Wednesday, 29 April 2015

xrayoftheweek 17: physiology brought to life

This week's #xrayofthweek is a video clip showing peristalsis of the small bowel on MRI. I use this cine sequence routinely in my small bowel MRI studies to evaluate for normal and abnormal motion of the small bowel - segments which are narrowed and fixed due to stricture formation do not peristalse well and stand out. This particular clip shows peristalsis of normal small bowel.

I have detailed the methods used to acquire this sequence in this Radiopaedia case. In future #xrayoftheweek posts, I will describe other innovative MRI sequences I have developed and use in my day-to-day GI imaging practice. 


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

xrayoftheweek 16: cough in an immunosuppressed man

Why has this man with immunosuppression got shortness of breath and a cough?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

xrayoftheweek 15: shortness of breath and cough - why?

The latest #xrayoftheweek is one for medical students/junior doctors/radiographers. What can you see on the chest xray of this person who presented with progressive shortness of breath and a cough over the previous 2 weeks?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

xrayoftheweek 14: is this a real finding?

What is causing the appearance on this CT image?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

xrayoftheweek 13: can you pinpoint the site of pathology?

It's back to plain films for this week's #xrayoftheweek case. This man presented with abdominal distension. Can you pinpoint the site of pathology and offer a differential?