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Final basic sciences short case 11

Created: 9/1/2007
Updated: 7/6/2007
1. Describe the physical principles behind magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of MRI compared with computed tomography?
- Which patients are not suitable for MRI and why?
- Where is the MRI scanner usually located in the hospital and why?
- What problems are associated with MRI?

2. Define drug tolerance.
- Describe the different ways in which tolerance can occur and give examples.

3. Draw a diagram of the epidural space.
- What is found in this space?

4. Describe the pathophysiology of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
- What is the anion gap?
- When would you take a patient to theatre with DKA?

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