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Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Elective Number: (Oasis E74y) 2912

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Ornan

Coordinator: Linda (Lin) Moore; linmoore@virginia.edu; phone: 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.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Learning Objectives:

  1. Radiology
    1. learn the main indications for radiographic studies in the emergency inpatient and outpatient settings
    2. identify the commonly obtained radiographic projections learn basic radiologic anatomy on spine radiographs
    3. learn basic radiologic anatomy on spine radiographs
    4. identify the imaging appearance of the most common emergent findings on spine and head/neck radiographs
  2. CT/MRI
    1. learn the main indications for cross-sectional imaging studies in the emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings
    2. be able to distinguish a CT scan from an MRI
    3. be aware of the risks of radiation exposure
    4. learn basic anatomy on cross sectional brain and head/neck studies, including vascular anatomy on CTA/MRA
    5. identify the most common emergent findings on head CT, including infarcts, hemorrhage, mass lesions, infection and herniation patterns
    6. identify common spinal fractures on CT
    7. 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.

Suggested reading:

  1. Neuroradiology: The Requisites. Yousem and Grossman
  2. UVa online interactive tutorial http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/


 

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