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Nuclear Radiology (aka: Nuclear Medicine)

Elective Number: (Oasis E74w) 2910

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Lale Kostakoglu

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

Rotation Duration: 2 or 4 weeks

Rotation Location: UVA Medical Center, Emily Couric Cancer Center, Nuclear Imaging Suite

Available: 3, 4, 6-9, 10b, 11, 12, 13a & 14

Number of students per rotation: 2

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

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

Attendance Policy: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

Dress Code: Professional
Attitude: Enthusiastic participation is expected from the student during the rotation. Time permitting, the student will participate in read-outs with the radiology resident and be asked to answer questions appropriate for their level of training. Appropriate professional behavior while in the reading and imaging room is expected. Disruptive behavior, and disengagement by texting or phone conversations, or excessive extraneous conversations cannot be tolerated, and the offender will be asked to leave the area.

A workstation will be available to the student to review education materials as well as current clinical studies. The student will spend the early part of the day reviewing materials in self-study. Once the attending on the service starts the morning read-out with radiology resident, the student generally will attend read-outs and participate in the discussion of clinical cases.

Course Requirements:
Lecture Attendance: The student is encouraged to attend scheduled Radiology resident conferences, morning case review and noon lectures during the rotation. Attendance is mandatory if the nuclear medicine faculty is in charge of these resident activities, indicating a Nuclear Medicine topic.

Course Description:
As a whole, the rotation will provide the student with a basic, but sufficient knowledge of fundamental nuclear imaging, in order to serve as a foundation to their internship and forthcoming specialty training.

Students will attend the lectures and tutorials given by radiology faculty, fellows, and residents and any conferences within Nuclear Medicine. All students are encouraged to participate in department activities including numerous case-based and didactic conferences, seminars, ground rounds and other activities. Additional time will be devoted to self-study of images and web based interactive learning modules which are available as teaching materials.

Rotation Goals:
The goal of this rotation is for students to understand the role of Nuclear Medicine in diagnosis, management, and therapy in diverse clinical settings, including its benefits and disadvantages.

General Learning Objectives:

Specific Learning Objectives:


Suggested Readings/Resources:
These resources are good introductory reading material for the rotation and available electronically from the UVA Medical Library. Students are encouraged to pick the chapters most related to their future career and interests, as well as those dealing with the required topics above).

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Sixth Edition, 2012 at

Nuclear Medicine (the Requisites), 2014 at

Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology, 2013 at

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