A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging by Funsho Komolafe

By Funsho Komolafe

A educating Atlas of Case reports in Diagnostic Imaging is a vital academic device for radiology citizens getting ready for fellowship and board examinations, and for practicing radiologists. This wide atlas is produced from six sections, masking chest, musculoskeletal, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological imaging, and a last part containing miscellaneous pictures. The booklet comprises case reports which support clarify the recommendations utilized in diagnostic imaging and symptoms for his or her use. each one part of the ebook comprises infrequent or unusual circumstances with correct radiographic pictures, via dialogue on medical presentation and an outline of the most radiological pathologies. The part on musculoskeletal imaging comprises the newest systems, fresh advances and developments, bringing the atlas firmly brand new. A instructing Atlas of Case reviews in Diagnostic Imaging is greater by way of approximately six hundred radiographic photographs, and written through specialist radiologists from the United Arab Emirates, making sure authoritative content material all through. Key issues * selection of infrequent and unusual case reports masking imaging of the chest, musculoskeletal, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological structures *585 radiographic photos * UAE writer workforce of senior advisor cardiologists

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43 44 A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging CASE 21 A 53-year-old man, known smoker, presented with cough, fever, and left chest pain of three weeks duration. After investigation, he was placed on antibiotics and had a good initial response, but discharged himself against medical advice and was lost to follow-up. Figure 1 Chest radiograph shows a cavitating lesion overlying the left cardiac margin, with an air-fluid level. It is surrounded by patchy pulmonary infiltrates. The cardiac size and shape are normal.

Am Rev. Resp Dis. 1992;146:757-62. Chest Imaging CASE 10 A 41-year-old male was admitted with a history of persistent cough, fever and weight loss. Figure 1 PA chest radiograph shows gross globular cardiomegaly, suggestive of pericardial effusion, and bilateral upper lobe pulmonary infiltrates consistent with PTB Figure 2 Axial CT chest showing bilateral upper lobe infiltrates, fibrosis and cysts, consistent with PTB 21 22 A Teaching Atlas of Case Studies in Diagnostic Imaging Figure 3 Axial CT chest with mediastinal window confirms massive pericardial effusion.

A B Figures 1A and B Chest Imaging Figure 1C Figures 1A to C (A) Chest X-ray shows normal lung fields; (B) The descending aorta demonstrates a “figure 3 sign”, and there is bilateral rib notching, better demonstrated on closeup. Features are those of coarctation of the aorta; (C) CT angiogram of another patient with coarctation of the aorta. Note the pre- and poststenotic dilatation DISCUSSION Coarctation of aorta is a congenital narrowing which occurs in the region of the insertion of the ductus arteriosus, with 3 recognized types: preductal, ductal, and postductal.

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