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Impaction of foreign bodies in the upper digestive tract is a serious pathologic condition in ear, nose, and throat practice and is particularly common in children, prisoners, and psychiatric patients. Commonly found objects include fish bones, chicken bones, pieces of glass, dental prostheses, coins, and needles. The goals of the initial patient assessment(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is the imaging method of choice in the assessment of multiple trauma patients. However, in patients who suffered from low-energy abdominal trauma, the use of CT is controversial, since the probability of injury is low and therefore most of the studies are normal. Thus, conventional US imaging has increasingly been employed as the(More)
Computed tomography (CT) still represents the preferred imaging method in the assessment of patients presenting with multiple trauma. Nevertheless, in patients with low-energy abdominal trauma, the use of CT is debated because of the possible unnecessary radiation exposure. Accordingly, conventional ultrasound (US) imaging has been increasingly employed as(More)
Trauma is the cause of over 45% of deaths in children aged 1 to 14 years. Since multiple injuries are common among children, the emergency physician has to assess all the organs of a high-energy injured child, independent of mechanism of the trauma. Even if the principles of polytrauma management are identical both in children and in adults, the optimal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the causes and the main categories of diagnostic errors in radiology as a method for improving education in radiology. MATERIAL AND METHODS A Medline search was performed using PubMed (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD) for original research publications discussing errors in diagnosis with specific reference to radiology. The(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound is a widely used technique in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis; nevertheless, its utilization still remains controversial. METHODS The accuracy of the Ultrasound technique in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in the adult patient, as shown in the literature, was searched for. RESULTS The gold standard for the diagnosis of(More)
Injury to the adrenal gland is often incidentally diagnosed with Computed Tomography (CT) following blunt abdominal trauma. In a high percentage of cases, it is accompanied by other intra-abdominal, retroperitoneal or intrathoracic injuries. Although not usually clinically significant, adrenal traumatic lesions can be a source of infection, as well as a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate current applications of e-learning in radiology. MATERIAL AND METHODS A Medline search was performed using PubMed (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD) for publications discussing the applications of e-learning in radiology. The search strategy employed a single combination of the following terms: (1) e-learning, and (2)(More)
INTRODUCTION The main role of the radiologist in the management of patients with suspicion of small bowel obstruction is to help triage patients into those that need immediate surgical intervention from those that require medical therapy or delayed surgery. Ultrasound examination is usually considered not helpful in bowel obstruction because of air in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of most skin diseases, both focal and diffuse, has long relied mainly on physical examination findings. The recent introduction of technologically advanced ultrasound equipment using 20 MHz probes has permitted the specific application of ultrasound to dermatology. Accordingly, we investigated whether the findings at very high(More)