How to Read a Normal Scan : Brain CT (High Quality Image PDF)
By Dev Kumar
HOW TO READ A NORMAL SCAN: BRAIN CT focuses on normal neuroanatomy as seen on a standard CT scan. It is vitally important that you have a clear idea as the identity of each structure that you see on the CT scan. It is of great importance that you should have as few ‘blind spots’ in your knowledge of CT Brain radiological anatomy as possible, this makes life easier for you and your patient and if you are a resident this means way less headaches for your program director.As health care providers or health care students and trainees, we have all been there. We arestaring intensely at a black and white picture known as the MRI (or CT), and the eager guy standingnext to you points to some strange blob on it and asks “What is that?” In that moment of panic, youtry to decide whether silence is golden or stupid. You try to decide whether you should open yourmouth and reveal your ignorance and put your white coat to shame, or to wisely stroke your beardand look thoughtful.Medical student years and Residency years all go at the speed of a bullet train, where you arecaught in the read-work-sleep cycle and you have no time to pause and think about thefundamentals that get glossed over on the way. Sure, you know how to identify a ‘stroke’ on the MRIscan but I bet you anything that even a kindergartner can stump you with a ‘What is that?’ questionby just pointing at some random structure on the brain scan. It is all too easy to make the journeyfrom the first glorious day of medical school to the last heartbreaking day of your practice withouthaving a clue as to what that gray blob on the MRI actually represents.The objective of the “HOW TO READ A NORMAL SCAN” series is to familiarize you with NORMALanatomy as seen on MRI scans and CT scans before memorizing what Hallevorden Spatz or BlahBlah looks like (sure enough in your Board exam they will want you to identify Blah Blah that no onehas seen in 500 doctor years).My hope is, that after reading these books, at the very least you can point out structures on anormal scan and identify exactly what they are. And it is not just about avoiding the embarrassmentof ignorance, it is about the sheer satisfaction of knowing what these things are…The purpose of the HOW TO READ A NORMAL SCAN series is to serve as a bridge between Anatomy classes and the reality of what you actually need to be able to identify on the scans that you will see in your daily practice. And the emphasis here is on having a clear idea as to what exactly each and every one of those structures on the scans are. You will not see any abnormal pathology on these scans, there are already plenty of books and atlases that focus on abnormal structures which are fundamentally a matter of ‘pattern recognition’.
- Publisher : Independently published (June 2, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 164 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8833399491
File Size : 17.3 MB