WEBSITES : CONVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY |
Useful Conventional Radiology websites1.
X-ray Century http://www.cc.emory.edu/X-RAYS/century.htm
a historical set of absorbing articles relating to Roentgen's discovery of X-rays.
The material has been created by Peter Sprawls PhD, from the Department of Radiology
at Emory University. It is presented as editions of Newsletters written in the
past, giving a "Back to the Future" feel. For instance the Nov. 8, 1895 edition
of The X-ray Century deals with Prof. Roentgen discovering a new kind of ray,
while the Jan. 1, 1896 edition of The X-ray Century at http://www.emory.edu/X-RAYS/century_05.htm
has excerpts of Prof. Roentgen's first paper describing the new kind of ray.
2. Chorus or Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology at http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/
is available from Medical College of Wisconsin. It is a "quick reference" hypertext
for physicians and medical students with more than 1,100 documents that describe
diseases, radiological findings, differential-diagnosis lists ("gamuts"), and
relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology. Interestingly, CHORUS is based on
Fact/File, a radiology hypertext reference that has been used with a clinical
radiology information system at the University of Chicago. This "quick reference"
hypertext deals with individual systems, multisystem entities, besides having
a separate feature on technical material.
Board Review Notes
http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/Boardrevnotes.html and http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/basicimaglec.html
is a site from Creighton University with comprehensive text material on different
organ systems such as Musculoskeletal, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary,
Obstetrics, Neuroradiology and on different modalities such as Radiophysics, Mammography
and Nuclear Medicine. Another feature of the website is the coverage on Differential
Diagnosis and Staging of Neoplasms
4. Skull Radiography at http://www.xray2000.f9.co.uk/Site3/technique/skullindex.htm
deals with an important area of radiography. The site has three basic categories
namely General Notes, Supine Trolley Technique and Erect Bucky technique. The
highlight of the site is the illustrative features on Basic Skull Osteology, Landmarks
and Planes, Skull Radiography Indications for Imaging From Royal College of Radiologists,
and a variety of positioning techniques.
5. ChestX-Ray.com at http://www.chestx-ray.com/
is a brilliantly conceived website covering probably the gamut of chest radiology.
This site from Mayo Clinic Rochester has sections on education, lectures, tutorials,
practice and research resources. The highlight of the site are the
illustrative multimedia lectures on SPN: Detection & Decisions, Statistics
for Radiologists, Tutorials on Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology, Guidelines
on a good Radiology Report. Separate subsections on Lung Cancer, Calculators,
Coronary Artery Calcification makes interesting browsing.
George Simon's X-Ray Collection at
http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/cmh1.html is an excellent site dealing with
Chest Radiology with a tremendous contribution from Ian Maddison, a Radiologist.
The site has separate sections on Topics, Teaching Cases, Pathology and Museum
. The cases in Cardio-Thoracic radiology are divided into cardiology and pulmonary
sections. The Pulmonary Radiology Teaching has features such as a list of normal
chest X-ray anatomical features, a review of the silhouette sign, patterns of
septal lines and pulmonary oedema.
Basic Chest X-Ray Review at http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/chest_review/index.html
is an elegantly conceived website from the Department of Radiology, Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. The format is
brief, and contains comprehensively illustrated information on plain chest radiograph
under the following sections : soft tissues & bones, mediastinum, hila, lungs
The X-ray Files http://www.radiology.co.uk/srs-x/
is a collection of educational material for radiologists in training. This useful
teaching aid contains a selection of pathology cases presented as unknowns provided
on the web by the Scottish Radiological Society. Lobar Collapse Tutorial at
is an illustrative tutorial available in the X-ray Files. This tutorial
created by Dr A Downie is designed to explain the various types of lobar collapse
on the plain chest film with illustrations and examples. Topics covered here are
silhouette sign, causes of collapse, general features of lobar collapse, normal
PA and lateral film, Extent of lobes on normal films and the types of lobe collapse.
9. Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton at http://www.rad.washington.edu/radanat/
is an excellent teaching aid created by M L Richardson. This simple but impressive
site encompasses the principla areas of the appendicular and axial skeleton. Both
labelled and unlabelled versions of normal X-rays of regions such as Shoulder,
Elbow, Wrist and Hand, Pelvis, Knee, Ankle , Foot and Cervical and Lumbar Spine
A Fracture Atlas at http://www.gentili.net/fracturemain.asp
is an online reference to an assorted types of fracture. Created by A Gentili
from VAMC , the text and images have excellent online links to textbooks such
as Wheeless' Orthopedics and references to Journals. The depth at each section
is admirable. To illustrate, the section on pelvis fracture includes Avulsion
fracture, Duverney fracture, Straddle Injury, Sacral fracture, Acetabular fracture,
Dashboard fracture, Hip fracture-dislocation, Pathologic fracture (femur).
History of Radiology at http://www.medinfo.ufl.edu/other/histmed/klioze/
has presentations on a variety of topics related to the evolution of Radiology.
Some of the many topics included are Discovery of X-rays, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen,
Roentgen's Laboratory, November 8, 1895, Bremsstrahlung, Modern Tube, First Medical
Radiograph, Angiography, features on Godfrey Hounsfield and Dr. Paul Lauterbur.
This presentation is best viewed with RealPlayer that is available free from www.real.com.
X-ray Centennial at http://www.softcode.com/X_ray.html
has excellent links to other Roentgen Pages such as Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, From
Roentgen's own University of Würzberg, Radiation Photo Gallery, Roentgen
Centenary , A New Kind of Vision: The Discovery of X-Rays, The X-ray Century,
Rports of Research with Gas Discharge Tubes form history, The Roentgen Centennial
1895 - 1995
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