Diagnostic Radiology and Therapeutic Radiology

Students are introduced to the basic principles of all forms of radiologic interpretation and will rotate through sections of the department of diagnostic imaging, including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, chest, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, pediatrics, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, vascular & interventional radiology, and emergency radiology. Up to one week may be spent in a specialty area of the student's choice. In addition to participating in the daily film reading with residents and staff, the students will receive an introduction to the role of that section in the diagnosis and management of disease. Self-teaching, learning-film files and quiz material are available in the radiology library. The students will attend the department resident conferences twice daily as well as specific student seminars. There are no call responsibilities.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered: 06/17/13 – 09/06/13, 11/04/13 –11/29/13, 12/16/13 – 01/10/14

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. On Tuesday and Wednesday at noon there is a didactic lecture. Lunch is provided. On the other days at noon we have interesting case conference in a more informal setting in the reading room. There are also Resident Conference and Journal Club that students can partake in. The student will be exposed to the various subsections of neuroradiology including Neuro CT, Neuro MR, and Neuro special procedures.

Scheduling Restriction(s): 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  


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.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 06/17/2013 - 07/12/2013

A flexible program designed to introduce the medical student to radiation therapy. The opportunity exists to become familiar with the biological and physical basis of radiation therapy together with its clinical practice and with ongoing research. The elective offers an unequaled clinical exposure to patients with malignant disease, with 75 to 100 patients treated daily in the department. The student takes part in department conferences, clinics, lectures and individual training sessions.

Special permission is needed from Dr. Lynn Wilson.

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.

Scheduling Restriction(s): Not offered 07/01/13-07/12/13, 07/15/13-07/26/13, 07/29/13-08/09/13, 08/12/13-08/23/13, 08/26/13-09/06/13, 09/09/13- 09/20/13, 09/23/13-10/4/13