Educational Objectives (PGY 3-4)
- Develop an organized strategy for review of cross-sectional neuro-imaging of the brain and spine (including MRI, CT, and CT angiography)
- Understand the potential impact and relative risks of radiation exposure in neuro-imaging studies
- Describe the role and limitations of neuro-imaging in development of differential diagnosis and treatment planning in patients with brain and spine tumours
- Describe the role of neuro-imaging in assessment of patients with cerebrovascular diseases including aneurysms, vasospasm, vascular malformations, intracranial hemorrhage, stroke and extracranial carotid stenosis
- Describe the role and limitations of neuro-imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning in patients with degenerative spine disease
- Describe the role of endovascular treatment in the management of ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms and understand the limitations of this therapeutic option
- Assess and facilitate management of patients with acute stroke being considered for endovascular therapy
- Perform the technical skills in the angiography suite:
- Groin puncture and insertion of access sheath
- Navigation of wire and catheter during angiography and endovascular procedures
- Communicate the findings of neuro-imaging studies with the clinical team directly when appropriate
- Work/collaborate effectively as a member of the neuro-radiology team
- Work with the neurosurgical resident team to co-manage patients who have undergone endovascular treatment
- Actively participate in educational activities and teaching
- Listen and respond appropriately to concerns of other health care providers
- Manage own time, education and personal life to ensure balanced lifestyle
- Recognize and respond to determinants of health in patients with neurosurgical diagnoses.
- Contribute to overall patient well-being and outcome
- Develop and execute scholarly projects in the field of neurosurgery, basic neuroscience and/or medical education
- Participate in weekly rounds/educational activities and journal club.
- Present educational content to other residents and medical students including participate in presenting the radiology component in correlative rounds
- Identify and seek out personal learning needs related to cases encountered on the neuroradiology service
- Apply principles of critical appraisal to medical information
- Acquire knowledge in research methods and statistics.
- Foster collegial relationships with staff and residents, neuroscience nurses and other allied health professionals
- Exhibit appropriate professional behaviors in practice, including honesty, integrity, commitment, compassion, timeliness, respect and altruism
- Show appropriate respect for opinions of other health care providers
- Be able to appraise and identify own limits with respect to knowledge and patient care, and when to ask for assistance and consult effectively.
Expectations of the rotation:
- Maintain a logbook of all procedures (including angiography)