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Hi!
So, I really struggle with medical imaging completely CT, MRI etc.
I can't identify simple structures e.g prostate on the CT scan.
Anyone know any websites where it is explained simply as my University don't provide very good resources?
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Hi!
So, I really struggle with medical imaging completely CT, MRI etc.
I can't identify simple structures e.g prostate on the CT scan.
Anyone know any websites where it is explained simply as my University don't provide very good resources?
https://radiopaedia.org/
http://www.learningradiology.com/

Both are great websites. If you're on Facebook you can subscribe to their respective pages and they usually post a couple of interesting cases each day.

Depending on which placements/specialties you end up working in, you'll probably learn some cross sectional imaging findings on the job e.g. if you're doing a general surgery job you'll review a lot of ?SBO CTs during handovers with the consultant, if you're doing urology you'll see stones on CT KUBs etc. The OHCM should provide you with enough info on imaging findings for finals and foundation years. At undergrad level they won't be expecting you to comment on CT or MR images.

If it helps, as an FY1 out of hours you'll mostly be requesting plain films e.g. chest X-rays and pelvic X-rays after falls, with the occasional CT head or CTPA (which you won't be expected to report on!).
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Hi,

Good hands-on advice by Democracy (knows much more than politics ),

I would add that unless you are crazy about reading and viewing info on your screen, and for general extra knowledge, the book "Medical Imaging ICT" is very good with normal images and anatomy to compare with abnormal CTs and MRIs. It is easy to read, has interesting cases and is concise but accurate. Having said that, it is a bit outdated (might suit a student budget!!)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medical-Ima...ed+colour+text


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Hi!
So, I really struggle with medical imaging completely CT, MRI etc.
I can't identify simple structures e.g prostate on the CT scan.
Anyone know any websites where it is explained simply as my University don't provide very good resources?
Unofficial guide to radiology is honestly the best resource for imaging. I went through the chest xray cases and was able to smash the radiology questions on our progress tests.

Other than that, try radiology masterclass webpage
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No that there's anything wrong with wanting to know, but I don't think there any (m)any med schools that actually expect to you see anything but the most basic pathology on a CT, and I doubt any expect you to interpret MRIs at all. Only thing I can think of would be bleeds on a CT head. Maaaybe PE on a CTPA. I would echo the advice to focus on plain films.
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