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LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Abdul Tarabishy, M.D.
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: By arrangement with preceptor
STATUS: Elective


Students who take this elective will learn:

  1. To appropriately select neuroimaging studies based on clinical presentation and clinical hypotheses.
  2. The role of consulting physicians, neuroradiologists in particular, in a specialty based clinical care delivery system.
  3. Increased familiarity with applied neuroanatomy and neuropathology in context of adult and pediatric patients with neurological, neurosurgical, vascular, and head and neck disease.
  4. Basic to intermediate skills in performing and interpreting cranial, spinal, and otolaryngological imaging with CT, MR, CTA, MRA, MR-spectroscopy, and CT or MR perfusion studies.
  5. Exposure to advanced neurovascular and head and neck interventional procedures including treatment of carrotid disease, aneurysms, vascular malformation, and stroke.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students who take this elective will have the opportunity to:

  1. Participate with housestaff in examining and interviewing patients for procedures.
  2. Observe and participate in a variety of invasive procedures.
  3. Attend image review sessions, where much of the interactive teaching occurs.
  4. Attend Department of Radiology noon conferences.
  5. Attend interdisciplinary conferences (neurology, neuropathology, etc)
  6. Attend and participate in any neuroradiology division journal clubs.
  7. Participate in preparation of case reports and/or other clinical research.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation and oral examinations.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Ms. Geraldine Sims (geraldine.sims@wvumedicine.org) two weeks prior to rotation start date.