New On-Line Radiology Resource

by Irwin Feuerstein, M.D., CC

As part of NIH's effort to tap into the power of the World Wide Web, the Clinical Center's Department of Diagnostic Radiology is encouraging intramural researchers to check out its new home page, replete with an electronic radiology and medical teaching file. The goals of this innovative teaching site are to store a collection of educational and illustrative radiographs and to provide information about the diseases the radiographs depict. In addition to the instructional file, organizers of the diagnostic radiology home page are currently developing files to promote the Clinical Center, recruit patients, and report conference proceedings. Other possible applications include the electronic storage of imaging-related lectures, as well as the presentation of research posters in digital format. Organizers are also seeking additional teaching materials, including more cases and, more importantly, other interesting imaging-based applications. Although the site is still under development, diagnostic radiologists are opening it up to the NIH community for preliminary evaluation of its format and utility. At the bottom of each on-line page is a link that enables users to send an e-mail message to the site's developer, or "webmaster." Users are encouraged to click on such links after exploring a site and provide the webmaster with feedback. To access this new radiology resource, launch a World Wide Web browser program, such as Netscape or Mosaic, and enter the following address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), in the "Open location" or "Open URL" box:

CASE: Colonic Gangrene Complicating Burkitt's Lymphoma


A 20-year-old male previously diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma complains of a mild fever earlier that day due to inflammation of the colon. His condition escalated rapidly and within a few hours he was overcome by gas gangrene and deceased shortly after.

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