Neuroradiology

Requirement

On the first day of the rotation, YOU MUST contact Gaurang Shah, MD at pager #12677.

Clinical Activities

Daily clinical activity in Neuroradiology is carried out in three (3) work areas. During this elective, your attendance is required in these areas for the entire day. Your rotation through these areas will be your responsibility. You must verify your daily attendance on your attendance sheet by obtaining the signature of the neuroradiology faculty or fellow. Weekend and call responsibilities are possible, depending on your rotation.

  1. Neuroradiology CT Reading Room (B1D207)In this area, CT studies of the brain, head and neck, spine and brachial/LS plexus are interpreted. Review with the neuroradiology fellow and residents begin about 8:15 AM on weekdays. Review with the neuroradiology faculty begins about 8:30-9:00 AM. Please introduce yourself to the neuroradiology residents, fellow and faculty so that you will be included in the day’s activities.
  2. Neuroradiology MR Reading Room (B2B315)In this area, MR studies of the brain, head and neck, spine, and brachial/LS plexus are interpreted. Review with the neuroradiology fellow and residents begin about 8:15 AM on weekdays. Review with the neuroradiology faculty begins about 8:30-9:00 AM. Please introduce yourself to the neuroradiology residents, fellow and faculty so that you will be included in the day’s activities.
  3. Neuroradiology Special Procedures (B1F460)In this area, myelograms, post-myelographic CT, cerebral angiography and interventional neuroradiology procedures are performed and interpreted. The studies begin at about 8:00 AM, and you are expected there at that time. A neuroradiology fellow and/or resident, with neuroradiology faculty, will be in charge of doing the procedures. Please introduce yourself to these personnel so that you will be included in the day’s activities.

Conferences

During your elective on Neuroradiology, attendance at the Wednesday noon Neuroradiology Fellows Conference (B2 MRI Library B2A209L) is required. Attendance at the other below-listed conferences is encouraged. At least try each conference once.

Intradepartmental Conferences:

Biweekly, Tuesday, 0730 Neuroradiology Residents Conference, (every other Tuesday of each month), UH 2C108
Weekly, Wednesday, 1200 Neuroradiology Fellows Conference (Didactic Lectures, Research Conferences, Journal Clubs, M&M), B2 MRI Library B2A209L
Variable, Wednesday, 1700 Radiology Grand Rounds (Variable schedule of radiology topics), MCHC F2305
Variable, Thursday, 1200 Radiology Resident Noon Conference, (Variable schedule of radiology topics), UH 2C108

Interdepartmental Neuroradiology Conferences:

Weekly, Monday, 1630 Head and Neck Tumor Board
Oto, Conference Room 1906 Taubman Center
Weekly, Tuesday, 0730 Trauma Burn Conference Ford Auditorium
Weekly, Tuesday, 0730 Neuro-otology Conference, 1H205
Weekly, Tuesday, 1200 Neuropathology (Brain cutting), Morgue, B2H250
Weekly, Wednesday, 0730 Cerebral Vascular Conference, B1D207
Weekly Wednesday, 1100 Neurology Grand Rounds, 2C108
Monthly, Wednesday, 1200 Pediatric Neurology/Neuroradiology Conference (usually the second Wednesday of each month), B2 MRI Library B2A209L
Weekly, Wednesday, 1700 Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Neurosurgery Conference Room 3898 Taubman Center
Weekly, Thursday, 0700 ENT Grand Rounds,
Oto, Conference Room 1906 Taubman Center
Monthly, Thursday, 0700 Neurosurgery CPC (once monthly usually the third Thursday),
Neurosurgery Conference Room 3898 Taubman Center
Weekly, Thursday, 1430 Epilepsy Conference Epilepsy Conference Room, 1 B342
Weekly, Friday, 0700 Brain Tumor Board B1 286 Cancer Center
Weekly, Friday, 1500 Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuroradiology Rounds B2 MRI Library B2A209L

These conferences are all subject to change in time, date, and location. You will be provided with the monthly Neuroradiology Conference Schedule with the latest information. You will also be provided with the monthly Neuroradiology Call and Work Schedule.

Book

Textbooks will be recommended to you, and/or loaned to you, by Dr. Shah.

Evaluation

You will be evaluated on your performance. You must keep the 1700/1800 attendance form, and a daily case list. Your case list must be given directly to Dr. Shah before you leave the rotation. To earn a high pass or honors grade, an extra-credit project is required. If you would like to prepare such an extra-credit project, please discuss this with Dr. Shah during your first week of rotation.

Absences

All absences from the rotation must be approved by Dr. Shah. Any excused absences in excess of the Medical School guidelines must be made up by attending Saturday and/or Sunday read-outs with the neuroradiology diagnostic call team. These read-out sessions typically run from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Janet Symonette (B2A209, 734-232-6003) or Dr. Shah (Beeper #12677) will help you with any program related questions or problems.

Enjoy your month rotation with us!