Saturday, December 31, 2005
The second annual Medical Weblog Awards! These awards are designed to honor the very best in the medical blogosphere, as decided by the readers of these fine medical blogs.
It's been another year filled with explosive growth, stirring debate, and excellent writing -- in a number of fields. Sumer's Radiology Site has been nominated in following categories. Sumer's Radiology Site is the only weblog to be nominated in three categories!! Thanks to all readers and visitors...
-- Best Medical Weblog
-- Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
-- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog
Click here to see the other nominees
Please note-Polls will be open from Tuesday, January 3, 2006 and will close at midnight on Sunday, January 15, 2005 (PST).
I ll put up the link shortly...
Friday, December 30, 2005
A 38 year old woman presented with dyspepsia. A Barium swallow was done. What is the diagnosis?
Answer-Sliding Hiatus Hernia
Winners-Jon Mikel, Sharon, Alireza, K Sudhakar
Leave your answers in the comments section. The correct answer and winners will be published on the site next week.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Algorithm on Which speciality is best for you
via Clinical Cases and Images - Blog
Thursday, December 22, 2005
- Role of USG in IUGR.
- US in diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
- Imaging of placenta and Grading of Placenta.
- Alimentary Tract lesions diagnosable in-utero.
- Role of US in 1st trimester bleeding.
- Radiological finding in IUD.
- Molar Pregnancy.
- Describe fetal circulation and discuss the high risk obs application of color doppler.
- Congenital brain abnormalities.
Keep studying!! Leave your queries in comments section and any suggestions are welcome.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
"I’ve explained that a technician takes the
X-rays and a radiologist interprets the studies. I’m never fully
convinced my audience gets the point, however"
television or a movie with your radiological significant
other, are X-ray films always hung backward or upside-down?"
"Then there are those situations, such as on an airplane, when
the dreaded question is posed: “Is there a doctor on board?”
Our spouses face the age-old dilemma: Does a radiologist
count? Should they wait to see if a “clinical” physician steps
forward before they decide? Should they ask the flight attendant
if there is a multislice CT or state-of-the-art MR on board
before they commit to volunteering?"
"My husband will sometimes point out animals and inanimate
objects in clouds, which just look like, well, clouds to me. He
tells me that he often sees animals, people, etc. in stomach and
colon contents while reading CT scans."
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Joel E. Fishman, MD, PhD; Steven L. Primack, MD
Thursday, December 15, 2005
The term “is evidence of...” should only be used for findings which are inferred and not directly observed. E.g., “No evidence of portal venous hypertension”. Conversely, it is inappropriate to say “no evidence of pleural effusion”, since the phrase “no pleural effusion” is preferable.
Avoid the adjective “significant”. E.g., “No significant adenopathy” – does this mean there is insignificant adenopathy?
Use the active rather than the passive tense. E.g., “The pancreatic head mass obstructs the common bile duct”, rather than “The pancreatic head masses causes obstruction of the common bile duct”.
The phrase “cannot be excluded” should be avoided as far as possible; it is a grammatically undesirable double negative, and is used differently by radiologists. E.g., stating “spiculated 4 cm lung mass, bronchogenic carcinomas cannot be excluded” when the actual intended meaning is “spiculated 4 cm lung mass, bronchogenic carcinoma is likely”. When a diagnosis is mentioned, but considered unlikely, other options are to state “x is a remote possibility/consideration” – this expresses the intended meaning without using an unwieldy double negative.
And many more practical points--
FULL ARTICLE -
Gnanasambandam S, Olsen OE
Radiology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Full article at-
Eur J Radiol 2005 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print]
Excellent thoughts here-
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Virtual Bronchoscopy: Accuracy and Usefulness—An Overview
W. De Wever MD, , J. Bogaert MD, PhD and J.A. Verschakelen MD, PhD Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
PET/CT in oncology—a major advance
K. Wechalekar, B. Sharma and G. Cook
Keywords: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose; Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT); Oncology
The AAMC initiated the development of the compact to re-focus attention on the primary goal of U.S. residency training-physician education-following the ACGME's imposition of restrictions on resident duty hours in 2003. The compact, which will be sent to all residency programs directors and their institutional sponsors this month, articulates the three core tenets of graduate medical education:
- Residents are, first and foremost, learners
- Residents must learn in clinical settings that embody the highest standards of medical practice and patient safety
- Residents' well being must be a high priority.
Read the full text here-
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