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CURRENT PATHOLOGY IMAGING GUIDELINES

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CONTENTS

Neck and thorax | Upper abdomen| Genitourinary ystem | Vascular system | Central nervous system | Spine | Extremities | Nuclear Medicine

A. Neck and thorax

Imaging resources

Problem management:

a. Neck diseases
  1. Lateral cervical mass
  2. Median or paramedian cervical mass
  3. Hyperparathyroidism
  4. Tumors of the larynx
  5. Tumors of the pharynx

b. Thoracic diseases

  1. Infections
  2. Bronchial diseases
  3. Interstitial diseases
  4. Hemoptysis
  5. Acute thoracic pain breath-dependant with/without cough
  6. Acute thoracic pain not breath-dependant
  7. Thoracic pain, dyspnea or chronic cough
  8. Cardiac diseases

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B. Upper abdomen
Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. Trauma
  2. Painful syndrome with fever
  3. Painful syndrome without fever
  4. Anorexia, weight loss, nausea, emesis
  5. Liver function tests disturbance
  6. Upper digestive tract haemorrhage
  7. Upper intestinal occlusion

C. Genitourinary System

Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. urinary lithiasis
  2. nephretic pain or mass
  3. recurrent infections of the superior urinary tract
  4. hematuria
  5. renovascular hypertension
  6. renal failure
  7. lower urinary tract obstruction
  8. urinary incontinence
  9. pelvic mass and pain
  10. menstrual disorders
  11. infertility (female)
  12. pregnancy
  13. mass or scrotal pain
  14. infertility (male)
  15. hernia of the abdominal wall
  16. Breast nodule

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D. Vascular System
Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. deep venous thrombosis
  2. arterial obstruction
  3. arterial ischemia
  4. aneurysm of the abdominal aorta
  5. dilatation of a peripheral artery
  6. lower extremities edema
  7. abdominal vessels
  8. gastrointestinal and posttraumatic haemorrhage

E. Central nervous System
Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. New appearing headache, non migrainous, particularly in older or HIV+ patients; headache with neurologic signs
  2. Headache, sudden severe or suspicion of acute intracranial vascular event (first hours)
  3. Neurological syndrome, inaugural or non responding epilepsy
  4. Senile or presenile dementia
  5. Acute non postural vertigo, ataxia
  6. Vertigo +/- sensorineural deafness, non pulsatile tinnitus
  7. Conductive deafness
  8. Pulsatile tinnitus
  9. Nose and sinuses
  10. Orbits
  11. Pituitary gland

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F. Spine
Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. Trauma
  2. Infection
  3. Tumor
  4. Degenerative diseases
  5. Malformations, scoliosis

G. Extremities
Imaging resources

Problem management

  1. Trauma
  2. Infection
  3. Tumor
  4. Degenerative, inflammatory and et metabolic diseases
  5. Malformations
  6. Prostheses and implants

H. Imaging Resources in Nuclear Medicine

  1. Musculoskeletal system
  2. Respiratory system
  3. Cardiovascular system
  4. Urogenital system
  5. Gastrointestinal tract
  6. Central nervous system
  7. Varied scintigraphic techniques
  8. Targeted studies - Oncology
  9. PET-CT imaging
  10. Radioactive source treatment

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Neck and thorax | Upper abdomen| Genitourinary ystem | Vascular system | Central nervous system | Spine | Extremities | Nuclear Medicine


Pierre Bénédict, MD, FMH radiologist, Lausanne, 1997-2013

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