This teaching file is designed to introduce you to the CT appearance of basic Emergency Room pathology.  Currently, the teaching file contains cases of common thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic pathologies.  Eventually, neuro and MSK cases will be added.  Each case is presented as a complete CT scan that you should scroll through as if at a PACS workstation.  Each case is then discussed in an interactive format.  Important findings are highlighted with arrows, circles, and colorful schematics.  Multiple examples of each type of pathology are presented so you can learn by repetition.  Varied appearances of similar diagnoses are included.  The first case in each section has a comprehensive description of the featured disorder.  Subsequent cases utilize shorter descriptions and focus on the pertinent findings.


There are two table of contents.  One lists the cases by diagnosis.  The second lists cases as unknowns.  Click on a case and it opens in a new window.  To view the CT place the mouse over the images and move the mouse up and down while depressing the left mouse button. Alternatively, you can use the < and > keys to scroll through the images.   Navigate through the case via the provided hyperlinks. You can always return to the CT images by clicking on the RETURN TO CINE link on the bottom of the right hand screen. When you are finished with a case CLOSE the window.  You should never have to use the FORWARD or BACK buttons.  Set your monitor to resolution to 800 x 600 for optimal image quality.

Technical Issues

This teaching file runs on Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows, Safari 3.03 for Windows, and Safari for Mac OX.  Scrolling with the mouse does not work on Firefox for Windows or Mac but scrolling with the < and > keys does.  The teaching file utilizes Active X content.  If you are using Internet Explorer you may have to click on the banner at the top of the screen to allow Active X content to run.

Proceed directly to the Cases:

    Table of contents with answers provided

    Table of contents with cases as unknowns