Imaging diagnostic techniques IV
Module Gastroenterology

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Roberto CATANZARO

Expected Learning Outcomes

The student will have to learn the main pathologies of the digestive tract, the liver, the bile ducts and the pancreas.

The learning of the digestive tract, liver, bile ducts and pancreas pathologies should include:

knowledge of the basic elements of pathophysiology, etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology and, above all, imaging diagnostics;

- reasoned knowledge of rationality, economy and risk factors of the various diagnostic options practicable for each single digestive disease.

Course Structure

The mode of teaching of Gastroenterology involves, mainly, the conduct of a lecture of about 2 hours/ each with slides projection in power-point format, verbal commentary of the projected images, in-depth analysis of the subject underway, if requested by the student or if deemed necessary by the instructor in charge.

* Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

* Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Detailed Course Content

The Gastroenterology Course will provide the student with an up-to-date, analytical and rational synthesis of the major digestive, liver, biliary and pancreas diseases related to their etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology and diagnosis (predominantly for imaging). The course also aims to initiate a process of critical maturation of the knowledge of diagnostic options applicable in gastrointestinal diseases. Theoretical knowledge should also be supported by the vision of explanatory iconographic material, typically slides, on Diagnostic Algorithms, Rx images, TC, RM, Ecotomographies and Diagnostic Examinations with Digestive Endoscopy.

Textbook Information

1) Compendio di Medicina Interna - III Edizione 2013

Editor: EdiSes.

Authors: L. A. Ferrara, A. Camera, L. D'Agostino, T. Marotta, M. Mormile, M. Sofia, G. Tritto.

No. Pages: 664 B / W.

- ISBN: 9788879597999.

Chapters of gastroenterological interest: 1 - 3 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27.

2) Manuale di Gastroenterologia per Tecnici di Radiologia Medica per Immagini e Radioterapia

- Editor: Editrice Gastroenterologica Italiana S.r.l.

- Authors: Coordinamento Nazionale Docenti Universitari di Gastroenterologia

- No. Pages: 19

- ISBN: 978-88-6315-094-0

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Elementi Generali di Epidemiologia: Natalità, Mortalità, Sensibilità, Specificità, Incidenza, Prevalenza.
2 Elementi di Epidemiologia delle Malattie Digestive: Costi, Impatto Sociale.
3Cenni di Anatomia, Fisiologia e Diagnostica delle Malattie dell’Apparato Digerente.
4Malattie dell’Esofago: Esofagiti, Diverticoli, Stenosi, Ernie Iatali, Acalasia, Cancro dell’Esofago (Etiopatogenesi, Manifestazioni Cliniche, Complicanze, Diagnosi).
5Malattie dello Stomaco e del Duodeno: Gastriti, Ulcera Peptica, Sanguinamento del Tratto Gastroenterico Superiore, Cancro Gastrico, Infezione Gastrica da Helicobacter Pylori, Linfoma Primitivo Gastrico (Etiopatogenesi, Manifestazioni Cliniche, Complicanze, Diagnosi).
6Malattie Intestinali: Malassorbimento, Malattia Celiaca, Sindrome dell’Intestino Irritabile, Malattie Infiammatorie Croniche Intestinali (Colite Ulcerosa, Malattia di Crohn), Diverticolo di Meckel, Polipi del Colon, Cancro del Colon, Diverticolosi e Malattia Diverticolare del Colon (Etiopatogenesi, Manifestazioni Cliniche, Complicanze, Diagnosi).
7Malattie del Fegato, Pancreas e Vie Biliari: Ittero, Epatiti Virali, Epatiti da Farmaci e da Sostanze Tossiche, Cirrosi Epatica, Carcinoma del Fegato, Pancreatite Acuta, Pancreatite Cronica, Carcinoma del Pancreas, Calcolosi Biliare, Cancro della Colecisti (Etiopatogenesi, Manifestazioni Cliniche, Complicanze, Diagnosi).