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Student Corner: How to Read a Head CT

Head imaging is both a crucial tool in acute medical care, particularly in the setting of trauma, and a very daunting aspect of learning radiology for students. 1,376 more words

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Evaluating the use of Computed Tomography and Ultrasonography in Imaging Patients with Urolithiasis

In this blog I will discuss the use of computed tomography (CT) in imaging the urinary system for renal calculi, in comparison to ultrasonography. While on my clinical placement, I saw patients undergo plain abdominal x-rays to obtain images of the kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB). 742 more words

Intermediate Diagnostic Imaging Studies

Exploring the use of Gold Nanoparticles as Contrast Agents in Computed Tomography to Enhance Cancer Imaging

Last week’s IDIS lectures were on the topics of pharmacology and contrast media in radiography.

During my time in Computed Tomography (CT) on my clinical placement, I frequently saw cancer patients being imaged with intravenous (IV) iodine-based contrast agents. 766 more words

Intermediate Diagnostic Imaging Studies

Computed Tomography vs. Scintigraphy: Pulmonary Embolism during Pregnancy

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries (Drife, 2003). Changes in blood clotting and damage to pelvic veins during pregnancy increase the risk of VTE. 742 more words

Intermediate Diagnostic Imaging Studies