We present the case of a 73 year-old Caucasian male with acute abdominal pain, peritonism and vomiting. Due to the severity of symptoms a CT examination of the abdomen was performed. The scans revealed multiple jejunal diverticula, wall thickening of the duodenum and jejunum, and free peritoneal fluid. No clear signs of mesenteric infarction, free abdominal air or abscess formation were seen. An additional exploratory laparotomy was conducted to confirm the CT findings and rule out the need for resection of small bowel. Since the results were matching, conservative therapy was scheduled and the patient recovered well. Jejunal diverticulitis is a rare cause of acute abdomen, however has to be considered as a differential diagnosis to more common entities. It usually stays localized, while in our case the inflammation ascended to the duodenum. CT is the modality of choice to diagnose and rule out potentially life threatening complications.
Acute abdomen; CT; Jejunal diverticulits
This article describes updates on author and reviewer guidelines for manuscripts submitted on or after July 1, 2014 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This article introduces the new Continuing Medical Education (CME) section of the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports. This section provides SA-CMEs which are a new requirement for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and other medical specialties.
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2013 to the high quality and success of this journal.
Chondrosarcoma of the mandible is rare, especially in children. The available literature consists mostly of a few case reports which are partly integrated in small studies. Growing this small pool of literature is helpful in solidifying knowledge about this disease and facilitating appropriate treatment for children. Therefore, we present such a case in a 12-year-old boy, exhibit comprehensive and relevant information concerning this entity, and discuss our findings in the context of other publications.
We present an unusual case of a biopsy-proven Mycobacterium chelonae infection (MCI) of skin and soft tissue, which led to osteomyelitis in a 55-year-old Caucasian male. We provide clinical data and discussion about MCI and its diagnostic workup and demonstrate comprehensive imaging findings, including clinical pictures, radiographs, three-phase bone scintigraphy, and combined SPECT/CT findings of this entity, which have not yet been presented in the medical literature.
This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted on or after January 1, 2013 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2012 to the high quality and success of this journal.
The Journal of Radiology Case Reports (JRCR) and the international Radiology community Radiolopolis start from June 2012 on a new academic award system by providing educational grants for excellent pictorial review articles in Radiology.
This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted after January 20, 2012 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2011, summarizing the journal’s experience, demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports and journal updates planned for the year 2012.
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2011 to the high quality and success of this journal.
An objective tool is desired, which optimally prepares for Radiology boards examination. Such program should prepare examinees with pertinent radiological contents and simulations as expected in the real examination.
Many countries require written boards examinations for Radiology certification eligibility. No objective measure exists to tell if the examinee is ready to pass the exam or not. Time pressure and computer environment might be unfamiliar to examinees. Traditional preparation lectures don't simulate the "real" Radiology exam because they don't provide the special environment with multiple choice questions and timing.
Materials and Methods
This online program consists of 4 parts. The entry section allows to create questions with additional fields for comprehensive information. Sections include Pediatrics/Mammography/GI/IR/Nucs/Thoracic/Musculoskeletal/GU/Neuro/Ultrasound/Cardiac/OB/GYN and Miscellaneous. Experienced radiologists and educators evaluate and release/delete these entries in the administrator section. In the exam section users can create (un)timed customized exams for individual needs and learning pace. Exams can either include all sections or only specific sections to gear learning towards areas with weaker performance. Comprehensive statistics unveil the user's strengths and weaknesses to help focussing on "weak" areas. In the search section a comprehensive search and review can be performed by searching the entire database for keywords/topics or only searching within specific sections.
www.RadiologyBoards.org is a new working concept of Radiology boards preparation to detect and improve the examinee's weaknesses and finally to increase the examinee's confidence level for the final exam. It is beneficial for Radiology residents and also board certified radiologists to refresh/maintain radiological knowledge.
Radiology boards; Radiology exam; exam preparation; Radiology examination
This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted after February 1st 2011 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2010 to the high quality and success of this journal.
This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2010, summarizing the journal’s experience and demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This article focuses on Radiology Olympics (www.RadiologyOlympics.com) - a collaboration with the international Radiology community for Radiology education, Radiolopolis (www.Radiolopolis.com). The Radiology Olympics honour the movers and shakers in Radiology education and offer an easy to use platform for educating medical professionals based on Radiology cases.
Radiology Olympics; teaching files; educational contest; Radiology education; radiology learning; e-learning
This article focuses on PubRad (www.pubrad.org) - a custom defined and Radiology targeted medical literature search software which can be used in multiple ways to adjust to the individual user's needs. PubRad can be used from its website, from the user's desktop, it can be implemented into the user's own website or can be even integrated into third party programs.
PubMed; Medline; medical literature; research; literature search; customized; user-tailored
This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted after February 1st 2010 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2009, summarizing the journal’s experience and demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2009 to the high quality and success of this journal.
This article focuses on Annotate (www.annotate.org) – an online program for image editing and creation of interactive teaching files. This program is free to use, does not need any installation or plugin and can be used from any workstation with internet access. Multiple tools and preferences allow a customization of the program to the user needs.
Annotation; interactive; teaching files
This editorial is dedicated to an academic surgeon who has developed and sophisticated radiographic techniques to make art out of nature over the last 40 years.
This article focuses on a relatively new concept in the Internet: “Social networking” and especially on one program that successfully found a unique way to provide a social network for Radiology: Radiolopolis. Radiolopolis (www.Radiolopolis.com) is an international Radiology network to promote education, research and clinical practice in Radiology. What makes this Radiology community unique and special is that the founders of Radiolopolis implemented multiple educational and clinical/practical programs which have been developed over the past years.
Radiology community; Radiology network; social networking; Radiology education; research; training; clinical practice; information exchange; teaching; Radiolopolis