The Department of Diagnostic Radiology offers elective programs for both local and overseas medical students.
The radiology elective program is structured to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of diagnostic radiology and to provide an overview on the breadth of diagnostic imaging.
At the end of the elective posting period the student will be able to
- Have a general idea on the role of radiology in clinical practice.
- Develop an appreciation of the complexity of diagnostic imaging including an understanding of the types of studies which are available and the information they can provide.
- Gain an understanding of the clinical indications for obtaining studies, the relative risk/benefit of radiologic procedures and the basic technical aspects of how examinations are performed.
- Gain insight into the diagnostic limitations of imaging studies and how these parameters affect patient care.
- Learn the radiological presentation of common problems on plain films of the chest, abdomen and extremities, to view these test findings in conjunction with the patient's history and physical exam in order to come to a meaningful diagnosis.
- To understand clearly the meaning of reports on the more advanced technologies such as Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.