Diagnostic Radiology Selective

The Diagnostic Radiology Selective gives medical students the opportunity to experience different aspects of radiology. The 4-week selective is offered to USC medical students only.

During the rotation, students will be exposed to many subspecialties in radiology – Musculoskeletal (MSK), Emergency Radiology (ER), Body Imaging including Ultrasound (US), Neuroradiology, Breast Imaging, Neuroradiology, and Interventional Radiology (IR) – and will attend daily conferences and lectures. In addition, students participate in daily read-outs and patient procedures.

At the end of the rotation, students should be able to:

  • Describe the diagnostic imaging tests available, their indications and their limitations.
  • Describe how to use the radiologist as a consultant and describe the proper ordering of radiographic studies.
  • Discuss the technical aspects of the procedures, which will allow more effective communication with patients.
  • Describe terminology, normal anatomy and basic pathology, different diagnoses, and complications of various imaging modalities.
  • Describe the mechanics of the Department and the PACS System.


Course Coordinator
Lucinda Arroyo
(323) 409-7677
Course Director
Sravanthi Reddy