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Radiology

Aim:  to teach medical students principles of radiology during their clinical posting in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as during bulk special posting in Radiology. The radiology course assumes a basic knowledge of radiologic anatomy and pathology appropriate review and teaching of new concepts will be undertaken.

Objectives:

Clinical students will be taught principles of radiology throughout the year through seminars, during clinical posting in Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as during special posting in Radiology.

Radiology is to expose clinical students to full working of the Departments. The radiology course assumes a basic knowledge of radiologic anatomy and pathology but appropriate review and teaching of new concepts will be undertaken

Introductory course in Clinical Radiology

Principles and Aims of Radiodiagnosis:

Physical principles (production of x-rays, ultrasound waves and magnetic resonance signal). Conventional radiology, special radiological investigations and significance of clinical history.

Cross sectional imaging:

correlation of anatomical and radiological cross-sections.

Introduction to other medical diagnostic imaging modalities Radionuclide scanning, Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Lithotripsy, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).

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Physical properties, classification, uses, adverse reactions and other complications.

Systemic Pathological Classification of Diseases:

Congenital anomalies, Traumatic lesions, inflammatory lesions, Metabolic disorders, Degenerative disorders, Neoplastic lesions, idiopathic condition and miscellaneous disorders.