Numerous resources are available to the residents to further their
educational experience and include: library and computer facilities with
wireless Internet and email access, the American College of Radiology
film teaching file and the CD-ROM series. The program maintains its own
private library and conference room which includes a collection of
teaching CD-ROMS and textbooks which are continuously and systematically
updated. There is an extensive video library used for study and
conference presentation. The residents regularly contribute to the
ever-expanding teaching file. The program also has a large collection of
pertinent journals and other educational materials at their disposal.
The following links comprise a collection of helpful Radiology resources
for residents and medical students:
Introduction to Radiology: an online interactive tutorial
Developed by the University of Virginia Department of Radiology, this
site has numerous online tutorials, some more interactive than
others. The tutorials on cross-sectional anatomy (thorax, abdomen, and
pelvis) are particularly helpful and describe the index level approach
to reading images. Each tutorial includes a link to a PDF with labeled
axial diagrams that are useful references when viewing actual CT’s.
Radiology Education: a digital library of radiology resources
The section for “Medical Students" is particularly helpful with links
to several online tutorials, including some of the older UVA
tutorials as well as a number of other unique sites (e.g. Radiology
Masterclass and UMDNJ StudentPACS). It also includes links to “Teaching
Files" and "Anatomy & Embryology Atlases" on the main page.
online tutorials, including a special series designed for those
going into primary care. There are also more detailed tutorials
organized by organ system. Many of the tutorials have videos with sound
which can provide a nice break from reading. The author also has an
iPod/iPhone app of case files for review.
Radiology for Medical Students: Clinical Radiology
Don't be fooled by the silly domain name. This site is RSNA grant
supported and was developed by two radiologists at large, well-known
teaching hospitals. This particular page has a series
of excellent case based tutorials. Each tutorial includes 5–7 cases
with several images in each case. The history is given with the image
and a list of tasks. Whenever the student is ready, they can click on
“text" in the header to see a description of findings, the differential,
the diagnosis, and comments. While this is helpful, there are no arrows
on the images so the student may still have trouble identifying the
finding. There are links to additional tutorials from the main page.
The following links offer addition general resources for medical
students and residents.
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