This Edition I will start with a tribute to the person responsible for the discovery of the science of Radiology Or X-Rays and the story associated with the X-ray discovery.
The Beginning Of The Science Of Radiology
"On the evening of November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen found that, if the discharge tube is enclosed in a sealed, thick black carton to exclude all light, and if he worked in a dark room, a paper plate covered on one side with barium platinocyanide placed in the path of the rays became fluorescent even when it was as far as two metres from the discharge tube. During subsequent experiments he found that objects of different thicknesses interposed in the path of the rays showed variable transparency to them when recorded on a photographic plate. When he immobilised for some moments the hand of his wife in the path of the rays over a photographic plate, he observed after development of the plate an image of his wife's hand which showed the shadows thrown by the bones of her hand and that of a ring she was wearing, surrounded by the penumbra of the flesh, which was more permeable to the rays and therefore threw a fainter shadow. This was the first "röntgenogram" ever taken. In further experiments, Röntgen showed that the new rays are produced by the impact of cathode rays on a material object. Because their nature was then unknown, he gave them the name X-rays."
Dr. Kavokin presents Patient Information on Medical Imaging technique known as Ultrasound followed by a Quiz.
"Let's say you have a belly pain. Did you ever get it?Let's say this time the pain is really unbearable. What will you do? Where would you go? You should rush to a doctor.When you arrive to ER, doctor asks you lots of questions. How bad is pain, where is it located, where does it refer (go)? Any nausea, vomiting, defecation problems and so on. He will also ask about your history. Then he looks up for your past problems in your written history or history stored on computer.He will listen your lungs, palpate your belly, sometime even causing more pain by touching. Eventually he suspects a disease and confirms it with some type of the tests. What tests will he choose? There will be blood work, urinalysis and some other analysis.Eventually you will probably go into the radiology department to get some imaging test. Abdominal US"
Mikhail Serebrennik of Filmjacket.com has submitted this case. Its Scary for Sure!
Case Details-One (relatively senior!) surgical resident at our hospital, who no longer works here, has punctured the left chest wall with a trochar in an attempt to place a left thoracic pigtail drainage catheter. You can be the judge of the resulting situation. The chest tube ended up in the left ventricle!
Hot Discussion Topics From Sumer's Radiology Site
(comments and suggestions on each topic are welcome)
Seems like Canada is also looking towards Teleradiology
Will Radiologists Keep Control Over Ultrasound?
Who should read a Coronary CT angiogram?
What is New In the Top Radiology Journals
Am J Roentgenol
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