Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Role of Imaging in Medical Schools of Tomorrow

Keywords : Ultrasound,CT scan,cadaver,anatomy,embryology,medical education

Citation Information : Role of Imaging in Medical Schools of Tomorrow. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 3 (4):1-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1027

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

CT of the cadavers and on site 3-D ultrasound imaging significantly increase the amount of visual information and improve students' understanding of anatomy leading to more efficient assimilation of the basic science knowledge. In addition to cadaveric CT and ultrasound imaging, students are provided with normal and abnormal radiographic studies of living humans. The imaging modalities in Medical Image Library of Paul L Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, TX are X-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. Normal anatomy and pathology are demonstrated on different types of imaging studies which enables integration of the basic science material with relevant clinical examples. Recent advances in 4-D and Doppler ultrasound significantly enrich learning experience in embryology and physiology. Multidisciplinary approach using cutting edge medical imaging technology may improve students' retention of basic science knowledge throughout their medical school, residency training and beyond.


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