by Hetal Verma, MD

The practice of modern medicine has been greatly enhanced by imaging modalities since the advent of X-rays. Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses imaging modalities to study body cavities and tissues and reach a diagnosis after identifying the presenting signs.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic aspects of imaging modalities as well as the radiological findings of the common conditions affecting the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, musculoskeletal system, and cranial vault. Additionally, general considerations regarding imaging studies in the pediatric population will be touched upon.

Radiological studies are an integral part of the current medical practice. Several conditions require an X-ray or a computed tomography (CT) scan for a definitive diagnosis. Some conditions, such as pancreatitis, rely on imaging modalities for the assessment of severity and to determine staging. Thus, a competent physician should be familiar with the available imaging modalities in their area of practice and also be aware of the medical conditions for which each of these modalities can be used.

Imaging modalities can be resource-intensive, especially in low-income areas; however, if a clinician is well versed with the working of different modalities and the diagnostic yield in each condition, the cost effectiveness of imaging modalities can be easily justified.

Course Details

  • Videos 86
  • Duration 8:35 h
  • Quiz questions 296
  • Concept Pages 98


Your Educators of course Radiology

 Hetal Verma, MD

Hetal Verma, MD

Dr. Hetal Verma is a Clinical Instructor of Radiology and the Co-Director of the Radiology Cambridge Integrated Clerkship at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.
She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her Breast Imaging fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2012, she is the Director of Breast Imaging at Cambridge Health Alliance Radiology, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
She is passionate about women's health and has vast experience in teaching medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Verma teaches courses on Radiology.

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Great intro lectures!
By Jared W. on 05. April 2023 for Introduction to Imaging

Great info. Thanks for delivering clear and concise lectures. Just the right length to get an initial introduction.

Regarding videos
By AMIT KUMAR S. on 12. February 2023 for Introduction to Imaging

Thank u..videos are good..providing 24 hrs free videos is very appreciable step..May God Bless You All..

By Paola L. on 03. February 2023 for Spinal Trauma

El tema fue dado de una forma concisa y clara, permitiendo comprender las diferencias entre las lesiones habladas en el video.

Wish I studied this ages ago.
By jason q. on 01. February 2023 for Thoracic Radiology

A fantastic suite of mini lectures that focus on the essentials. Clear, succinct and to the point, with practice examples.