Thursday, June 28, 2007

Interesting Website Review

MedPix Homepage


MRI Teaching File


Complete Teaching File


CME Cases


A very useful collection of teaching files and cases. highly recommended.

Rural Indian Centre's experience with Teleradiology- "Teleradiology Providers" An Indian Pioneering Experience















Now that the old debate versus a Radiologist on hand verus a remote teleradiologist seems to be getting over and the role of teleradiology is increasingly getting defined. Here are a few cases where our radiologists from Teleradiology Providers read emergency cases sent from a remote rural centre in India where finding a cross sectional imaging trained radiologist was difficult. We further emphasize that most of the cases were blunt trauma (as it was located near the highway) where immediate reports were given and clinical management was affected by the reports given by our radiologists. This is one of the first report from an Indian setting. We from Teleradiology Providers further emphasize the role of teleradiology in country like India is unmatched. In our country we have a divide between the rural and urban practise and finding a well trained specialist is almost impossible to find in rural settings. With increasing availablity of Internet and phones remote specialist radiologist can easily become a part of team.

In our experience we included telephonic discussions with the operating surgeon and the CT technician so that we could discuss the protocol and surgical approach. At no point did anybody from the hospital feel that our radiologists were not easily available. Teleradiology Providers is a part of the team.






Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Submissions requested for the next Radiology Grand Rounds

Next Radiology Grand Rounds will be hosted on last sunday of this month 24-6-2007 at NeuroRAZiology & co by Dr. Eytan RAZ, so hurry send all your Radiology Related submissions to me at sumerdoc@yahoo.com or to Dr Eytan RAZ at eytan.raz@gmail.com . If you are not familiar with the concept of the Radiology Grand Rounds check out the archive and concept here-
Radiology Grand Rounds

Monday, June 18, 2007

Diffusion Weighted imaging showing Acute Infarct


Further reading---
High-b-value diffusion-weighted MR imaging of hyperacute ischemic stroke at 1.5T. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2005 Feb;26(2):208-15


Acute and subacute ischemic stroke at high-field-strength (3.0-T) diffusion-weighted MR imaging: intraindividual comparative study. Radiology 2005 Feb;234(2):509-16. Epub 2004 Dec 15.



Thursday, June 14, 2007

Interesting Website Review

Medicexchange.com is an online sales and information channel that provides the radiology professional direct and global access to the latest in radiological imaging products, technology, research and study developments for Abdominal-Pelvic, Breast, Cardiac, Neuro, Musculoskeletal, and Thoracic imaging modalities as well as surgical planning and procedure software programs through world renowned vendors that support the radiological practice.


Medicexchange.com provides these solutions in a low-cost, on-demand and digitally-downloadable format for medical imaging professionals, providing access to information and products that they would traditionally have difficulty accessing.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

MRI in Juveline Rheumatoid Arthritis

Knee in early juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: MR imaging findings. Radiology 2001 Sep;220(3):696-706.
"Synovial hypertrophy and joint effusions are the most frequent MR imaging findings of knees in early juvenile rheumatoid arthritis."

Case submitted by Dr (Col) Murthy Senior Consultant Teleradiology Providers

Post traumatic Spinal Cord Edema-Case Report


This is case of acute spinal cord edema in case of road traffic accident. Peculiar thing about this case was there is no vertrebral inury, only cord edema. Case submitted by Dr (Col) Murthy Sr Consultant Teleradiology Providers

Further reading--
MR imaging of recent spinal trauma. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1987 May-Jun;11(3):412-7
"Proper therapeutic management of acute spinal trauma depends considerably on the assessment of the condition of the underlying spinal cord and the relative stability of the surrounding bony architecture. A series of 14 patients who were examined by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging following spinal trauma is presented. Comparison of information gained by MR with that obtained by conventional CT indicates that MR is useful in assessing spinal cord compression, traumatic disk pathology, and post-traumatic intramedullary abnormalities. Computed tomography is more accurate in detecting posterior neural arch fractures and in assessing the number of displaced fragments."

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