In my previous Left Corner article, I told the story of a resident in
Pakistan and the difficulties he encountered when trying to get copies
of full-text articles for his research paper. Equally entertaining (well,
I thought so) is the story of the medical editor (me) and the problem
of full-text access. This story does not take place in an exotic third
world country... Read more
MRI of Spinal Epidermoids
From China, Drs. Dai, Zhu, and He probe the MRI
characteristics of spinal cord epidermoids. Their report, in which
eighteen cases of this rare benign tumor are evaluated, offers new conclusions
about imaging and diagnosing these lesions.
We had a great response to the July
Contest with many correct answers. The winning answers were those that
included both tuberous sclerosis and
lymphangioleiomyomatosis; we will introduce you to our July winner soon.
In the meanwhile, stretch your diagnostic muscles with the August
Case of the Month.
As part of our promise to save you time and streamline your ability to stay
current in radiology, RadiologyWeb proudly offers our Journal
Contents page. A few clicks of the mouse will bring you the latest Table
of Contents pages from select radiology journals chosen by our Medical Board.
This one page connects you to articles recently published and journal
homepages for links to abstracts. We keep you current with fewer clicks!
CODING TIPS from BRACCO
Bracco's Reimbursement Services Team describes and clarifies specific topics in
radiological coding. The most recent tip covers the new coding requirements for
vertebroplasty. Are you
careful to include both radiological and surgical codes when billing for
Ellen Lewis, Ph.D., editor
Special Edition: One Physician's Response to the Attack...
How do we respond to the attack on America? Each of us has responded out of
our own unique experience and, through sharing our vicissitudes and feelings
with each other, we mourn and begin to heal. Here is a reflection from Bruce
N. Cronstein, M.D., who is chairman of the Advisory Board of our sister site,
RheumatologyWeb, and who volunteered to assist at Bellevue Hospital in New
Question-and-Answer Radiology Review
RadiologyWeb is publishing an updated series of review questions for studious residents and practitioners who wish to
brush up! Our review questions adhere to the "single-best-answer" format and were created by experts in each subspecialty area.
The 2001 series contains newly-minted questions in every category, and we have archived the 2000 series for those of
you who are looking for extra practice!
Tatiana Kain, M.D. explains the value of mobile
PET services. She focuses on the specific services that are (and are
not) part of a typical agreement between a practitioner and the mobile
PET company and looks at the future of expanded reimbursement for PET
Visual Essay on Colitis
Dr. Peter Buetow treats our readers to another visual essay. This unique
multimedia medical lecture covers ulcerative
colitis. It includes disease characteristics, gross pathology, histological
findings, and imaging studies. Dr. Buetow plans a three part series on
colitis; Crohn's disease and miscellaneous collitities are his next two
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