Items tagged “summary”

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Hand series (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A hand series (or hand x-ray) may be performed for a multitude of reasons. However, they are most commonly used in the assessment of trauma by clinical teams in the Emergency Department or Orthopedic service. Reference art...
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Scaphoid series (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A scaphoid series (or scaphoid x-ray) may be performed for a multitude of reasons. However, they are most commonly used in the assessment of trauma, by clinical teams within the Emergency Department or Orthopedic service. ...
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Thumb series (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A thumb series (or thumb x-ray) is usually performed in the Emergency Department or Orthopedic service following thumb trauma with suspected fracture or dislocation. Reference article This is a summary article. For more i...
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Forearm series (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A forearm series (or forearm x-ray) is a much less common study to perform than its neighboring elbow or wrist series. Forearm imaging may be performed in children because of difficulty to localize pain, or where there has ...
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Both hands series (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Both hands series (or both hands x-ray) is an investigation almost exclusively performed in the rheumatology service to assess patients with arthritis. It is not used in trauma. Reference article This is a summary article...
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Pelvis x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A pelvis x-ray, also known as a pelvis series or pelvis radiograph, is a single x-ray of the pelvis to include the iliac crests and pubic symphysis. It allows assessment of general pelvic pathology, the sacrum, some of the ...
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Femur x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A femur x-ray, also known as femur series or femur radiograph, is a set of two x-rays performed of the entire femur. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the humerus. It may be performed a...
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Knee x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A knee x-ray, also known as knee series or knee radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the knee joint. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the knee, often after trauma. Reference article ...
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Hip x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A hip x-ray, also known as a hip series or hip radiograph, is a pelvis x-ray with an additional lateral view of the specified hip. It is used for the assessment of unilateral hip pathology, most commonly to diagnose a hip f...
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Ankle x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists An ankle x-ray, also known as ankle series or ankle radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the ankle joint. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the ankle, often after trauma. Reference ar...
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Foot x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A foot x-ray, also known as foot series or foot radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the foot. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the foot, often after trauma. Reference article This ...
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Tib/fib x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A tib/fib x-ray, also known as tib/fib series or tib/fib radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the leg (knee to ankle). It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the leg, often after trauma. R...
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Calcaneus x-ray (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists A calcaneus x-ray, also known as calcaneus series or calcaneus radiograph, is a set of two x-rays of the calcaneus. It is performed to look for evidence of injury (or pathology) affecting the leg, often after trauma. Refer...
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Musculoskeletal radiology: interpretation (curriculum)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists The musculoskeletal radiology interpretation curriculum contains some helpful resources for basic plain film interpretation. 
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Neuroradiology: interpretation (curriculum)

Neuroradiology interpretation is a key component of how to make the most of diagnostic imaging. You need to know how to look at the commonly performed radiology tests and how to make common diagnoses. In reality, this allows basic image interpretation in CT of the head and a very basic understan...
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Ultrasound carotids (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists. US (ultrasound) carotids is a standard test performed as part of the assessment of the cranial arterial blood supply. Reference article This is a summary article; we do not have a more in-depth reference article. Summar...
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Extra-axial collection (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Extra-axial collections are collections of fluid within the skull, but outside the brain parenchyma. They may be comprised of CSF, blood or pus and may exist in the extradural, subdural or subarachnoid space.  Reference ar...
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Hydrocephalus (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Hydrocephalus describes the situation where the intracranial ventricular system is enlarged because of increased pressure. It may be caused by obstruction of CSF flow. If this is the case, the location of obstruction can be...
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Midline shift (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Midline shift is a finding described on transverse (axial) slices from CT and MRI studies. It describes the situation where the midline of the intracranial anatomy is no longer in the midline and is the result of pushing or...
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Atelectasis (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Atelectasis describes loss of lung volume secondary to collapse. It has many causes, the root of which is bronchial obstruction with absorption of distal gas. Atelectasis may be subsegmental, segmental, lobar, or involve th...

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