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Diagnostic Radiology at Morristown Medical Center

Rotation at a Glance


Shilp Vaghela, MD


Morristown Medical Center


4 weeks


  • August-May
  • 3 students per rotation; rotation starts on the first Monday of the month


Successful completion of all 3rd year clerkships


The diagnostic radiology rotation provides a basic orientation to diagnostic radiology, including nuclear radiology, ultrasound, breast imaging, CT, MRI, and special procedures.

Learning Experience

Students will:

  • Observe and become familiar with the mechanics and formats of fluoroscopic examinations, interventional procedures, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and CT scanning
  • Conduct film interpretations on a one-on-one basis with staff radiologists in daily reading sessions
  • Participate in daily teaching sessions for students and residents, covering specific areas of interest, moderated by a staff radiologist
  • Utilize the extensive book and audiovisual library of selected radiologic topics and complete teaching files located in the department of radiology conference area

Goals & Objectives

  • To obtain a basic overview of diagnostic radiology
  • To become familiar with numerous radiology procedures
  • To gain knowledge in film interpretation
  • To continue education via the extensive book and audio library
  • To receive one-on-one interaction with radiologists

Feedback & Evaluation

The attending preceptor will provide feedback throughout the rotation. A final, written evaluation will be completed at the end of the rotation.