Students in the VCU School of Medicine have the option to enroll in the following elective courses:

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Breast imaging
  • Emergency and trauma radiology
  • General radiology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Pediatric imaging
  • Radiology research

The general radiology elective gives students a broad overview of the various disciplines within diagnostic radiology and students spend time in film interpretation areas and procedure rooms. Students also participate in dedicated didactic lectures that focus on the approach to common problems encountered in clinical practice.

Additional learning opportunities are available during radiology resident and interdisciplinary conferences, teaching and film interpretation sessions with attending radiologists and case reviews with radiology residents.

Teaching file materials and textbooks are provided. Students are expected to learn the fundamental modalities – including plain film, ultrasound, CT, MRI and angiography – of diagnostic radiology and their use. Some rudimentary skills in the interpretation of plain films are also be acquired.

A maximum of 16 students may be enrolled in each general radiology elective.

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