1. Yes. At some institutions, however, the body radiologists read the non-neuro CTAs and MRAs.
2. Radiology first then 1 year of fellowship OR Direct pathway (integrates a surgical internship with radiology with fellowship, still 6 years).
3. In general no, but the top places are competitive.
Malpractice for radiology with IR is typically the same as without. The only way in rads to reduce your premium is to drop mammography and OB ultrasound. Typically, malpractice is included in the package, the premium is dependent on many factors (years in practice, state, county) and nobody will be able to give you a meaningful number.
Yeah I understand that malpractice varies but for the anesthesiologists, they say anywhere from $15k to $85k. Some guy's paying only $17k for a practice in Dallas. Just trying to see where radiology falls.