COURSE BASED RADIOLOGY CURRICULUM

Objectives for each course / clerkship
Resources for Learning

First Year Block 1: For each topic identify anatomical structures in Radiology images

Structure

  1. Skull
  2. Spine
  3. Shoulder
  4. Elbow
  5. Wrist
  6. Hip
  7. Knee
  8. Ankle
  9. Foot
  10. Hand
  11. Thorax
  12. Pelvis
  13. Sinuses
  14. Pharynx
  15. Larynx
  16. Lungs
  17. Mediastinum
  18. Heart
  19. GI tract
    1. Stomach
    2. Small intestine
    3. Large intestines
  20. Abdomen
    1. Liver
    2. Spleen
    3. Kidney
    4. Pancreas
    5. Adrenals
  21. Pelvis
  22. Thoracic Aorta and branches
  23. Abdominal aorta and branches
  24. Carotid artery and branches
  25. Brachial artery and branches
  26. Femoral artery branches

 

Lectures
  1. Introduction to Human Radiology; Richard Cooper, MD
  2. Radiology of the Head and Neck; John Shea, MD
  3. Radiology of the Pelvis and lower extremity; John Shea, MD
Web Resources
  1. Radiology Curriculum 
Evaluation

Structure Block 1 Radiology Examination

Mechanisms

Second Year Block 2: For each topic recognize characteristic imaging findings correlated with Pathology. Recognize classical images for each problem.

Recognize the following abnormalities on

    • Chest x-ray
      • pleural effusion
      • CHF
      • pneumonia
      • lobe location
      • COPD
      • atelectasis
      • pulmonary nodule
    • CT abdomen/pelvis
      • diverticular disease
      • appendicitis
      • bowel obstruction
      • abdominal aortic aneurysm
      • pancreatitis
      • intra-abdominal abscess
      • hepatic mass
      • renal mass
      • pancreatic mass
Lectures

Most of the lectures covering clinical topics contain radiological images.

  1. CXR Clinicopathological Correlation  (PDF); A.J. Chandrasekhar, MD
Path Lab Sessions
  • Radiological images are included with presentation of path material.
Small Group Sessions
  • Web page to show radiological images for the cases.
Self Study
Evaluation
  • MHD/PCM2 Block  examination
Second Year Block 2: For each topic recognize characteristic imaging  findings correlated with Pathology. Recognize classical images for each problem.

Neuroscience / Neurology

  1. Neuro anatomy of brain
    1. Axial
    2. Sagittal
    3. Coronal
  2. Neuro anatomy of spine
    1. Atlas and odontoid
    2. Cervical spine
    3. Thoracic spine
    4. Lumbar spine
  3. Intra cranial Hemorrhage
  4. CVA Stroke
  5. Brain Edema
  6. Hydrocephalus
  7. CNS infections
  8. Brain Tumors
  9. Spine problems
  10. Multiple sclerosis
  11. Imaging indicationae
Lectures

(Most of lectures oriented clinically, have radiological images)

  1. Brain Imaging Essentials ; Michael Merchut, MD
  2. Radiation Oncology ; Edward Melian
  3. Neurological Emergencies; by Mathew McCoyd, MD
  4. Neurodiagnostics ; by Gregory Gruener, MD
Web Resources
  1. Neuroblast
  2. Neurovascular Tutorial
  3. Lab MRI Scans
  4. Cross Sectional Tutorial
  5. Radiology Curriculum
Evaluation

Neuroscience  Block examination 

Patient Centered Medicine II

Second Year Block 2: For each topic recognize characteristic imagefindings correlated with Pathology and physical examination findings. Recognize classical images for each problem.

    1. CXR Reading: Systematic approach
    2. Learn to access images from Teachin EPIC module
    3. Recognize
      1. Pneumonia
      2. Atelectais
      3. Cavitary disease
      4. CHF
      5. Pneumothorax
      6. Lung Mass
      7. Pleural effusion
      8. Diffuse lung disease
      9. Tubes and Lines
Lectures
  1. Chest Radiology  (PDF); Kenneth Pierce, MD
Small Group Sessions

Students are expected to review films (one week before the session) and commit to a diagnosis and come prepared to discuss the films with the facilitator.

Web Resources
Evaluation
  • MHD/PCM2  Block examination 
 
Introduction to third Year

Able to convey Indications, limitation, cost, principle of each imaging procedure.

Abel to apply this knowledge in selecting the initial imaging procedure for common clinical problems.

