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Department: MERAD-Radiology (includes Radiation Oncology)
Course: 506-Diagnostic Radiology

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arun Nachiappan
Course Faculty: Dr. Arun Nachiappan
Elective Location: BTGH
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 13
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Completion of 8 weeks of any core rotation(s)
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 8-5 Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective will be offered only in the following months: August, September, October, January, March, April, and June. The maximum enrollment is 13 per month. Faculty approval required for non-Baylor students. (Approval must be secured from Dr. Arun Nachiappan by contacting Ms. Becky Baxter). Please do not contact individual faculty. Placement at BTGH requires two months of cores as a pre-requisite. A student taking radiology elective MERAD-506 MUST attend the course orientation given at 8:00-9:00 AM on the first day of the elective. The goals, objectives, course outline schedules and expectations are all discussed at this time.
Learning Activities
1) Rotate through Breast Imaging, Chest, Emergency Center, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound/Computed Tomography (maximum one week in each subsection) 2) Learn basic principles of radiographic studies and procedures 3) Understand indications for ordering different imaging modalities 4) Become familiar with the basic radiographic studies such as chest radiographs, extremity radiographs and abdominal radiographs 5) Review the online Radiology teaching file - located on the Baylor Radiology website - - Go the the "Education" and select "Teaching Files" 6) Understand how to utilize the radiologist as a consultant.
Evaluation Methods
Exam at the end of the month Powerpoint presentation of an interesting case at the end of the month Additional Assignments Daily contact with faculty and residents
When and Where to report on first day of service:
MUST ATTEND: 8am, Radiology Conference Room, BTGH, 1st Floor,
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Becky Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location:
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