UCSD Musculoskeletal Radiology
1. The principal goal of the Radiology elective
is to increase the capability of the Fellows to interpret standard X-Ray as
well as more modern radiologic approaches including MRI and CT of the
skeleton. There will be participation of the Fellows in the regular film
reading activities in the Radiology Department at UCSD under supervision of a
faculty mentor in Radiology.
2. The elective will take place over one month, during which the Fellow will
be under the tutelage of Dr. Tudor Hughes, Assistant Professor of Radiology at
UCSD. The Fellows will leave their laboratory or clinical research elective
responsibilities for the month, but will remain in their ambulatory clinics.
They will read films with the Radiology faculty at the Thornton Hospital on
Monday afternoon, at the VA on Tuesday morning, and on Wednesday afternoon and
Thursday morning at Hillcrest (UCSD Medical Center).
1. The objective is for the Fellows to have baseline competence in reading
plain radiographs of joints and the spine, as well as \increased proficiency
in interpretation of plain bone radiographs. In addition, the Fellow should
have rudimentary skills in interpreting MRI and CT of bones and joints.
2.The schedule for readings of films and teaching files are available on line
at http://medicine.ucsd.edu/bonepit.com. Additional teaching materials
are available at the VA in the form of an X-ray file of plain films and MRIs,
which the Fellows can utilize (as they are annotated with the proper diagnosis
and attention to the positive findings).
1. At the end of the rotation
group the faculty mentor in Radiology will fill an evaluation form to judge
the Fellows performance. Conversely, the Fellow will judge the faculty
member's performance and the value of the elective, and use a standardized
Robert Terkeltaub MD
Chief, VAMC Rheumatology Section
Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSD
Director,UCSD Rheumatology Training Program
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