Clinical Radiology Diploma

  • Course description
    • 120 days
    • 2 days/week, with a total of 440 contact hours.

Goal: The overall goal of this course is to develop
A Safe Radiologist
The overall aim of radio diagnosis diploma

  • By the end of this comprehensive course, participants are supposed to achieve the following objectives concerning the radiology practice:
  • Be aware of the current and advanced diagnostic imaging modalities and their application for diagnosis and treatment
  • Be able to run a radio- diagnostic unit providing the basic and common diagnostic procedures
  • Be able to write a comprehensive report on a radiological study with clinico- radiological interpretation and to deduce the correct diagnosis or the possible differential diagnoses
  • Be able to communicate and keep pace with radiologists and clinicians in his/ her working place as well as in other hospitals.
  • Be prepared to acquire and apply the new developments in Radiology whenever available
  • Having a sufficient preliminary knowledge about the use of computers and computer sciences in radiological diagnosis and management

Requirements for the trainee:

  • The trainee should be a holder of a diploma in human medicine, M.B. B.Ch or its equivalent from a recognized medical school of any Arab country.
  • The trainee should have an experience of at least one year in the field of radio diagnosis.
  • The trainee should a citizen of an Arab country.
  • The trainee should be licensed to practice medicine.
  • The trainee should has to attend at least 85% of the total number of activities all through the course.

The training curriculum
Core knowledge
¨ By the end of the course, trainee should have adequate knowledge and deep understanding of :

    • The concepts and terminology of diagnostic and interventional radiology.
    • The role and usefulness of various diagnostic and interventional techniques in all age groups.
    • The various types of contrast media, drugs and monitoring used in day to day radiological practice.
    • The indications, contraindications, doses and the management of reactions and complications of contrast media and sedation drugs.
    • The basic radiological and radiographic procedures.
    • The practice of clinical audit and risk management.

Core skills
By the end of the course, trainee should be able to:

    • Demonstrate safe radiological practice.
    • Perform all routine radiological procedures
    • Interpret and formally report all core radiological procedures and techniques performed during routine work.

Course structure
The Course contains the following modules and topics:
1. Neuroradiology

    • Imaging modalities in Neuroradiology.
    • Physical principles of MR imaging.
    • Terminology and brain anatomy CT, MRI.
    • Diagnosis of cerebrovascular stroke.
    • Imaging of brain tumors.
    • Intracranial infections.
    • Posterior fossa lesions.
    • Intracranial vascular malformation.
    • Intracranial cysts and calcifications.
    • White matter diseases.
    • Advanced diagnostic techniques, MDCT, MRA,...
    • Imaging of neurocutaneous diseases.
    • Interventional Neuroradiology.
    • Diffusion and perfusion studies.
    • Diagnostic value of neuro-MR spectroscopy.
    • Trans cranial US.
    • Nuclear Neuroradiology.

2. Chest radiology

    • How to interpret chest x-rays, normal CT anatomy of the chest
    • Normal CT anatomy of the chest
    • Diagnosis of focal lung diseases, x-ray and CT
    • Chest trauma
    • Imaging of Pulmonary Circulation.
    • Imaging of air way diseases
    • Intensive care radiology
    • Diagnosis of pulmonary vascular diseases
    • Imaging of the pleural and chest wall pathology
    • Imaging of pulmonary TB
    • Diagnosis of diffuse lung disease, x-ray and HRCT
    • Imaging diagnosis and staging of lung cancer
    • Chest scintigraphic techniques
    • Imaging of the mediastinum, anatomy and pathology
    • Diagnostic value of MRI in chest diseases
    • Interventional chest radiology

3. Musculoskeletal Imaging

    • Imaging modalities in musculoskeletal system
    • Physical principles of musculoskeletal MRI
    • Diagnosis of skeletal trauma
    • Bone and joint infections X ray, CT, MRI
    • Imaging of bone tumors X ray, CT, MRI
    • Diagnosis of metabolic and endocrinal bone disease
    • Hematological bone diseases X ray, MRI
    • Imaging of polyarthropathies
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Musculoskeletal nuclear imaging
    • Knee Joint, Normal anatomy, examination protocols, meniscal lesions

Ligamentous pathology, Synovial lesions, miscellaneous pathology

    • Ankle Joint , Normal anatomy, examination techniques, Tendon pathology, ligamentous injuries, bone marrow lesions and avascular necrosis
    • Shoulder joint, Normal anatomy, examination techniques, rotator cuff lesion

