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September | 2016 | Radiology Key

Ureteral Trauma

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Ureteral Trauma

Ureteral Trauma Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR Key Facts Terminology Injury of ureter from blunt, penetrating, or iatrogenic trauma Imaging Best imaging tools: CECT with CT urography for global view…

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Rhabdomyolysis

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Clinical and biochemical syndrome resulting from damage of integrity of skeletal muscle, with release of toxic muscle cell components into circulation Imaging…

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Intracranial Hypotension

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Intracranial Hypotension

Intracranial Hypotension Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR Key Facts Terminology Headache caused by ↓ intracranial CSF pressure Imaging Classic imaging triad Diffuse dural thickening/enhancement Downward displacement of brain through incisura…

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Acute Pancreatitis

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Acute Pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD Key Facts Terminology Acute inflammatory process of pancreas with variable involvement of other regional tissues or remote organ systems Imaging Enlarged pancreas, fluid collections,…

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Esophageal Perforation

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Esophageal Perforation

Esophageal Perforation Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR Key Facts Imaging Diagnosis depends on high degree of suspicion and recognition of clinical features Majority are due to esophageal instrumentation/anterior cervical spine…

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Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage

Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR Key Facts Terminology Often misnomer: Most “retroperitoneal hemorrhage” is primarily in posterior abdominal wall musculature Imaging Major causes and CT findings Coagulopathy or…

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Extraaxial Hematoma, Brain

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Extraaxial Hematoma, Brain

Extraaxial Hematoma, Brain Bronwyn E. Hamilton, MD Key Facts Imaging NECT as initial screen Crescentic hyperdense extraaxial collection spread diffusely over convexity Supratentorial convexity most common May cross sutures, not…

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Bowel Perforation

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Bowel Perforation

Bowel Perforation R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD Key Facts Terminology Injury to bowel (duodenum, small bowel, colon) Imaging Best diagnostic clue: Bowel wall thickening, mesenteric infiltration ± extravasation of enteric or…

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Cerebral Infarction

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Cerebral Infarction

Cerebral Infarction Bronwyn E. Hamilton, MD Key Facts Terminology Hypotensive cerebral infarction (HCI) Infarction resulting from insufficient cerebral blood flow (CBF) to meet metabolic demands (low flow state) “Border zone”…

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Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile)

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile)

Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile) R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD Key Facts Terminology Synonyms: Antibiotic colitis, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis Acute inflammation of colon caused by toxins produced by C. difficile…

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