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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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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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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