Thursday, May 31, 2007

Electromagnetic Breast Imaging

Electromagnetic breast imaging: results of a pilot study in women with abnormal mammograms. Radiology 2007 May;243(2):350-9. Epub 2007 Mar 30

Study by Poplack SP et al published in Radiology May 2007 used three EM imaging methods: electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microwave imaging spectroscopy (MIS), and near-infrared spectral tomography (NIR).Results from EM breast examinations provide statistical evidence of a mean increase in image contrast of 150%-200% between abnormal (benign and malignant) and normal breast tissue.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sumer's Radiology Site-Features in Journal Of Thoracic Imaging

The concept of Rad-blogging as used in Sumer's Radiology Site which is one of the earliest Radiology Blogs now has now been accepted in "Journal of thoracic imaging" as a review article.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 22(2):115-119, May 2007.
Sethi, Sumer K. MD

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Radiology Grand Rounds XII

Here is the the twelth Radiology Grand Rounds, hosted on the last sunday of each month with archives maintained by me here-
Radiology Grand Rounds

We start this radiology Grand rounds with a Radiology Quiz
It goes like-
Radiology Quiz!
"A young lady in her 30s was referred to me for having serous mixed with blood(haemoserous) discharge from her previous abdominal incision. This discharge increased during her menses and with the same consistency. She had an emergency surgery a year ago for a ruptured uterus from pyometra (pus within the uterus) She was found to have a congenital (from birth) anomaly. This is her hysterogram"

Blast from the Past

Here is an interesting write up about the X-ray discovery
""Is it light?""No.""Is it electricity?""Not in any known form.""What is it?""I don't know."And the discoverer of the X rays thus stated as calmly his ignorance of their essence as has everybody else who has written on the phenomena thus far."

Radiology Journal Section

Choosing and using bibliographic software
"I’m sure most of you out there have a collection of articles gathered from many journals, and neatly (or not) filed away in your office. Reading and indexing information from the literature used to mean trips to the library with the photocopy card and sitting down with the highlighter to read them.Starting in the late 90’s, many journals started posting abstracts and full text articles online. Pubmed also became a huge resource for searching the most recent literature for citations. All of these electronic references need to be stored somewhere, and paperless filing is becoming a much more viable option. Hard drives have almost limitless memory, and interfaces for saving references electronically have become much more user friendly. Now you need to decide how to choose bibliographic software, and how you will use it."

Alvaro Fernandez presents Lifelong Learning and New Neurons in Adults posted at Brain Fitness. We will need new imaging methods to see this in action-not even fMRI allows us to see neurogenesis take place.

Somethings to think about

MR/PET hybrid on the way too....

Anatomy Trivia

The Azygos lobe

Radiological Sign

"Heart of Stone" image

That wraps up this month's highlights of the Radiology blogosphere. Hope the readers enjoyed the XII edition of the Radiology Grand Rounds. If you liked any of these blogs, keep visiting them. Please email me at if you are interested in hosting future Radiology Grand Rounds. Also visit our sister concern Teleradiology Providers. Archive for the Radiology Grand Rounds here-Radiology Grand Rounds. Be sure to tune in Next Month Last Sunday 24th June, when Grand Rounds will be hosted at- NeuroRaziology Blog mail to- or

Friday, May 25, 2007

MR/PET hybrid on the way too....

Siemens proves feasibility of MR/PET hybrid

"The first brain images produced simultaneously with a prototype MR/PET scanner were shown at the Siemens Medical Solutions booth and in a scientific session in Berlin. The device, currently in development at a Siemens lab, integrates a PET detector into the bore of a 3T scanner. "
Read the full article here-

Monday, May 21, 2007

Submissions Requested for Radiology Grand Rounds-XII

Dear Readers
As you all know we have hosting Radiology Grand Rounds sucessfully for one year where we summarize the best in the radiology blogosphere at one location, this is hosted on last sunday of each month.Your radiology related blog posts can be submitted over to us.
This month's Radiology Grand Rounds will be hosted at my site-
Sumer's Radiology Site on Last sunday May 27 2007
So hurry up send your submissions to me at -
Archives and links to previous issue of Radiology Grand Rounds Here-
Radiology Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Azygos lobe

NEJM features a case of azygos lobe with fissure along with metastatic nodule from osteogenic sarcoma, check out images and case details here-
NEJM-Azygos lobe

What is azygos lobe?

"Abnormal fissures and lobes of the lungs are common and usually insignificant. A lobe of the azygos vein appears in the right lung in about 1 percent of people. It develops when the apical bronchus grows superiorly medial to the arch of the azygos vein instead of lateral to it. As a result, the azygos vein comes to lie at the bottom of a deep fissure in the superior lobe of the right lung."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Upcoming Radiology Conferences

Upcoming Events:

ESSR 2007 - 14th Annual Meeting - European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology - Izmir, Turkey (June 1-2)

SIIM 2007 Annual Meeting - Providence, RI USA (June 9-15)

UKRC 2007 - UK Radiological Congress - Manchester, UK (June 11-13)

25th EuroPACS Congress 2007 - Berlin, Germany (June 27-309)

Monday, May 14, 2007

"Heart of Stone" image in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Here is a link to a interesting case known as Heart of Stone that i discovered surfing the medical image (free) section on Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Radiology Quiz-What is the Diagnosis?

On popular demand here is the Radiology quiz. What is the diagnosis? this is a T2 weighted axial MRI image. Kindly submit your answers in the comments section. Correct answer will be put up here within this week.

Discussion: The congenital entity of diastematomyelia results from a splitting of the notochord during early development; the etiology of this phenomenon is, at present, uncertain. The result is a complete, longitudinal division of the spinal cord over a variable distance. The abnormality is most frequently encountered in the upper lumbar region, but may occur anywhere else along the length of the spinal cord. Division of the cord is often asymmetrical (i.e.), parasagittal); however, each hemicord possesses it's corresponding anterior and posterior horn cells and ipselateral nerve roots. Two subdivisions are recognized, and are described as follows:
Type I (50%): split cord, surrounded by a normal undivided arachnoid-dural sleeve; no septum (diastem)
Type II (50%): split cord; however, each hemicord is invested by a separate dural sleeve, divided by a fibrous, cartilaginous or bony septum (diastem).
Associated clinical/radiographic findings:
Vertebral anomalies associated with defective neural tubeclosure, resulting in the gamut of spinal dysraphisms.
Tethered cord, thickend filum terminale )75%)
Intra/extradural lipoma
Dermal sinus

Case submitted by Dr MGK Murthy Senior Consultant Teleradiology Providers

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