GENERAL RADIOLOGY

Medical Imaging Informatics

May 16, 2021 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Medical Imaging Informatics

Medical Imaging Informatics In healthcare, medical informatics represents the process of collecting, analyzing, storing, and communicating information (data) that is crucial to the provision and delivery of appropriate patient care…

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Radiation and the Atom

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Radiation and the Atom Radiation simply refers to energy that propagates through space or matter. Two categories of radiation of importance in medical imaging are electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and sub-atomic…

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Introduction to Medical Imaging

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Introduction to Medical Imaging Radiological imaging of the intact human body requires some form of energy to enter the body, interact, and then deliver a signal to a detector, typically…

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Added Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Evaluation of Mediastinal Lesions

Apr 19, 2021 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Added Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Evaluation of Mediastinal Lesions

The high soft tissue contrast and tissue characterization properties of magnetic resonance imaging allow further characterization of indeterminate mediastinal lesions on chest radiography and computed tomography, increasing diagnostic specificity, preventing…

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Imaging of the Middle and Visceral Mediastinum

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The visceral mediastinum contains important vascular and non-vascular structures including the heart, great vessels, lymph nodes, and portions of the esophagus and trachea. Multiple imaging modalities, including chest radiography, computed…

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Esophageal Cancer

Apr 19, 2021 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is an uncommon malignancy that ranks sixth in terms of mortality worldwide. Squamous cell carcinoma is the predominant histologic subtype worldwide whereas adenocarcinoma represents the majority of cases…

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Cardiac Neoplasms

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Cardiac neoplasms are a diagnostic challenge on many levels. They are rare, their clinical presentation may mimic other much more common cardiac diseases, and they are at an uncommon intersection…

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Imaging of the Posterior/Paravertebral Mediastinum

Apr 19, 2021 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of the Posterior/Paravertebral Mediastinum

A wide variety of abnormalities may be encountered in the paravertebral mediastinum, ranging from congenital lesions to malignant neoplasms. A combination of localizing mediastinal masses to the paravertebral compartment, characterizing…

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