RAD 7601

Analog Radiology


Blake Cicenas
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

RAD 7101 and written statement of intent to take the course


Catalog Description: 

This elective is focused on the FILM archive of Howard Ansel, MD. During a career spanning 4 decades, Dr. Ansel generated an impressive collection of high-quality radiographic studies, primarily gastrointestinal. While radiology has trended towards cross-sectional imaging, a thorough understanding of 2D radiographic anatomy is still an essential part of image interpretation. The ideal student is planning for a career in diagnostic radiology. Familiarity with this archive will provide him or her with a tremendous head start in understanding the radiographic appearance of disease. The student will be provided with a workspace and a lightbox to review the FILMS in the VA Nuclear Medicine division.


Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


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Site Code

Site Name


VA-1000 VA Medical Center  

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please contact the course coordinator via email for permission to schedule.

Course Objectives:

 At the end of the clerkship the student will:

  1. Differentiate the appearance of a variety of diseases on plain films and fluoroscopy.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of fluoroscopy and how that utilization has changed over time.

Graded Components:

 The student will be expected to review the entire archive (over 1000 cases). The student will be expected to prepare and present a collection of these cases to the radiology department during the final week of the clerkship. This presentation will be 100% of his or her grade.

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does not apply

Course Personnel: 

Kayla Memmken,