JCAT and Case of the Quarter
JCAT and Case of the Quarter
• Approved case reports will be published in JCAT. The corresponding PowerPoint presentation will be published on SABI’s website.
• Consideration will be given for publication for rare or uncommon disease entities.
- Images are to be presented in the PowerPoint format as an unknown case and should preferably focus on unusual or atypical presentations of common diseases of the abdomen or pelvis. The case should be image rich and the PowerPoint presentation should include a number of multiple choice questions pertaining to the imaging findings, the disease entity, and management. Questions may also be modality or physics related. The PowerPoint presentation should also include a brief discussion of key teaching points.
- In contrast, the JCAT submission is to follow the conventions for a conventional case report, with a description of the clinical history and imaging findings for the particular case, display of relevant images, followed by a Discussion section that includes what is known of the entity and its imaging from a review of the literature, how this case relates to the literature, as well as a brief discussion of the differential diagnosis and management of this entity. Please see details below.
• The primary modality of the case should be CT or MR; relevant other modalities (e.g. Ultrasound, nuclear medicine) may be included in the case presentation.
COQ PowerPoint Submission Instructions:
- All PPT submissions should be made on this template: SABI Case of the Quarter PowerPoint Template
- Title slide with author information and contact information
- Image presentation (CT or MR) with pertinent multiple choice question about the diagnosis or imaging findings. Please provide pertinent patient history and demographics e.g. 26 year old female with history of carcinoid presenting with right lower quadrant pain.
- Duplicate of slide with correct answer identified
- Multiple choice question related to the imaging findings e.g. what is the pertinent imaging finding, what is the structure (abnormality) indicated by the arrow etc
- The remainder of the case presentation should include an additional 2-3 multiple choice questions which may be related to next appropriate imaging steps, medical knowledge questions about the disease or associated conditions/finding or clinically applied physics. A companion case or additional images relevant to the case may also be provided.
- Up to 3 slides of teaching points should be included
JCAT Case Report Submission guidelines:
There are no strict limits for minimum or maximum size, but typically they are between 1000-1500 words and have 3-6 figure parts. This results in a published paper that is 2-3 print pages in the journal. The components include: Title, Author list, Abstract (undivided, < 100 words), Key words (3-5 typical), Case Report (clinical and radiologic findings), Discussion, Conclusion (optional) and, Tables and Figures
Please note that at most one case report will be published in JCAT per quarter. Cases will only be published if, following review, the submission is deemed to be of sufficient quality to warrant publication.
View Sample Cases:
Intercostal Artery Pseudoaneurysm Due to Thoracentesis: Diagnosis With Three-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Angiography
Occult Distal Femoral Physeal Injury With Disruption of the Perichondrium
Ureteral Intussusception: A Case Report and Literature Review