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Sagittal image of the right kidney
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:58 Phillip J. Silberberg

Both ultrasound and CT images are presented illustrating the presence of wilms tumor and the extent of the disease process, and the incidence, histology, and symptoms of this highly curable pediatric condition are outlined.

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Longitudinal color doppler image of the right distal Achilles tendon
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:42 Taco Geertsma

Images showing increased vascularity, excess fluid within the bursa, and soft tissue swelling indicating the presence of inflammation, bursitis, and achilles tendon tendinosis are discussed, along with other markers for these conditions.

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Sagittal view of the spleen
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:30 P.K. Srivastava

A large hypoechoic complex mass is visualized within the spleen on both ultrasound and CT warranting a biopsy which proved it to be a lymphomatous infiltration secondary to Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Sagittal sonogram of the right lower quadrant
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:22 Chaitali Shah

Imaging of the right lower quaderant is provided showing a non-compressable hypoechoic structure with hyperemia and calcification and the diagnosis of acute appendicitis is discussed as well as the process of diagnosing such a condition.

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Transverse image below the level of the umbilicus
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:57 Chaitali Shah

Along with a discussion of other possible locations and presentations of metastatic lymph adenopathy, images depicting abdominal metastatic adenopathy and associated ascites are presented in the setting of diffuse abdominal pain.

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Transverse view of the gallbladder
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:49 Chaitali Shah

Imaging from a woman with acute right upper quadrant pain is shown, illustrating a thickened gallbladder wall, cholelithiasis, hyperemia, and pericholecystic fluid, constant with acute cholecystitis.

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Sagittal image of the epigastric region
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:45 Chaitali Shah

The condition of pyloric stenosis is discussed, with a presentaton of a case showing an enlarged pyloris with thickened hypoechoic mucosal layers visualized.

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Transverse Image of Right Upper Quadrant
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:40 Ross Wank

Imaging is reviewed depicting the presence of gallstones within the gallbladder as well as within the ducts, leading to the diagnoses of cholelithiasis and choledocolithiasis.

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Transverse sonogram of the liver
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:35 Chaitali Shah

A grey scale and doppler iterrogation of a TIPS shunt shows a full obstruction in the setting of a patient with hepatic cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and increasing abdominal girth due to ascites.

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Transverse gallbladder
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:34 Brian Klimas

The presence, appearance, and significance of finding cholesterol polyps, adenomyomatosis, within the gallbladder is discussed and reviewed on multiple imaging modalities.

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