||Percentage of time expected|
|Regular Hours (Mon-Fri):
||8am - 5pm
|Number on-call nights:
|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.|
|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.|
|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
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