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C-1550 - Traveling the Earth through a Radiologist's eyes: a pictorial review of the most common radiological signs inspired by geology.
A. P. Marrero González1, J. Atiles2, L. C. Figueroa-Diaz1, E. Morales-Chevres1, J. Maldonado1, F. G. Rodriguez-Ruiz3; 1San Juan/US 2Ponce/US 3Caguas/US
Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Gastrointestinal tract, Cardiovascular system, Anatomy
Imaging Techniques: MR, CT, Conventional radiography
Procedure: Education
Special Focus: Education and training

Learning objectives:
Discuss the most common radiological signs inspired by geology. Explain the background, etiology and radiological uses of each of the discussed signs. Describe the signs through example cases and illustrations using various imaging modalities. Geared towards medical students, radiology residen[...]
Background:
A radiologist’s task is to describe the image at hand. To do so, they have to be creative and develop pattern recognition. To remember the patterns of both normal and abnormal radiological appearances, radiologists rely on the names given to such patterns. Through metaphoric resemblance, these patte[...]
Findings and procedure details:
Radiological signs encompass all imaging modalities and radiological subspecialties. Now we will describe some of the most common radiological signs inspired by geology and our environment. Be on the lookout, grab your notebooks and let’s go to our Geology class! Let’s begin our journey surrounded[...]
Conclusion:
Many more geological metaphors have been used to describe radiological findings, for example: crushed stone calcifications, oil droplet and sandstorm appearance, seashore sign, stratosphere sign and the water lily sign, amongst many others; the possibilities are endless. In conclusion, it is vital[...]
Personal information:
Address for correspondence: Amanda P. Marrero-González, MD Department of Diagnostic Radiology University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine PO BOX 365067 San Juan, PR 00936-5067
References:
B. (2011, March 1). Bedarra Island aerial [Aerial of Bedarra Island]. Retrieved December 31, 2017, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bedarra_Island_aerial.jpg Baker, S. R., Noorelahi, Y. M., Ghosh, S., Yang, L. C., & Kasper, D. J. (2013). History of metaphoric signs in radiology. Eu[...]

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