Radiology

RUQUS

  Right upper quadrant ultrasound. “The patient is jaundiced and may have a gallstone, let’s order a RUQUS and find out.”  

Hallucinoma

  a mass seen on a radiogarphical scan that is not actually there, but doctors believe they see it. “I can’t believe they transferred this patient here for this total Hallucinoma. She’s fine to go home!”  

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A type of imaging used that is more in depth and thorough compared to CT scans and can see soft tissue well, thus particularly useful in strains, sprains, and damage to brain tissue. Takes longer to process than CT scans and thus usually reserved for special circumstances. “The patient might have an […]