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Department: MERAD-Radiology
Course: 515-Radiology: Clinical Correlation

Course Director: L. Alexandre R. Frigini, M.D.
Course Faculty: L. Alexandre R. Frigini, M.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  50
Elective Type: Pre-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 0.75
Pre-requisites: MS2
Open to US Visiting Students: No
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
This course is designed to focus on a clinical aspect of which radiographic tests to order in certain situations. In addition, the students will be instructed on interpreting these radiographic tests. By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

1) Know which radiographic tests to order in diverse clinical situations, including flank pain, acute abdominal pain, joint pain, bone masses, pelvic masses, and breast masses.
2) Have a baseline knowledge in the interpretation of chest x-rays, chest CT, pelvic ultrasounds, abdominal CT, abdominal ultrasound, position emission tomography, mammogram, and breast ultrasounds.

This course is open to MS2s in Term 1.

Meeting Dates August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9 & 16 [Review & Final Exam]
Location: Zoom

Learning Activities
6:30 to 8:30 PM Introduction/Overview of Course
6:30 to 8:30 PM GI-Rad. Clin. Correlation
6:30 to 8:30 PM GU Imaging & PET-CT
6:30 to 8:30 PM Neuro
6:30 to 8:30 PM Chest X-rays
6:30 to 8:30 PM MSK
6:30 to 8:30 PM: Course wrap-up, final test and course evaluation

Recommended reading: Anatomy in Diagnostic Imaging by Peter Fleckenstein, Jorgen Tranum-Jensen, 2nd edition.

Evaluation Methods
This is a Pass/Fail course. The student is expected to attend a minimum of five of the six lectures and Pass the final exam.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
First Class Day: Wednesday, August 5, 2020; Location: Zoom; Additional dates: see above
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Becky Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location:
Address: BCM-360
Email: beckyb@bcm.edu
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