The Radiology Department is currently undergoing systematic changes. Some of the information below may be outdated. Please refer to faculty for current information. This page will be updated to reflect current requirements as soon as possible.
Radiology Clinic Rotation
As with all rotations, it is professional, and to your advantage to be early and be prepared. Come with your gown and store your backpack somewhere safe – that is NOT in radiology. All supplies will be provided for you. Pick up your supplies and put them in your room before seating the patient. You will be given a brief orientation.
Radiographic and FMX Capture Test Case
You are allowed to start test casing after your 5th FMX. This will usually be after you have completed your first radiology rotation and preferably some test cases will be done in the first or second rotation. You can also bring any patient from main clinic to radiology to test case as long as the patient qualifies and radiology has room to accommodate your patient. Please schedule ahead with radiology when possible.
For your test case, you will have 40 minutes to complete the FMX. You will be graded on your room set up, infection control and the quality of your radiographs. Retakes will count against your final score. FYI: If you have a dental radiographer’s license, then bring a photocopy to radiology faculty. You are still required to complete 10 sets of images and interpretations.
After completion of the FMX, you will do the interpretation as a test case as well. If this case is relatively simple, a faculty member may assign you to a more complex patient to interpret along with a panoramic image. Review anatomical structures as well as pathology for these interpretation test cases.
Graded Items: (Updated August 2018)