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MEDICAL RADIOLOGY

CODE 80810
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/36
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2018/2019)
    • MEDICINE 67519
    • SURGERY I 67505
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course has the aim to teach and make the medical students familiar with the science of diagnostic imaging in the field of diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. Students will learn the clinical indication and appropriate use of imaging. Special emphasis will be put on radiation protection principles and the main procedures of radiation therapy.  

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main objective of the course is the achivement of professional competences related to the science of diagnostic imaging, including the core principles of image production, interpretation and clinical indications. Special attention will be devoted to familiarize the medical student with the role of diagnostic imaging to assess a variety of pathologic conditions affecting different organs and tissues. Students trained in the course will be able to ask for the appropriate imaging modality as regard the patient and the clinical context. Principles of radioprotection and dosimetry will also be addressed.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students trained in the course will acquire the following skills:

    1. Familiarize with the use of conventional and advanced imaging modalities in the field of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy
    2. Know the basics of physics and technology of the current diagnostic imaging modalities
    3. Be able to choose the appropriate imaging technique based on the clinical context and patient history.
    4. Be aware of radiation safety and protection.
    5. Be aware of the main procedures and side effects of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The educational program consists of:

    • Frontal Lecturing
    • Professional Traineeship (Ultrasound, CT, MR imaging, Emergency Radiology) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital
    • Elective Placements (ADE) at the Radiology Units of the Hospital

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Radiation Physics; Natural and Artificial Contrast in Diagnostic Radiology; Radiographic Examination; Computed Tomography: physical principles and technology; Ultrasonography: physical principles and technology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging: physical principles and technology; Angiography and Interventional Techniques; Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques: physical principles; Nuclear Medicine Imaging Techniques: clinical indications; Chest Imaging (incl. respiratory system and mediastinum); Cardiac Imaging; Gastrointestinal Tract Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas; Diagnostic imaging of the Spleen, Retroperitoneum and Peritoneal Cavity; Endocrine System Imaging; Urological Radiology; Imaging of the Male Reproductive System; Imaging of the Female Reproductive System; Breast Imaging; Musculoskeletal Imaging; Diagnostic Imaging in Rheumatology; Neuroradiology; Nuclear Neurology; Maxillofacial Radiology; Oral Radiology; Oncologic Imaging: assessing tumor response to therapy; Statistic Guide to Interpretation of Imaging Findings; Radiation Therapy: technology and techniques; Radiation Therapy: clinical and oncological indications; Radiometabolic Therapy; Principles of Radiobiology of Tumors and Normal Tissues; Principles of Radiation Protection: clinical dosimetry; Principles of Radiation Protection: maximal permissible dose.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Cittadini G. Cittadini G., Sardanelli F. Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia. Edra Ed., Milano, 2015. ISBN: 978-88-214-4000-7

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LILIANA BELGIOIA (President)

    RENZO GIACINTO CORVO' (President)

    CARLO MARTINOLI (President)

    SILVIA DANIELA MORBELLI (President)

    LUCA ROCCATAGLIATA (President)

    GIANMARIO SAMBUCETI (President)

    ALBERTO TAGLIAFICO

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination consists of a written test based on a series of 33 multiple choice questions (4 answers/1 correct) and an oral test (optional). For getting through the written test, the student is asked to correctly answer 18 questions. If the student responds correctly to 31, 32 or 33 question, the final score will be 30 cum laude. Passing the written test is required to access the oral exam. In the early extra-session of examinations (preappello), both written and oral tests will be based on the actual content of the frontal lectures. In the regular exam sessions (appelli), the written and oral tests will be based on the content of the frontal lectures and on the textbook (program listed on AulaWeb). The access to the early extra-session of examinations (preappello) is limited to only current fourth-year medical students who attended at least 70% of the frontal lectures, whereas students in the fifth- and following years and who has failed to complete medicine within the prescribed time of six years will not be admitted. Similarly, medical students who participate in an Erasmus programme cannot take the early extra-session of examination. Medical students in the fourth and following years can instead access regular exam sessions (appelli). The course does not include ongoing evaluations or midterm exams.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written test will evaluate the candidate’s achievement of theoretical learning. The oral exam will then test the candidate's ability to apply theorical learning to practice by means of an interactive discussion of how and why we should select the individual imaging modalities as regard the patient and the clinical context.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    17/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale aula 5 polo alberti
    21/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Aula 5 - Edificio 6 - Polo didattico Alberti
    13/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto IL PREAPPELLO SCRITTO SI TERRA' ONLINE SU AULAWEB CON RICONOSCIMENTO SU TEAMS GLI STUDENTI VERRANNO SUDDIVISI IN 2 GRUPPI CON INIZIO RISPETTIVAMNETE ORE 14 PER IL PRIMO GRUPPO E ORE 15.15 PER IL SECONDO GRUPPO. SU AULAWEB VERRANNO CARICATE LE ISTRUZIONI DELL'ESAME E LA SUDDIVISIONE DEGLI STUDENTI
    23/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI
    30/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà in Aula 5, Polo Alberti
    14/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale Ore 9, Aula 5 Polo Alberti
    26/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI ORE 9