Gastrointestinal

What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – August 2021

Imaging of drug mules Malhotra R, Singh A. Imaging of drug mules. Emerg Radiol. 2021 Aug;28(4):809-814.   This article by a group from Massachusetts General Hospital details imaging findings of drug mules, individuals who internally smuggle illicit substances. The authors state that cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and hashish are the most prevalent drugs transported by drug […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – June 2021

  Intraperitoneal Barium From Gastrointestinal Perforations: Reassessment of the Prognosis and Long-Term Effects  Ghahremani GG, Gore RM.   AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 May 6:1-7.  This article from AJR discusses a complication of intraperitoneal barium leak during radiologic evaluations of the gastrointestinal tract. This retrospective study from UCSD looked at 18 patients over a 30 […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – April 2021

Trends in Use of Diagnostic Imaging for Abdominal Pain in U.S. Emergency Departments  Wang RC, Kornblith AE, Grupp-Phelan J, Smith-Bindman R, Kao LS, Fahimi J.   AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Jan;216(1):200-208. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.22667. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211574.  This article discusses the epidemiology of abdominal pain, which may be due to a large […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – February 2021

  Acute cholecystitis: predictive clinico-radiological assessment for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy Jang YR, Ahn SJ, Choi SJ, Lee KH, Park YH, Kim KK, Kim HS. Acta Radiol. 2020 Nov;61(11):1452-1462. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of care for gallstone disease, however at times laparoscopic technique can not be completed, and the procedure must be converted to […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – December 2020

Stump Appendicitis: Clinical and CT Findings Enzerra et. al AJR This article reviews stump appendicitis, a rare entity characterized by inflammation or obstruction of the residual appendix after appendectomy. Literature reports of stump appendicitis are relatively rare, thought partially to be due to clinician and radiologist lack of familiarity leading to lack of diagnosis. This […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – September 2020

  Diagnostic Utility of CT and Fluoroscopic Esophagography for Suspected Esophageal Perforation in the Emergency Department Wei CJ, Levenson RB, Lee KS. Diagnostic Utility of CT and Fluoroscopic Esophagography for Suspected Esophageal Perforation in the Emergency Department [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 9]. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020;1-8. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.19.22166 This retrospective study evaluates […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – August 2020

IgG4‑related disease in the abdomen and pelvis: atypical findings, pitfalls, and mimics Zheng Y, Elsayes KM, Waranch C, et al. IgG4-related disease in the abdomen and pelvis: atypical findings, pitfalls, and mimics. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020;45(8):2485-2499. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02526-2 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00261-020-02526-2 Keywords: Diagnostic approach, IgG4, autoimmune pancreatitis Zheng et al. present an imaging review of IgG4-related disease. Radiologists play a central role in […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – July 2020

DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF SPECIFIC MODALITIES   Role of Ultrasound and CT in the Workup of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in Adults in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Review of More Than 2800 Cases Hiatt KD, Ou JJ, Childs DD. Role of Ultrasound and CT in the Workup of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in Adults in […]

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