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RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : RADPATH

Few Useful Sites featuring Radiology/Pathology Correlation

1. Aunt Minnie Radiology-Pathology Compendium at http://education.auntminnie.com/AuntMinnie/AMRadPath/QMachine.ASP?UID=AMRP0001 contains educational cases featuring diagnostic imaging workup with pathologic correlation. Cases are grouped by regions and can be accessed after a mandatory registration. Searching the RadPath case repository can be performed using the following descriptors: ACR codes, Modality, Diagnosis and any combination of the above. Besides, a special feature, on "Organ system of week", is also available.

2. MedPix™
at http://rad.usuhs.mil/medpix/medpix.html?mode=default is a radiology database, focusing on important entitles, encountered in Radiology practice. This useful teaching database authored by Smirniotopoulos JG, Professor of Radiology and Neurology Chair, from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, can be searched by disease location, by organ system, by pathology category, by patient profiles, by image classification and by caption. Besides, there is a WHO 2000 Classification of Brain Tumors is a http://rad.medpix.net/rad/who/who-index.html and AIDS: Imaging the Brain Radiologic Pathologic Correlations at http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/aids/aids_imaging.html.

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Radiology/Pathology Correlation Module is featured from the BrighamRAD Teaching Case Database is at http://brighamrad.harvard.edu/ . The material covers a range of clinical entities ranging from Adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder to Wegener's Granulomatosis (RadPath).

4. A website dealing with Disorders of Pituitary is available at http://neurosurgery.medsch.ucla.edu/Diagnoses/Pituitary/PituitaryDis_Intro.html The site has useful material sourced from University of California Regents, on Pituitary function and pituitary hormones, Pituitary failure (hypopituitarism), Pituitary adenomas, Acromegaly, Cushing's disease, Nelson's Syndrome and Prolactinoma.

5. Pediatric Endocrinology at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pediatricendocrinology/intersex/index.html Focuses on Normal Sex Differentiation and Disorders, Specific Syndromes of Sex Differentiation and various types of Treatment. The educative material has been prepared at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, by Claude J. Migeon, Amy B. Wisniewski, and John P. Gearhart from the Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Urology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

6. Human Reproduction Lectures
at http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/human_reprod/lectures/ focuses on Prolactin, Pubertal and Midlife Changes, Ovarian Lifecycle, Fertilization, Early Pregnancy and It's Disorders, Infertility Seminar, Gynecologic Disorders, Besides a section on Clinical Radiology in OB/GYN, Clinical Genetics is also available. Another absorbing section titled Seminars in Human Reproduction is at hand from at http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/human_reprod/seminars/.

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Thyroid Disease Manager at www.thyroidmanager.org is a web portal authored by Leslie J. De Groot, M.D., Georg Hennemann, M.D., and a Group of Thyroid Experts that "offers an up-to-date analysis of…all aspects of human thyroid disease and thyroid physiology". It is "an authoritative, current, complete, objective, free, and down-loadable source on the thyroid". This website hosts a newly revised version of the textbook "The Thyroid and its Diseases," focusing on of thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer, thyroiditis, and other common thyroid conditions.

8. Diagnosis of Osteoporosis with Bone Mineral Density Measurement at http://imaginis.com/osteoporosis/osteo_diagnose.asp, offers a comprehensive educative presentation on Bone Mineral Density. It has sections on Types of Bone Mineral Density Tests, Guidelines for Bone Mineral Density Testing and Understanding the Results of Bone Mineral Tests. The site is sourced from Imaginis.com, which is an award-winning, comprehensive resource for information and news on women's health topics and breast cancer in particular.

9. Advanced Imaging of the Diabetic Foot and Its Complications by Thomas J. Learch, and Amilcare Gentili, at http://www.gentili.net/diabeticfoot/ is a fine illustrative treatise on evaluation of foot complications by newer modalities. The useful material describes methods to optimize diabetic foot imaging protocols. It displays imaging findings in a range of diabetic foot conditions, like cellulitis, septic arthritis, abscess and sinus tract formation, osteomyelitis, gangrene etc with emphasis on their differential diagnosis.

10. Understanding Diabetes is accessible at http://www.uchsc.edu/misc/diabetes/ud10.html. In its tenth edition, by H. Peter Chase, MD from Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, this online book focuses on insulin-dependent diabetes.

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Endocrine Web at http://www.endocrineweb.com/ focuses on Endocrine Disorders. The material is sourced form Endocrine Web and the Norman Endocrine Surgery Clinic authored by James Norman. The site offers information on Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal disorders. Besides, Diabetes and Osteoporosis are also covered in separate sections.

QCT PRO is a system for quantitative CT consisting of software, calibration phantoms, and accessories. A set of downloadable documents describing QCT is available at http://www.qct.com/Pages/downloads.html. Besides the Product Brochure QCT PRO, publications like Bone Densitometry, Bone Densitometry and Radiation Exposure, When, and How to Measure Bone Mass: A Guide for the Beginning User are also available.

AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules by Stanley Feld, Chairman, Thyroid Nodule Task Force is available at http://www.aace.com/clin/guidelines/thyroid_nodules.pdf

Imaging of the thyroid gland at http://www.thyroidimaging.com/ is a web portal focusing on various modalities used in evaluation of the thyroid gland. Modalities covered are Scintiscanning, Radiography, Ultrasonography, MRI and CT scan. Besides this, there are sections covering assorted features such as Pictures, Pathology, Surgery and Videoclips.

The Diabetic Foot at http://www.feetnet.com/diab/index.html focuses on a prime target of Diabetes, the human foot. Educative material on Peripheral Neuropathy, Classification of Diabetic Foot, Treatment and Complications of Diabetic Foot are available.

A set of Endocrinology links, comprehensively covering the topic is available at http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/C19.html.



Dr IK Indrajit MD DNB

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