IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 82RA710 — RADIOLOGY


The objective of this course in radiology is to introduce the students to diagnostic radiology and familiarize the student in working with radiologists to improve care for their patients. During the elective period, the student will be exposed to all aspects of diagnostic radiology, including special procedures, computed tomography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu)

Director: Steven Becker, M.D.

Campus: Evansville

Location: Methodist Hospital (KY), various Evansville Sites

Other Faculty: Dr. Lackey, Dr. Miller, Dr. Perkins, and possibly other faculty.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize radiographs of proper quality in order to differentiate pathology(MK3)
  • 2) Identify contrast materials for radiographic examinations (PC3)
  • 3) Recognize the need for special patient preparation for radiologic examination(PC1)
  • 4) Summarize the principles of radiology and be able to correlate clinically with radiology findings (PC4)
  • 5) Demonstrate appropriate techniques for film reading and discussing findings with radiologist (PC4)
  • 6) Recognize special procedures and demonstrate the indications for such procedures (PC6)
  • 7) Discuss types of nuclear medicine, diagnostic exams, and indications and results of such tests (MK4)
  • 8) Correlate findings of nuclear medicine studies with clinical findings; understand and discuss basic underlying principles of radiation therapy (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluations Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: Students will complete approximately 30 hours of independent reading and research, and 80 hours of clinical shifts during the month, which may include days, evenings, and weekends, based on availability of clinical teaching faculty. 4th-year students may

Time Distribution: 75%Clinical; 25% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Contact Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) at IUSM-Evansville for enrollment permission. Priority will be given to 4th-year students, with consideration of 3rd-year students who have completed their clerkship. Elective is only offered for IUSM students, not available for students from other schools.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None