Nuclear Medicine for Medical Students

Goals and objectives

  • Discuss challenges specific to imaging children and how these may affect choice of imaging modality
  • Contrast normal anatomy on a chest x-ray of an infant compared to an adult
  • Recognize growth plates as a normal finding
  • Explain the significance of physeal involvement of a fracture. What are these fractures called?
  • List types of injuries that should raise suspicion for non-accidental trauma
  • What is a buckle fracture?
  • What is the significance of a toddler fracture?
  • Construct the appropriate imaging approach for common diagnostic scenarios including: Suspected pyloric stenosis, intussusception, vomiting, suspected testicular torsion, and joint pain or limping