Gastric Carcinoma with Metastases

Traditionally, the stomach is one of the worst organs to image with CT. It is usually collapsed upon itself. The walls can abut each other and looking for wall thickening from gastritis or a mass can be quite difficult. In this sad case though, you can easily appreciate a stomach mass. Coming up next, my […]

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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: heart anatomy

Let’s fire through this so we can get into the fun stuff, pathology! Doctors are a quirky bunch and have a challenging career where interesting cases generally means bad news for the patient. However, collaborating with patients’ and healthcare providers as a team to treat, improve, and often overcome the scary situation is an amazing […]

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Chest X-ray – mediastinum anatomy

The mediastinum describes the central structures seen on a frontal chest radiograph. Remember, left and right are “flipped” with sidedness determined by the patient’s perspective (their right and left). In the center of the chest is the heart and mediastinum. The mediastinal structures consist of the thymus, trachea/airway, esophagus/food pipe, lymph nodes and the large […]

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Chest X-ray: lung anatomy

Okay, let’s get into some basic anatomy of the lungs. First off it is critical for you to know that there is an “anatomic” position, meaning there is a standard convention for locating body parts. A person could be pictured laying on their back with hands down at their sides and palms up. Viewing is […]

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Chest X-ray: A basic introduction

BACKGROUND Although I have not received any online comments, a technologist I work with this past Thursday told me that technologists at the regional hospital had been talking about my blogs. I was told that they have been well received. I am so happy to hear that local healthcare providers who are collaborators in community […]

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