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Queens of the Stone Age

I was very familiar with kidney stones long before I learned about them in medical school. My mother suffered from numerous kidney stones …






The Riddle of Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are really, really common—the Starbucks of our necks. It is estimated up to 75% of the population may have at least …






What is MRI?

Key MRI Concepts •MRI uses magnetic fields to manipulate and image hydrogen atoms in the body. •Different tissue types are variably influenced by these magnetic fields, resulting in their variable appearances on MRI …






How I Read Imaging Studies

I hesitated a little bit to write this post because I wondered: Does anyone out there really care how I do my job? …






Listen to Your Right Upper Quadrant

One of the most common types of ultrasound studies is evaluation of the right upper quadrant, henceforth referred to as the RUQ. The other …






What is a CT scan?

Key CT Concepts •Images are created by a rotating X-ray beam, which passes through the patient from different angles and is detected on …






Mammogram-gate

Mammography was one of the first cancer screening tests, preceded only by the Pap test for cervical cancer. Modern mammography techniques were developed in …