Labral pathology, SLAP injuries ,impingement syndrome, osseous lesions, Biceps

    • Wrist Joint, Normal anatomy, examination techniques, Ligamentous pathology and TFCC injuries Carpal and ulnar tunnel syndromes
    • Hip Joint, Normal anatomy, examination techniques Avascular necrosis and migratory osteoporosis Fractures and slipped epiphysis, labral injuries
    • Elbow Joint, Normal anatomy, examination techniques Ligamentous injury and nerve entrappment syndromes
    • 4. Gastrointestinal Image
    • Imaging modalities in gastrointestinal pathology
    • Diagnosis of hypo pharyngeal and osophageal pathology
    • Imaging of stomach and duodenum
    • Diagnosis of small intestinal pathology
    • Imaging of colonic diseases
    • Abdominal ultrasound techniques, diagnostic value
    • Hepatic imaging CT, MRI
    • Biliary and pancreatic imaging
    • Imaging of splenic and retroperitoneal pathology
    • Imaging of acute abdomen
    • Abdominal injuries
    • Imaging of peritoneal and mesenteric pathology
    • Abdominal nuclear medicine.
    • Abdominal interventional techniques [non vascular]
    • Imaging of liver transplant pre and postoperative
    • Imaging of the adrenal glands, anatomy & pathology
    • CT virtual techniques

5. Uroradiology

    • Diagnostic modalities in uroradiology
    • MR urography diagnostic value and physical principles
    • Imaging of renal physiology and kinetics of contrast agents
    • Congenital lesions of the kidney and renal stones
    • Cystic renal diseases
    • Intermediate renal masses
    • Renal neoplasms
    • Ureteric pathology
    • Urinary bladder neoplasms
    • Imaging of the urethra
    • Imaging of penile pathology
    • Imaging of the testis and scrotum
    • Imaging of the prostate CT, MRI
    • Transrectal US
    • Imaging diagnosis of male infertility
    • Urinary tract nuclear scientigraphy
    • Renal trauma
    • Intervention uroradiology
    • Role of imaging in renal transplantation.

6. Head and neck

    • Physical principles of MRI in Head and Neck pathology
    • Head and neck ultrasound
    • Head and neck inflammatory diseases, CT, MRI
    • Imaging of orbital pathology , CT, MRI
    • Imaging anatomy and pathology of the petrous bones, CT, MRI
    • Imaging of the parapharyngeal spaces CT, MRI I
    • Imaging of the tongue and mouth flour CT, MRI
    • Imaging of mandibular anatomy and pathology, CT, MRI
    • Imaging of sianonasal anatomy and pathology CT, MRI
    • Imaging of larynx CT, MRI
    • Imaging anatomy and pathology of the cervical lymph nodes
    • Thyroid and parathyroid anatomy and pathology
    • Head and neck nuclear imaging
    • Head and neck interventional techniques

7. Vascular and Intervention Imaging

    • Head and neck vascular pathology
    • Imaging of aortic lesions
    • Pulmonary and bronchial arterial pathology
    • Spinal vascular lesions
    • Imaging of mesenteric vascular diseases
    • Imaging of the portal venous circulation
    • Peripheral arterial diseases
    • Peripheral venous diseases
    • Basics of vascular interventional radiology

8. Cardiac Imaging

    • Diagnostic modalities for cardiac imaging
    • Principles and diagnostic values of echocardiography
    • Basics of MDCT coronary angiography
    • Principles of cardiac MRI
    • Nuclear cardiac imaging
    • Imaging of congenital heart diseases
    • Diagnosis of acquired heart diseases
    • Imaging of ischemic heart disease
    • Pericardial lesions and cardiomyopathies

9. Paediatric Imaging

    • Introduction to Paediatric Imaging
    • Normal pediatric brain and spinal imaging
    • Imaging of hydrocephalus
    • Neuronal migration disorders
    • Imaging of pediatric intracranial infection
    • Pediatric Brain tumors
    • Leukodystrophies
    • Pediatric chest radiology
    • Pediatric abdominal imaging (Normal CT anatomy – Acute abdomen )
    • Abdominal and genitourinary pediatric masses
    • Skeletal dysplasia
    • Metabolic bone diseases
    • GIT motility disorders

10. Women’s Imaging

    • HSG Technique – indications – normal and pathological findings
    • CT pelvis, anatomy and pathology
    • Obstetric US
    • Gynecology US.
    • MR female pelvis
    • Mammographic Techniques
    • Benign and malignant Breast lesions
    • Diagnostic Pitfalls in mammography
    • Breast ultrasound normal finding and pathology
    • MR breast technique
    • Osteoporosis patholophysiology
    • DXA evaluation of osteoporosis
    • Comprehensive mammographic cases