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Ascites

Preliminary Diagnosis: Ascites I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis The first line imaging technique is a plain radiograph of the abdomen. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of Ascites. Plain radiography is a quick and relative portable imaging modality. Plain radiography exposes patients to minimal ionizing radiation.…

Mitral Regurgitation

Preliminary Diagnosis: Mitral Regurgitation I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Echocardiography (transthoracic) II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of mitral regurgitation. Advantages Offers exquisite anatomical and functional imaging Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation Helps detect pressure gradients and velocities across a diseased valve and helps…

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Preliminary Diagnosis: Thyroglossal duct cyst I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis CT soft tissue neck with IV contrast. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst. Advantages Relatively inexpensive, fast imaging modality. Highly specific and sensitive for detecting and diagnosing a thyroglossal duct cyst. Can…

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