CT scans

The films included

a)  a brain CT of a patient with head injury post craniotomy and an accompanying four vessel angiogram indicating absence of intracranial blood flow and diagnostic of brain death
b)  a neck CT showing a pharyngeal space infection
c)  an abdominal CT showing a hypodense lesion in the liver, a filling defect in the superior mesenteric vein indicative of a thrombus and an incidental renal cyst
d)  a brain CT with a ring enhancing lesion in the occipital lobe.

Disclaimer: the viva stem above may be an original CICM stem, acquired from their publicly available past papers. Or, perhaps it is a slightly altered version of the original CICM stem. Or, it is a completely original viva stem, concocted by the monstrously amoral author of Deranged Physiology for nothing more than his own personal amusement. In either case, because the college do not make the main viva text or marking criteria available, almost everything here has been confabulated. It might sound like a plausible viva and it could be used for the purpose of practice, but all should be aware that it does not represent the "true" canonical CICM viva station.