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QUIZ CASE: 40yo male with abdominal pain and vomiting. Click…

QUIZ CASE: 40yo male with abdominal pain and vomiting. Click here to ENTER QUIZ MODE where there are axial and coronal image stacks to scroll through, 4 study questions and 3 annotated images. HINT: Not appendicitis! This previous blog post may also be helpful ūüôā

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MAGIC DR – a handy mnemonic used to remember…

MAGIC DR Рa handy mnemonic used to remember the potential causes of a cerebral ring enhancing lesion.

M –¬†Metastasis

A –¬†Abscess

G –¬†Glioblastoma multiforme

I –¬†Infarct (subacute phase)

C –¬†Contusion

D –¬†Demyelinating disease¬†(eg. tumefactive MS)

R –¬†Radiation necrosis

An alternative is DR MAGIC of course, which is what you may like to call yourself if you can remember the list! Although you can’t possibly know by looking at the single images, for what it is worth, the above cases are; A = metastasis, B = abscess, C = radiation necrosis, D = GBM, E = demyelination, F = contusion.

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Hypertensive haemorrhage – high blood pressure¬†is the most…

Hypertensive haemorrhage Рhigh blood pressure is the most common cause of primary intracerebral haemorrhage (also known as haemorrhagic stroke). Typical locations include:

This short educational video comes to you courtesy of Dr Frank Gaillard and the RadiologyChannel.

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Caput medusae – a clinical and radiological sign seen in…

Caput medusae – a clinical and radiological sign seen in severe¬†portal hypertension. It describes distended and engorged paraumbilical veins radiating from the umbilicus across the abdominal wall to join systemic veins creating¬†portal-systemic anastomoses. The appearance is reminiscent of Medusa, a gorgon of Greek mythology, who was encountered and defeated by Perseus. Pictured is ‚ÄėMedusa‚Äô by Caravaggio painted in 1595. ¬†

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Happy New Year! Make 2013 a year of fun, learning and compassion. With love, from Radiology Signs…

Happy New Year! Make 2013 a year of fun, learning and compassion. With love, from Radiology Signs…
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Leontiasis ossea – a largely historical term used to describe a…


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Leontiasis ossea Рa largely historical term used to describe a number of conditions which result in the affected patient’s face resembling that of a lion. Although it is most frequently the result of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia (as in this case), the term has a broader usage encompassing other expansile facial bone diseases such as Paget’s disease. 

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Did you get an iTunes gift card for Christmas and don‚Äôt…

Did you get an iTunes gift card for Christmas and don‚Äôt know what to buy? Then why not help support us and your learning by purchasing a new radiology ‚Äėcase pack‚Äô from within our awesome iPad / iPhone App!¬†Just a suggestion ūüôā

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Holly leaf sign¬†– refers to the typical chest radiograph…

Holly leaf sign¬†– refers to the typical chest radiograph appearance of calcified¬†pleural plaques.¬†The well-defined but irregular thickened edges simulate the¬†appearance¬†of a holly leaf. ‚ÄėGeographic density‚Äô is another common term used to describe their appearance. Pleural plaques are the most common form of¬†asbestos related disease.¬†

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CRITOE – the important mnemonic used to remember the names and…

CRITOE Рthe important mnemonic used to remember the names and order of appearance of the six elbow ossification centers. Elbow trauma is common in childhood and knowing CRITOE can be critical to detecting important pathology. This video tutorial includes two abnormal teaching cases which start at 3:31.

C¬†–¬†capitellum¬†: 1 year

R¬†–¬†radial head¬†: 3 years

I¬†–¬†internal (medial) epicondyle¬†: 5 years

T¬†–¬†trochlea¬†: 7 years

O¬†–¬†olecranon¬†: 9 years

E¬†–¬†external (lateral) epicondyle¬†: 11 years

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