Diagnostic Radiology

This rotation is designed as an introduction to neuroradiology. The student will become an integral part of the neuroradiology team, which consists of the resident, fellow and attending. A number of teaching conferences are offered including a daily case review session. The student will be exposed to the various subsections of neuroradiology including Neuro CT, Neuro MR, and Neuro special procedures.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 07/01/13-07/12/13, 07/15/13-07/26/13, 08/12/13-08/23/13, 08/26/13 - 09/06/13

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: US yes - Int'l yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills: Gather the important information that is needed for the interpretation of the requested imaging studies. This information can be obtained for the electronic medical record.
  2. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common radiographic conditions.
  3. Procedural skills. The student should know the appropriate indications for various diagnostic imaging procedures.
  4. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Radiology service, support staff and referring clinicians.
  5. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Radiology.
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This elective serves as an introduction to the clinical management of infants, children, and adolescents through the use of integrated diagnostic imaging. Students will participate through a review of imaging studies with residents and attendings, observation of fluoroscopic, ultrasound, computed tomography procedures, and attendance at daily clinical conferences. Students are encouraged to present interesting cases or to participate in research projects during their elective.

Length of Rotation: 2 or 4 weeks (maximum-2 students)

Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 06/30/14-07/11/14; 07/17/14 – 07/25/14

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills: Gather the important information that is needed for the UGI and or VCUG history; history does not need to be put into the medical record as the study has been ordered for a particular indication.
  2. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common pediatric critical care conditions.
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This elective is an introduction to vascular and interventional radiology: the use of radiological imaging to guide procedures in various organ systems of the body and the evaluation and management of patients who are candidates for these. In the vascular system, this includes arterial and venous angiography, angioplasty, stenting, embolization for bleeding, tumors (such as uterine fibroids), and vascular malformations, venous reflux management, inferior vena cava filter placement, hemodialysis access management, and placement of a variety of venous access devices. Nonvascular experience includes percutaneous approaches to biliary and urinary track pathology, drainage of abscesses and other fluid collections, and tumor ablation. Students will participate in the interventional radiology clinic and admitting service.

Length of Rotation: 2 weeks (maximum-1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 6/30/14-10/03/14

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes

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Students are introduced to the basic principles of various types of radiologic interpretation and rotate daily through different sections in the department of diagnostic imaging, including: gastrointestinal, genitourinary, chest, musculoskeletal, pediatrics, neuroradiology, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, interventional and emergency radiology. In addition to participating in daily film interpretation with residents and staff, the students will receive an introduction to the role of each section in the diagnosis and management of disease. Interactive teaching presentations will be available for students on the departmental website. Self-teaching materials will be available in the radiology library. The students will attend the department resident teaching conferences twice daily as well as specific student seminars. There are no call responsibilities.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-6 students)

Scheduling Restriction:Not offered: 06/16/14-10/3/14, 11/03/14-11/28/14, 11/29/14-01/23/15 (see Director of Student Affairs)

Student's Class Level:

3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: US yes - Int'l no

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills: Gather the important information that is needed for the interpretation of the requested imaging studies. This information can be obtained for the electronic medical record.
  2. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common radiographic conditions, for example
  3. Procedural skills: The student should know the appropriate indications for various diagnostic imaging procedures.
  4. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Radiology service, support staff and referring clinicians.
  5. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for Radiology.
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