Soft tissues and exudates are best evaluated using contrast medium, therefore the best
imaging technique is contrast CT-scan. The soft tissues, spaces and exudates appear
radioopaque on contrast CT scans. Moreover, CT scan is cheaper, readily available and has
no electromagnetic effects on patients with metallic implants compared to MRI and most
patients do not react to the contrast medium (Gadolinium) which is injected into the body
via intravenous route before the scan.
To improve screening of containerized cargo for nuclear and radiological material that might be entering the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to deploy new radiation detectors, called advanced spectroscopic portals (ASPs). The ASPs are intended to replace some or all of the current system of radiation portal monitors (called PVT RPMs) used in conjunction with
To improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), more rapid diagnostic techniques such as antibody
detection based on immunochromatographic methods were developed. The objective of this study was to
evaluate the performance of the SD Rapid TB kit for the diagnosis of active TB with serums from patients and close
contact controls in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Findings: We conducted a population-based case-control study. The sera of 60 confirmed TB patients and 60
healthy contacts paired for sex and age were tested.
Having a vision, a mission, and a passion are invariably seen as
conditions for success. The 1995 U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS) concept of a Metropolitan Medical Response
System (MMRS) demonstrated that the leaders of DHHS had a
vision for an effective response to a mass-casualty terrorism incident with
a weapon of mass destruction. The mission was to expand the experimental
model of the Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST) established
in Washington, D.C., and neighboring counties into a national
The idea for this book grew out of our experience in
teaching pediatric radiology to clinicians and students.
Clearly, there is a strong desire on the part of
those taking care of children to familiarize themselves
with the rudiments of the pediatric radiograph.
While radiologists have primary responsibility
for the interpretation of films, clinicians bring
valuable insight and information. Often they present
additional important data or ask searching questions
that prompt a re-evaluation of the films so that a
more appropriate diagnosis may be obtained....
Echocardiography increasingly has become a key component in the routine
evaluation of patients with suspected or known cardiovascular disease. As
this technique has evolved and matured, the role of the echocardiographer
has shifted from simply providing a description of images to providing an
integrated assessment of echocardiographic data in conjunction with the
other clinical data from each patient. In effect, echocardiography has
become a specialized type of cardiology consultation.
What are the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act1s effects on the market for terrorism insurance? What would be the effect of enhancing provisions for nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological (NBCR) attacks? The authors conclude that the program yields positive outcomes in a number of dimensions for conventional attacks and identify specific reforms that can improve results for NBCR attacks.
Govender et al. present an important overview of criteria employed to predict
recurrence and progression to MS, with particular attention given to radiological
findings. Guevara Campos and González Guevara focus specifically on Landau
Kleffner syndrome (LKS; sometimes called infantile acquired aphasia), in which
language comprehension and expression impairments emerge after an initial period of
The head and neck is a region of considerable anatomical and functional complexity,
making the accurate staging of a head and neck neoplasm a challenging task. The clinician
often detects pathology, but may not appreciate, based on the physical examination, the
entire submucosal tumor extension, nor the possible regional and distant disease spread.
The introduction of CT and MRI has revolutionized head and neck radiology. Current
radiological modalities provide a reliable visualization of the head and neck structures to
an unprecedented level of detail.
During the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases, clinical and radiological data play a
major role. In this region, only a good clinical diagnosis along with a radiological examination
may lead to a successful diagnosis. A successful diagnosis and evaluation of clinical
examination are generally up to a profound knowledge of the normal anatomy of the region.
The presenting signs and symptoms include hematuria, abdominal pain, and a flank or abdominal mass. This classic triad occurs in 10–20% of patients. Other symptoms are fever, weight loss, anemia, and a varicocele (Table 90-4). The tumor can also be found incidentally on a radiograph. Widespread use of radiologic cross-sectional imaging procedures (CT, ultrasound, MRI) contributes to earlier detection, including incidental renal masses detected during evaluation for other medical conditions.
In our study, we aimed to determine the validity of diagnostic methods for tuberculosis. Eighty-one
people suspected to have tuberculosis were included in the study. The validity of the applied methods
for the diagnosis of tuberculosis tuberculin skin test (TST), sputum smear, and used in diagnostic chest
X-ray findings (CXR), clinical features and history were evaluated as culture was considered the
reference test. Included in the study of 81 people (54 males 27 females) mean age was determined as
45.04 ± 18.69.
Tuberculosis Dispensaries in Turkey do the follow up of
the treatment of tuberculosis patients. Tuberculosis Dispensaries
are present nearly in all regions the country. In these
dispensaries chest x rays are obtained for patients who has
respiratory complaints and for patients who applied for health
report to start a new job. The sputum examination and
culture are done in patients tuberculosis suspected due to
clinical and radiological findings. The patients who needed
further evaluation were sent to chest disease hospitals.