Catalog Description: This clerkship presents an overview of the various imaging modalities and image interpretation. Lectures cover fundamentals of image interpretation, nuclear medicine, computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. This is an opportunity to observe the procedures and read films with staff and residents. Emphasis is on normal anatomy and basic pathologic patterns. There are also multiple opportunities to follow longitudinal patients through the radiology department.
The clerkship will also focus on how radiology interfaces with other disciplines but attendance at multidisciplinary conferences; Morbidity and Mortality, Gastroenterology Multidisciplinary Conference, Pulmonary Tumor Board, ENT tumor Board, Liver Tumor Board, Breast Conference, and Vascular and Neurology/Neuroradiology conference.
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Direct patient care: No
Consent Requirement: Arranged
Course Objectives: To provide a basic understanding of radiologic studies in a clinical setting.
The student will:
- gain an understanding of plain film findings to aid in clinical situations requiring immediate action when a radiologist is not available; and
- know the indications, risks, and comparative advantages of the various imaging modalities to make effective and efficient use of radiologic studies.
- Clinical assessment by faculty
Grading Scale: P/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: Limited to VALUE students
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
Course evaluation: MedHub
Additional Courses in This Program:
- INMD 7310 (VALUE Internal Medicine)
- INMD 7312 (VALUE Psychiatry)
- INMD 7313 (VALUE Neurology)
- INMD 7314 (VALUE Acting Internship Primary Care)
- INMD 7317 (VALUE QI/Interprofessional Patient Care)
- INMD 7320 (VALUE Specialty Choice Elective)
- INMD 7324 (VALUE Essentials of Surgery)
- INMD 7325 (VALUE Surgical Subspecialty)
- INMD 7330 (VALUE Medical Subspecialty)