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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By Lucas F. on 14. May 2022 for Musculoskeletal Radiology

Really great exposition and content selection. Dr. Vernal is very clear and eloquent.

By Koriante R. on 27. March 2022 for Imaging Findings of Free-flowing effusion

Every little bit of confusion that I had with approaching a radiograph was cleared up by this course!

very good lecture.
By dina k. on 04. March 2022 for Thoracic Radiology

it is clear fast and it a lot

Good but needs more pathological images
By Desideria G. on 16. February 2022 for Thoracic Radiology

It is good for a first pass , but to go more in depth it would be very useful to have more pathological images and pointing out the abnormalities or even what the normal structures are , as to familiarize the student with a 360 approach