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Pseudogout

Preliminary Diagnosis: Pseudogout I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Plain radiography. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing pseudogout. Advantages Relatively inexpensive and fast imaging modality. Offers exquisite visualization of focal areas of mineralization noted in pseudogout, predominantly calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease.Continue Reading Highly portable imaging modality. Disadvantages…

Lung abscess

Preliminary Diagnosis: Lung Abscess I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Chest x-ray, PA and lateral view II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of a lung abscess. Advantages Fast and inexpensive imaging modality Exposes the patient to minimal ionizing radiation Highly portableContinue Reading May be highly sensitive for…

Prostatitis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Prostatitis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Ultrasound of the prostate gland. Transrectal offers better imaging. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis prostatitis. Advantages Highly portable imaging modality. Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation.Continue Reading Exquisitely details the vascularity of the prostate gland. May…

Bladder carcinoma

Preliminary Diagnosis: Bladder Carcinoma I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Gray scale and color Doppler sonographic evaluation of the kidneys and bladder II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of bladder carcinoma. Advantages Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation Highly sensitivity for making a diagnosis of bladder…

Portal vein thrombosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Portal Vein Thrombosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Gray scale, Color Doppler, and spectral waveform analysis of the portal veins. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing portal vein thrombosis. Advantages Relatively quick and highly portable imaging modality. Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation.Continue…

Mesenteric Ischemia

Preliminary Diagnosis: Mesenteric Ischemia I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis CT of the abdomen and pelvis with CTA protocol II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia. Advantages Relatively fast and efficient imaging modality Offers exquisite visualization of the anatomical structures including the vascular, soft tissue,…

Gastroparesis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Gastroparesis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Contrasted fluoroscopic upper GI examination II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of gastroparesis. Advantages Highly portable examination Disadvantages Has limited sensitivity and is poorly specific in detailing gastroparesis compared to a nuclear medicine gastric emptying testContinue Reading May…

Transient ischemic attack

Preliminary Diagnosis: Transient Ischemic Attack I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Non-contrast CT of the brain with CTA of the head and neck. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of transient ischemic attack. Advantages Relatively inexpensive, fast imaging modality. Highly specific for hemorrhage.Continue Reading CTA of the…

Stroke

Preliminary Diagnosis: Stroke I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Non-contrast CT of the brain. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of stroke. Advantages Relatively fast, inexpensive imaging modality. Highly specific and sensitive to evaluate and rule out intracranial hemorrhage. Disadvantages Exposes patients to ionizing radiation.Continue Reading Less…

Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome

Preliminary Diagnosis: Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? MR of the brain and full bilateral Internal Auditory Canals (IAC) with contrast. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing Ramsay-Hunt syndrome. Advantages Highly specific and sensitive to evaluate for any specific brain parenchymal and/or cranial nerve abnormality…

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