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How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 12:00am Pathologists use the suffix -oma to designate a tumor. Hence, a so-called incidentaloma is a lesion discovered by a radiologist during a CT exam. Here's a common scenario that patients may encounter. The treating physician is trying to diagnose lesion A. The radiologist discovers lesion B while seeking to confirm lesion A. Lesion B i ... Read on »
CT scans and radiation exposure by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm 2 Comments The NY Times ran an article called With Rise in Radiation Exposure, Experts Urge Caution on Tests at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/health/19cons.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&a “This is an absolutely sentinel event, a wake-up call,” said Dr. Fred A. Mettler Jr., principal investigator fo ... Read on »
CT scans and cancer risk by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 4:45pm Careful of CT scans, ESPECIALLY of your pelvis. From Medscape: -------------------------------- December 17, 2009 — Computed tomography (CT) scans are widely used and are an invaluable tool for medical imaging. However, the possible overuse of CT scans and the variability in radiation doses might subsequently lead to thousands of cases of ca ... Read on »
In "Nate's method"... what is the diagnosis? by Matt S. Posted Fri 13 Apr 2012 12:00am Nate Hellman, the founder of this blog, was a personal friend. We trained together as MGH Renal Fellows. It has been three years since his passing. I often wonder how much he would have achieved by now. For sure, he would be on staff at Mass General and on faculty at Harvard Medical School. He would be well immersed in setting up his independe ... Read on »
Board question: PD-1 answer by Matt S. Posted Fri 16 Jul 2010 12:00am The best answer is E. Encapsulating sclerosing peritonitis (ESP) This patient presented with true UF failure (<400cc UF volume on a 4hr PET using 4.25% with 2L dwell volume- "rule of 4's"). The differential diagnosis of true UF failure can be separated by PET results: Decreased D/P Cr Encapsulating Sclerosing Peritonitis (ESP) ... Read on »
What's the buzz all about? by Jeri B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Jul 2010 9:52am No, not some new designer MS drug that I'm going to be talking about... but a BUZZ, literally, in my lower right abdomen. The only way to explain this odd sensation is to equate it to wacking your funny bone (not so funny, eh?) really hard and that tingling, buzzing sensation that you get. That's what I keep feeling in my right groin and lower ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
A combination PET and CT scan more effective than either alone by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 1:00pm A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 2 Comments CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Year Three by Jenny S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:10pm Today is three years NED for me.  That is amazing that three years have gone by since I was told I was cancer-free.  I have to say this, it does get easier over time.  It gets easier in the fact that you adjust to the fact that shit happens.  You accept that you have had cancer.  You even get used to the idea that you will constantly have a hei ... Read on »