Tara Marie Catanzano's How to Think Like a Radiologist: Ordering Imaging Studies PDF

By Tara Marie Catanzano

Radiologic investigations may be complicated to clinicians and radiologists alike. Questions continuously come up as to which sort of imaging research most sensible solutions the medical query posed. as soon as a modality is set, judgements needs to be made concerning the technical demeanour during which the learn is played and if intravenous distinction is needed. sufferer components, hazards, merits, and different variables also needs to be thought of. This pocket consultant is written for somebody who must comprehend sufficient approximately radiology to grasp which learn to reserve in a sufferer workup. The ebook addresses imaging reports through modality, physique quarter, and sort of research in bulleted define layout for simple reference. normal concerns for every modality - together with benefits and downsides - are offered, by way of sufferer instruction and specifications for every form of exam. Dr. Catanzano explains how particular reviews are played and what info may be got, examine symptoms, contraindications, and obstacles. The publication additionally comprises an appendix of tables.

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This can lead to a contrast reaction if the patient is at risk. LIMITATIONS ᮀ Patients with known contrast allergies may not be candi- ᮀ ᮀ ᮀ ᮀ ᮀ dates for HSG. Although contrast is not directly instilled into the systemic circulation, with forcible contrast injection, contrast can traverse the uterus and enter the uterine veins and reach the systemic circulation through the iliac veins. If the cervix cannot be cannulated, the study cannot be performed. Some women experience extreme cramping from the distension of the uterus related to contrast administration.

Average contrast dose: 100 cc non-ionic contrast ᭿ Renal function: As in the section, Contrast-Enhanced CT of the Thorax, earlier ᭿ Contrast allergies: As in the section, Contrast-Enhanced CT of the Thorax, earlier INDICATIONS ᮀ Evaluation of acute or chronic thromboembolic events CONTRAINDICATIONS ᮀ Relative: Patients with radiographic findings that explain the clinical presentation and who are at low risk for thromboembolic disease may not require the additional radiation dose of a CTA. Careful consideration should be given to the pretest probability of pulmonary thromboembolic disease in these patients so that an unnecessary examination may be circumvented.

In osteomyelitis, septic arthritis Charcot joints, that is, joint fragmentation and destruction in patients with sensory depravation such as diabetes, syringomyelia, and so on. CONTRAINDICATIONS ᮀ Direct radiographs to the pelvis in early pregnancy are rel- ative contraindications due to radiation risks to the fetus. However, if the risks to the mother from trauma or acute bony abnormality outweigh the risks to the fetus, the films should be obtained. If the patient or a family member is able, verbal informed consent for the films should be obtained.

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