Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Radiology Grand Rounds-IV

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of Radiology Grand Rounds, Posted late because of some problems with the Scan Man's Blog, the original host for this edition of Radiology Grand Rounds.
This edition will be divided into sections in same way as is done in Radiology Journals.
Sections
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Chest Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Computers in Radiology
  • Editorial-Radiology Malpractice

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
Clark Bartram of Unintelligent Design shares with us a case of Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn with a good image & good explanation of TTN. It also has story that goes with this account of TTN and the discussion as to why this is more common in babies who have been born through a C-section.

Dr Sethi points towards Pediatric aspects of radiation exposure A briefing on CT radiation exposure and some radiation hazards what all pediatricians should know.

CHEST RADIOLOGY
Signs in Chest Radiology
"The classic radiographic finding of pulmonary infarction is a wedge-shaped, pleural based triangular opacity with an apex pointing toward the hilus (Hampton hump)."

Another Interesting Chest X-ray by FilmJacket.com, try and make the diagnosis in the radiograph before you read the entire case.

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Dr. Bhavin's blog features a case of Radiofrequency ablation of a peripheral lung tumor in a 78-year-old man with emphysematous lungs.

RADIATION PHYSICS
Sumer's Radiology Site talks about a basic radiation physics concept for medical students with a funny illustration.

COMPUTER IN RADIOLOGY
So you bought a new computer, took it out of the box and positioned it on your desk. A short while later, you realized that without the right software, your computer is nothing but an expensive brick. Then the reality set in - you have to pay several hundred dollars for an office suite such as MS Office, another few hundred bucks for a good image-editing package such as Adobe Photoshop, and that's just the beginning. You may need good encryption software, an antivirus software, a firewall, PDF creation software and, if you are like me, software to help you establish web presence. Before you know it, you could be out more than a thousand dollars.
Or not! There is a way to equip your computer with all the tools you need, using high quality, full-featured and stable software that won't cost you a penny. I have been using the following open-source software for a long time and have been extremely pleased not only with software performance, but with all the extra money in my pocket. READ MORE

EDITORIAL

How to avoid medical malpractice litigation

If, as a radiologist, you are concerned about the possibility of medical malpractice litigation, you are not alone. Almost everyone has heard of at least one colleague getting sued. Malpractice insurance premiums are sky-high. Malpractice lawyers are waiting to pounce on any case that looks promising. The consequences of successful litigation can be very profound. However, there are certain simple things that may help avoid successful malpractice litigation against you. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

That wraps up this month's highlights of the Radiology blogosphere. Hope the readers enjoyed the fourth edition of the Radiology Grand Rounds. If you liked any of these blogs, keep visiting them. Please email me at sumerdoc@yahoo.com if you are interested in hosting future Radiology Grand Rounds. Archive for the Radiology Grand Rounds here-Radiology Grand Rounds.For More updates on Radiology Grand Rounds A new discussion Grouphas been created here, send me a mail to be invited to the group.Group name: Radiology Grand RoundsGroup home page: http://groups.google.co.in/group/radgrandroundsGroup email address radgrandrounds@googlegroups.comBe sure to tune in Next Month Last Sunday 29 th October when the Radiology Grand Rounds will be hosted by me again at Sumer's Radiology Site, email your submissions here- sumerdoc@yahoo.com

6 comments:

ou·tré said...

on Free software tools for radiologists -- there's a great (free) DICOM reader called Osirix which can do the usual array plus volume rendering..ect.

Unfortunatly(?) it only runs on mac machines.

...I'm not a radiologist, but as someone who made a living animating 3D reconstructed data of MRI/CTs using a $10,000 program called VG StudioMax, I'll say for a free open-source program Osrix is pretty amazing. -- pretty much bug free and intutitive.

I have no idea how I came across this blog... insomnia is my friend.

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