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Radiology

Radiology

About Course

Teaching Staff

 

  • Prof. Ružica Maksimović
  • Prof. Ruža Stević
  • Assoc. Professor Jelena Kovač
  • Assoc. Professor Mirjan Nadrljanski
  • Assoc. Professor Ana Mladenović Marković
  • Asst. Aleksandar Filipović
  • Asst. Marija Jovanović

 

About Course

 

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Techniques that use ionizing radiation are x-ray and CT, while US and MRI do not use ionising rays. Also, part of radiology is interventional radiology, usually minimally invasive, with the guidance of imaging techniques.

Course is organized in lectures and practicals as well as elective classes. The aim of the course is to introduce students to basic information on imaging acquisition using x-ray, US, CT and MRI, with contrast media when necessary. Application of different imaging modalities and their clinical value is organized through different system: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal system, hepatobilliary system, musculoskeletal system, neurororadiology, interventional procedure. For each of the system, clinical application, indications, contraindications, as well as advantages and drawbacks of each of the procedures are presented.

The practical part of the course is directed towards features for each of the diagnostic procedures, and its clinical application, indentifying information which are necessary for diagnosis and differential diagnosis.

The aim of the course in Radiology is to provide students with knowledge about indications for each of the diagnostic procedures, to know how to choose the best diagnostic procedures, what are the indications, contraindications for application of diagnostic procedures, and how to reach the most reliable diagnosis and differential diagnosis. At the end of the course, students are expect to have knowledge of different diagnostic procedures, optimal choice of imaging techniques in different clinical settings, image analysis and interpretation of findings for the most frequent clinical conditions.

 

Curriculum

 

Teaching in Radiology is organized in different forms:

1. Lectures - at Dekanat, or according to the timetable

2. Practicals/laboratory - at different institutions according to the timetable

 

Course Material

 

  • Book

Richard B. Gunderman: Essential Radiology: Clinical Presentation, Pathophysiology, Imaging (3rd edn.), 2014

  • Presentations

 

Attendance

 

Attendance to the practicals is obligatory and will be confirmed by teachers’ signatures on the attendance sheet. Absence is permitted in less than 10% of practicals. If it is in the range 10-30%, make ups are necessary before the end of semester.

 

Evaluation and Final Grade

 

Final grade in Radiology is based on the following:

  • Attendance to the practicals confirmed by teachers’ signatures on the attendance sheet – maximum 10 points
  • Results on two colloquia – maximum 10 points each
  • Results of final exam (practical exam and final test)– maximum 70 point

 

Colloquiums

 

Acquired knowledge will be assessed in two colloquiums. Students are expected to give report on five clinical conditions using different imaging modalities.

Colloquim 1 will be organized after topic 10 and will include the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular System 1 and 2
  • Respiratory System 1 and 2
  • Gastrointestinal System 1 and 2

Colloquim 2 will be organized after neuroradiology, and will include the following areas:

  • Musculoskeletal System 1 and 2
  • Hepatobilliary System 1 and 2
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Urology

 

Test

 

Test will in the form of multiple choice questions, where one correct answer should be chosen.

 

Grading System

 

Grade

Number of points

6 (six)

51-60 points

7 (seven)

61-70 points

8 (eight)

71-80 points

9 (nine)

81-90 points

10 (ten)

91-100 points

 

Research topics:

 

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with myocarditis (the student research on this topic is ongoing)

Nonvascular procedures in genitourinary system

 

Elective courses: 

CT and MR in cardiovascular diseases

Basics of abdominal ultrasound - examination technique and normal radiological anatomy

 

 

Contact:

 

Course Director

Professor Ružica Maksimović

E-mail: radiologymfbg@gmail.com

 

Secretary

Asst. Professor Aleksandar Filipović

E-mail: radiologymfbg@gmail.com