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Pediatric Radiology Elective

We offer a 4-week pediatric subspecialty elective in radiology to 4th year medical students.


  • Become familiar with pediatric radiographic diagnostic procedures
  • Learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of different organ systems in pediatric age groups as they pertain to radiology
  • Understand the importance of immobilization, sedation and radiation protection in pediatric radiology


  • Become familiar with the equipment and performance of radiographic examinations from the viewpoint of children and their special needs
  • Discuss and participate with pediatric radiology faculty in interpretation of examinations of the skeletal system, the chest and cardiovascular systems, the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract
  • Attend special and interventional procedures
  • Assume increasing responsibility in complicated case reviews, study and review clinical and imaging findings, and select and submit appropriate cases for inclusion in institutional teaching files
  • Attend intra-departmental and inter-departmental conferences, developing and presenting one or more intra-departmental presentations
  • Participate in ongoing discussion and critiques with radiology faculty
  • Typical daily schedule: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Night call/special requirements: None
Ganapathy, Shankar Srinivas MD

Shankar Srinivas Ganapathy, MD, Elective Director


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