The Clerkship provides a general understanding of the spectrum of diagnostic imaging and diagnostic and therapeutic image-guided interventional techniques.The student will understand the role of Radiology in medical care, and will appreciate the patient's perspective of undergoing medical imaging or intervention.
- Spectrum of imaging modalities: Exposure to the many different imaging modalities that fall under the rubric of "Radiology".
- Image-guided intervention: Exposure to the broad spectrum of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures offered by Interventional Radiology, and the role of IR in direct patient care.
- Radiologists as the “consultant’s consultant: Emphasize the breadth of medical knowledge necessary for imaging performance and interpretation and the value of sub-specialization in Radiology.
- Imaging as information: Understand the fundamental role and value of imaging to provide timely, accurate, and actionable diagnostic information regarding a patient’s medical condition, based on or tailored to specific clinical questions.
- The radiology team: The spectrum of caregivers involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging arena, including physicians, technologists, nurses, physicists, computer scientists, administrators, and administrative assistants.
- Imaging information systems (PACS – Picture Archiving and Communication System and RIS – Radiology Information System): Provide practical knowledge and experience for navigating these imaging information systems.