Residency Policies & Procedures
V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR NEURORADIOLOGY ROTATION
Goal: The goal of the neuroradiology rotation is to provide
a one-month supervised experience in reading neuroradiology studies
with a neuroradiology fellow and/or faculty member, in order to learn
indications and clinical uses of neuroradiology studies in neuropsychiatric
completing the neuroradiology rotation, the resident is expected to be
1. Patient Care
- Understand the clinical indications for, and advantages and disadvantages
of, different types of neuroradiology studies (e.g. CT, MRI) in the
diagnostic assessment of patients with psychiatric disorders and symptoms.
- Order neuroradiology studies appropriately, choosing the optimal study
for a given clinical situation and patient, taking into account contraindications
and potential adverse effects of different types of studies.
- Display basic knowledge of the basis and mechanism of neuroradiology
studies, their temporal and spatial resolution, risks, and clinical
- Identify major brain structures relevant to neuropsychiatric disease.
3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Locate and critically appraise relevant scientific literature.
- Use conferences, supervision, readings, and reference materials to
improve his/her knowledge of neuroradiology.
4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Work effectively with neuroradiology faculty, fellows, and other
- Demonstrate the ability to explain neuroradiology studies, their
indications, and risks, in preparation for educating patients and families
about these tests as part of clinical care.
- Demonstrate respect for others.
- Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
- Demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
6. Systems-Based Practice
- Understand issues of cost-effectiveness in the use of neuroradiology
studies in the overall context of patient care.
7. Educational Attitudes
- Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
- Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.
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