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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Dec 12, 2017
Catalog 2016-2017

ELECT ERADA - Diagnostic Radiology

Course Directors: Carlos Previgliano, MD and Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo, MD.
PHONE: 318-675-7196 or 318-675-6280
Duration of Elective: 4 weeks
Location of Elective: University Health Hospital
Maximum Number of Students: 2 for blocks 1-4 the 1 for blocks 5-11 Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: ERADA

1 credit



Primary Goal of Elective:

To familiarize the senior medical student with all of the different areas of Diagnostic Radiology, including the different imaging modalities, and what these areas have to offer.


Specific Objectives for this Elective:

1)        To give the student a basic understanding of the performance and interpretation of examinations in general diagnostic radiology as well as in specialty areas such as Interventional Radiology to include angiography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).


2)        Read Out Sessions:  Introduction to the interpretation and evaluation of routine radiographs (chest, abdomen, bone) as well as other radiographic examinations to include GU and GI examinations.

3)        To become familiar with Radiology as a clinical tool.

4)        To develop a basic approach in evaluating the Chest X-ray.


Resources Necessary for Learning:

The daily read out sessions with the radiology resident and the assigned faculty on that service.




References:   Clinical Radiology the Essential, by Daffner

Basic Radiology, by  Chen, Pope and Ott



1)       Professionalism:  Punctual attendance, maturity, and interaction with faculty and residents.

2)       Participation during the read out sessions and when asked questions.

3)       Develop a 5 minute work-up of an interesting case with a summary of the pertinent clinical presentation, pathophysiology and pertinent imaging studies to be presented to the elective director, Dr. Nall, at the end of the rotation.


Brief Description of Activities:

1)  A basic schedule will be provided to the student at the beginning of the rotation.  

        This can be modified after discussion with the elective director, Dr. Nall, but the  

     student is expected to adhere to the overall schedule.  This schedule must be  

      initialed each day by the service attending you are working with that day.

2)  Attendance during the performance and interpretation of radiographic procedures in   

     the various areas during the rotation to begin at 8:30 am each day.

3)  Attendance at all noon Departmental Teaching Conferences is expected. Sign in on the  

     attendance sheet in the conference room.

4)  Your schedule can be rearranged to emphasize the areas specific to the student’s future  

     plans after discussing this with the elective director, Dr. Nall.

5)  No more than 2 days / 2 wk rotation can be taken for interviews unless approved by the  elective director.