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Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder

History: Not moving left leg, flexion contracture at the knee. Other past medical history includes hyperbilirubinemia at birth, autoimmune hepatitis, sensorineural hearing loss and global developmental delay. Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) was first described by Prier and Griscelli in 1987 and has also been referred to as chronic infantile neurologic, cutaneous and articular syndrome (CINCA). It is a rare genetic disorder on the spectrum of cryopyrin associated periodic syndromes (CAPS). NOMID is … Continue reading

Child Swallows Mickey Mouse – The Mickey Mouse Sign

History: Parent concerned child swallowed a “foreign body.” This is what I’ve termed a “pseudo-Mickey Mouse sign,” as there are many other real Mickey Mouse signs in radiology. For example, anencephaly (see below), progressive supranuclear palsy, outward flair of the iliac wings in Down Syndrome, radiotracer uptake in the pedicles on bone scan for Paget’s … Continue reading

There is No Such Thing as a Chest X-ray – 3 Off Limit Terms for Chest Radiology

If you like physics, are particular about the lexicon you use, or are just interested in proper use of the English language, then read along. Otherwise, this doesn’t interest you. The motivation for this article came from one of my superiors who is keenly interested in proper use of the English language in radiology reports. … Continue reading

Pediatric Radiology is Awesome

I’m a fan of all areas of radiology, but there are many reasons why pediatric radiology is what I will eventually devote my career in medicine to. More to come on that later. But for now, who wouldn’t want to work in a department with a yellow submarine CT scanner?

Differences Between the Male and Female Breast and Female Breast with Implants

I’ve found that the readers of RadiologyPics are interested in cases that highlight the differences between male and female anatomy. Well, for that matter, our whole society is obsessed with men versus women. Therefore, I decided to create this post emphasizing the differences between the male and female breast on mammography, as well as comparison … Continue reading

How to Appropriately Order and Obtain a Radiology Test – Three Tips

My motivation for this article came while I was on a recent call shift. I was opening up a chest radiograph on the PACS workstation when I saw the clinical history field (filled in  by the clinician) which read “chest.” That was it. Just “chest.” Not even “pain,” or “chest pain.” Nope, just “chest.” As … Continue reading

Extraperitoneal Bladder Rupture

History: 25 year old male presents to the emergency room after a fight at a local bar This is a case example of extraperitoneal bladder rupture. In the setting of trauma to the bladder it is important to differentiate extraperitoneal from intraperitoneal rupture. Intraperitoneal bladder rupture has to be repaired surgically, whereas extraperitoneal rupture can … Continue reading

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