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Abdominal Imaging

Elective Number: 2911 (lottery)

Rotation Supervisor: Rachita Khot, MD

Coordinator:Sandy Kerns (sk9ef@virginia.edu); 924-9484

Rotation Duration: 2 weeks

Rotation Location: UVA Medical Center, Main Hospital, Room 1514

Available: 1-4 & 6-12

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Residency/Student Elective Office - Room 1832

Typical day: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

Dress Code: None listed

Number of students per rotation: 1

Course Requirements:
Lecture Attendance: Students will attend the lectures and tutorials given by radiology faculty, fellows, and residents, as well as any conferences within the division of abdominal imaging (8:00 am on Wednesday and 12:15 pm – 1 pm M-F in Moss Auditorium).

Additional Requirements:  Students will be in charge of collecting interesting cases and adding these to a teaching file. Each student will be asked to prepare and present a 15-minute power point presentation of an interesting case to the attending on service and the rotating residents at the end of each week on the service. The presentation should include a discussion of radiologic anatomy, imaging findings, related physiopathology, and the next best imaging and management steps. Please email of copy of your presentation to sk9ef@virginia.edu for saving on the department’s I-Drive.

Course Description:
The rotation will provide the students a basic, but sufficient knowledge, on the fundamentals of abdominal imaging in order to serve as a foundation to their internship and forthcoming specialty training.

Students will be assigned a workstation to review available educational material, including interactive tutorials and reference articles. The student will spend time reviewing the educational material on the assigned workstation. Once the attending on service starts the morning read-out with residents, the student will attend the read-out and participate in the discussion of cases. When on the ultrasound rotation, students will be assigned to cases and participate in image guided procedures.

Specific organization of rotation:

Students will have the opportunity to observe image guided procedures (CT and ultrasound guided) performed as a part of diagnostic and therapeutic work-up for neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the abdomen. Students are encouraged to participate in procedure huddle every morning at 8 am in ultrasound procedure area and at 8:30 on Wednesdays.

Additional time will be devoted to self-study of images, slide-and web based interactive learning modules, which have been prepared as teaching materials.

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