Manish Shah, Author at Gastroenterology Advisor

Manish Shah

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Diverticulosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Diverticulosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT). This includes intravenous and oral contrast, if available. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing diverticulosis. Advantages Diagnostic for diverticulosis. Can show the extent of diverticulosis and any associated complications. Fast and requires no…

Chronic Kidney Disease

Preliminary Diagnosis: Chronic Kidney Disease I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis: Gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound are the first line imaging study to evaluate renal size and parenchyma and to rule out acute obstruction. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Advantages Ultrasound is…

Cirrhosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Cirrhosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis Doppler ultrasound II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of cirrhosis. Advantages Doppler ultrasound is relatively fast and inexpensive. Can be used for screening patients for hepatocellular carcinoma who have already developed cirrhosis Can be used to monitor development…

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