Chiari I Malformation on MRI with Cine

This is a cute case. I look for this on every single MRI of the brain I read, particularly if the patient is presenting with headaches. I always look for a Chiari I malformation, eyeball shape (could they need glasses), and sinus disease. Of course I’m going to rule out brain tumors and bleeding, but […]

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Gallstones on Ultrasound

Okay, this is actually much cooler because the video shows not only gallstones, but very impressive choledocholithiasis (stones in the duct between the liver and bowel) which obstructs the duct causing excruciating pain. Check out the short clip and let me know what you think. Thanks, Ron

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The Power of Mammo Tomosynthesis

I thought this would be a good vlog to make since tomosynthesis can only truly be appreciated on video and not in print. I’m still trying to figure out a format for these video posts, so please be patient with me. I’m going to target for about 3 minutes each so that they can be […]

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Chest X-ray: Lung Pathology IV

Okay, here is the last article in the Chest X-ray series for now. We will do a quick and very brief job at covering pulmonary vasculature. As a note, this lecture is largely anecdotal, meaning this is based upon personal experience and makes sense to me but was not learned directly from any single textbook […]

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Chest X-ray: Lung Pathology II

Let’s get through a couple more cases of fundamental pathology on chest X-ray. We touched on pneumonia last time utilizing opacities to help localize lobar anatomy on chest X-ray. Pneumonia can appear different on chest X-ray depending on the pathogen. Bacterial pneumonia often cause the consolidative opacities we discussed in the last article. A viral […]

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Chest X-ray: lung pathology I

Onward with chest we go! Pathology described for non-medical people is basically anything not “normal” in the body. Sometimes it can be really bad like cancer, it could also be a benign lesion (it’s not normal but it’s not going to kill you either), it could be congenital (a developmental/birth abnormality), and on and on. […]

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Chest X-ray: What makes a good image?

This is an important topic that I feel we need to cover before moving any further in our chest X-ray series. I wish I had more time to learn from radiologic technologists (RT), the real pros. Here is my quick and dirty assessment of the image. Rest In Peace. Don’t die, but just enjoy a […]

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