- 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
¨ 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.
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.
The Course contains the following modules and topics:
- 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
- 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
- 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