Month: March 2022

Mnemonic for Hyperintense Lesions on T1-weighted images

Remember the causes of Hyperintensity on T1 weighted MRI using the mnemonic My Best Friend is Pretty Cool Another useful way to remember the T1 Hyperintense Lesions is the mnemonic 3 Fs and 4 Ms Mnemonic My Best Friend is Pretty Cool: M: melanin B: blood (i.e. methemoglobin in subacute hemorrhage) F: fat and slow flow P: protein; paramagnetic substances …

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Mnemonic for Superior Orbital Fissure Contents

Superior Orbital Fissure is an important topic for Ophthalmalogy exams as well as competitive exams like USMLE, PLAB and NEET. We have some useful mnemonics to remember the contents of SOF. Mnemonic for all structures passing through the superior orbital fissure (superior to inferior) include: Long Fissures Seem To Store Only Nerves, Instead Of Arteries, Including Ophthalmic Veins Mnemonics for the nerves passing …

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Mnemonic to remember the Extraocular Muscle Involvement in Thyroid-associated Orbitopathy

Remember the order or sequence of EOM involvement in Thyroid eye disease (TED) or Thyroid associated Orbitopathy using the mnemonic IMSLOw. I’M SLOw Mnemonic I: inferior rectus M: medial rectus S: superior rectus L: lateral rectus O: obliques muscles (superior oblique and inferior oblique) This mnemonic will help you remember that Inferior rectus is the most commonly affected EOM and first EOM …

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Mnemonic for Branches of Maxillary Artery

Arterial branches are tough to remember. Volatile stuff. Use this mnemonic to remember the branches of the maxillary artery – DAM I AM Piss Drunk But Stupid Drunk I Prefer, Must Phone Alcoholics Anonymous Mnemonic D: deep auricular artery A: anterior tympanic artery M: middle meningeal artery I: inferior alveolar artery A: accessory meningeal artery M: masseteric artery P: pterygoid artery D: deep temporal artery B: buccinator artery …

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Mnemonic for Hyperdense GI lesions on CT

We have three super useful mnemonics to remember the causes of high density lesions in the gastrointestinal tract on CT: CHIPES COINS PIG BEACH CHIPES C: chloral hydrate/cocaine packets H: heavy metals I: iodinated compounds, e.g. contrast media, iron P: phenothiazines E: enteric-coated pills S: solvents e.g. carbon tetrachloride COINS C: chloral hydrate/cocaine packets O: opiate packets I: iron and heavy metals N: neuroleptic agents S: sustained release/enteric coated pills PIG …

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Mnemonic for Anterior Components of Sacral nerve plexus

Sacral plexus is an important topic asked frequently in exams. Use this  mnemonic to remember the anterior components of the sacral plexus  Too sexy in the quad Mnemonic tibial portion (L4-S2) of the sciatic nerve (L4-S3) nerve to internal obturator and superior gemellus muscles (L5-S2) nerve to quadratus femoris and inferior gemellus muscles (L4-S1) Hope that mnemonic helped. If you have better mnemonic for …

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Mnemonic for Subdivisions of Cerebellar Vermis

Remember the nine lobules of the cerebellar vermis using the mnemonic Like Cats Catching Dogs For The Party Up North Mnemonic L: lingula C: central lobule C: culmen D: declive F: folium T: tuber P: pyramid U: uvula N: nodulus Hope the mnemonic helped. Also check out these useful mnemonics Mnemonic to Remember the Causes of Acute Confusion in the elderly Mnemonics to remember the Branches …

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Mnemonic for Causes of Pulseless Electrical Activity

Pulseless electrical activity is a very serious medical emergency with very high mortality unless its etiology can be quickly ascertained and corrected.  A super useful mnemonic to remember the different causes of pulseless electrical activity is: MAD (triple H) CAT If you are a fan of WWE (well, who isn’t ?) , Triple H, one of the biggest WWE stars, …

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Mnemonic for Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

Remember and recall the intrinsic muscles of the hand using these mnemonics All For One And One For All PAd DAb FOAL/LOAF Mnemonics All For One And One For All This mnemonic recalls the intrinsic muscles of the hand in their relative palmar anatomical position from lateral to medial: A: abductor pollicis brevis F: flexor pollicis brevis O: opponens pollicis …

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