RGY 800 An Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology - Clinical Preceptorship, 4 credits

The goal of this rotation is to allow students to have firsthand exposure to the practice of diagnostic radiology so they may more intelligently utilize diagnostic imaging for their future careers or, perhaps, be stimulated to enter radiology.

The emphasis is on diagnostic imaging. This elective affords the students an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the biological effects of radiation, radiation protection, the indications and contraindications, and preparations for a wide variety of imaging studies and procedures, which include plain films, computer tomography (CT), ultrasound, and MRI. Emphasis is made on correlating the clinical with the imaging findings. In addition, students are exposed to a variety of interventional and therapeutic procedures, to audiovisual aids, and to teaching files.

Students completing this program should be able to effectively and judiciously use diagnostic radiology services in their future medical practices. Their own ability to recognize and interpret pathology as seen on radiographic examinations will be significantly enhanced.

This course is recommended for students who are pursuing a residency/career in radiology.

Prerequisites: MS3 or MS4

Modules: A - M Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 3

Course Director: Thomas Bevilacqua, MD

Course Coordinator: Rachel Taylor