • Request official transcripts from:
    • All undergraduate institutions
    • Graduate institution
    • Pre-professional institutions
    • Chiropractic institutions
    • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Application and all supporting documents should be sent to:
    Logan University
    Human Resources
    1851 Schoettler Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Requirements
  1. Have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from a chiropractic college holding status with the Council on Chiropractic Education at the time of the applicant’s graduation.
  2. Be eligible for a Missouri Doctor of Chiropractic license and shall have a Missouri license to proactive chiropractic prior to employment.  
  3. Have at least a 3.0 GPA in the Doctor of Chiropractic professional program.
  4. Have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 in diagnostic imaging courses.  
  5. It is highly desirable that an individual has assisted in come capacity of instruction service in the Department of Radiology.
Selection Process
 
All applications will be reviewed by the Residency Committee and applicants will be selected for interviews on campus. Those chosen for interview for the Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program will be required to complete the following:
  1. An on-campus interview with the Residency Committee Representatives (at the candidate's expense).
  2. An oral examination evaluating knowledge of diagnostic imaging with the Chair of the Radiology Department.
  3. Present a clinical radiology case study on PowerPoint as part of the on-campus interview.
Appointment

 The Residency Committee shall make the determination after review of the application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, oral examination and on campus interview. Candidates shall be notified in writing of the decision of the committee.

Specific Performance & Duties

A. The resident must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in the college policies. This includes:
  1. Spend a minimum of 48 hours per week on duty, which includes six days a week, and on call by the resident's supervisor.
  2. Perform required Health Center duties, including 24-hour assigned beeper duty.
  3. Conduct a research study following proper protocol acceptable to the resident's supervisor and the director of research.
  4. Perform the duties assigned by the program director.

B. The resident should spend an average of eight hours per week working directly with a staff diplomate and/or designated radiologist.

C. The duties in the Logan Health Center Radiology Department or other authorized sites assigned by the program director are as follows:

  1. Duties will correspond, as much as possible, to the phase of training in the residency program.
  2. Provision in. technology, teaching in technology, and the actual performance of x-ray technology should not exceed:

First Year - 20 hours
Second Year - 15 hours
Third Year - 10 hours

D. The assignment to certain classes by the program director for specific teaching purposes, assistance to the instructor, or specific laboratory, assignments relating to courses taught in the Radiology Department.

E. As scheduled, the resident will be present when film interpretation is done by the scheduled staff diplomate in radiology. Suitable quarters are supplied for film reading, in an area which facilitates and is out of the main stream of clinic traffic.

F. Other duties may include supervision of assistant to the technologist on duty in the clinic, inventory of supplies and consultation with clinicians, staff diplomate and/or the department chairman as necessary for appropriate patient care.

Reading assignments will correspond to the core curriculum, class syllabi and additions made from the listed books included in the required reading.

Publications Requirement

Submission requirements are:
Year 1: Two (2) Publications
Year 2: Two (2) Journal Articles
Year 3: Two (2) Journal Articles and 1 Research Paper

Primary authorship is required for fulfillment of the requirements. The designation journal articles refer to refereed journals. Authorship of publications in other material does not meet the publication requirement.

Residents with Grants-In-Aid Program must satisfy requirements as stated in the grant agreement.

Eligibility Requirements

The Council of Diagnostic Imaging Residency Grant is available to any full-time radiology resident engaged in a Council-recognized program in any chiropractic college accredited by a chiropractic college accrediting agency recognized by the United States Government's Department of Education.

The Council considers a recognized residency program as one that is conducted by a college meeting the accreditation status described in the preceding paragraph. Additionally, the chairman of that college's radiology department and any designated supervisor of a diagnostic imaging resident must be Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology or hold an equivalent status and be considered full-time faculty members of that chiropractic college. Also the Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program must be conducted in such a manner that the resident, upon completion of the program, will be eligible to take the examinations of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.

A full-time resident is defined as a resident whose primary occupation is that of a Diagnostic Imaging Resident. The resident is expected to be working under the close supervision of the chiropractic college's radiology department chairman and/or other designated resident supervisor. The training is to be conducted on the college campus, or in other institutions affiliated with that college for the purpose of training diagnostic imaging residents, and is to cover a minimum time averaging 35 hours per week over a period of three (3) academic years. It is to be expected that a portion of the resident's time will be spent in teaching undergraduate classes with the chiropractic college and that for college administrative purposes; the resident may be considered a member of the college faculty. A full-time resident is not to be self-employed or otherwise employed in the general practice of chiropractic nor in any other occupation or business as a primary occupation.

Diagnostic Imaging residents applying for this Council's Grant-in-Aid must be members in good standing of this Council for at least one year preceding the date of the grant application. (Student memberships and/or General memberships will be given equal consideration under this requirement). Membership in this Council must be maintained throughout the tenure of the residency program to continue eligibility for the periodic grant payments; however, residents will be afforded the privilege of maintaining membership at the same dues rate as Student Membership.

Implied in this membership requirement is the further requirement that the resident must maintain in good standing, their membership with the American Chiropractic Association in accord with applicable ACA dues structures and/or membership categories.

Grant Amounts & Payments

The grant payments are made in accordance with the Council on Diagnostic Imaging's fiscal year, which extends from July 1 to June 30. The amount of a grant is set annually by the Council Executive Board of Directors and is divided into three pay periods. The payments for each period are made on July 15, November 15 and March 15.

Applications can be submitted at any time, but the deadline for each of the three grant periods is July 15, October 15 and February 15. The earlier an application is completed and accepted, the greater the total grant amount that may be garnered. Applications accepted prior to June 15, would qualify for 3 grant periods in the ensuing fiscal year. An application accepted prior to October 15 would qualify for two grant periods in that fiscal year, and an application accepted prior to February 15 would qualify for one remaining grant period in that fiscal year.

Once accepted, applicants can continue to maintain eligibility for the grant payments until the end of their training program. Reapplication is usually not required and the residents will receive notification of the current annual amount of the grant at the beginning of each fiscal year. An eligible resident whose training period ends at same time midway in a grant pay period will find the last or final payment prorated to reflect the date their training period ends. Continuing eligibility requires the submission of a satisfactory progress report from the college radiology department for each grant period. These progress reports are to be received by the Council office on or before June 15, October 15 and February 15. It is the responsibility of the resident receiving the grant to see that the reports are submitted by the department chairman or college administration.

Every resident receiving grant funds during all or part of a Council fiscal year is required to prepare manuscript(s) acceptable for publication in Topics in Diagnostic Radiology and Advanced Imaging, the quarterly publication of the Council, according to the following guidelines:

  • 2 case reports
  • 2 literature reviews
  • 2 technical reports
  • 2 pictorial essays or a combination totaling 2 papers Or
  • 1 original research paper

The deadline for submitting this paper(s) is June 15 and January 15. Failure to meet this deadline(s), without just cause, will result in a denial of grant funds through the ensuring fiscal year. It is recommended that each resident submit his or her paper(s) far enough before the deadline to provide time for the revision of any paper deemed unacceptable for publication.

A resident's continuing eligibility to receive grant funds is also dependent upon the resident meeting the examination eligibility requirements of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR). ACBR requirements are set independent of the Council's requirements and/or this Council's Executive Board of Directors. Information regarding those requirements can only be obtained from the Secretary of the ACBR. The Secretary of the ACBR will provide verification, to the Council Treasurer, of each resident status in meeting the ACBR requirements prior to each grant pay period.

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