Radiology Clerkships

Radiology Clerkships

Chair:  Dr. Craig Walker
Student Coordinator:  Dr. Melissa Manzer
Curriculum Clerk:  Tina Hunter (402-559-1018)

RADI-720 Diagnostic Radiology
Periods offered:
  Each four weeks EXCEPT December
This elective is NOT offered during the month of December. 
Student Limit:  16
Where to Report:  MSB Room 1500 (Hunt Conference Room) at 8:30 a.m.  Students will be notified by letter prior to starting the rotation. 

Daily observations of film interpretation, fluoroscopic examinations and interventional radiographic procedures.  We will discuss plain film analysis of the abdomen and chest, terminology used with different modalities, radiation protection and the patient’s experience of radiological tests.  You will further learn by teaching your peers through unknown cases and presentations.  With the cooperation of the instructor, emphasis can be directed to specialized areas such as pediatric radiology, cardiovascular radiology, ultrasounds, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, and GU radiology. 

Students will be assigned at the University Hospital.  You will receive your clinical schedule at the beginning of the rotation.  Preferences for a given clinical rotation or special emphasis should be discussed with the student coordinator or curriculum clerk prior to the month. 

RADI-724 Nuclear Medicine
Faculty Contact: 
Dr. Jordan Hankins
Periods Offered:  Must meet with faculty and given approval prior to elective
Student Limit:  1
Where to Report:  University Tower, 1st Floor – Nuclear Medicine Reading Room 

This elective is directed towards acquainting the student with the field of Nuclear Medicine.  The application of radionuclides to the diagnosis, treatment and/or investigation of human disease is surveyed with emphasis on clinical applications.  The students receive didactic instruction in the principles and practice of pertinent nuclear physics and instrumentation.  They will participate in case evaluation, procedure selection, radio-pharmaceutical dose calculation and administration, conduct the procedure, subsequent evaluation and analysis of data with patients.  Integration of the consultative report into the total patient care is stressed. 

Pertinent radiation biologic and radiation protection considerations are related to the conduct of the routine practice of nuclear medicine.  Opportunity is available for the pursuit of individual interests within the overall framework of the elective.  A specific investigational activity exploring an area of interest in greater depth is also an integral part of the elective, providing a more detailed experience relating to the field of nuclear medicine. 

RADI-727 Interventional Radiology
Faculty Contact:
Dr. Joseph McBride
Periods Offered:  Each four weeks
Student Limit:  1
Where to Report:  Contact Tina Hunter in the Department of Radiology. 

This elective exposes the student to the clinical side of radiology.  Interventional Radiology is patient oriented and students are encouraged to participate in pre-procedure workup, observation and performance of procedures, and post procedure care.  Didactic sessions are conducted every morning, where cases of the day and completed cases from the day before are discussed.  Interventional Radiology encompasses most specialties, including peripheral vascular disease, oncology, surgery, internal medicine, ob/gyn, urology, pediatrics, pathology, and neurology to name a few. 

RADI-760 Off-Campus Radiology Elective
Periods Offered
:  Each four weeks
Student Limit:  By Arrangement
Prerequisite:  By permission of Clerkship Coordinator

An Off-Campus Elective Application form must be completed for this experience.  (See Off-Campus Elective Application procedures.) 

The student must have completed Diagnostic Radiology (RADI-720) prior to approval of an off-campus elective, unless the student is planning to take the elective at a teaching (university-affiliated) hospital.