Case-Based Imaging

Welcome to Case-Based Imaging! Each module is designed to teach clinically-relevant radiology pearls tailored to you, the emergency medicine learner. For the ideal learning experience, please begin by taking the pre-test*, complete the worksheet while watching the video, and end with the post-test.

*Pre- and Post- tests will be on www.pacsbin.com. A free account must be created to proceed.

Please view the Intro Video before you begin.

Our collection of CBI videos can be accessed here.

Our original Imaging I course content can be found here.

 

Title & AuthorsObjectivesCourse Materials
Pneumonia/ CXR Basics
Christine Ju, Anthony Sielicki, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Describe the general approach to assessing the quality of a CXR
  • Develop a systematic approach to interpreting a CXR in the clinical setting of PNA
  • Identify common mimics of pneumonia on CXR
Small Bowel Obstruction
Hyunjoo Lee, Michael Fucci, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Identify common causes of SBO
  • Differentiate abdominal X-rays to identify a normal gas pattern versus a pattern suspicious for SBO
  • Identify findings on CT that support a diagnosis of SBO
Appendicitis
Ray Isenburg, Matthew Kuhns, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Locate and identify the appendix on CT
  • Recognize normal vs. abnormal appendiceal structure,
  • Develop an appropriate imaging strategy for special populations
Pulmonary Embolism
Anthony Sielicki, Christine Ju, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Develop a systematic approach to identifying pulmonary arterial anatomy on CT-A
  • Identify pulmonary emboli on CT-A,
  • Describe the classification and risk stratification of PE
  • Develop an appropriate imaging strategy for special populations
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Michael Fucci, Hyunjoo Lee, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Discuss risk factors and common presentation symptoms of AAA
  • Perform and interpret an aortic ultrasound
  • Identify findings on CT that support a diagnosis of AAA
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF)
Ray Isenburg, Matthew Kuhns, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Identify the common findings of ADHF on CXR
  • Develop an approach for which type of imaging to order in dyspneic patients
  • Recognize secondary signs of heart failure on imaging tests
Head Trauma
Eric Steinberg, Katrina D'Amore
  • Review the utility of clinical decision rules for imaging in head trauma.
  • Develop an approach to head CT interpretaion in head patients with head trauma.
  • Utilize head CT and clinial findiings to make clinical decisions.
Acute Aortic Syndromes
Hyunjoo Lee, Michael Fucci, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore
  • Identify specific conditions that fit under the umbrella of acute aortic syndromes.
  • Review imaging findings consistent with acute aortic syndromes.
  • Categorize acute aortic syndromes by anatomical location.
Intussusception
Chrisitne Ju, Anthony Sielicki, Scott Hamlin, Katrina D'Amore, Eric Steinberg
  • Discuss the modalities used to diagnose intussusception
  • Describe findings associated with each imaging modality
  • Review how an enema can both be diagnostic and therapeutic