Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 75 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am showing radiographs of a 48-year-old woman, native of Central America, with endometrial carcinoma. Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Lung metastases
2. Pneumonia
3. Parasitic disease
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner Case 115 (Update: Solution)

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My good friend and former resident Romá Vidal sent me some images of a 39-year-old man with cough and moderate fever. Have a look at the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. TB
2. RUL collapse
3. Fungus ball
4. None of the above

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May 2015
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 74 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I am showing PA radiographs of a 52-year-old man with cough and mild fever. Take a look at the images below, leave me your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Inferior accesory fissure
2. RLL collapse
3. Pneumonia of medial RLL segment
4. None of the above

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Apr 2015
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Caceres’ Corner Case 114 (Update: Solution)

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As Dr. Rusty mentioned in the most recent Diploma case, it is amazing how old school radiologists survived without CT. I recently saw one such case, diagnosed because I am one of this old breed. Image belongs to a 67-year-old woman who had a preoperative chest before lumbar spine surgery.

What do you see?

Check the image below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back for the answer on Friday.

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Apr 2015
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Interview: Prof. Deniz Akata, chair of the ESR National Societies Committee

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The Europen Society of Radiology works hard to represent radiologists throughout the continent. But Europe is a diverse place, and the support of European national radiological societies, most of which are institutional members of the ESR, is essential. The ESR National Societies Committee is our primary forum for communication and cooperation with those national societies. We spoke to the committee chairperson, Prof. Deniz Akata, to find out a little about the committee’s functions and her own role.

ESR Office: What is the main purpose of the National Societies Committee (NSC) and how is the committee composed?
Deniz Akata: The main purpose and continuous task of the NSC is to consolidate and strengthen relations with the ESR’s national institutional member societies. Regular communication between them and the ESR is very important, especially on matters regarding the ESR’s educational, research and professional policies. In a way, the ESR provides guidance and benefits to member countries in many professional issues. On the other hand, we need national societies to maximize the promotion of these activities. The presidents of the ESR’s 44 national Institutional Member Societies are ex-officio members of the committee.

Prof. Deniz Akata, chair of the ESR National Societies Committee

Prof. Deniz Akata, chair of the ESR National Societies Committee

ESR: How does the committee work in practice? Where, when, and how do meetings take place?
DA: The ESR National Societies Committee officially meets in Vienna once a year, during the European Congress of Radiology, where the chairperson of the committee gives a brief report regarding the ESR’s annual activities and answers delegates’ questions and gets their feedback. On the other hand, we have continuous relationships with the national societies through mailings, surveys and newsletters throughout the year. The ESR Annual Leadership Meeting, usually held in November, is also an excellent official get-together with our institutional members. At the last meeting, which took place in Florence in November 2014, representatives of the institutional member societies actively enrolled and presented their points of view regarding some of the most common and challenging topics in our profession. All day long, the meeting was very well attended and very fruitful discussions were held.

We also try to get into personal contact with each national society during their national congresses or meetings. To this end, we started the initiative to hold “National Society meets ESR” sessions, which has been very welcomed by the national societies

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Apr 2015
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 73 – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

After mid-term vacation, I return with renewed energy! Presenting images of a 54-year-old man with a moderate cough.

Check the image below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Apical bulla with fungus ball
2. Carcinoma of the lung
3. TB and granuloma
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner Case 113 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Muppet came back in a good mood and wishes to present an easy case. Radiographs belong to a 73-year-old male smoker with a moderate cough. What do you see?

Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Apr 2015
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Prof. Cáceres & Dr. Pepe are on holiday

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Dear Friends,

Muppet is getting old and cranky and needs a vacation badly. We have decided to go to Minorca together and spend the Holy Week there.

Sorry, no case this week. Muppet needs to relax and enjoy his free time. Will be back on April 6.

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Mar 2015
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ECR 2015 Cases of the Day Winners

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The winners of the ECR 2015 Cases of the Day Quiz are as follows:

Michael Camerlinck; Antwerp/BE
Ricardo Correia; Porto/PT
David Durany; Lleida/ES
Yasuyuki Onishi; Kurashiki/JP
Filip Vanhoenacker; Antwerp/BE
Rikiya Yamashita; Kyoto/JP
Phey Yeap; Dundee/UK

To view the cases please click here.

Congratulations to all winners!

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Mar 2015
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Caceres’ Corner Case 112 (Update: Solution)

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Today we are showing PA radiographs of a 55-year-old woman, asymptomatic. The image presented is a reconstruction of a CT examination (no radiograph available). Muppet believes it is worth showing because it is an unusual disease and has teaching value. What do you see?

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Mar 2015
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