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About the Department

1. Medical Services:

Examining around 755 patients on a daily basis; 560 of which in KKUH Radiology Department and 195 in KAUH Radiology Department as shown in the table below:

Unit

KKUH

KAUH

Total

General Radiology

+260

+100

+360

Emergency Radiology

+110

+30

+140

Ultrasound

+70

+30

100+

CT Scan

+45

+35

+80

Interventional Radiology

+11

N/A

+11

MRI

+34

N/A

+34

Nuclear Medicine

+30

N/A

+30

Total

+650

+195

+755

2. Academic Services:

A. Teaching at College of Medicine

Introduction:

The idea of delivering radiology courses to medical students dates back to 1410 – 1411H when RAD 361 has been delivered to third-year students in 1410H. Then, in 1413H, it has been decided that RAD 104 should be delivered to first-year students. RAD 104 aims to give an insight into the basics of radiological anatomy after being taught general anatomy, and show students live anatomy through the use of different radiographic films. As for RAD 361, it aims to show students how to perform medical diagnosis of different conditions using various medical imaging methods. At its 10th meeting in 08/05/1427, the department council has decided to merge the two courses into one course titled RAD 366, which includes the following:

* Introduction to Different Radiology Procedures and Techniques

* Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology Using Different Medical Imaging Modalities

* Diagnostic Radiology of Upper and Lower Extremities

* Diagnostic Radiology of the Urogenital System

* Diagnostic Radiology of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal Tract

* Diagnostic Radiology of the Lungs

* Diagnostic Radiology of the Circulatory and Lymphatic System

* Diagnostic Radiology of Gastrointestinal Conditions

* Diagnostic Radiology of Bone Diseases

* Diagnostic Radiology of Thoracic Diseases

* Diagnostic Radiology of Blood Vessels (Angiography) and Interventional Radiology

* Diagnostic Radiology of the Central Nervous System

* Diagnostic Radiology Using Nuclear Medicine Techniques

The table below shows the distribution by semester:

Male Students Female Students Total

RAD 366 169 127 296

B. Radiology Fellowship Diploma (Postgraduate Program)

Introduction:

The Program of Diagnostic Radiology Diploma has been approved by King Saud University in early Ramadan 1405H. Then later in 26/05/1410H, the Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship Program has been approved.

The main objective of establishing this intensive program was to enable physicians to achieve academic and professional goals in diagnostic radiology.

Trainees are selected after passing a written examination and interview with a specialized committee. Then they are enrolled in the four-year program to study various medical radiology methods, radiological medical tests, ultrasound, radioisotopes and magnetic resonance imaging for radiological diagnosis of different medical conditions in both men and women of different ages, in theoretical and practical lectures and practical training courses in the various radiology units in university hospitals and other major educational hospitals in Riyadh.

The degree of diploma in diagnostic radiology is awarded to those who successfully pass the third year, and the degree of fellowship in diagnostic radiology is awarded to those who successfully pass the fourth and last year.

The diploma program was ended four years ago and only the fellowship program remained (4 years). To date, King Saud University has awarded diplomas in diagnostic radiology to 31 physicians and fellowships in diagnostic radiology to 37 physicians.

* Each year, thirty interns are trained for four weeks as an optional period.

C. Educational services for the training of allied health professionals that include 397 male and female students as follows:

* Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences: 300 male and female students in the Department of Radiology

* College of Applied Studies and Community Service: male and female students

* In addition to the training of 97 male and female interns per year.

* Total: 397 male and female students.

D. Continuing Medical Education Program:

* Radiology Club seminars for all radiologists in Riyadh.

* Weekly seminars throughout the academic year that include the following:

o 50 seminars on neurological diseases

o 50 seminars on thoracic diseases

o 35 seminars on surgeries

o 35 seminars on pediatrics

o 35 seminars on kidney diseases

o 35 seminars on radiology scientific journals club

o 35 seminars in which postgraduate radiology students present conditions diagnosed by medical imaging

* Continuing Medical Education Program for technicians which includes 12 monthly seminars per year

E. Symposiums and Training Courses:

4-5 symposiums/conferences are organized each year.

* Private consultations on diagnostic radiology.

* Consultations on matters related to the Ministry of Health.

* Consultations on matters related to the Ministry of Higher Education.

* Consultations on matters related to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

* Consultations on various matters.