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Neel Dewan Gupta

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Carotid stenosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Carotid Stenosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Ultrasound with Doppler interrogation and spectral waveform imaging II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of carotid stenosis. Advantages Relatively inexpensive Does not use ionizing radiation Can compare both left and right carotid vasculature Useful for detecting low…

Chronic pancreatitis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Chronic Pancreatitis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? CT of the abdomen and pelvis with contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Advantages Quick Inexpensive Specific for diagnosis Can detect associated findings with chronic pancreatitis, including masses, pseudocyts, and others Disadvantages May…

Acute pancreatitis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Acute pancreatitis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? CT of the abdomen and pelvis with contrast II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Advantages Can identify focal or diffuse pancreatic enlargment Can identify necrotic areas, abscesses, pseudocysts, and other fluid collections Quick Relatively…

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