Cardiothoracic Radiology

Daily Clinical Activities

Welcome to the Cardiothoracic Radiology Rotation

During your rotation you will be assigned to various services including CXR, CT and MR.  If you have specific requests during your rotation, please contact Dr. Lee and attempts will be made to schedule you on specific services pending availability.

Attached to the introductory email is your schedule for the first two weeks.  At the end on the second week a mid-rotation feedback will be scheduled with Dr. Lee.  Please complete the self-assessment which is attached to the welcome email prior to the feedback session. (You can also reach the form by going to https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/radiology/education/medical-students/m3-m4-electives and download the form at the bottom of the page (M4 Self Assessment). A schedule for the second two weeks will be determined during the feedback session.

For questions regarding the rotation:

Elizabeth Lee, MD
echaripa@med.umich.edu

pager: 11793

Kim Desbrough
desbroug@med.umich.edu

Office: (734) 615-9016

Conferences

Attendance at the following conferences is expected during your Chest Radiology elective. If you have any questions regarding the time or location of any conference, please ask the radiology resident or attending you are working with.

Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Chest Interesting Case Conference, Room B1D246. (Not held every week. Please check schedule or ask resident/fellow/staff)

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Radiology Grand Rounds, MCHC Auditorium

Assignment

Compile two to three (2-3) teaching file cases to be presented during the last week of the rotation (total presentation time of approximately 15 minutes).  This is required to achieve a grade of “pass”.  A copy of a sample case is included in your welcome email and is available on the course website.

Completion of the online learning material is required prior to the end of the rotation.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading: These may be signed out from Amy, and must be returned at the end of your rotation, or your grade will be withheld.

  1. Clinical Radiology: The Essentials. Richard H. Daffner. (Williams & Wilkins, 1993)
  2. Fundamentals of Radiology (4th edition). Lucy Frank Squire & Robert A. Novelline

Additional Reading (can be checked out at the Taubman Library):

  1. Chest Roentgenology. Benjamin Felson. (W.B. Saunders, 1973) a timeless text
  2. A Radiologic Approach to Diseases of the Chest. IM Freundlich & DG Bragg. (Williams & Wilkins, 1992)
  3. Critical Care Imaging. Lawrence R. Goodman & Charles E. Putnam. (W.B. Saunders, 1992)
  4. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance of the Thorax. Naidich, Zerhouni & Siegelman. (Raven Press 1991)
  5. High Resolution CT of the Lung. Richard Webb, Nestor Muller & David Naidich. (Raven Press, 1992)

Additional Reading (can be checked out at the Taubman Library):

  1. Chest Roentgenology. Benjamin Felson. (W.B. Saunders, 1973) a timeless text
  2. A Radiologic Approach to Diseases of the Chest. IM Freundlich & DG Bragg. (Williams & Wilkins, 1992)
  3. Critical Care Imaging. Lawrence R. Goodman & Charles E. Putnam. (W.B. Saunders, 1992)
  4. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance of the Thorax. Naidich, Zerhouni & Siegelman. (Raven Press 1991)
  5. High Resolution CT of the Lung. Richard Webb, Nestor Muller & David Naidich. (Raven Press, 1992)

Grade

A grade of honors can be achieved by completing additional work under the supervision of one of the radiology faculty/fellows and by receiving strong recommendations from faculty you have worked with during the rotation.

  1.  Additional work may include extra teaching file cases, preparation of a case report, participation in or contribution to a research project, etc. The quality and intensity of the additional work completed will be evaluated in determining your grade. Bear in mind that extra work of poor quality may not merit a grade of high pass or honors. If interested in pursuing this, please directly discuss with Dr. Lee.
  2. A grade of high pass is achieved by performance on the rotation measured by the compilation of scores received on daily attending evaluations.