Roberts Brett, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Roberts Brett

All articles by Roberts Brett

Mastitis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Mastitis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Breast ultrasound using grayscale and Doppler technique II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of mastitis. Advantages Can be diagnostic of mastitis, but oftentimes a biopsy is required to distinguish from inflammatory breast carcinoma Optimal technique for guiding breast…

Radiation Lung Injury

Preliminary Diagnosis: Radiation Lung Injury I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Computed tomography (CT) chest without contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing radiation lung injury. Advantages Diagnostic of radiation lung injury. Can better differentiate radiation lung injury from tumor recurrence or infection than other imaging modalities.…

Drug-Induced Lung Injury

Preliminary Diagnosis: Drug-Induced Lung Injury I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest without contrast. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing drug-induced lung injury. Advantages Provides thin slice (1-2 mm) images of the entire chest with high spatial resolution. Can provide…

Toxic Lung Injury

Preliminary Diagnosis: Toxic lung injury (Silo-Filler's disease) I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Chest radiographs (CXR) with posteroanterior (PA) and lateral projections II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of toxic lung injury (Silo-Filler's disease). Advantages Diagnostic for the noncardiogenic edema seen with toxic lung injury (TLI) Exposes…

Eosinophilic Pneumonia

Preliminary Diagnosis: Eosinophilic Pneumonia I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Chest radiographs (CXR) with posteroanterior (PA) and lateral projections. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing eosinophilic pneumonia. Advantages Can be diagnostic for Loffler syndrome, acute or chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, or idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Less expensive than computed…

Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Pulmonary Tuberculosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Chest radiograph (CXR) with posteroanterior (PA) and lateral views. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis. Advantages Can be diagnostic of primary and post-primary tuberculosis (TB). Often adequate to show the various findings of post-primary TB,…

Next post in Imaging