Saturday, 26 September 2015

xrayoftheweek 38: a classic brain MRI finding

The #xrayoftheweek is this axial image from a brain MRI. 

(1) Which MRI sequence is this?
(2) What is the finding and the significance?
(3) Can you guess how this person presented?

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

xrayoftheweek 37: can you name this sign?

This week's #xrayoftheweek is this single axial slice from a spine MRI study. Two questions:
(1) Can you see an animal in this image? I can see a cat!
(2) What is the actual name of the sign seen here and what is it due to?

Sunday, 6 September 2015

xrayoftheweek 36: this is NOT a Boxer's fracture!

The #xrayoftheweek is the subject of a poster I have co-authored with a colleague (and superstar GI radiologist in the making, James Stephenson), and is being displayed at the Royal College of Radiologists' Annual Scientific Meeting from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th September 2015

We conducted a survey using social media (SoMe; Instagram, Figure 1, Google+ and Twitter) to ask healthcare professionals what they called this fracture (other than a 5th metacarpal fracture), what their profession was, and where they were based.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

xrayoftheweek 35: which procedure has been performed?

This week's #xrayoftheweek is this chest x-ray - which procedure has this person had in the past and why?