Appropriate Radiology Requesting in the Management of Surgical Conditions and Emergencies

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About the course

Taught by Radiologists and Surgeons, this half-day interactive course will discuss the role of radiology in the management of common emergencies in general surgical practice and its allied disciplines. Radiology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of a variety of surgical emergencies such as acute abdominal emergencies, pelvic injuries, genito-urinary conditions, acute back pain, ruptured viscera, poly-trauma and vascular conditions. Surgical core trainees and registrars, both in the A&E and in surgical wards, frequently have to decide on the appropriate radiological investigation when dealing with the initial aspects of managing surgical emergencies and acutely ill surgical patients. This course intends to equip the surgeons with the fundamental yet essential aspects of surgical radiology. It will discuss the role of different types of imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, Angiograms, ERCP, PTC, Single/Double-contrast investigations) with focus on its correct usage in surgical practice as well as its interpretation. The role of endovascular intervention, angioplasty and stent will also be discussed. This clinical case-based discussion course is intended for those in Intermediate (CT2 level or above) and Higher Surgical Training. Delegates will be expected to have a basic understanding of surgical radiology or have previously attended a basic or an intermediate course. This course is also suitable for those preparing for MCh, Postgraduate Diploma, ChM and FRCS examinations.

Topics Covered:

  • Acute and chronic conditions of the gall bladder
  • Biliary tract pathologies
  • Acute and chronic pancreatic and pancreatic duct pathologies
  • Mesenteric infarction and ischaemic colitis
  • Volvulus
  • Perforated viscus
  • Liver and splenic injuries
  • Polytrauma of the abdomen and torn mesentry
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colonic conditions and cancers
  • Rectal cancers
  • Aneurysm of the aorta - open vs EVAR
  • Renal and bladder calculi
  • Hydronephrosis, Pyonephrosis
  • Pelvic injuries and urological trauma
  • Metastatic disease of the bones
  • Testicular torsion and scrotal pathologies
  • Diseases of CIA/EIA/CFA
  • Peripheral vascular disease of the lower limb
  • Vascular conditions of the upper limb
  • Acute back pain and spinal cord injuries
  • Carotid artery thrombosis
  • Head injuries and Strokes

Aimed at

CT2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7 trainees (or equivalent) in any of the surgical disciplines

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