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Diagnostic Radiology - RADL 540




University of Maryland Medical Center
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Rm N2E23

Description and Goals:

This elective is for medical students who desire an understanding of the basic principles of diagnostic imaging interpretation and an appreciation of the nature and scope of modern imaging techniques. In small group imaging reading environments, the students will have an opportunity to learn and use the fundamentals of imaging interpretation. They will have mandatory observation periods in selected sub-specialties. In addition to the use of self instruction materials, the faculty and residents provide two daily sessions covering the entire scope of diagnostic radiology and its appropriate integration into current medical practice. Students are expected to attend the daily departmental conferences and film readouts. Each student will do a 10-15 minute case presentation. A final exam will incorporate knowledge acquired from dedicated lectures and daily conferences.

Students are permitted no more than 4 days of scheduled residency interviews or other accepted absences. This time will be made up at the discretion of the course director.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48, excluding blocks 6 and 12


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Maria Manning, MD 

Administrative Contact:

Ricuhelt Lantaya


Last Revision: February 17, 2014