RADI 8000 Diagnostic Radiology

An introduction to the interpretation of images and the role of diagnostic imaging in patient care. Clinical observation, lectures, and independent study at UH/AOP. Only two days of absence permitted for any reason.

  • Course includes two weeks of chest, two days in neuroradiology, three days of abdomen and a one week elective. Each specialty rotation includes integration of clinical experience with imaging.
  • Elective week allows student to choose area of interest for focused learning.
  • Additional focus in Radiation safety, appropriate selection of imaging modalities for work up of common clinical questions.

RADI 8002 Nuclear Medicine

Students.DC_0684_0605_ContentNuclear Medicine encompasses the various uses of radioactive compounds in medical diagnosis and therapy. Students participate in the supervision and interpretation of nuclear medicine procedures under the guidance of the staff/residents at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion. Students will also  attend daily conferences.

The medical student will shadow the radiology residents in the performance of their major duties. Students will be assigned Module 1, which are the goals and objectives given to first year radiology resident during their first month rotation in Nuclear Medicine.


  • Learn the basic principles of functional and molecular imaging in Nuclear Radiology.
  • Gain clinical experience in the performance and interpretation of functional and molecular imaging.
  • Understand the role and appropriate utility of functional and molecular imaging in patient care.

RADI 8007 Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions using minimally invasive, image- (fluoroscopy, US, CT) guided procedures. The student will round with the team, participate in procedures, and attend daily conferences.  Only two days of absence will be permitted in 4-week course and only one day of absence in two-week course.

Medical students attend morning rounds with the IR attendings, fellows, residents, and physician assistants during which the cases for the day are discussed.  Inpatients on the service are also discussed and ongoing clinical issues addressed.  Students are to scrub in and assist on procedures throughout the day and are expected to follow 1-2 inpatients on the floor per week.  Students will also take weekday and/or weekend call.  Students will use the PACS to review the patient’s prior and current imaging along with electronic medical records to review laboratory values and relevant clinical information.  Students will attend all IR conferences that include a weekly didactic IR conference and a multidisciplinary vascular medicine conference.  They can also attend the daily radiology resident noon conference.  Bedside learning and teaching occurs throughout the day and there are informal teaching sessions in between cases.  Interventional radiology handbooks and texts are also readily available for additional or more in-depth learning.

RADI 8600 Research in Radiology

Phase 4 medical students perform clinical or basic science research under the supervision of a Radiology faculty member. Project is defined with individual mentor and approved by course director. Student must submit a research project description and the name of their preceptor to the course director prior to the start of the elective. Student is responsible for obtaining written evaluation. Course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

For rotation approval, the student must provide:  1) Name and contact information for the research mentor (address, email address and phone number); 2) Approval from the mentor; 3) The topic of your research project(s); 4) The goals for your project/research time.  End of rotation summary of work performed/completed signed by the research mentor must be submitted to the course director along with the written evaluation before the course grade will be released.

PEDS 8032 Pediatric Radiology​

Course Directors: Matthew Monson, DO, Zachary Trenbeath, MD, and Brian Greffe, MD

Course Coordinator: Michael Baca - 720-777-4804

The department of Diagnostic Radiology at Children’s Hospital, Colorado offers a 2 or 4 week pediatric radiology elective rotation. Here students will gain exposure to all imaging modalities including: radiography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine (including PET/CT), CT and MRI.

For more information, please visit the School of Medicine Visiting Students page or contact Julia Zygmunt.

Mailing Address:
12631 East 17th Ave.
MS 8200
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-1989 Phone
303-724-1983 Fax

Department of Radiology

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


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