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Department: MERAD-Radiology (includes Radiation Oncology)
Course: 515-Radiology: Clinical Correlation

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arun Nachiappan
Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Block: 7,8
Min. Number of Students:Max: 40
Course Level: Pre-Clinical Block Elective
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 7:00 pm Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
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 shoulb be able to: 1) Know which radiographic tests to order in diverse clinical situations, including flank pain, acute abdominal pain, joint pain, bone massess, pelvic masses, and breast masses; 2) Have a baseline knowledge in the interpretation of chest x-rays, chest CT, pelvic ultrasounds, abdominal CT, abdominal ultrasounds, position emission tomography, mammogram, and breast ultrasounds; 3) Correlate the studies in the section with the pathology learned during Blocks 7 & 8.
Learning Activities
Readings will be recommended but are not required.
Evaluation Methods
This is a Pass/Fail course. The student is expected to attend a minimum three of the five lectures and the final exam.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Stephanie Spann
Contact Phone: 713-798-3224
Contact Fax:
Contact Location:
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