Medical Student Elective Catalog: RAD3-4010/F Diagnostic Radiology - CHATT

Location: Erlanger Baroness Campus


Course Coordinator:  Blaise Baxter, MD


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*Currently, the Department of Radiology only accepts UT students for this rotation.


The student electing Diagnostic Radiology at Erlanger Baroness Campus in Chattanooga will be exposed to daily teaching and work conferences and will observe the staff during routine radiographic work, advanced cross-sectional and nuclear imaging,  fluoroscopic GI-GU procedures, and special procedures. There are extensive opportunities for independent teaching-file work. The elective's main goals:  (1) to familiarize the student with the role of the diagnostic x-ray department in patient care, (2) to familiarize the student with the critical role radiologist-clinician communication plays in patient management, (3) to educate the student regarding the imaging test-of-choice for most clinical problems, (4) to educate the student regarding radiological radiation, cost, and safety issues, (5) to allow the student to understand what their patient goes through when they order a radiological procedure or test.


Revised 05/20/2015

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