To present the most frequently used radiological signs inspired from the nature surrounding us in a pictorial review.
To provide our colleagues with an interesting educational tool.
When having to describe a specific morphologic pattern (normal or pathological) seen during an investigation,
the more creative radiologists came up with some really appropriate names taken from our day-to-day lives,
which closely resemble the respective detail.
These given names became popular since they are easy to remember and recognize thus help the examining specialist interpret results.
Findings and procedure details
We have performed a thorough research of nature inspired radiological signs and appearances in the literature and then tried to find an illustrative example for each one.
We have included more than XX signs found in every field of diagnostic radiology: ultrasound,
computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Studying the signs we have found that some of them are pathognomonic for one disease or anomaly while others represent a more general visual pattern that can be identified in the description of several...
Radiological signs which can be associated with natural elements,
phenomena are interesting to learn,
easy to remember and surely to be recognized.
(1992) Langerhans cell histiocytosis of bone.
Radiographics 12(4): 801-23
Brain and spine.
Salt Lake City
(2004) The Mount Fuji sign.
Radiology 232 (2): 449-450
(2004) Biliary lithiasis.
Dwivedi R et al.
(2013) We wish you a merry x-ray-mas: Christmas signs in radiology.
(1998) The “tip of the iceberg” sign.