RADA 411 Clinical Internship I • 10 Cr.


Radiologist assistant clinical internship under the supervision of a board certified radiologist in a diagnostic imaging department facilitating the development and documentation of required clinical competencies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform and document successful completion of a minimum of 20% of the mandatory and elective procedures listed below:
    • Gastrointestinal
      • Upper GI
      • Small bowel study
      • Barium enema
    • Genitourinary
      • Cystogram, including a minimum of 10 bladder catheterizations
      • Hysterosalpingogram (imaging only)
      • Retrograde urethrogram
    • Invasive Nonvascular
      • Arthrogram/joint injection and aspiration (standard, CT, or MR)
      • Lumbar puncture under fluoroscopic guidance
      • Nasoenteric and orenteric tube placement or adjustment under fluoroscopic guidance
      • Paracentesis/thoracentesis with image guidance
      • Fistulogram/sonogram
      • Loopogram
      • Tube injections (cholangiogram, etc.)
      • Ductogram (galactogram)
      • Myelogram (standard, CT, or MR)
      • Breast needle localization
    • Invasive Vascular
      • PICC placement
      • Port injection
      • Lower extremity venogram (including venipuncture)
      • Non-tunneled venous catheter central line placement
      • Venous catheter placement for dialysis
    • Post-Processing
      • Routine CT (e.g., 3-D reconstruction, modifications to FOV, slice spacing, or algorithm)
      • Specialized CT (e.g., cardiac scoring, shunt graft measurements)
      • MR data analysis (e.g., 3-D reconstructions, MIP, 3-D surface rendering, volume rendering)