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My notes during radiology residency, fellowship, and beyond…

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Hardware

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What are those devices called and what are they used for? Here are some helpful links I use:

Gallery of Medical Devices, Part 1. Radiographics.

Gallery of Medical Devices, Part 2. Radiographics.

Ortho Atlas from University of Washington

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Written by lmwong

June 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

Posted in abdomen, chest, fracture, msk, x-ray

Blount’s disease

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  • tibia vara, causes genu varum.
  • metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle >11 degrees
  • bilateral ~infantile type
  • pain in adolescent

Written by lmwong

May 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

Posted in bone, msk, pediatrics

MRI Hand and Wrist anatomy link

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A nice PDF link to an old radiographics article diagraming MRI hand and wrist anatomy in a concise fashion: http://radiographics.rsna.org/content/8/6/1171.full.pdf

Written by lmwong

April 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Posted in hand, mri, msk, wrist

Red Marrow

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  • more water content, bright on T2
  • amorphous and feathery, flame shaped
  • metaphyseal and metadiaphyseal
  • smoking and obesity, middle aged females

Written by lmwong

July 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

Posted in bone, mri, msk

MRI Ankle Checklist

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December 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

Posted in bone, checklist, msk

MRI Shoulder Checklist

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Written by lmwong

December 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

Posted in bone, checklist, msk

MRI Knee Checklist

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Extensor mechanism:

  • patellar cartilage (axial T2 SPIR, sag PD)
  • femoral trochlear cartilage (axial T2 SPIR, sag PD)
  • patellar tendon / quad tendon (sag PD)
  • effusion, meniscal and synovial cysts (T2W sequences)
  • meniscii (PD sequences)

Ligaments:

  • ACL – (ax T2 SPIR, sag PD, sag T2 SPIR)
  • PCL – (ax T2 SPIR, sag PD, sag T2 SPIR)
  • MCL, LCL – (coronal PD)

Lateral Compartment:

  • Femoral Condylar Cartilage (sag and coronal PD and sag T2)
  • Lateral Meniscus – (coronal PD and sag T2 SPIR)

Medial Compartment:

  • Femoral Condylar Cartilage (sag and coronal PD and sag T2)
  • Medial Meniscus – (coronal PD and sag T2 SPIR)

Other:

  • Baker’s cyst (Ax T2 SPIR)
  • Knee effusion (sag T2 SPIR)
  • Prepatellar edema

Taken from: RadDaily.com

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Written by lmwong

December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

Posted in bone, checklist, msk