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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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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