Course Descriptions - MHS in Diagnostic Imaging

DIAG6001 : MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM I: ARTHRITIC DISORDERS
3.00 credits: This course emphasizes the pathophysiology and radiographic manifestations of arthritic disorders through didactic instruction and case presentation. Topics covered include inflammatory, degenerative, and depositional arthritides as well as pyogenic arthropathy. Also covered are syndromes and hematologic disorders with arthritic manifestations.
DIAG6002 : MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM II: ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA
3.00 credits: This course will cover the mechanisms of injury and radiographic manifestations of common fracture patterns in the spine and extremities as well as orthopedic MRI of the extremities. Attention will also be placed on fracture repair and complications/sequelae of trauma. A systematic review of each joint will cover the imaging findings of normal marrow signal, the normal appearance of tendons, muscles, and articular cartilage, and the imaging findings of trauma. MRI of the appendicular skeleton will be covered in a regional format.
DIAG6003 : MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM III: TUMORS AND LESIONS
3.00 credits: This course will detail the pathologic and radiographic manifestations of tumors and tumor-like conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The natural history of benign and malignant conditions will in covered according to tissue type. This course will also include the radiographic appearance of conditions resulting from disorders of metabolism, nutritional deficiency, and toxic disorders. Musculoskeletal abnormalities resulting from pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal dysfunction will complete the course.
DIAG6004 : MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM IV: HEMATOPOIETIC DISTURBANCES
3.00 credits: This course will include discussion of the clinical, pathologic, and radiographic findings of anemias, lipidoses, myeloproliferative and bleeding disorders. The radiographic manifestations of osteonecrosis and osteochondrosis will be covered, with an emphasis on avascular necrosis. The radiographic and clinical manifestations of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis will be discussed in detail. Finally, this section will cover congenital dysplasias, dysostoses, and anomalies of bone.
DIAG6005 : IMAGING OF THE CHEST
3.00 credits: This course will cover the modalities for imaging of the chest. Emphasis will be placed on classic radiographic patterns of diseases of the chest. The resident will acquire a working knowledge of categories of diseases of the lung, airways and pleura. Mediastinal disease and diseases of diaphragm and chest wall will also be covered.
DIAG6006 : NEURORADIOLOGY
3.00 credits: This course will emphasize the normal anatomy of the central nervous system and the appearance on imaging studies. The resident will study the imaging findings of congenital disorders, neoplasms, infectious/inflammatory disorders, trauma, and demyelinating/degenerative disorders of the brain and spinal cord. This section will also cover disorders of the skull and orbit.
DIAG6007 : IMAGING OF THE GI SYSTEM AND GU SYSTEM
3.00 credits: This course will focus on the clinical and imaging findings of disease processes of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary system. The resident will study methods of examination and the normal anatomy of these systems. Categories covered will include congenital anomalies, inflammatory diseases, and neoplasms.
DIAG6008 : PRINICIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
3.00 credits: Radiographic imaging principles will be covered along with radiobiology, and the principles of radiation protection. The principles and physics of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and other forms of advanced imaging will be covered, along with imaging protocols.
DIAG6009 : CAPSTONE PROJECT
3.00 credits: Residents will undertake independent study which will culminate in the completion of an applied project. Residents will create four radiology teaching file cases and prepare them for oral presentation using Google ePortfolio to aggregate case material and supporting documentation and images.
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