Top 5 Radiopaedia articles for medical students

1.  Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction 

  • learn how to identify the early signs of an MCA infarct on CT. What is the hyperdense MCA sign?

2.  Appendicitis 

  • learn how to diagnose this important surgical emergency with both CT and ultrasound. How thick is too thick?

3.  Extradural Haemorrhage 

  • learn the classic appearance of an extradural haematoma and the simple rules that can help distinguish it from subdural blood.

 4.  Acute Cholecystitis 

  • learn the typical ultrasound and CT features of cholecystitis and how to identify gallstones. What gallbladder wall thickness is considered too thick? 

 5.  Lobar Collapse 

  • learn how to recognise the 5 different types of pulmonary lobar collapse, an essential skill for any clinician. Which is the hardest one to detect? Collapse of which lobe will obscure the left hemi-diaphragm? 
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