3. Chest Imaging And Anatomy (2010)

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Chest Imaging And Anatomy
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Overview Imaging Methods CXR: Main Focus Others: Computed Tomography, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Approach to CXR Densities Anatomy and approach Technical Factors
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Other Imaging Methods CXR-Will be discussed later Computed Tomography MRI Ultrasound Mainly for procedures Nuclear Medicine
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Computed Tomography Numerous protocols/techniques depending on clinical history Helical/spiral versus high resolution Contrast Renal failure Allergy
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Computed Tomography Role of CT Main further investigation for most CXR abnormality (eg nodule/mass) or to exclude disease with normal CXR Main investigation for certain scenarios (PE, dissection, trauma)
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MRI Multiple planes No radiation Common Indication Pancoast tumour Brachial plexus Cardiac Vascular (aorta) Usually targeted examination (unlike CT) Coronal
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Nuclear Medicine Variety of tests: functional rather than anatomic V/Q specific to chest imaging Others: bone scan, gallium, WBC etc.
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course PDBIO 305 taught by Professor Woods,a during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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