Wednesday, 28 October 2015

xrayoftheweek 43: that's not a USB it?

The #xrayoftheweek is this chest x-ray. What is that device projected over the left side of the chest? Is it a USB stick left in the shirt pocket? Or is it something else?

Thursday, 22 October 2015

xrayoftheweek 42: a classic spine x-ray

The #xrayoftheweek is this AP view of the lumbar spine in someone with a chronic disorder and acute pain. What is the underlying disorder and what is the new complication?

Thursday, 15 October 2015

xrayoftheweek 41: an "IFFI" diagnosis

The #xrayoftheweek is these two CT images, in the axial and coronal planes. These images are from a case report that we recently published in BJR case reports. This middle aged woman with a history of diverticular disease presented with left iliac fossa pain and vomiting, so a CT was requested for the assessment of diverticulitis. 

What alternative diagnosis do these CT images show?

Friday, 9 October 2015

xrayoftheweek 40: which long term condition is seen here?

The #xrayoftheweek is this chest x-ray of a young man with a long term condition. What are the signs on the x-ray and what is the differential for the underlying diagnosis?

Friday, 2 October 2015

xrayoftheweek 39: what's your diagnosis?

The #xrayoftheweek is this panel of 2 images - can you work out the diagnosis from these images?