Radiology Journal Articles

Fat-containing Retroperitoneal Lesions: Imaging Characteristics, Localization, and Differential Diagnosis

The complex anatomy of the retroperitoneum is reflected in the spectrum of neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions that can occur in the retroperitoneum and appear as soft-tissue masses. The presence of fat within a retroperitoneal lesion is helpful in refining the differential diagnosis. Fat is easily recognized because of its characteristic imagi ...

Imaging of Conductive Hearing Loss With a Normal Tympanic Membrane

This article presents an approach to imaging conductive hearing loss in patients with normal tympanic membranes and discusses entities that should be checked as the radiologist evaluates this potentially complicated issue. Conductive hearing loss in a patient with a normal tympanic membrane is a complicated condition that requires a careful imaging ...

CT of Major Vascular Injury in Blunt Abdominopelvic Trauma

Blunt abdominopelvic trauma remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality nationwide. Delays in diagnosis can be catastrophic, underscoring the crucial importance of prompt injury detection. Identification of vascular injuries in the setting of blunt abdominal trauma can pose a diagnostic challenge, as detection is reliant on appropr ...

Revised Atlanta Classification for Acute Pancreatitis: A Pictorial Essay

The 2012 revised Atlanta classification is an update of the original 1992 Atlanta classification, a standardized clinical and radiologic nomenclature for acute pancreatitis and associated complications based on research advances made over the past 2 decades. Acute pancreatitis is now divided into two distinct subtypes, necrotizing pancreatitis and ...

A Pictorial Review of Changes in the BI-RADS Fifth Edition

Initially developed in 1993, the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon serves to standardize breast imaging reports, improve communication with referring physicians, and provide a quality assurance tool. The long-awaited BI-RADS fifth edition consolidates, improves, and expands the lexicon for ...

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Arteriovenous Fistulas and Their Characteristic Sites of Stenosis

In the United States, more than 250,000 patients with end-stage renal disease are dialyzed through arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs). The three most common AVFs are the radiocephalic fistula, the brachiocephalic fistula, and the brachial artery-to-transposed basilic vein fistula. Although many potential access site stenoses can and do occur within any ...

Management of Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications in Adults Undergoing Percutaneous Interventions

OBJECTIVE: Many radiologists are unfamiliar with the new antithrombogenic medications and how to modify patient management before nonvascular percutaneous procedures performed in a radiology department. In this article, we review the indications for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, and recommendations for periprocedural manageme ...

Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbar Puncture

The objective of this article is to detail the indications, techniques, risks, and benefits of fluoroscopically guided lumbar puncture (LP). Familiarity with the details of fluoroscopically guided LP can aid in the work flow, increase the success rate, and minimize the complications of the procedure. ...

Imaging of Nervous System Involvement in Hematologic Malignancies: What Radiologists Need to Know

The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the imaging features of neurologic involvement in hematologic malignancies. Neurologic involvement can be seen in lymphoma, leukemia, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), plasma cell neoplasms, and histiocytic and dendritic neoplasms. Imaging, MRI in particular, pla ...

Skull Vault Lesions: A Review

The aim of this article is to describe the imaging features of the most common benign or malignant skull vault lesions, which may be focal, multifocal, or diffuse. Imaging features, in association with the age, history, and clinical symptoms of the patient, make it possible to propose a course of action: simple survey, pathologic confirmation, or c ...