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Radiology Electives

Radiology Elective 

Prerequisite: Fourth-year medical students.

Objectives:

  • Become familiar with imaging procedures, including indications, limitations, and possible complications.
  • Understand the development of appropriate algorithms or decision steps in applying imaging procedures to the solution of clinical problems.
  • Demonstrate improved skill and confidence in base interpretation of routine cases.

This elective includes an overview of diagnostic imaging procedures and interpretation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the indications, contraindications, limitations, and complications of various imaging studies. Students are assigned to a hospital radiology service and spend time with the staff radiologists. Time is also spent in image review, in file case review, and reading.