Ben Taub Hospital is the primary teaching hospital within the Harris Health System and is one of two level I trauma centers in the Texas Medical Center. Serving over 1 million Harris County residents, this hospital generates over 23,000 inpatient admissions, 100,000 patient visits through the trauma center, and 145,000 outpatient clinic visits annually.
Approximately half of the rotations in the program are spent within the Harris Health System. The vast breadth of pathology and the high volume of studies mesh well with the hands-on philosophy of our program.
The Smith Clinic, a Harris Health outpatient imaging facility, opened in September 2012. This facility houses state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment with three CT scanners, three MRI scanners, a PET/CT scanner, and numerous ultrasound units. Smith Clinic is also home to the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, a facility that has allowed Baylor radiologists to play an integral role in the multidisciplinary Smith Breast Care Center to deliver high-quality breast care to women in the Harris Health System. The facility contains six mammography units, which include the capability to perform tomosynthesis and upright stereotactic biopsies, a dedicated breast MR imaging system with MRI-guided biopsy capacity, two breast stereotactic core needle biopsy units, and three dedicated breast ultrasound units.