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Imaging Case of the Week 207

The frontal chest x-ray is from a 23 year old with shortness of breath after inhaling a chemical. What radiological sign can be seen?With thanks to Dr. Basil Muharb for the image.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 207 Answer

The chest x-ray shows major neck vessels that are outlined by air, producing the tubular artery sign. This is suggestive of pneumomediastinum.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Risks of X-Rays for Cancer Diagnosis May Be a Mystery to Most Patients

Most patients lack basic knowledge about the risks of radiation exposure from X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tests used to detect cancer, a recent study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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X-rays Questioned for Asthma Exacerbation Without Fever, Hypoxia

Radiography should not be used routinely to detect pneumonia in young children with asthma who do not have fever or hypoxia, according to new research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 208 Answer

On the frontal chest x-ray, the button battery is seen as a double ring (halo), whereas on the lateral chest x-ray, it has a step off. However, it may be difficult to differentiate between a coin and button battery on x-ray.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 209

The following right shoulder x-rays are from a 50 year old with right shoulder pain following a seizure activity. What can be noted?Answer will be posted mid-week.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Hip fracture xray

 
Dr Alastair Buick
about 3 years ago