Jagan Dewan Gupta, Author at Clinical Advisor

Jagan Dewan Gupta

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Urethritis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Urethritis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? No specific imaging is required for uncomplicated urethritis. However, imaging may be warranted in those with complicated urethritis. The first line imaging modality is ultrasound of the urinary bladder and limited visualized urethra. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for…

Meniere's Disease

Preliminary Diagnosis: Meniere's Disease I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis CT temporal bone without contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of Meniere's disease. Advantages Relatively inexpensive, fast imaging modality Better adept in detailing and characterizing the osseous structures than other imaging techniques Disadvantages Exposes the patients…

Pneumonia

Preliminary Diagnosis: Pneumonia I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Chest x-ray, PA, and lateral. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing pneumonia. Advantages Highly portable and inexpensive imaging modality. Relatively fast imaging modality. Exposes the patient to minimal ionizing radiation. Sensitive in diagnosing pneumonia. Disadvantages Less adept in…

Endocarditis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Endocarditis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Echocardiogram. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing endocarditis. Advantages Highly portable, quick imaging modality, Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation. Less expensive compared to MR imaging. Able to evaluate the cardiac structures with great specificity and able…

Pharyngitis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Pharyngitis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? CT soft tissue of the neck with contrast. Pharyngitis is a clinical diagnosis. However, imaging may aid in diagnosis or evaluate for secondary complications. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing pharyngitis. Advantages Highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing…

Otitis Media

Preliminary Diagnosis: Otitis Media I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? CT temporal bone without contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of otitis media. Advantages Relatively inexpensive, fast imaging modality Highly specific and sensitive in evaluating the osseous structures and exquisitely details any osseous erosion, sclerosis, or…

Renal Osteodystrophy

Preliminary Diagnosis: Renal Osteodystrophy I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Plain radiography. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing renal osteodystrophy. Advantages Quick imaging procedure. Requires minimal patient cooperation. Low cost procedure. Readily available. Minimal exposure to ionizing radiation. Highly sensitive for evaluating for renal osteodystrophy. Disadvantages Limited…

Osteoarthritis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Osteoarthritis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Plain radiography. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Advantages Quick and relatively inexpensive imaging modality Exposes patients to minimal ionizing radiation. Highly sensitive and specific in detailing osseous abnormalities Disadvantages Limited in evaluating the surrounding soft…

Liver Abscess

Preliminary Diagnosis: Liver Abscess I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Plain radiograph of the chest and abdomen II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of a liver abscess. Advantages Highly portable Relatively inexpensive imaging modality Disadvantages Less sensitive and specific in detecting and diagnosing a liver abscess or…

Vulvovaginal Cancer

Preliminary Diagnosis: Vulvovaginal Cancer I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Ultrasound of the lower pelvis. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing vulvovaginal cancer. Advantages Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation. Highly portable imaging modality. Moderately sensitive and specific in detailing and characterizing vulvovaginal cancer. Relatively inexpensive…

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