Radiology for Residents

Rotation Goals

The general goals are to enable the student to understand:

  1. The basic principles of plain radiographs enabling a systemic review of examinations, especially in the chest and abdomen, as well as have experience with ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
  2. The different components of an Imaging department (modalities and personnel) and their role in the acquisition, evaluation, documentation, and archiving of diagnostic images as well as imaging guided interventions.
  3. The indications and limitations of the various radiological investigations in order to understand the most appropriate EBM and cost-effective selection of examinations. The safe and effective use of radiation in medical diagnosis will be discussed as well as the u use and choice of contrast materials.
  4. Radiological procedures from a patient’s point of view in order to explain to your patient what you are requesting and also to understand what it means for a patient to undergo studies, especially the more invasive ones.
  5. The role of radiologists in the management of the patient the importance of communication and the adequate medical information for the interpretation of radiographs.
  6. Radiology text books are recommended, though web sites and apps provide much information and, as we no longer use film there is no film library. Also use of the excellent web sites listed below is recommended.


  • Clinical Radiology made ridiculously simple; Hugue Ouellettte & Patrice Tetreault.
  • Learning Radiology. Recognizing the Basics; William Herring.