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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. Advertisements

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

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

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

Top 10 Cases from 2013

Hey all! Check it out. Below is a list of the top 10 posts from 2013, based on total annual hits. Enjoy! 1. The Differences Between the Male and Female Pelvis 2. The About page 🙂 3. Lung Mass – Differential Diagnosis 4. The Golden S Sign – Right Upper Lobe Collapse.  5. CT Neck … Continue reading

Introduction to Radiology Cases

Buy the book here! Only $0.99 USD! This is a collection of unknown cases and their solutions spanning all modalities of radiology, including plain radiographs, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound and covering both pediatric and adult radiology. Enjoy!

3 Tips to Formulate an Accurate and Valuable Differential Diagnosis

At the core of diagnostic radiology is the differential diagnosis. This is the set of various diagnoses that may explain certain findings on a particular radiology exam, whether it is a mass seen on ultrasound, an opacity on a chest radiograph, or abnormal signal characteristics on an MRI. I recently came across the quote above … Continue reading

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