This is an overview of diagnostic radiology. Students will rotate through general radiology and the different subspecialties (gastrointestinal, neuroradiology, mammography, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal, and emergency radiology). Students will participate in the daily reading of images and in the performance of procedures. They will operate during the rotation as part of a team consisting of physicians, physician assistants, radiology physician assistants, nurses, and technologists.
During the elective, the students will choose what rotations they would like to participate in. They will participate in interpretation of images and performing procedures with the staff radiologist. Students will be on the rotation for approximate ten hours per day, some of which may be night shifts. Students will be expected to present an interesting case at the end of the elective. Students will attend all departmental conferences.
- Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the imaging modalities of radiology (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, and Interventional Radiology).
- Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the indications for imaging.
- Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy on imaging
- Develop an understanding of the pathology seen on imaging.
- Maintain a professional and positive relationship with the radiology staff and referring clinicians (professional, interpersonal and communication skills).
- Develop an understanding of the limitations of imaging.
- Develop an understanding of the risks of radiation and contrast.
- Develop an understanding of the terminology used in radiology.