The Hematologist Image Challenge column is a collection of interactive quizzes that test readers' knowledge of different hematologic or related conditions. See below for the complete Image Challenge archives while we develop an improved quiz experience for readers, coming this October.
September-October 2020 – Drs. Moe Takeda and Girish Venkataraman present the case of a persistent skin rash in a patient with a history of skin neoplasms.
July-August 2020 – Test your knowledge with an intriguing case from Drs. Pozdnyakova and Kim of a patient with end-stage renal disease status post renal transplant admitted to clinic with COVID-19.
May-June 2020 – Test your knowledge with an intriguing case from Drs. William Shomali, Jason Kurzer, and Peter Greenberg on the etiology of a patient's macrocytic anemia.
March-April 2020 – Test your knowledge with an intriguing case from Drs. Lindsey Shantzer and Kelly Davidson of a patient with anemia.
January-February 2020 – Test your knowledge with an intriguing case from Drs. Karen Arispe and Alexandra Harrington of a patient with malaria.
November-December 2019 – Take this Image Challenge by Drs. Gheorghe and Venkataraman to test the diagnosis of a pediatric patient with a skin lesion.
September-October 2019 – Take this Image Challenge from Drs. Shomali, Fernandez-Pol, and Gotlib to test treatment and management of a middle-aged man with spur cell anemia.
July-August 2019 – Take this Image Challenge from Drs. Asif, Parker, and Aldarweesh to test the diagnosis of an elderly woman with thrombocytopenia status post-partial gastrectomy.
May-June 2019 – Take this image challenge from Drs. Kaumeyer, Arber, and Venkataraman featuring an older man with cytopenias after treatment of a previously diagnosed hematologic malignancy. Ancillary studies including molecular testing were needed to arrive at the diagnosis.
November-December 2018 – Take this Image Challenge by Drs. Shiraz Fiday and Geoffrey Wool to learn the diagnosis of a 73-year-old woman with hemolytic anemia.
September-October 2018 – Take this Image Challenge by Dr. Lyndsey Runaas and Dr. Steven Kroft to determine the diagnosis for a 34-year-old woman with new visual field defects.
July-August 2018 – In this Image Challenge, Dr. Venkataraman and Dr. Sir Philip look at a 65-year-old patient with syncope and mild hepatosplenomegaly whose blood count results prompted a bone marrow biopsy. Take a look at the bone marrow biopsy and blood smear to determine the diagnosis.
May-June 2018 – In this Image Challenge, Dr. Li and Dr. Kim present two peripheral blood smears and a bone marrow biopsy you can use to determine the cause of a patient's neutropenia.
March-April 2018 – Dr. Parker and Dr. Venkataraman present an image challenge that looks at the diagnosis of a man with hyperleukocytosis and massive splenomegaly.
November-December 2017 – Take this image challenge to determine the diagnosis for a 65-year-old man who presented to clinic with one week of recurrent fevers, chills and severe headaches.
September-October 2017 – Take the image challenge to determine the diagnosis for a woman with hypergammaglobulinemia and diffuse lymphadenopathy.
July-August 2017 – Take the image challenge to determine what a 58-year-old man with a history of plasma cell myeloma was treated with.
May-June 2017 – This Image Challenge looks at a 76-year-old man with a history of bladder cancer treated with two local resections and no chemotherapy or radiation, presenting to the hospital with hyperleukocytosis and an abnormal complete blood count.
March-April 2017 – Review the peripheral blood smear to determine the diagnosis of a 31-year-old man referred to hematology clinic for evaluation of long-standing thrombocytopenia.
March-April 2017 – Take the challenge to learn what test is most likely to yield the diagnosis for a case of a 58-year-old Asian woman with history of inclusion body myositis on high-dose corticosteroids and methotrexate, noted to be hypoxic.
January-February 2017 – Can you tell what the diagnosis is for a man with a history of recurrent necrotizing pancreatitis and end-stage renal disease on intermittent hemodialysis by looking at his bone marrow biopsy?
November-December 2016 – Take the very first The Hematologist Image Challenge and try to figure out the diagnosis for a case of leukocytosis by looking at a peripheral blood smear.