Nuclear Medicine Residency Residents on Call

Residents on Call

Nuclear Medicine Physicians in Training (NMPITs) are on-call for nuclear medicine on a pager, one week at a time 24 hours/day, every three to six weeks. Call is taken one week at a time, from Monday through Sunday, and is shared with the attending staff. Holidays are alternated as fairly as possible. A Monday holiday is covered by the same MD covering that weekend.

  1. The NMPIT on call will physically be available to provide coverage to interpret VUH/VCH general nuclear medicine scans, cardiac scans, and PET/CT scans daily between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. After 5 p.m. Nuclear Cardiology coverage can and should be arranged with the cardiology fellow on the service in a collegial manner.
  2. Each on-call study interpreted by a NMPIT must be reviewed with an attending physician at the time of the study, especially brain flow studies, pediatric cases, and ED cases.
  3. The Nuclear Medicine faculty on call is always available to assist with problems and interpretations.