Items tagged “summary”

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Calcaneus x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A calcaneus x-ray, also known as calcaneus series or calcaneus radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the calcaneus. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the leg, often after trauma. Refer...
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Neuroradiology: presentations (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Neuroradiology presentations are a relatively distinct group of presentations that precipitate assessment by neurological or neurosurgical clinical teams.
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Musculoskeletal radiology: interpretation (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists The musculoskeletal radiology interpretation curriculum contains some helpful resources for basic plain film interpretation. 
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Neuroradiology: interpretation (curriculum)

Neuroradiology interpretation is a key component of how to make the most of diagnostic imaging. You need to know how to look at the commonly performed radiology tests and how to make common diagnoses. In reality, this allows basic image interpretation in CT of the head and a very basic understan...
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Chest radiology: interpretation (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest radiology interpretation contains some helpful resources for basic imaging interpretation. This is mainly focused on assessment of the chest radiograph in a variety of situations, but also pertains to a basic understa...
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Abdominal radiology: interpretation (curriculum)

Abdominal radiology interpretation is a key component of how to make the most of diagnostic imaging. You need to know how to look at the commonly performed radiology tests and how to make common diagnoses.
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Abdominal radiology: presentations (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Abdominal radiology presentations are a relatively distinct group of presentations that precipitate assessment medical and surgical teams.
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Ultrasound carotids (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists. US (ultrasound) carotids is a standard test performed as part of the assessment of the cranial arterial blood supply. Reference article This is a summary article; we do not have a more in-depth reference article. Summar...
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Extra-axial collection (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Extra-axial collections are collections of fluid within the skull, but outside the brain parenchyma. They may be comprised of CSF, blood or pus and may exist in the extradural, subdural or subarachnoid space.  Reference ar...
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Hydrocephalus (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Hydrocephalus describes the situation where the intracranial ventricular system is enlarged because of increased pressure. It may be caused by obstruction of CSF flow. If this is the case, the location of obstruction can be...
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Midline shift (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Midline shift is a finding described on transverse (axial) slices from CT and MRI studies. It describes the situation where the midline of the intracranial anatomy is no longer in the midline and is the result of pushing or...
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Chest radiology: imaging (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest radiology imaging is dominated by the chest radiograph. So, it is important that you are able to review a chest x-ray as well as being able to identify the common lines and tubes that are reviewed on a CXR. In additi...
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Chest radiology: key findings (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest radiology key findings are a set of radiological findings that help to make diagnoses in chest radiology. These include findings that can point to underlying infection, pneumothorax or heart disease.
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Chest radiology: conditions (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest radiology conditions are a group of heterogeneous conditions that are seen in GP practices, emergency departments, general medicine and chest departments. They may relate to the airways, blood vessels or lung parenchy...
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Chest radiology: presentations (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest radiology presentations are broad and varied, ranging from breathlessness to cough, and pain to collapse. There is crossover between chest and cardiac presentations.
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Atelectasis (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Atelectasis describes loss of lung volume secondary to collapse. It has many causes, the root of which is bronchial obstruction with absorption of distal gas. Atelectasis may be subsegmental, segmental, lobar, or involve th...
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Pneumothorax (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Pneumothorax describes gas within the pleural space. This may occur because of a number of reasons and may be spontaneous. Patients will not always be symptomatic and treatment will depend on the cause. Pneumothoraces may b...
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Pleural fluid (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Pleural fluid describes fluid within the pleural space. Fluid may be simple fluid, pus, haemorrhage and therefore is a broad description that includes, but not synonymous with pleural effusion. Pus in the pleural space may ...
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Air bronchogram (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Air bronchogram describes gas within a bronchus that is surrounded by alveoli filled with fluid, pus or other material. It is a very useful sign because it is highly sensitive and specific for the presence of consolidation ...
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Increased cardiothoracic ratio (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Increased cardiothoracic ratio describes widening of the cardiac silhouette on a chest radiograph. This is only of use when making an assessment of a PA chest x-ray since the AP chest x-ray causes the artefactual magnificat...

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