Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Imaging

My training in hypnosis has made me a better radiologist, but you don’t have to be a hypnotist to increase patient satisfaction.

Use of tomosynthesis for orthopedic and chest imaging offers greater study clarity and reduced dose.

Using a half dose of contrast with 3-T MRI for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis shows identical image quality as full-dose.

Clinical History: A 23-year-old male with a history of a fall on dorsiflexed right wrist. On examination, he had tenderness and mild swelling over wrist.

Ultrasound diagnoses tendon tear in 36-year-old male weight-lifter with dull-achy sensation in right shoulder. No trauma or previous injury reported.

The ability to control time—or, more specifically, temporal resolution—for volumetric acquisitions, is helping to create new applications and boost diagnostic confidence, particularly in musculoskeletal examinations.

The 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR2010), taking “Radiology – The Core of Healthcare” as its theme, kicked off with concurrent tracks in musculoskeletal, abdominal, breast, cardiovascular, emergency, genitourinary, and interventional specialities. Chinese drums and a lion dance added fanfare to the opening ceremony.


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