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RAD 301A. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clerkship (SUMC)

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Designed to familiarize students with the interpretation of medical images and nuclear medicine studies. The clerkship consists of four weeks of combination seminar and lecture sessions of approximately 3-5 hours per day, with special emphasis on methods used in interpreting chest radiographs, cardiac series, abdominal films, bone films and routine nuclear medicine investigations. Introductory sessions concerning ultrasound, CT and MRI examinations, and mammography are also included. Students become acquainted with the workings of a radiology department, observe the performance of a variety of diagnostic procedures, and gain some understanding of these procedures from the standpoint of the patient. Emphasis of the clerkship is on correlating radiographic or nuclear medicine findings and clinical data in order to arrive at differential diagnoses. Indications for various examinations and radiographic and clinical methods of further exploration of suspected abnormalities are stressed. A comprehensive final examination must be passed. No credit will be given if student has more than 2 unapproved absences from scheduled sessions. This clerkship is limited to Stanford students only. Radiology textbook, online radiology texts and web based programmed instruction will be made available to all participants.

Medicine 300A, Pediatrics 300A, or Surgery 300A strongly advised.

Periods Available
4, 5, 8, and 9, full-time for four weeks. 22 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: S084 (instructions on Radiology 301A website, CWP); Time: Check schedule.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2 Shadow Call with Radiology Resident

Michael Federle, M.D.

Other Faculty

Grayling Thompson, (650-721-6411,, 300 Pasteur Drive, H1330.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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