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Using Ionizing Radiation in Children – What do you know?

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.

Radiology Physics – Comparisons of Mammography and General Radiography

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

Causes of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Mnemonic

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

My Birthday, 420 and The Cannabis Culture

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

Custom Facebook Like Button

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 – Hugh Turvey, X-Ray Artist

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.

Pediatric Radiology Waiting Room

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

Contrast Enhanced MR for Acute Appendicitis in Children

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

How to Become a Radiologist – More than 13 years in the making

So you want to become a radiologist? Curious as to what it takes? If so, read below…. Radiologists are physicians who use cutting-edge technology in medical imaging studies to diagnose disease. The training is lengthy, just like any other sub-specialty area in medicine. Lets start from the beginning (disclaimer: the below paragraphs will detail the … 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