José Vilar and Friends Case 13 (Update: Solution!)

Dear friends,

You did a great job with case 12. Here is our next case, to confirm or prove your diagnostic abilities.

This is a 53 year old woman that had a chest radiographic study for suspicion of respiratory infection.

Let us see what diagnostic possibilities you suggest.

Case provided by Dr. Rodrigo Blanco. Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset. Valencia.

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Jun 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 12 (Update: Solution!)

Dear friends,

This week I am hiking in the mountains, but I have managed to send you this case.

Do you know what type of tree is this?

Below you’ll find two radiographs belonging to a 38-year-old woman. Incidental finding.

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Jun 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 11 (Update: Solution!)

Dear Friends,

This time I have the privilege to count with the help of Dr. Lucía Flors, and Dr. Jeff Kuni from the Department of Radiology, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Flors was a brilliant radiology resident not long ago at Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset.

Lucía and Jeff have lots of interesting cases and, to prove it, here is one of them.

 

These radiographs belong to a 65-year-old female with chest pain.

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May 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 10 (Update: Solution!)

Hello Friends!

This is an unusual case from Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset. Valencia. I would just like to know how you approach a case with findings above and below the diaphragm.

The patient is a 25-year-old woman. Smoker for 10 years. She complains of fever and chest pain. She also had some vague epigastric discomfort.

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May 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 9 (Update: Solution!)

Dr. Ramiro Hernandez

Hello my Friends.

Today I am presenting you with a case from my good friend Dr. Ramiro Hernandez from Ann Arbor University, Michigan.
He is a well-known pediatric radiologist and, as me, likes to extract good and useful information from plain films.

These radiographs belong to a one-year old child with suspected respiratory infection.

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Apr 2019
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Cochlear Implants & MRI Safety

This is a guest article from MED-EL, the innovation leader in hearing implants.

You don’t want to have to turn a patient away from an MRI scan. But active medical implants, such as pacemakers or cochlear implants, can make MRI scans challenging.

Many implants are associated with risks during MRI, even if they are “MR Conditional”. This can be especially challenging in real-world settings, because “MR Conditional” only means that there are conditions and restrictions, without letting you know how to proceed or how likely it is that your patient will have a safe, comfortable MRI scan.

However, it’s important to understand that not all implants are created equal—especially when it comes to MRI safety.

Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at why a design issue causes complications with certain cochlear implants. Then we’ll look at why magnet technology makes all the difference with a whole range of hearing implants designed specifically for MRI safety.

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Apr 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 8 (Update: Solution!)

Hello friends,

this is a case of a patient with chronic disease.
I am showing you two CT images and, as usual, hope to read your comments.
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Apr 2019
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José Vilar and Friends Case 7 (Update: Solution!)

Good day colleagues,

This case was brought to me by Drs María Vega, Magdalena Graells and Luis Garcia (Hospital Universitario Dr Peset, Valencia; all pictured above in the case cover) and opens a new look to my blog.

This is a 35-year-old man from Pakistan that complains of long standing back pain.

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Apr 2019
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ECR 2019 Cases of the Day Quiz Winners

The Cases of the Day Quiz featured 20 challenging cases covering different sections of radiology.
The cases were shown during ECR 2019 and attendees were encouraged to submit their diagnosis.
From the 374 participants, the following solved most cases correctly:

Elliott Rees; Sawston, Cambs/UK
Filip Vanhoenacker; Antwerp/BE
Ümit Tüzün; Istanbul/TR
Artur Komorowski; Owczary/PL
Manabu Minami; Yokohama/JP
Jan Balak; Prague/CZ
Martina Slamova; Nove Mesto Na Morave/CZ
Diogo Roriz; Coimbra/PT
Veronika Pesti; Budapest/HU
Timothy Sadler; Cambridge/UK
Miguel Correia da Silva; Porto/PT
Vendoti Nitheesha Reddy; Bengaluru/IN

To view the cases of ECR 2019 please click here. 

Congratulations to all winners!

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Mar 2019
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The best submissions for the “Just a cyst?” interlude at ECR 2019

Dear Friends,

Over the last couple of years, one of the last sessions at the ECR has always covered 20 interesting cases from various subspecialties, which the audience is asked to solve in an interactive way to broaden and update their knowledge.

In between, the very best submissions from the global radiological community have been presented in an interlude lecture. The best submission has always been awarded with a prize and a certificate.

Due to time limits, not all submitted cases can actually be shown onsite, but the session’s rising popularity has resulted in increasing numbers of submissions of excellent quality and didactic value. This is why we would like to give our submitters the opportunity to reach a broader audience by posting the best cases here on the ESR Blog.

We all use the term “cyst” a great many times every day. It comes in handy, when we are dealing with something roundish and not solid. Mostly, we want to convey the message to clinician and patient: “nothing to worry about, just fluid”. But is it always that simple? What does the location tell us and are there any additional findings useful to report? Are they “leave me alone” lesions by definition or should we sharpen our awareness to separate the needle in the haystack? When you start to think about it, you might run into the risk of seeing danger everywhere.

Below, we are pleased to present the best submissions for the “Just a cyst” interlude at ECR 2019:

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Mar 2019
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