One of the important advantages of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is the time saved in comparison with the conventional system. A group of 100 radiologic studies done in a conventional radiology department is compared with another group of the same number done in a completely filmless PACS department to assess the difference in the… (More)
A 61-year-old woman presented with 4 days of subacute generalized abdominal pain, associated nausea, and 4 episodes of coffee ground emesis. She had a gastrojejunostomy 35 years previously. An intravenous and oral contrast abdominal/pelvic computed tomography (CT) showed a large lobulated mass with small bowel morphology within the stomach suggestive of a… (More)
There is wide variability in the methods of follow up of patients with colorectal cancer. For the majority of patients follow up comprises regular clinical assessment and measurement of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) with interval colonoscopy. Regular CT examinations will additionally detect distant disease such as liver and pulmonary metastases as well as… (More)
Fractures of the thoracic and lumber spine are well recognized following an epileptic seizure. Fractures of the cervical spine are not. The rare occurrence of a displaced odontoid fracture type 2, secondary to a grand mal seizure is presented. To our knowledge, this association has not been described previously in the English literature.