Elective Program

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Department: MERAD-Radiology
Course: 520-Neuroradiology

Course Director: Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan, M.D.
Course Faculty: Fanny Emilia Moron, M.D.,Christie M. Lincoln, M.B.B.S.,David Ryan Dunaway, M.D.,Tomas Eduardo Uribe Acosta,Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan, M.D.
Elective Location: BTH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,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; 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
Readings: Squires Fundamentals of Radiology, Chapter 18.

Daily Responsibilities:
Students will be assigned to either the BT/HHS Neuro CT and MRI rotations. Students are expected to work with both residents and attendings to get exposed to the role of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of the most common diseases related to the brain, orbits, face, neck and spine. You will be expected to attend daily morning and noon Neuro conferences at MDA, BSLMC, TMH, TCH, and BCM.

Learning Activities
1) CT: Identify normal anatomic structures of the head and neck, brain, spine on imaging exams; High yield abnormal CT findings.
2) MRI: Basic MRI physics
3) Appropriate use of imaging: Describe some strengths,
weaknesses, and limitations of CT vs. MRI in the evaluation of patients with CNS symptoms and diseases; list some indications fo ruse of contrast with CT (or MRI); construct the appropriate imaging algorithm for common diagnostic scenarios.

Evaluation Methods
Grade based on:

1) Attendance to morning and noon conferences Mon-Fri
2) Presentation of an interesting case
3) Discussion of an article at the Neuroradiology fellows journal club
4) Daily interactions with the residents, faculty, ancillary staff and referring clinicians
5) Initiative in accessing EPIC and accessing patients histories
6) Initiative reviewing studies on their own before the readouts.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
Student will be contacted prior to elective start date
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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