Posted tagged ‘CXR’

The Book – Available Now!

January 7, 2010

DundeeChest have been working for about 18 months on writing a book!  We see a hole in the market for a CXR book for junior doctors –  a book to explain what the hell to do with a “funny looking” CXR on the ward at 2 in the morning.  So we’ve written it, and it’s now available, on Amazon.

The book is in full colour!  Which seems a bit daft, I know, but the picture quality is so much better in colour!

Go on, have a look, buy the book, fund my kitchen conversion.

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CXR Teaching

October 14, 2009

Morning Chesters.

Thanks to Dr Goudie for finding this little gem!  If you want some teaching on CXRs, you can always come to the next SEXI course (Scheduled for Aberdeen later in November!), but in the mean time, this is a fantastic on-line alternative from the University of Miami.  Some of the bits are a bit USofA, but it’s sound radiology, I feel.

Take a look here for more details.

As Time Goes By…

September 25, 2009

Doesn’t time just fly when you’re having fun?!  It honestly doen’t seem that long ago I was in first  year, starting my first day in the MSI (and falling asleep during an introduction to ethics…). All of a sudden, I’ve been here five years and the end is getting rapidly nearer!

Having been keeping up with this site over the last couple of weeks, I wanted to add in my own little contribution. Take advantage of the fact that you’re being offered extra teaching, and continue to do so as the opportunities present themselves!

Now, I’m most definitely not saying that you should all become uber-geeks – after all, the late nights in the library and 24 hour IT suites will come eventually, and you should all make the most of your spare time while you can! However, an extra hour or so a week – if even that – will make a difference. You most probably won’t notice it now, but believe me, when you reach your clinical years and certain professors are demanding that you diagnose your patient from the CXR, it will!

I’ve seen that the Thursday lunchtime (1-2pm) meetings in LT1 have been mentioned…these are varible, depending on the subject, but can be really quite interesting. They don’t ask you questions, and there’s always a free lunch beforehand!

The Tuesday morning radiology meetings are also good…you do get asked questions here, but there are always 4th and 5th year students on various blocks here as well, who I can promise you proabably don’t know too much themselves, and it is a good way to become accustomed to interpreting things like x-rays and MRI scans. (Or in my case, figuring out which side is right and which is left)!

Have a look at the weekly departmental timetable anyway – it shows you what’s going on when, and you’ll be more than welcome to attend the various clinics etc.

X-Ray Meetings, Tuesday Mornings

September 22, 2009

Hi everyone.  Did any of you make it to the Chest Radiology meeting this morning?  2 very interesting cases discussed:

1.  The largest hiatus hernia I think I’ve ever see; displaced the pulmonary vasculature so far wide the CXR looked like pulmonary oedema.

2.  A chap with very subtle tree in bud appearance, suggestive of Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis.

If you’re a second year medical student, it’s definitely worth reading up on EAA – there’s almost always an exam question about it – I’ll teach you more about it in Friday’s Hypersensitivity Reactions lecture.

SEXI Dundee

September 12, 2009

The Dundee SEXI course went well again today.  20 keen junior doctors, and one not so junior, enjoyed (we think) 6 sessions on ECGs and CXRs in Ninewells.

If you want further information on forthcoming SEXI courses, visit the website here.

Air in the wrong place

August 19, 2009

Fresh from The Lancet’s Clinical Picture feature, here’s the CXR and corresponding CT from a patient involved in a road traffic accident.  Can you spot the abnormality on the CXR and CT scan?  What is the prognosis for this condition, and how should it be treated?

Post RTA Imaging - Can you spot the abnormality?

To learn more about this condition, click here, here, or here.

When is enough, enough?

August 19, 2009

Straight from this week’s Lancet is a CXR taken in an ICU department shortly before the demise of the patient.

Can you identify the foreign bodies labelled A – K?

How many foreign bodies are there in one body?

How many foreign bodies are there in one body?

Yes, I do have the answers if you need the help….