I am currently studying for the American Board of Radiology Certifying Examination. By far this is the one standardized examination that I have studied the least for. How the board thinks newly minted radiologists can study for an exam and practice in a new job still baffles me. A few years ago the American Board … Continue reading
The American Board of Radiology Core Examination is administered every June in Tucson and Chicago. Given that residents are likely starting to ramp up their studying efforts this time of year, I thought I should write this post on recall questions. The more time that passes, the fewer questions I will remember to post below. So without … Continue reading
I’m curious to understand what the readers of radiologypics.com know about ionizing radiation, so I’ve created a few questions that I’d like to get your answers to below.
The test question writers at the American Board of Radiology seem to be obsessed with comparing mammography and general radiography. The below table should be high yield information for the ABR Core examination and certifying examination. In simple terms, mammography is lower energy, takes longer, generally uses different targets and filters, and is higher resolution. Those are … Continue reading
There are numerous causes of avascular necrosis (AVN), which is at its most basic definition when blood flow to a bone is interrupted or reduced. Numerous mnemonics have been proposed to remember the many causes of AVN. My favorite is probably GIVE INFARCTS: GIVE INFARCTS · G- Gaucher disease · I- Idiopathic- Legg-Calve Perthes · … Continue reading
So its true, today is my birthday. I’ve been browsing the internet trying to find the best image of a radiology related cake and I came up with a couple of favorites below. But even more interesting, is that today is also 4/20 or “420” (It also happens to be Easter today as well, but … Continue reading
I’ve been on an x-ray art related binge lately. There are some very talented artists out there that create beautiful images both of human anatomy and inanimate objects using x-ray. When I came across the thumbs up x-ray by Nick Veasey I couldn’t help but relate it to that pervasive social media that fills our … Continue reading
X-ray art is a fusion of visible light and x-rays to create what has been called a “xogram,” a term coined by British photographer and artist Hugh Turvey. He has a fascinating and beautiful portfolio of images, of which you can find a sample from National Geographic. A couple of my favorites are below.
A physician’s waiting room is never a great place to spend a lot of time. I thought the above comic was a great spin on the popular book 50 Shades of Grey. You can find more great comics from J. Chang MD on PoorMD. As a father of two kids, I am sincerely grateful that these … Continue reading
The past 9 months have been extremely busy and I haven’t been able to be as active as I would like on RadiologyPics.com, but now I can finally share why. With the help of my co-authors John H. Naheedy and Peter G. Kruk, we published an article in Pediatric Radiology entitled “Diagnostic Performance of Contrast Enhanced MR for … Continue reading