>Why lateral views matter….

>This was presented in our Radiology lecture today… Roofer comes in having fallen off the 2nd story of a house he was working on. Scout looks okay right?

Don’t forget to look at the lateral.

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on April 5, 2011, in Emergency Medicine, Radiology. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. >hey, wouldn't a clinical examination give some important clues as to what might be the damage in this case? but i agree on the importance of lat views. good example! 🙂

  2. >Yeah, I would suspect there might have been just a smidge of step off on spine palpation, haha.

  3. >a smidge,eh? 😛 nice snatches you're putting up. here's a thought: maybe you could put them up like quizzes? i know i wouldn't have guessed the guts-in-guts diagnosis for sure…

  4. >Thats a good idea, if I have any more "house" type images I'll post them up like that.

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