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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Radiology Subspecialty: Thoracic Imaging Elective

Radiology Subspecialty: Thoracic Imaging Elective

Preceptor: Geraldine Villasana Gomez, MD
Course Code: 15-05
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa,
Telephone: 212-263-6737

Prerequisite: None


This course is intended for students who plan a career in radiology, medicine or surgery or other specialty. Students will be instructed in the fundamentals of thoracic imaging and will participate in the reading sessions and departmental and interdepartmental conferences.

Objectives of the Elective

The objective of this elective is to offer the student an opportunity to observe how radiology contributes to patient care. It is hoped that the student will acquire an appreciation for the various imaging modalities and their application to the evaluation of chest disease.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. The student is expected to attend the clinical radiologic chest imaging read out sessions covering CT and conventional radiographs as assigned during the rotation.
  2. Students are expected to attend interdisciplinary conferences
  3. Students are expected to read Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology by Lawrence Goodman and review normal chest CT anatomy.
  4. Present a 5-10 minute PowerPoint presentation on a case or topic of choice.

Didactic Program

Students are guided to those conferences, which are considered appropriate.

Method of Evaluation

The students are evaluated on the basis of interest shown, attendance and clinical knowledge.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All year except 2 weeks of Jul, Aug, Oct, Dec
Report To: 8AM (Location to be determined)
Students per period: 1
Duration: 2 Weeks