56M with new chest mass after recent cardiac surgery • Xray of the Week

56 yo M with complaints of new chest mass, cough and chest pain. Patient recently had a minimally invasive secundum ASD and PFO closure. Patient noticed a mass bulging on his right side at the surgical site when coughing. What is...

18 year old male. Trauma due to punching a punching bag • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the important finding on this xray. 

Figure 2. Frontal, lateral, and oblique radiographs showing hamate body fracture (red arrows) due to the patient punching a punching bag.

Introduction: 

Hamate...

What is the significance of this anomaly? • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the significance of this anomaly?

Figure 2. Axial and coronal CT images of the cervical spine along with 3D CT reconstruction demonstrating a right cervical rib. A. Axial CT of the cervical spine detailing a unilateral, rig...

93 F with trauma from a fall. Neck pain • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the important finding on this CT scan.

Figure 2. CT scan of Type 2 dens fracture. Red arrow is pointing to the fracture line at the base of the dens.

Figure 3. Anderson and D’Alonzo dens fracture classification...

What is the mechanism of injury? • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. Frontal and lateral plain radiographs of the left hand and lateral plain radiograph of the left forearm.

Figure 2. Frontal and lateral plain radiographs of the left hand and lateral plain radiograph of the left forearm demonstrating oc...

Skin lesions and kidney masses • Xray of the Week

What is the diagnosis?

Figure 1. What are the important findings seen on these CT images?

Figure 2.

Figure 2A: Axial CT image of abdomen with angiomyolipomas (orange arrows).

Figure 2B: Axial CT image with sclerotic bone lesions (green arrows).

Figure...

Trauma. Wrist pain. • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the diagnosis?

Figure 2.

A. PA radiograph of lunate dislocation with triangular, “piece of pie” lunate appearance (green arrows), disruption of carpal arcs, increased radiolunate space, and overlap of lunate with other carpals.

B. Lateral r...

Gunshot wound right groin 2 weeks ago. Pulsatile thrill • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the important finding on this CT scan and Doppler. 

Figure 2:

A: pseudoaneurysm (red arrow)

B: right external iliac artery (green arrow), right external iliac vein (yellow arrow) Note there is co...

86 F in MVA. Neck pain • Xray of the Week

Figure 1. What is the important finding on this CT scan.

Figure 2. CT scan of Type 3 dens fracture. Red arrow is pointing to the fracture line at the junction of the dens and body of C2.

Figure 3. Anderson and D’Alonzo dens fracture classificatio...

28 yo male with wrist pain due to a fall • Xray of the Week
What is the eponymous name of this fracture? 

Figure 1: Type 1 Smith fracture: Volar displacement of distal fragment of radius fracture (blue arrow). Note that this is an extraarticular fracture.

Figure 2: Type 2 Smith fracture in a different...

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