Image of the Week

Image of the Week: Inferior vena cava filter removal

This image series shows the step by step removal of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. These filters are removed infrequently, making this angiogram especially interesting. The Image of the Week for Jan. 18 is brought to you in partnership with:

Image of the Week: Diphtheria

This patient has been diagnosed with diphtheria, an upper respiratory tract illness which has largely been eradicated by the use of vaccines. The Image of the Week for Jan. 4 is brought to you in partnership with:

Image of the Week: Erythrasma

This patient has erythrasma, a superficial skin infection caused by Corynebacterium species. The Image of the Week for Dec. 28 is brought to you in partnership with:

Image of the Week: Shawl sign

The skin finding pictured in this image is commonly referred to as the “shawl sign,” and is a classic skin finding in dermatomyositis. The Image of the Week for Dec. 21 is brought to you in partnership with:

Image of the Week: Clock draw test

The clock draw test can be a window into the mind of a patient with dementia. Certain types of dementia show classic patterns on a clock draw test, which is why this test has become an important part of any dementia assessment. The Image of the Week for Dec. 14 is brought to you in…

Image of the Week: Bright reddish-orange urine

A patient aged 46 years presented with bright reddish-orange urine. She had no recent illness and was otherwise asymptomatic. Upon further discussion, the patient acknowledged recently eating beets. The Image of the Week for Nov. 30 is brought to you in partnership with:

Image of the Week: Bullous emphysema

Bullous emphysema, seen most frequently in smokers, is characterized by damage to the alveolar walls, causing the formation of large air spaces. The Image of the Week for Nov. 23 is brought to you in partnership with:

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