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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT ENERA - Neuroradiology


Director(s): Luis De Alba, M.D.
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: ENERA
NOTE: Enrollment: By permission only, must have an interest in Radiology and/or Interventional Radiology
4 Credits

Brief Description of Activities:

  1. To attend the Neuroradiology read out sessions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  2. To attend the daily Radiology noon conferences as well as the monthly  Neuroanatomy/Neuroradiology and Neuropathology/Neuroradiology conferences.
  3. To meet with the elective director, Dr. Gonzalez-Toledo, for dedicated teaching on  anatomy and pathology topics.
  4. To collect at least 10 cases representing the most common pathologies on a CD.


Goals:
To familiarize the senior medical student with the subspecialty area of Neuroradiology, including the different imaging modalities available, especially CT and MRI.

Objectives:
 

  1. To give the student a basic understanding of the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MRI) anatomy of the brain and spine.
  2. To give the student an understanding of CT and MRI techniques.
  3. To show CT and MR images of the most common pathologies in neurological and neurosurgical patients.


Resources for Learning:
The daily read out sessions with the radiology resident and the assigned faculty on this service.

Reading Assignments:
References:  Osborn AG, Blaser SI, Salzman KL. “Pocket Radiologist.  Brain”. WB Saunders. 2002

Evaluation:
 

  1. Professionalism:  Punctual attendance, maturity, and interaction with faculty and residents.
  2. Participation during the read out sessions and when asked questions.


Helpful Information
Brief Description of Activities:
1)    To attend the Neuroradiology read out sessions from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
2)    To attend the daily Radiology 7:30 am noon conferences as well as the monthly  Neuroanatomy/Neuroradiology and                  Neuropathology/Neuroradiology conferences.
3)    To meet with the elective director, Dr. De Alba, for dedicated teaching on  anatomy and pathology topics.
 

Offered: All

Pass/Fail