The Only Purpose Built Radiology Academy In The World
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Peninsula Radiology Academy, Plymouth International Business Park, Plymouth, PL6 5WR

Training Facilities

Please note there is free wireless access throughout the Academy.

Film Museum

The Academy houses both the Royal College of Radiologists and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital film museums (previously housed at Balsover Street, RNOH, London). This collection is probably one of the largest within Europe. All Radiology trainees are encouraged to use these resources and an appointment can be made by contacting reception on 01752 437437. There will be a £10 cover charge per day.

PACS Room

The Academy has 20 PACS workstations for use by trainees, many in the PACS workstation room. Supervised reporting by trainees takes place here from an early stage in training. This room houses 10 PCs and projection facilities are also available.

Film Viewing Room

A combination of double banks of viewing boxes and PACS workstations enable trainees to view cases on plain film and also on PACS. As trainees develop their skills increasingly reporting will take place unsupervised. The location of PCs in this room enable e-learning to take place simultaneously with PACS access. Projection facilities are also available. This room also houses Transvaginal and Abdominal Simulators and an Echocardiography Simulators.

IT Suite

There are computers in many rooms throughout the Academy so access is always guaranteed. The IT Suite houses 14 PCs for use by trainees to access e-learning, email and the internet for self directed learning. Photocopy and scanning services are also available.

Quiet Room/Mac Suite

The Mac Suite is equipped with 7 state of the art Apple Mac Workstations and 6 PC's. This room is regularly used as an alternative teaching room by Consultants or by the Trainees as a quiet area to work or to sit Casualty exams.

CT Workstation Suite

The CT Suite is equipped with 6 state of the art GE CT Advantage Workstations. This room is regularly used by the Trainees as well as for external courses.

Seminar Room 1

With seating for up to 30 trainees the seminar room has video conferencing facilities as well as state of the art audiovisual equipment including PC, DVD player, video player and projection kit. The air-conditioned seminar room provides an exceptional environment for seminars, presentations, training and group work. This room also houses a networked PACS machine and lightbox to accomodate a wide range of teaching methods. There are also blackout blinds in each of the seminar rooms to enable clear viewing of images for teaching and diagnostic purposes.

Seminar Room 2

With seating for up to 30 trainees the seminar room has video conferencing facilities as well as state of the art audiovisual equipment including PC, DVD player, video player and projection kit. The air-conditioned seminar room provides an exceptional environment for seminars, presentations, training and group work. This room also houses a networked PACS machine and lightbox to accomodate a wide range of teaching methods. There are also blackout blinds in each of the seminar rooms to enable clear viewing of images for teaching and diagnostic purposes.

Lecture Theatre

This is a modern, comfortable air-conditioned 104-seat lecture theatre with facilities for disabled delegates. It benefits from audio-visual linking facilities to enable distance teaching. Regularly linking to the other Radiology Academies and anywhere else with a compatible system, also allowing trainees to attend and observe clinical procedures carried out off site.

Library

In the Library trainees can access a combination of textbooks, journals and a plain film archive for study and exam preparation. There is also an area with tables and areas for quiet study.

Ultrasound

Aplio ultrasound equipment is available in the Academy's ultrasound suite. Trainees are able to develop expertise in ultrasound techniques and anatomy. Ultrasound examinations are undertaken under the supervision of a Consultant.