Basic Neuroradiology – Chapter 1 – Read a ton (of studies)

When beginning radiology, you will invariably hear people tell you that you need to read a lot of books. This is frequently described in terms of how much time you should be spending reading. Is it 1 hour per day? 2 hours? Thirty minutes? Who knows?

You should be reading, but you need to target your reading so you can use your time appropriately. Time spent reading more studies will probably be higher yield than reading general books, and if you can do targeted reading about specific cases that you saw while on service, your retention will be much higher. While it’s important to read, make sure that effort is appropriately targeted.

The level of this lecture is appropriate for medical students, junior residents, and trainees in other specialties who have an interest in basic concepts of neuroradiology.