MEDICAL RADIOLOGY

MEDICAL RADIOLOGY

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Code
80810
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/36
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course has the aim to teach and make the medical students familiar with the science of diagnostic imaging in the field of diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. Students will learn the clinical indication and appropriate use of imaging. Special emphasis will be put on radiation protection principles and the main procedures of radiation therapy.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective of the course is the achivement of professional competences related to the science of diagnostic imaging, including the core principles of image production, interpretation and clinical indications. Special attention will be devoted to familiarize the medical student with the role of diagnostic imaging to assess a variety of pathologic conditions affecting different organs and tissues. Students trained in the course will be able to ask for the appropriate imaging modality as regard the patient and the clinical context. Principles of radioprotection and dosimetry will also be addressed.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students trained in the course will acquire the following skills:

  1. Familiarize with the use of conventional and advanced imaging modalities in the field of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy
  2. Know the basics of physics and technology of the current diagnostic imaging modalities
  3. Be able to choose the appropriate imaging technique based on the clinical context and patient history.
  4. Be aware of radiation safety and protection.
  5. Be aware of the main procedures and side effects of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine.

Teaching methods

The educational program consists of:

  • Frontal Lecturing
  • Professional Traineeship (Ultrasound, CT, MR imaging, Emergency Radiology) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital
  • Elective Placements (ADE) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Radiation Physics; Natural and Artificial Contrast in Diagnostic Radiology; Radiographic Examination; Computed Tomography: physical principles and technology; Ultrasonography: physical principles and technology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging: physical principles and technology; Angiography and Interventional Techniques; Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques: physical principles; Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques: clinical indications; Chest Imaging (incl. respiratory system and mediastinum); Cardiac Imaging; Gastrointestinal Tract Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas; Diagnostic imaging of the Spleen, Retroperitoneum and Peritoneal Cavity; Endocrine System Imaging; Urological Radiology; Imaging of the Male Reproductive System; Imaging of the Female Reproductive System; Breast Imaging; Musculoskeletal Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging in Rheumatology; Neuroradiology; Nuclear Neurology; Maxillofacial Radiology; Oral Radiology; Oncologic Imaging: assessing tumor response to therapy; Statistic Guide to Interpretation of Imaging Findings; Radiation Therapy: technology and techniques; Radiation Therapy: clinical and oncological indications; Radiometabolic Therapy; Principles of Radiobiology of Tumors and Normal Tissues; Principles of Radiation Protection: clinical dosimetry; Principles of Radiation Protection: maximal permissible dose.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cittadini G. Cittadini G., Sardanelli F. Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia. Edra Ed., Milano, 2015. ISBN: 978-88-214-4000-7

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Done by appointment. Please contact Ms. Daniela Baroni (Segreteria Radiologia Universitaria, tel. +39 010 555 5248) or send me an email at: carlo.martinoli@unige.it

Ricevimento: By appointment Email address: lroccatagliata@neurologia.unige.it

Ricevimento: By appointment. Contact: liliana.belgioia@unige.it

Exam Board

LUCA ROCCATAGLIATA (President)

GIANMARIO SAMBUCETI (President)

CARLO MARTINOLI (President)

SILVIA DANIELA MORBELLI (President)

RENZO GIACINTO CORVO' (President)

LORENZO DERCHI (President)

ALBERTO TAGLIAFICO

CARLO EMANUELE NEUMAIER

LILIANA BELGIOIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The educational program consists of:

  • Frontal Lecturing
  • Professional Traineeship (Ultrasound, CT, MR imaging, Emergency Radiology) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital
  • Elective Placements (ADE) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital

EXAMS

Exam description

The examination consists of a written test based on a series of 33 multiple choice questions (4 answers/1 correct) and an oral test (optional). For getting through the written test, the student is asked to correctly answer 18 questions. If the student responds correctly to 31, 32 or 33 question, the final score will be 30 cum laude. Passing the written test is required to access the oral exam. In the early extra-session of examinations (preappello), both written and oral tests will be based on the actual content of the frontal lectures. In the regular exam sessions (appelli), the written and oral tests will be based on the content of the frontal lectures and on the textbook (program listed on AulaWeb). The access to the early extra-session of examinations (preappello) is limited to only current fourth-year medical students who attended at least 70% of the frontal lectures, whereas students in the fifth- and following years and who has failed to complete medicine within the prescribed time of six years will not be admitted. Similarly, medical students who participate in an Erasmus programme cannot take the early extra-session of examination. Medical students in the fourth and following years can instead access regular exam sessions (appelli). The course does not include ongoing evaluations or midterm exams.

Assessment methods

The written test will evaluate the candidate’s achievement of theoretical learning. The oral exam will then test the candidate's ability to apply theorical learning to practice by means of an interactive discussion of how and why we should select the individual imaging modalities as regard the patient and the clinical context.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto ATTENZIONE . L'ESAME SI SVOLGERA' ALLE ORE 9 AULA 1 POLO SAIWA AULA 3-4 POLO SAIWA AULA 2 POLO SAIWA AULA 8 POLO SAIWA
29/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto AULA 6 POLO ALBERTI
13/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto AULA 6 POLO ALBERTI
27/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto AULA 1 POLO ALBERTI
28/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto