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Radiology (MBBS): Course Outline

A radiologist is a physician who is also an imaging expert with specialized training in obtaining and interpreting medical images obtained by using x-rays (radiographs, CT, fluoroscopy) or radioactive substances

Course Outline


  1. Normal anatomy and projections
  2.  Pneumothorax
  3. Pneumonia
  4.  Effusion
  5.  Cardiomegaly
  6.  Pulmonary oedema
  7.  Fractures
  8.  Surgical emphysema
  9.  Neoplastic Diseases

     10 Chronic inflammatory disease (TB)


  1.  Normal Anatomy and Projections
  2. Fracture
  3. Lytic and scerotic lesion
  4. Calcifications
  5. Pituitary fossa
  6. Paranasal sinuses


  1. Normal Anatomy and projections
  2. Renal and Urinary tract stones, gall stones and other
  3. Calcifications
  4. Fluid levels (intestinal obstruction)
  5.  Free gas under Diaphragm, (perforation)
  6. Enlarged liver and spleen


  1.  Normal anatomy and various projections.
  2.  Disc space reduction
  3. Vertebral Collapse
  4. To recognize changes due to rickets
  5.  Appreciate fractures in children and adults
  6.  To understand the importance of plain x-rays in bone tumors

Barium studies single and double contrast (where applicable)

  1.  Normal anatomy and various projections
  2.  Gastric outlet obstruction
  3.  Stomach mass/filling defect
  4.  Oesophageal outline/ /strictures
  5.  Intussusception
  6.  Stricture
  7.  Any filling defect
  8.  Ulcerative colitis

Intravenous Urograms

Hydronephrosis and renal masses

Micturating Cystourethrogram

Vesico-ureteric reflux

Echocardiogram: Be able to interpret the report

Computerized Tomography (CT) / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  1. To know the cross sectional anatomy
  2.  Understand the principals of radiation safety in CT scan
  3.  To know and understand the clinical indications and
  4. Contraindications
  5. Be able to interpret the report


  1. Understand the indications and applications of ultrasound
  2.  Is able to interpret the report of ultrasounds.


  1. Understand the indications of nuclear studies
  2. Is able to understand the hazards of radionuclides and internalize
  3. The rules of radiation protection
  4. · Is able to interpret the reports

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