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Abdominal Imaging

Elective Number: (Oasis E74x) 2911

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Arun Krishnaraj

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

Duration: 2 weeks

Available: Rotations 3b, 7a, 8a, 9a, 11a, 12a

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.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: The general learning objectives of this rotation are:

Students will attend the lectures and tutorials given by radiology faculty, fellows, and residents and any conferences within abdominal imaging.

Additional time will be devoted to self-study of images, slide-and webbased interactive learning modules, which have been prepared as teaching materials. Students are encouraged to add cases to the teaching files. All students are encouraged to participate in department activities including numerous case-based and didactic conferences, seminars and other activities.

The students will have the opportunity to observe image guided procedures ( both CT and ultrasound guided) performed as a part of diagnostic and therapeutic work-up for neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the abdomen.

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.

Specific objectives of the Abdominal imaging rotation:



Work (specific tasks for the student):

Students are be encouraged to participate in morning 8 am procedure huddle daily in Ultrasound procedure area and 8:30 am on Wednesdays. Attend Wednesday 8 am interesting case conference and noon lectures in Moss when possible. A workstation will be assigned to the student for him/her to review educational material, including interactive tutorials and reference articles. The student will spend at least 2 hours of the day reviewing the educational material. Shadow the attending during read-outs throughout the day and participate in discussion of cases. When on ultrasound rotation, cases will be assigned to participate in image guided procedures and scanning the patients. (on attached from)

Specific organization of rotations:

Students will be in charge of collecting interesting cases and adding these to a teaching file. The 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 in the service; discussion of radiologic anatomy, imaging findings, related physiopathology and best next step in imaging and management will be emphasized.


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