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Trauma & Emergency Radiology - RADL 550


RADL 540 Diagnostic Radiology


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

This elective will review imaging modalities used in the management of traumatic and non-traumatic acute pathology as seen at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center and the Emergency Department of the University of Maryland. Imaging modalities include radiography, computed tomography, computed tomography-angiography and MRI. In addition, diagnostic imaging of complications occurring in the intensive care setting will be studied. The student will be expected to learn which imaging procedures are most appropriate to perform for a given clinical situation and the advantages and limitations of each imaging modality. They will also become aware of special challenges encountered in imaging acutely ill patients. Students planning a career in Emergency Medicine, Radiology, or Surgery would find the course of benefit for future application. Selected teaching cases showing commonly encountered pathologies will be reviewed. Selected readings will be recommended. A brief case report emphasizing diagnostic imaging studies is encouraged. Also, since most actual cases present after routine hours, the student is encourage to spend some evenings working with the resident and covering faculty on 4pm-11pm. Grading depends on daily participation in study interpretation, evidence of improvement in level of knowledge concerning emergency imaging and the quality and timeliness of completion of reading assignments and the case report if undertaken.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Weeks 1-48


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

Faculty Responsible:

Krystal Archer-Arroyo, MD

Administrative Contact:

Ricuhelt Lantaya

Last Revision: August 27, 2013