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Educating Medical Students About Molecular Imaging

Published:September 24, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.08.034
      When educators feel we have more material to cover than we have time for, we often default to including material we regard as absolutely essential. In radiology, this typically means covering the imaging of acute or life-threatening conditions in which imaging has long played a central role in patient management, such as pneumothorax, pneumoperitoneum, pneumonia, intracranial hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, bowel obstruction, unstable cervical spine fractures, and so on. While such an impulse is understandable, it should not be allowed to completely displace material that can create a sense of excitement about the future of the field.

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