Welcome to the Diagnostic Radiology Department


Message from Dr. Benoit Gallix
Chair, Diagnostic Radiology

"The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at McGill University is one of the oldest departments in North America. In February 1896, only three months after the discovery of X-Rays by Roentgen, radiography was performed in our University to locate a bullet in the leg of a gunshot victim. This was the beginning of a long and exciting journey, which over the years has solidified the role of Medical Imaging as an integral aspect of patient care.  Medical Imaging has emerged as one of the most dynamic fields in Medicine.

Our Department is proud of its longstanding foundation of excellence in both clinical and educational activities. As an academic department, teaching is of paramount importance. Our Residency Program is robust and recognized nationally and internationally.  Our Fellowship Program is also very successful and attracts trainees from all over the world.

The Department regroups 3 institutions, the MUHC (RVH, MGH, MCH, MNH/MNI, Lachine), the JGH and St. Mary’s Hospital with 57 faculty members, 48 residents and 25 fellows. It encompasses all radiology subspecialties in its provision of care and it is a centre of referral for the province of Quebec."

Dr. Benoit Gallix


The Department of Radiology at McGill University is committed to excellence in patient care with superior teaching and research in medical imaging and therapeutic radiology.

The faculty is a center of referral for the province of Quebec.  We  provide clinical care for the following institutions in the greater Montreal Area:

McGill University Health Center, which includes the following hospitals:

Our Residency Program covers the following subspecialties, fulfilling all Royal College requirements:

  • Abdominal
  • Breast
  • Cardiac
  • Interventional
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Thoracic

The Department is also responsible for undergraduate teaching and CME activities. It oversees a vibrant fellowship program in its subspecialties.

High quality basic and clinical research are also an integral part of both the Residency Program and our Fellowship programs.