MRCP, The fine art of imaging the pancreato-biliary tree
A 50-year-old gentleman presents to his doctor with yellow skin, dark urine and pale stools. He also complains of poor appetite and unintentional weight loss of 10kg over 1 month.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm – taking control of the time bomb
When I was a radiology registrar ploughing through night calls, there will be that 1 or 2 CT scans requested for patients who present to the Accident & Emergency Department pale as a sheet due to extremely low blood pressure.
The Lead Apron – Can we make do without it?
The purpose of putting on a lead apron in radiology is to protect patients from unnecessary radiation exposure during an X-ray exam, especially to shield the reproductive organs (testicles and ovaries).
Miss Siti, a 27-year-old lady was referred to our imaging centre for an MRI of her whole spine without contrast, having presented to her orthopaedic surgeon with a history of persistent mid back discomfort and tingling in her right hand for a few months.
Metals of the heart
Mr Tan, an 80 year old gentleman had a MRI conditional pacemaker inserted for second degree heart block and now requires a follow-up MRI rectum after a rectal surgery a couple of months ago. His son, a lawyer, asks our MR radiographer if his father is able to proceed with the MRI examination given this situation.
Radiology – not quite sugar or rice
Last week while driving to Botanic Gardens, a blinking orange light appeared on the dashboard of my Audi. Knowing nothing about cars, I brought it to the designated service centre.