Category: Radiology

Feb 16 2014

Top 10 Books for Internal Medicine Residency

Online medical resources such as UpToDate and Medscape are being used more and more by physicians, residents, and med students. These databases allow clinical information to be looked up at a glance and are very convenient to use. However, in-print resources are still a very important part of medical training and will never be obsolete. …

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Feb 17 2012

Top 10 Clinical Criteria/Scoring Systems for Internists and Medical Students

Clinical scoring systems, clinical criteria, and clinical prediction rules are used widely in medicine and academics. They are used to aid physicians in their clinical decision making and finalizing a diagnosis. Although they should never be used in place of a physician’s sound clinical judgment, they are great clinical tools and methodologies used to organize …

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Dec 07 2011

Bury the Buzzword: Thumb Sign

The buzzword Thumb sign can refer to two very different clinical scenarios. The first and most common use of the thumb sign refers to a radiographic finding seen in epiglottitis. It is seen on a lateral x-ray and refers to the shape the epiglottis takes when it becomes immense and swollen, because it looks like …

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Nov 09 2011

Top 5 Indications for a CT Scan of the Head Without Contrast

There are five main categories that a CT (CAT) scan of the head without contrast can view well. They are listed below: – Hemorrhage – Sinuses – Midline shift – Bones – Ventricles/Empty space Of course these structures are visualized on other imaging modalities, but a CT without contrast is able to see them particularly …

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