Elective Number: (Oasis E74y) 2912
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Ornan
Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (firstname.lastname@example.org); 924-9484
Duration: Min 2 weeks/Max 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 3, 4a, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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.
- Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
- Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between
November 1 and February 1.
- Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: Learning Objectives:
- learn the main indications for radiographic studies in the emergency inpatient and outpatient settings
- identify the commonly obtained radiographic projections learn basic radiologic anatomy on spine radiographs
- learn basic radiologic anatomy on spine radiographs
- identify the imaging appearance of the most common emergent findings on spine and head/neck radiographs
- learn the main indications for cross-sectional imaging studies in the emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings
- be able to distinguish a CT scan from an MRI
- be aware of the risks of radiation exposure
- learn basic anatomy on cross sectional brain and head/neck studies, including vascular anatomy on CTA/MRA
- identify the most common emergent findings on head CT, including infarcts, hemorrhage, mass lesions, infection and herniation patterns
- identify common spinal fractures on CT
- understand the cimportance of portocoling, including when contrast is and is not indicated.
In addition to participating in the daily read-out sessions with residents and fellows, students will be asked to prepare a 10-15 minute Powerpoint presentation on an interesting case they encountered during the elective. Patient presentation, relevant anatomy, imaging findings, pathophysiology and management should be emphasized.
- Neuroradiology: The Requisites. Yousem and Grossman
- UVa online interactive tutorial http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/