RAD 7400

Interventional Radiology


Morgan Goetz
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  Dedicated elective for prospective students to become familiar with interventional radiology and understand the clinical scope and research possibilities available in Interventional Radiology.


    Students will rotate at the following sites: FU:

    • UMMC-Fairview East Bank, 500 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN
    • Clinics and Surgery Center, Interventional Radiology Clinic, Floor 4, 909 Fulton St. SE, Minneapolis, MN

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  3 weeks of procedural rotation (7:00am-4:30pm) and one week of clinic (time each day varies)

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives:  Course objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will be able to...

    • describe the scope of practice of IR
    • examine how IR is integrated into the care of a wide variety of patients
    • describe elements of the surgical and medical knowledge relevant to IR
    • perform basic image guided procedures with minimal supervision
    • be exposed to and assist with complex procedures
    • explain radiation safety and elements of radiation physics pertinent to IR
    • describe contrast agents and recognize and treat contrast reactions

    Graded Components:

    • Participation and attending assessment
    • Final exam

    Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

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    Course evaluation:  MedHub