After ‐hours emergency radiology CT reporting by radiology registrars at an Australian level 1 trauma centre: A review of discrepancies between preliminary and final reports

ConclusionThe discrepancy rates of after ‐hours CT trainee reports were lower at this institution compared to international literature (6.9% vs. 7.7%). The majority of preliminary trainee reports were accurate with no increased morbidity or mortality resulting from major discrepancies.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Katherine L. Morrow, James Bena, Sean P. Lyden, Ezequiel Parodi, Christopher J. SmolockAbstractObjectiveInferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been commonly used to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep vein thrombosis. However, IVC filters have been associated with risks, including IVC perforation, filter migration, fracture, and thrombosis. Filter retrieval has not always been successful. Our objective was to identify the factors associated with failure of retrieval of IVC filters.Meth...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Şehrazat Evirgen, Halil Tolga Yüksel, Gökçe Yüksel, Barış Kaki, Kıvanç KamburoğluAbstractObjectiveTo identify the prevalence and radiological characteristics of intravertebral pneumatocysts (IVP), degenerative joint disease (DJD), and ponticulus posticus (PP) in the cervical spine using CBCT images. The correlations between the presence of these lesions, and the correlations of the lesions to patient age and sex, were also evaluated.Study DesignCBCT images obta...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. If not promptly diagnosed and treated the associated mortality is very high. The role of endovascular treatment is not yet defined. In this paper we report a clinical case of a 94-year-old male admitted in the emergency department with rectal bleeding. Due to detection of a pulsatile abdominal mass, a computed tomography angiography (CTA) scan was performed, which established the diagnosis of aorto-enteric fistula due to a left common iliac artery aneurysm (CIAA) ruptured to the sigmoid colon and also revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) a...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We present a case of a 70-year-old woman with acute presentation of bilateral limb ischemia and abdominal pain. Angio-CT scan showed the sub-occlusion of the distal thoracic aorta due to a severe calcified coarctaction with intraluminal thrombosis, a chronic occlusion of the superior mesenteric and celiac trunk arteries, an hypertrophic inferior mesenteric artery associated with signs of partial left kidney ischemia.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveMetabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) are imaging parameters derived from 18F-FDG PET/CT that have been proposed for risk stratification of cancer patients. The aim of our study was to test whether these whole-body volumetric imaging parameters may predict outcome in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).MethodsSixty-five patients (45 men, 20 women; mean age  ± SD, 65 ± 12 years), with histologically proven NSCLC who had undergone 18F-FDG PET/CT scan before any therapy, were included in the study. Imaging parameters includin...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveQualitative interpretation in bone scan is often complicated by the presence of degenerative joint disease (DJD), especially in the elderly patient. The aim of this study is to compare objectively99mTc-MDP tracer uptake between DJD and osseous metastases of the spine using semi-quantitative assessment with SPECT SUV.MethodsBone scan with SPECT/CT using99mTc-MDP was performed in 34 patients diagnosed with prostate carcinoma. SPECT/CT was performed based on our institutional standard guidelines. SUVmax based on body weight in 238 normal vertebrae visualized on SPECT/CT was quantified as baseline. A total of ...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was to compare the condylar positional changes after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSRO) in patients with mandibular retrusion and those with mandibular prognathism. We also studied the correlation between the degree of matching of the condyle and fossa, and condylar displacement. Thirty patients with mandibular retrusion (n=11) or mandibular prognathism (n=19) who underwent BSSRO were included. The condylar position was assessed from spiral computed tomographic (CT) scans taken preoperatively, during the first postoperative week, and at least 6 months postoperatively.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
We appreciate the comments by (Trevisi and Scerrati [1]) regarding timing of repeat head CT scan (RHCT) in patients with mild traumatic intracranial hemorrhage in our paper [2] published in AJEM It had been our practice to perform RHCT at 6 hours to ensure that there had been no interval progression, unless the patient had a coagulopathy that required reversal; in those cases a RHCT was done once there was documented correction of the bleeding disorder (in our cohort this meant either vitamin K, and FFP or PCC) or a platelet transfusion.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The Schneiderian membrane thickness was positively and highly associated with gingival biotype. The gingival biotype and arch form had significant effect on Schneiderian membrane thickness and can provide valuable clinical information on Schneiderian membrane thickness preoperatively for implant placement and sinus lift procedures.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Nearly 75% of patients undergoing an 18F-FDG PET/CT scan are exceeding 20 μSv/h when leaving the imaging facility. The most effective method to reduce radiation exposure was voiding after a 30 minute wait post-exam. PMID: 31604894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research
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