CT – Coronary Calcium Scoring

This has become wildly popular over the past year. Seems like part of the routine screening we start getting in our fifth decade of life, some even opting to have it done in their 40’s. I have spoken with several cardiologist friends and colleagues. Most have had it done themselves! They highly recommend it. This […]

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Left palatine tonsil carcinoma on CT

This is my favorite topic, head and neck radiology! There is a lot of critical anatomy in a small amount of space. If your brain is the supercomputer, the neck is your major conduit for the network. There are a ton of nerves in the neck, and vessels, bone with the CT standard to include […]

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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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Esophagram

Here is my first VLOG! I will try to keep them short and sweet. Also, remember that these are my subjective interpretations of the exams from years of training. Start throwing out comments so I can try to quickly improve my vlogging techniques. Here you go…

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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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