Dr Ravi Padmanabhan

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GLENOID LABRUM MRI SIMPLIFIED 2: Are you normal or not?

The problem: Many normal labral variants get called tears. How do we differentiate a normal labral variant from a tear? The solution: Normal labral variants occur in specific areas of the glenoid labrum. Understand their typical location and you will not confuse them with tears. If you havent read the first post on the classification …

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GLENOID LABRUM MRI SIMPLIFIED PART 1: There’s a Pear in There

The problem: A lot of the difficulty people have in reporting shoulder MRI and particularly the glenoid labrum is in having a clear understanding of the MRI anatomy. This leads to confusion in differentiating normal glenoid labrum variants from labral tears and SLAP tears. The solution: The humble pear. Only a few dollars a kilo …

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DICOM VIEWERS FOR HOME USE: Why Have All the Fun at Work

In our hands on workstation imaging workshops, we are often asked which Dicom viewers we recommend. Here is the simple answer. For Mac there are two options:                           Osirix: Is the best known Dicom Viewer which I have used for many years. It stores, anonymises, organises …

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CEREBRAL TUMEFACTIVE AMYLOID: CANCER IS NOT THE ANSWER

INTRO: Cerebral tumefactive amyloid is a rare mass like form of cerebral amyloid. PATHOLOGY: Caused by vasculitis +/- perivasculitis which is an autoimmune response to the amyloid deposition. KEY IMAGING POINTS: MRI findings similar to a glioma/ treated lymphoma with T2 hyper intensity and mass effect. Can demonstrate leptomeningeal enhancement over the region of abnormality, however …

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SWI or T2*: Which MRI Sequence to Use in the Detection of Cerebral Microbleeds?

Quick Journal Review: Should you use T2* or SWI sequences to detect cerebral microbleeds.Which sequence is more sensitive? Journal Article: SWI or T2*: Which MRI Sequence to Use in the Detection of Cerebral Microbleeds? The Karolinska Imaging Dementia Study S. Shams et al AJNR 36:1089–95 Jun 2015 Intro: Different sequences can be used to detect …

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