- Department Information
- Imaging Services Available
- Medical Physicists
Health Science Campus
University of Toledo Medical CenterFirst Floor, Room # 1217
Fax: 419.383.6422 email@example.com
Medical Students (Clerkship)
Course Number: RAD1702
Blocks Available: All
Number of Students: 8
Director: Haitham Elsamaloty, MD
Coordinator: Mary Carroll
Phone: (419) 383-3428
Location: University of Toledo
Faculty: University of Toledo Medical Center
General Description: This four (4) week elective involves one week spent in image interpretation with a radiologist in each of four (4) areas: Musculoskeletal, Body, Chest, and Neuroimaging. Each integrated modality includes x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MR, and Nuclear Medicine. A text is provided with coordinated reading assignments designed to enhance understanding of the material. Computer accessed teaching files and regular teaching files are available to supplement this experience.
Educational Objectives: To become familiar with basic imaging principles and gain experience in understanding both "normals" as well as manifestations of disease processes.
Methods of Evaluation: Weekly evaluations at each area of imaging assessing understanding, interest, background knowledge, and ability to visualize pathology. Optional written exam at end of the program.
Linkage to Exit Objectives: Focus is on the fundamental information necessary for primary care.
Quality Improvement: Anonymous evaluation (questionnaire) at the end of the block.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of second year required clerkships.
Night Call: None.
Special Requirements: None.
The educational role of the University of Toledo also includes a graduate training
program for medical physicists. Along with the graduate training program and as a
technical resource within radiology, research activities have covered a range of topics
|-Computerized Monte Carlo dose calculation methods
-Radiation doses in cardiac catheterization procedures
-Evaluation methods of nuclear medicine SPECT imaging systems
-Evaluation of effectiveness of certain orthopaedic surgeries
-Computer analysis of depth electrode EEG signals
-Tomosynthesis imaging techniques in mammography
-Testing methods for MRI systems
-Mathematical modeling of MRI contrast media mechanisms
-Perfusion techniques for functional MR imaging and
Various applications of functional MRI.
Diagnostic Medical Physics
The diagnostic medical physicists provide technical support for the effective use
of radiation and high technology systems used for diagnostic imaging. There are a
number of state and federal laws and accreditation bodies that require certain tests
be made on the imaging systems in order to ensure radiation safety and the effectiveness
of their operation. For example, relatively stringent requirements involving the technologist,
physicist, and radiologist must be met to certify the facility to perform mammography
or breast imaging. Medical physics is an integral part of the radiology residency
training program, providing regular classes to the fluoroscopy, computed tomography,
and magnetic resonance imaging.