Radiology Clerkship Online Resources

Must read
  • Learning Radiology (www.learningradiology.com) - This is an excellent supplement to the Learning Radiology text (website by same author) and contains lectures, cases, quizzes, and lots more.
  • 22 “Must See” Diagnostic Images for Medical Students(www.learningradiology.com/medstudents/22mustsformedstudents_files/frame.htm) - This is part of the Learning Radiology site, but it is worth reinforcing the importance of these “must see” images as well as providing the direct link.
  • Lieberman’s eRadiology (www.eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu) - A phenomenal resource authored by Dr. Gillian Lieberman at BIDMC.  I would recommend starting with Lieberman’s Primary Care Radiology and Lieberman’s Classics Collection and then seeing where your interests lead you.
  • The Radiology Assistant (www.radiologyassistant.nl/en) - This is the educational web site of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands, and it contains a number of easily understandable modules on a wide variety of topics.  iPhone and iPad apps are available as well.
Should read
  • eCommons course resources (www.ecommons.med.harvard.edu) - A lot of HMS/BWH-specific resources have been made available to you via eCommons.  You should look through what is available here, and I recommend focusing your efforts on 1) what you are required to read prior to your tutorials, 2) the tasting menus for each of the core sections, and 3) any topics you find particularly interesting.


Great resources, but read only if you have a particular interest

  • CTisus (www.ctisus.com) - An excellent resource for students interested in learning more about computed tomography.  You can find a number of CT-specific learning modules and teaching cases here, and iPhone and iPad apps are also available.  Authored by Elliot Fishman at Johns Hopkins.
  • Introduction to Radiology: An Online Interactive Tutorial (www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad) - Modules designed specifically for medical students covering a wide variety of topics.  Much of the information is covered in the above “must read” resources, but if you’re looking for more, I’d suggest trying this site.  Authored by Spencer Gay at UVA.
  • HeadNeckBrainSpine (www.headneckbrainspine.com/index.php) - For students with a particular interest in neuroradiology, this site is the place to go.  Here you will find fantastic anatomy tutorials as well as a wealth of interesting cases.  Authored by Brett Young, a neuroradiology fellow at Duke.
  • Dr. Amilcare Gentili’s Radiology Education Publications on the Internet (www.gentili.net) - For students with a particular interest in MSK radiology, this site has it all.  Good starting places include the “Fracture Atlas” and “Atlas of Signs in Musculoskeletal Radiology.”  Authored by AmilcareGentili at UCSD.
  • Society for Interventional Radiology website (www.sirweb.org/patients/minimally-invasive-treatments) - Unfortunately, there is not yet an excellent online resource for medical students interested in interventional radiology of which I am aware, however, the “Patient Section” of the SIR site is very helpful for learning more about the scope and practice of this subspecialty.
  • Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging (www.yale.edu/imaging/contents.html) - Primarily for those students who can’t get enough chest x-ray cases although more advanced imaging of the chest is also covered.  Authored by Carl Jaffe at Yale.
  • Notes, Scales, and Music (www.imagingdomain.com/charlie/
    notesscalesmusic-breast/Index.htm
    ) - For students with a particular interest in breast imaging, this site focuses on mammographic anatomy and interpretation.  Authored by Priscilla Slanetz at BIDMC.
Resources worth knowing about
  • Radiology Education (www.radiologyeducation.com) - This site lists hundreds of links to various other online radiology learning resources.  
  • Radiographics (www.radiographics.rsna.org) - This is the premier, peer-reviewed CME journal for radiology, and is (in my opinion) the first place you should look when doing background reading for your morning report and PowerPoint presentations.  You should have access through your Harvard ID or, if you prefer, you may gain access by registering for a free medical student RSNA membership (www.rsna.org/Become_A_Member.aspx).
  • ACR Case in Point (www.3s.acr.org/CIP) - This site presents peer-reviewed daily interactive cases.  This is an excellent way to learn about one specific disease entity per day and also offers an opportunity for you as a medical student to have an online case report published (one of your presentation cases or any other case you happen to see on the rotation).  You are able to receive a response regarding acceptance of your case after having submitted only a brief description of the case with minimal details, which means you need only do the work of writing it all up if the case is accepted.
  • ARRS Gold Miner (www.goldminer.arrs.org/home.php) and Yottalook (www.yottalook.com) - These are two medical imaging search engines that you may find useful for finding images to supplement those you take from PACS for your PowerPoint presentation for this rotation or for finding good radiologic images in the future.

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