Christopher T. L. Wilkinson
St James's University Hospital
RadiologyPET-CTPathologyImage intensifierIonizing radiationMedical physicsPositron emission tomographyProstateFluoroscopyGranulomatous prostatitisRadiation protectionX-rayModalitiesRadiation exposureBladder cancerImage acquisitionX ray computedPlain radiographsFdg pet ctFdg uptakeRadiographyComputer scienceComputed tomographyMedicine
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We present a case of granulomatous prostatitis that presented in a rare way as an incidentally discovered focus of increased FDG activity within the prostate on PET-CT in a patient who had previously undergone intravesical bacille Calmette-Guerin treatment for bladder cancer. FDG uptake is commonly discovered in organs distant from the region of primary interest on PET-CT and so it is important to be aware of the potential causes of this.
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#1Christopher T. L. Wilkinson (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 1
Despite the widespread increased availability of CT and MRI, the plain radiograph (e.g., the “KUB” abdominal film) still remains a key diagnostic tool for the urologist. In addition, the “c-arm” or “image intensifier” allows real-time imaging to guide a wide variety of urological procedures. Although a radiographer is commonly employed to perform clinical radiographs and operate the c-arm, it is important that the urologist understands the principles behind their function in order to make best u...
#1Christopher T. L. Wilkinson (St James's University Hospital)H-Index: 1
Plain radiographs, intravenous urograms, computed tomography (CT), and mobile fluoroscopy all require the use of ionizing radiation to produce the images that are used to facilitate investigation and treatment of patients with a wide variety of urological conditions. However, such image acquisition comes at the cost of radiation exposure. It is important to understand the principles behind x-ray production and radiation protection in order to make best use of these imaging modalities, while at t...