Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Current Edition of Internet Journal of Radiology

Dear friends/readers

You all may be aware of the fact that i have taken over as the editor-in-chief Internet Jounral of Radiology, in 2008. The first edition of the journal with me as the anchor is now online and is open access to all. Link on your websites will be appreciated. Also feel free to forward this table of contents to any of your friends or colleagues whom you feel will enjoy the journal.

Seeking more support for all the readers in form of more and more quality submissions for the journal. We have a world class editorial team with prompt peer review process, a fast publication process We firmly believe in open access to the scientific publications, hence this journal is an open access journal.

The current edition is available here-
Internet Journal of Radiology
Volume 8 Number 1

Table of contents for your persual

Radiology in today's flat world - Sumer K. Sethi.
A New Beginning - Sumer K. Sethi.

Radiologic Evaluation of the Stylohyoid Syndromes - Shamir O. Cawich, Peter, Michael Gardner, Eric Williams, Lisa Burnett.
Artefacts In Mammography: A Three year experience in a new teaching hospital. Pictorial Essay - Rachael Akinola, Oluwarotimi Akinola, Faosat Jinadu, Tope Akintomide, Peter Soeze, Omini Asuquo.
Journal Club - Sumer K. Sethi.

Case Reports
Radiology Case Quiz - Sumer K. Sethi.
Pneumosinus Dilatans of the Frontal Sinus - K. Saravanan, N. Saravanappa.
The Practice of Ottawa Ankle Rules in radiographs taken for acute ankle and midfoot injury - O. Nurul Akhmar, A.M. Ezane, N.A.R. Nik Hisamuddin, I.L. Shuaib.

Press Releases

Best Regards

Dr.Sumer K Sethi, MD
Consultant Radiologist ,VIMHANS
CEO-Teleradiology Providers http://teleradproviders.com/
Blog- Sumer's Radiology Site http://sumerdoc.blogspot.com/
Editor-in-chief, The Internet Journal of Radiology
Director, DAMS (Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences) http://www.damsdelhi.com/

Monday, February 25, 2008

Radiology Grand Rounds-XXI

Here is a case of Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma for the Radiology Grand Rounds submitted by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr Sumer Sethi of Teleradiology Providers. Concept and Archive of the Radiology Grand Rounds is available at- Radiology Grand Rounds.

A 63 yr old judge by profession has suden pain while brushing teeth. he is a known case of renal failure with hameodialysis about a month back. MR shows large epidural hematoma in dorsolumbar region with cord edema. After excluding other known causes like, bleeding diathesis, tumour, trauma, it is possibly related to use of anticoagulants in haemodialysis. but can it coccur after one month is debatable. He has also renal ostedystrophy signs on MRI.

The etiological mechanism of spinal epidural haematoma still remains controversial. The spinal epidural venous plexus is postulated commonly to be the origin of the hematoma. Usually, a high intracavitary pressure induced by, for example, pregnancy increases the plexus pressure, and it finally brings about rupture. In these situations, the small spinal artery was reported to be responsible for the bleeding. Abnormal coagulability, atherosclerosis or mechanical compression by a spinal tumor further facilitate vessel rupture.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Radiology Grand Rounds submissions are requested for the next Radiology Grand Rounds posted every month last sunday. If you interested in hosting any of the future issues contact me at sumerdoc-AT-yahoo-DOT-com.

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Teleradiology Providers

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are we overestimating cancer risk from CT?

An interesting letter in NEJM, according to Maurice Tubiana "an excess of cancers has never been detected in laboratory animals or in humans for doses below 100 mSv. Computed tomographic (CT) scans deliver a radiation dose of about 20 mSv. After repeated x-ray examinations, induction of cancer has been observed only when the cumulative dose was above 500 mSv. In patients treated with radiotherapy, a threshold was reported for irradiation doses of 0.6 Sv delivered in 30 sessions. Overestimation of the risk may deprive patients of beneficial examinations. " and the debate continues...

Reference- Computed Tomography and Radiation ExposureN Engl J Med 2008 358: 850-853
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Radiology and Web 2.0

Do you also prefer to visit my site over places like e-medicine and medcyclopedia. Since regular google searches always sends to e-medicine, etc. Ben of radswiki has made a custom search engine that queries the radiology blogs, wikis, and social networks.
Check this out-

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Now PACS by Microsoft

According to the website- The Microsoft Amalga family of Enterprise Health Systems is built on Microsoft technology, offering a comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of health enterprise. Amalga is a "Unified Intelligence System" for healthcare organisations that includes a HIS (Hospital Information System) "built around an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that includes complete patient and bed management, laboratory, Medication Management, Radiology Information System/Picture Archiving and Communication System (RIS/PACS), pathology, financial accounting, materials management, and human resource systems. Sounds Interesting...

Hat Tip- Dr Dalai's Blog

Teleradiology Providers

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Supratentorial Glioblatoma Multiforme with spinal secondaries ( a rare case report)

The tendency of the GBM to spread via the CSF is well documented. This patient was operated for supratentorial GBM which was histologically proven. Following which he developed lower limb weakness. Pathological diagnosis was confirmed to be spinal metastasis of GBM. GBM may spread via the white matter tracts or via CSF. Awareness of this condition helps in suspecting this whenever a patient of GBM presents with radiculopathy or myelopathy.

Case By Dr Sumer Sethi, MD

Monday, February 11, 2008

Internet Journal Of Radiology

I would like to thank Internet Scientific Publications and Dr Oliver Wenker for giving me this opportunity to be the "Editor-in-Chief" of the Internet Journal of Radiology. This journal is an Open-access journal, which means Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal is 'open access', or universally and freely accessible via the Internet.

Anybody who would like to be part of the editorial process are requested to send me an email. If reviewers are important, authors are more so. Without articles, there is no journal. We welcome all publications related to Radiology including Case reports, Original papers, Letter to editors regarding previous publications, Review articles and pictorial essay. Papers on non-traditional subjects like computers in radiology, role of internet and web 2.0 are also welcome.

Dr Sumer K Sethi, MD
Editor-in-chief, The Internet Journal of Radiology TM ISSN: 1528-8404
Sr Consultant Radiologist VIMHANS, Delhi
CEO-Teleradiology Providers Author- Sumer's Radiology Site

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Optical CT mammography

This is a new imaging technology using laser computed-tomography (CT) to aid in the detection and management of breast cancer. CT laser mammography is designed to be used in conjunction with mammography. It reveals information about blood distribution in the breast and may visualize the process of angiogenesis, which usually accompanies tumor growth.

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