Gastrointestinal Radiology > Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives

Global
  1. Know the anatomy, of the esophagus, stomach, appendix, colon, liver, biliary system, pancreas, spleen, inguinal region, and peritoneum.
  2. Know the structural, functional, and congenital abnormalities, inflammatory pathology, and neoplastic diseases of the esophagus, stomach, appendix, colon, liver, biliary system, pancreas, spleen.
  3. Know the modalities available to image the, esophagus, stomach, appendix, colon, liver, pancreas, spleen, inguinal region, and peritoneum and their indications.

Esophagus
  1. Understand the components, approach and reading of conventional and modified barium swallow studies.
  2. Know the indications of plain film and esophagography with contrast in foreign body imaging of the esophagus.
  3. Know the components, method, and positioning of an upper GI biphasic contrast exam.

Appendix
  1. Understand the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and treatment of appendicitis.

Colon
  1. Understand the neoplastic and structural entities that affect the colon.
  2. Know the vascular complications and infectious diseases that affect of colon.

Liver
  1. Know the segmental anatomy of the liver
  2. Know the common hepatic infections and be able to differentiate them radiographically.
  3. Know the common diffuse hepatic diseases and be able to differentiate them radiographically.
  4. Know the different radiographic findings of hepatic masses.
  5. Know the different hepatic vascular complications.

Pancreas
  1. Understand the imaging approach in pancreatic neoplasms, inflammation and trauma.

Spleen
  1. Know the different radiographic findings in hematoma, infarction and iron deposition disorders of the spleen.

Peritoneum
  1. Identify fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
  2. Identify gas and its location in the peritoneal cavity.

Hernia
  1. Know the different radiographic presentations and proper diagnostic modalities of external hernias and internal hernias


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