The pathology report should include ONLY the following in clearly labeled sections and following the page restrictions as indicated below:
Standard MSU Radiologic Sciences Cover Page Page 1
Body (in text citations) will begin on page 2 of the report:
Title of Report
Description of Pathology (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length)
Describe this pathology.
What other names are used for this pathology, if applicable?
What causes this pathology?
How does this pathology affect normal physiology?
Diagnostic Methods (minimum of 1 page, maximum of 2 pages in length
Specifically describe the medical imaging procedures used to detect the pathology. While BSRT students are not familiar with the clinical setting, this task is in place to introduce the student to the various medical imaging procedures available to detect pathologic conditions.
Using appropriate medical terminology, describe what this pathology looks like on the images. Students will include the images demonstrating the pathology in the appendix, but they should DESCRIBE the pathology on images. Do not specifically describe what is on the images that are included in the report but describe the pathology\’s features normally seen on any image.
Explain how this pathology may alter these procedures. For example: What needs to be done differently and/or what follow up imaging studies need to be performed and /or how will the pathology appear on the image.
Each student is required to interact with at least one medical professional about using medical imaging for this pathology. This personal communication should be cited in the report, but should not be included in the Reference List, according to APA guidelines.
Treatment & Prognosis (minimum page, maximum 1 page in length)
What drugs and treatments are used?
How do the drugs and treatments affect this pathology?
Appendix (maximum 1 page in length)
Include two (2) images of this pathology. One must be a plain radiographic image (radiography) and the second must be from a different imaging modality (CT, ultrasound, MR, nuclear medicine, PET, etc.). If plain radiography is not appropriate, use two images from two different imaging modalities.
Identify the website and/or URL underneath the image. Radiopaedia.org is a free educational radiology resource which has a large collection of images related to radiology.
References (1 page, 4 scholarly sources)
The references list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
All sources on the references list must be cited in the report. This congruence between in-text citations and the reference list is extremely important in scholarly writing.