Department of Radiology

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    Hipokrata street, 2

    LV-1079 Riga

    Latvia

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      The Department of Radiology of Riga Stradins University releases a study program in radiology for students of the faculties of medicine, nursing, physiotherapists, and rehabilitation. In the basic course of radiology, students must learn the physical bases, advantages and disadvantages of various radiological methods - ultrasonography, radiography, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance  in the imaging of various organ systems and pathologies. The course in radiology consists of two sections. The second part of the students' independent work, in which students learn the lecture material placed in the e-learning environment and answer the test questions, as well as classes with a lecturer, in which students learn the basics of radiology examination of various organ systems or body parts. Students of the Faculty of Medicine have an elective course for mastering ultrasonography examinations and the basics of interventional radiology examinations. All students should take multi choice exam after course. There is also a scientific laboratory that deals with research in Radiology. The main interest in reseach are: MR diagnostics of neurodegenerative diseases, MR diagnostics of early cartilage damages. Faculty of department: Assoc.prof. Ardis Platkajis - head of department, Prof. Gaida Krumina, Assoc.prof. Maija Radziņa - head of scientific laboratory, Assoc. prof. Karlis Kupčs.

        The Radiology Research Laboratory is a structural unit of the RSU since March 2017, its tasks are related to the research and development of the new diagnostic and therapeutic methods involving radiology in oncology and other major diseases, as well as informative activities on the latest developments in the world of imaging. The provision of information to the public is based on the results of laboratory research that could be used for diagnostics in patients and for the improvement of medical care, as well as support for the development of guidelines and pilot projects in health technologies, etc. The active research field now include various projects in oncology, endocrinology, vascular diseases etc.: Prostate cancer imaging (MRI and Hybrid imaging (68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT and 18F-PSMA-1007), Primary hyperparathyroidism imaging ( Multiparametric ultrasound correlation with morphology in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism) , Thyroid nodular disease (TIRADS classification, contrast enhanced ultrasound in thyroid oncology), Acute Stroke imaging (CT perfusion, patient selection for endovascular treatment and follow up study (with doctoral theses candidate included), Vascular - Multimodal diagnostics of Carotid Plaque instability and follow up study. All studies are involve close collaboration with clinical specialists (surgeons, neurologists, urologists,  interventional radiologists). In its projects, the Lab cooperates closely with collegues from various countries in Europe (Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway). The Lab's employees are involved in educational and research projects of the European Radiology Society and the World and European Federations of Ultrasound societies in Medicine and Biology and European Radiology Societies.

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