Role of Radiology in the Management of Surgical Conditions and Emergencies:

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About the course

This half-day interactive course is specifically aimed for surgical trainees preparing for the MRCS A, MRCS OSCE and National Training Number interviews. Radiology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis (and decision-making) of a variety of surgical emergencies, and, as such, is tested in fairly significant depth in the exams and interviews. Using clinical cases as in the exam or interviews, the courses will discuss the role of radiology in the diagnosis and management of common emergencies in surgical practice and its allied disciplines. Clinical conditions discussed will include, but not limited to, acute abdominal emergencies, pelvic injuries, urological conditions and emergencies, acute back pain, ruptured viscera, and vascular conditions of the abdomen and limbs. It will discuss the role of different types of imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, Angiograms, ERCP, PTC, MRCP, CT/MR Angiograms, Single/Double-contrast investigations) with focus on its correct usage in surgical practice as well as its interpretation, all within the context of exams or interviews. The role of endovascular intervention, angioplasty and stent insertion will also be discussed.

Topics Covered:

  • Gall bladder and biliary tract pathologies
  • Pancreatic pathologies
  • Mesenteric infarction and ischaemic colitis
  • Volvulus
  • Perforated viscus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancers
  • Aneurysm of the aorta
  • Renal and bladder calculi
  • Pelvic injuries and urological trauma
  • Metastatic disease of the bones
  • Peripheral vascular disease of the lower limbs
  • Acute back pain
  • Head injuries and Strokes

Aimed at

FY1, FY2, CT1, CT2 trainees (or equivalent) in any of the surgical disciplines

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