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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound Elective

Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound Elective

Preceptor: Shailee Lala, MD
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa, evelyn.espinosa@nyulangone.org
Telephone: (212) 263-6737

Prerequisite:  Radiology Selective


This is a unique ultrasound two-week Elective designed to introduce students to the role of ultrasound in variety of clinical scenarios in the Department of Radiology.  Students will rotate through breast, musculoskeletal, abdominal and pediatric radiology, where they will participate in image interpretation of ultrasound examinations and become familiar with normal anatomy and common pathologic entities.  While on the rotation, they will be given opportunities to develop their ultrasound skills. Introductory didactic session will be provided to review the basic of ultrasound and ultrasound machine knobology.

Objectives of the Elective

Upon completion of the elective, the student is expected to:
Recognize normal anatomy of the abdomen, pelvis, scrotum, and rotator cuff

1.    Recognize common pathologic entities, including:

  • Cholelithiaisis
  • Biliary ductal dilatation
  • Cirrhotic liver and its complications 
  • Benign hepatic mass (cyst/hemangioma)
  • Cholecystitis
  • Renal calculi
  • Hydronephrosis
  •  Acute appendicitis
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Intussusception 
  • Deep venous thrombosis

2.    Be familiar with the role of ultrasound in the work up of:

  • Right upper quadrant pain
  • Right lower quadrant pain
  • Female pelvic pain
  • Scrotal pain and swelling
  • Renal colic

Responsibilities of the Student while on the Elective

Attend assigned conferences; keep a log of cases/procedures reviewed.

Method of Evaluation

Students are evaluated on the basis participation, attendance and clinical knowledge. Grade pass/fail.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: October, November, January and February
Students per Period: 3
Duration: Two weeks