General Radiology Elective
This is a structured elective emphasizing the use of diagnostic imaging in patient management. Whether you are taking the clinical rotation or have chosen a sub-specialty, you will have the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills pertaining to interpretation of images, clinical judgment, and therapy and advice to patients, especially with regard to radiology utilization.
Subspecialty Elective Objectives
At the termination of the elective, the student should be able to:
- Construct a list of the available imaging studies in the subspecialty.
- Communicate the indications and limitations of the imaging studies used in the subspecialty to patients and colleagues.
- Describe how the imaging studies in the subspecialty are performed to patients and colleagues.
- Discuss the relative costs of the imaging studies available in the subspecialty.
- Solve typical clinical problem algorithms for imaging related to the specific subspecialty.
- Indicate which read-outs and conferences in the section the student attended.
- List which related topics and diseases the student researched for additional reading.
- Give an oral presentation of a new teaching file case researched and prepared for the subspecialty teaching file.
- Determine the student's own abilities and limitations in evaluating imaging studies.
- Understand some of the thought processes and judgment used by a radiologist in issuing a report on an imaging study.