Radiology Notes

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

Written by lmwong

June 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

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

Support Lines & Device Placement

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  • ET tube tip – 5-7 cm above carina; b/w T5-7
  • Chest tube tip and side port – pleural space
  • Nasogastric Tube side hole – distal to GE junction
  • Dobhoff tube – second portion of duodenum
  • Transvenous Pacemaker lead – RV apex
  • Central line tip – RA and SVC junction
  • Swan Ganz catheter tip – proximal R or L PA
  • IABP marker – distal to L subclavian artery
  • UAC tip – T5-T8
  • UVC – RA and IVC junction
  • pH probe marker – T8 or 5 cm above GEJ

Written by lmwong

September 2, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Posted in x-ray

L Spine xray Dictation

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Indication: [x].
Technique: 4 views of the lumbosacral spine.
Comparison: [x]
Findings: The vertebral body and disc space heights are preserved. The spinal alignment is maintained without evidence of spondylolisthesis. No acute fracture is identified. The SI joints are unremarkable.
Impression: Unremarkable examination of the lumbosacral spine.

Written by lmwong

April 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

Thoracic Spine xray Dictation

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Indication: [x]
Technique: [x] views of the thoracic spine.
Comparison: [x]
Findings: The vertebral body and disc space heights are preserved. The spinal alignment is maintained without evidence of spondylolithesis. No acute fracture is identified. No lytic or blastic lesions are seen.
Impression: Unremarkable examination of the thoracic spine.

Written by lmwong

April 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

C-spine xray Dictation

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Indication: [x].
Technique: Four views of the cervical spine.
Comparison: [x]
Findings: The cervical spine is visualized from C1-T1. No prevertebral soft tissue swelling is seen. The cervical alignment is maintained without spondylolisthesis. No acute fracture is identified. The vertebral body and disk space heights are preserved. The odontoid process is intact.
Impression: Unremarkable examination of the C-spine.

Written by lmwong

April 9, 2008 at 10:53 am

Chest Portable Dictation

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Indication: [x]
Technique: Portable AP view of the chest.
Comparison: [x]
Findings: The lungs are clear. The cardiomediastinal silhouette is stable. No pleural effusion is seen.
Impression: [x]

Written by lmwong

April 7, 2008 at 4:33 am

Chest PA & LA Dictation

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Indication: [x]
Technique: PA and lateral views of the chest.
Comparison: [x]
Findings: The lungs are clear. The cardiomediastinal silhouette is within normal limits. No pleural effusion is identified.
Impression: Normal chest film.

Written by lmwong

April 7, 2008 at 4:31 am