Medical Imaging

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Associated Radiologist
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


To learn common, normal radiographic patterns and to develop an understanding of the role of radiology in clinical medicine and to achieve a basic knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the various modalities of radiology. If more than two weeks are scheduled, time will be available to rotate through Radiation Oncology to gain an understanding of the role of radiation in cancer therapy and to develop a better understanding of the behavior and natural history of different cancers.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

General Hospital: The student will participate with the Radiologist in interpretation of various radiographs, and will observe fluoroscopic procedures. There will be exposure to Nuclear Medicine, ultrasound, CT, and MRI. The General Hospital offers a good exposure to diagnostic radiology with an intense accentuation on neuroradiology, and traumatology. Memorial and Women and Children's Hospitals: Students participate with the radiologist in interpretation of radiographs and fluoroscopy. In addition, there are very active angiography, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, pediatric radiology, and ultrasound services. Students will divide their rotation equally among the three hospitals.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

A radiology schedule will be sent to student prior to rotation by e-mail, also a special evaluation form will be sent by e-mail. Student will need to make copies of special evaluation to hand in to preceptor each day. At the end of the rotation, one evaluation will be completed. If you are a visiting student make sure you e-mail the radiology coordinator your evaluation , contact Charissa Davis for the coordinator's e-mail.