Lectures
  1. Selection of Imaging Procedures for common clinical problems. A.J Chandrasekhar, MD
    Web Resources

    Evaluation: Open book exam 

Medicine Clerkship

Third Year Block 3: For each topic identify the optimal imaging procedure (work up) and recognize characteristic findings

  1. CT chest anatomy
  2. Pleural effusion
  3. Pneumonia
  4. W/U of CHF / MUGA scan
  5. COPD
  6. Atelectasis
  7. W/U of pulmonary nodule
  8. Echocardiograms
  9. Pericardial effusion
  10. Degenerative joint disease
  11. W/U of GB disease  / HIDA scan
  12. W/u Bone and Joint pain / Bone scan
  13.  W/U of GI bleeding /Tagged RBC scan
  14. W/U of PE / V/Q scan
  15. W/U of cardiac ischemia /Myocardial perfusion scan / Coronary angiogram
  16. W/U of common cancers
  17. W/U of DVT
  18. W/U of back pain
Lectures
Small Group Case Discussions
  • Most sessions discuss imaging aspects of the case
Ward Rounds and Patient Management Sessions
  • Patient management involves imaging studies review in most
Web Resources
Weekly Cases for interpretation
Evaluation
  • Medicine Block 3 Open book Examination

 

Surgery Clerkship

Third Year Block 4: For each topic identify the optimal imaging procedure (work up) and recognize characteristic findings

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. Aortic dissection
  3. Acute abdomen
  4. Appendicitis
  5. Ascites
  6. Bowel obstruction
  7. Calcifications
  8. Cholecystitis
  9. Diverticular disease
  10. Hematuria and flank pain
  11. Hepatic mass
  12. Intra-abdominal abscess
  13. Mammography
  14. Pancreatic mass
  15. Pancreatitis
  16. Peripheral vascular disease
  17. Pneumoperitoneum
  18. Primary bone tumors
  19. Prostate evaluation
  20. Renal mass
  21. Secondary bone tumors
  22. Trauma Basics / common fractures
  23. CT anatomy of abdomen
Small Group Sessions
Self Study
Ward Rounds and Patient Management
  • Includes review of radiological images
Weekly case based radiology conference by Dr Holt

Web Resources

Weekly Cases for interpretation
Evaluation
  • Surgery Block 4 Open book examination

 

Pediatric Clerkship

Third Year Block 5: For each topic identify the optimal imaging procedure (work up) and recognize characteristic findings

  1. Recognize on chest x-ray
    • Pneumothorax 
    • Hyaline membrane disease
  2. Use and utility of radiology in the work up of suspected child abuse

Imaging studies are discussed in the lecture series

Web Resources
Evaluation

ObGyn/Family Medicine/Pediatrics Block 5 Open Book Examination

Family Medicine Clerkship

Third Year Block 5: For each topic identify the optimal imaging procedure (work up) and recognize characteristic findings

  1. Use and utility of radiology in the work-up of 
    • Neck pain 
    • Back pain 
  2. Preventive medicine 
    1. Screening for lung cancer
    2. Screening for breast cancer
    3. Screening for prostate cancer
    4. Screening for osteoporosis / Bone densitometry
    5. Screening for coronary artery disease
During ward rounds and clinic encounters
Self study
Web resource
Weekly Cases for interpretation
Evaluations
  • ObGyn/Family Medicine/Pediatrics Block 5 Open Book Examination
 

OB/GYNE Clerkship

Third Year Block 5: For each topic identify the optimal imaging procedure (work up) and recognize characteristic findings

  1. Anatomy of female pelvis
  2. Pregnancy normal
  3. Pregnancy molar
  4. Anencephalic pregnancy
  5. Placenta previa
  6. Ectopic pregnancy
  7. Fetal age
  8. PID
  9. Ovarian tumors
  10. Fibroids
Ward rounds and clinic encounters
Small Group Sessions
Self study / Web Resources
Weekly Cases for interpretation
Evaluation
  • ObGyn/Family Medicine/Pediatrics Block 5 Open Book Examination

Neurology Clerkship / Neuroscience

  1. Neuro anatomy of brain
    1. Axial
    2. Sagittal
    3. Coronal
  2. Neuro anatomy of spine
    1. Atlas and odontoid
    2. Cervical spine
    3. Thoracic spine
    4. Lumbar spine
  3. Intra cranial Hemorrhage
  4. CVA Stroke
  5. Brain Edema
  6. Hydrocephalus
  7. CNS infections
  8. Brain Tumors
  9. Spine problems
  10. Multiple sclerosis
  11. Imaging indicationae
During patient rounds, clinic encounter with patients and during conferences.
Lectures
Self study
Weekly Cases for interpretation
Evaluation
  • Neurology /ICU Open book examination
Last updated 07/18/2011