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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.,James P. Gregg, M.D.,Veronica V. Lenge De Rosen, M.D.,John Austin Hancock, M.D.
Elective Location: BTGH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: MERAD-506
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
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:
Statement of Goals:
Course not offered November and December. 1) Learn how to recognize high yield lines and tubes and appropriate positions: a) GI (NG tube; Dobhoff); b) airway/lungs (ETE tube, Trach, Chest tubes); c) Vascular (Swan Ganz, Central lines, PICC, Arm ports); 2) Develop systematic way for assessing chest for effusions: a) Costophrenic angles, posterior sulcus; b) Understand layering of fluid and possible underlying pathology; c) Know how fluid findings would change with different views (PA or lateral upright vs. supine, semi-upright, or lateral decubitus); 3) Learn to identify a pneumothorax and differentiate it from skin folds or artifact; 4) Learn to identify abnormal/suspicious lesions of the lung parenchyma, pleura, mediastinum, and lymph nodes.
Learning Activities
1) Readings: (Required) Squires Fundamentals of Radiology, Chapters 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.
Evaluation Methods
Grade based on written evaluations by attending physicians and residents, as well as, any presentations or additional assignments completed during the rotation. Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm Conferences: Students are encouraged to attend resident noon conference, and any additional departmental conferences offered during the month.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
8:00am BT Chest Reading Room, 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: BCM-Anderson Bldg.-Basement-022E

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