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The pituitary – a small but mighty pea

The pituitary gland is a pea-sized (about 1 cm) structure that sits within the sella turcica ("Turkish saddle"), a cup-shaped depression in the sphenoid bone at the skull base.

The Thyroid

The thyroid is a soft, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck and in front of your throat.

The shrinking brain

Few scoring systems contribute to grading severity of dementia which will in turn contribute to management of the disease.
Dementia - not just a memory thief


Dementia is diagnosed when a person’s thinking and memory capacity degrades to a point that it impacts daily living.

MR imaging of the penis

While ultrasound (US) remains the 1st line imaging modality for evaluating diseases of the penis, MRI has shown specific advantages, owing to excellent soft tissue contrast and good spatial resolution, ability to evaluate less accessible or complex anatomy and ability to detect subtle disease.

The Lead Apron – Can we make do without it?

The purpose of putting on a lead apron in radiology is to protect patients from unnecessary radiation exposure during an X-ray exam, especially to shield the reproductive organs (testicles and ovaries).

What dye?

Miss Siti, a 27-year-old lady was referred to our imaging centre for an MRI of her whole spine without contrast, having presented to her orthopaedic surgeon with a history of persistent mid back discomfort and tingling in her right hand for a few months.

Metals of the heart

Mr Tan, an 80 year old gentleman had a MRI conditional pacemaker inserted for second degree heart block and now requires a follow-up MRI rectum after a rectal surgery a couple of months ago. His son, a lawyer, asks our MR radiographer if his father is able to proceed with the MRI examination given this situation.

Radiology – not quite sugar or rice

Last week while driving to Botanic Gardens, a blinking orange light appeared on the dashboard of my Audi. Knowing nothing about cars, I brought it to the designated service centre.