Covid-19 – can’t swab? Can xrays help?

We all know how restricted the criteria for swabbing patients for Covid-19. You may consider perhaps, a chest rays may help. Although there are lots of studies describing the “classic” ground glass appearance on CXR or Chest CT, Unfortunately, in practical terms, they are not useful. It may actually endanger your radiology colleagues and their staff unless we work as a team during this difficult period.…

Heart Failure in diabetes – getting more complicated?

10th February 2020, Dr Chee L Khoo

Diabetes can either be the sole perpetrator of the heart failure or be an accomplice to other cardiac disease such as coronary artery disease or myocarditis. Diabetic cardiomyopathy can manifest itself either as a restrictive cardiomyopathy with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) or as a dilated cardiomyopathy with heart failure wth reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).…

Changing paradigms in breast cancer screening – the arrival of Abbreviated breast MRI

22nd June 2019, Dr Chee L Khoo

Screening mammography has been shown in many prospective, randomised, clinical trials to reduce breast cancer deaths by between 25-40% (1-4). Unfortunately, small but high-grade cancers can be masked by the presence of dense breast tissues or may be confused as benign breast disease in mammograms. In fact, in countries that have national breast screening mammography programs, advanced breast cancers have not decreased (5,6).…