Elective Program

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Department: MERAD-Radiology
Course: 524-Chest Radiology

Course Director: Veronica V. Lenge De Rosen, M.D.
Course Faculty: Cliff J. Whigham Jr., D.O.,Veronica V. Lenge De Rosen, M.D.
Elective Location: BTH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1B,1C,2A,2B,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  1
Elective Type: Clinical
Matriculating prior to fall 20158
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond4
Pre-requisites: MERAD 506 or MERAD 200
Open to US Visiting Students: Yes
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
1) Readings: (Required) Squires Fundamentals of Radiology, Ch. 4-10; Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology
2) Students will be assigned to the Chest reading room for the month, to rotate between CXR and chest CT. Students are expected to work with both residents and attending's to become comfortable with reading chest imaging
3) Students will present one interesting case in thoracic radiology that they come across during the month. The presentation should be no more than ten minutes, and in Power point format utilized for the department teaching file
4) Students will complete one project during the month. Emphasis on research, publication, educational exhibit, and case files.

Learning Activities
1) Employ a systematic search pattern for interpreting chest x-rays: recognize normal anatomic structures of the chest; identify different CXR views; understand the following terms: opacity, consolidation, pulmonary vascular congestion, interstitial pulmonary edema, alveolar edema; discuss CXR findings; develop systematic way for assessing chest for effusions; describe signs of a pneumothorax at CXR; discuss the criteria for diagnosis of cardiomegaly on CX; compare the conspicuity of chest "masses" on CXR and CT; recognize the correct and incorrect positioning of lines and tubes.
2) List several clinical scenarios in which imaging of the chest can be used to guide procedures. (3.9)
3) Construct the appropriate imaging algorithm for common diagnostic scenarios. (3.2, 3.7, 3.9)

Evaluation Methods
Grade based on written evaluations by attending physicians and residents, as well as, any presentations or additional assignments completed during the rotation.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
8:00 AM, BT 1st Flr., Radiology Dept., Chest Reading Room
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Becky Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location: Main BCM - Anderson Building - Basement - Radiology Education Office - Room 022E
Email: beckyb@bcm.edu
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