Our department and residency program were established by Alice Ettinger, MD, a teacher and pioneer in every sense of the word. Dr. Ettinger is responsible for introducing the spot film imaging technique to the United States and was one of the first radiologists to recognize that the dye commonly used in early- to mid-20th-century imaging practices could cause kidney damage.
Today, we honor her legacy by continuing to push our field forward. Our groundbreaking research allows our staff to see things inside the body that were once virtually invisible without breaking through skin.
And the residency program Dr. Ettinger founded in 1945 has evolved into a thriving space where our traditions of curiosity and innovation are embodied by every trainee. We have more than 20 board-certified radiologists with specialized expertise and training across nearly every subspecialty at Tufts Medicine.