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Huang Mingqian M From the Department of Radiology, University of Stony Brook, HSC Level 4, Room 120, Stony Brook, NY - - 2014
Both the clinical practice of radiology and the journal Radiology have had an enormous effect on our understanding of articular disease. Early descriptions of osteoarthritis (OA) appeared in Radiology. More recently, advanced physiologic magnetic resonance (MR) techniques have furthered our understanding of the early prestructural changes in patients with OA. ...
Dreizin David D From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, 22 S Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (D.D., C.W.S., U.B., S.E.M.); Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla (M.L., R.M.Q., F.M.); and Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga - - 2014
A number of new developments in cervical spine imaging have transpired since the introduction of 64-section computed tomographic (CT) scanners in 2004. An increasing body of evidence favors the use of multidetector CT as a stand-alone screening test for excluding cervical injuries in polytrauma patients with obtundation. A new grading ...
Iurino Dawid Adam DA Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
CT scanning analysis applied to vertebrate palaeontology is providing an increasing number of data of great interest. This method can be used in many branches of palaeontology such as the investigation of all the fossilized elements in a hard matrix and the hidden structures in the bones. A large number ...
Ahn Sung Jun SJ Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Single dose gadolinium (Gd) enhanced fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) is helpful for visualizing superficial parenchymal metastases. However, the usefulness of FLAIR with a higher dose of Gd is uncertain. The aim of our study was two-folds: first, to prove that the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of small brain metastases ...
Gyftopoulos Soterios S Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New - - 2014
The mechanics of the throwing shoulder are complex, resulting in a variety of adaptations that can lead to increased performance for the athlete. These adaptations can eventually fail and result in pathology to the stabilizing structures of the shoulder, most notably the rotator cuff and glenoid labrum. The understanding of ...
Coward Joanne J Directorate of Radiography, School of Health Sciences, Allerton Building, University of Salford, Salford M6 - - 2014
Objectives: To review new incidental findings detected on low-resolution CT attenuation correction (CTAC) images acquired during SPECT-CT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). To determine whether the CTAC images had diagnostic value and warrant reporting. Methods: A multi-centre study was performed in four UK Nuclear Medicine departments. CTAC images acquired as part ...
Park Sohyun S From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital; †Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Science, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, and ‡Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, South - - 2014
Anti-LGI1 encephalitis is a subgroup of autoimmune encephalitis, characterized by memory impairments, seizures, and behavioral problems. The diagnosis can be made by clinical manifestation with a help of serum autoantibody test. There was lack of imaging studies to evaluate and monitor the disease activity by anatomical and functional information. Here, ...
Martin-Vaquero Paula P Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - - 2014
Objective-To characterize and compare the MRI morphological features of the cervical vertebral column of Great Danes with and without clinical signs of cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM). Design-Prospective cohort study. Animals-30 Great Danes (15 clinically normal and 15 CSM-affected). Procedures-All dogs underwent MRI of the cervical vertebral column (C2-3 through T1-2). Features ...
Yen Peggy P W PP Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie - - 2014
Object The pathophysiology of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) results in perimedullary venous congestion and in turn central cord congestion. Clinically, this presents with progressive neurological dysfunctions that, if diagnosed in a timely fashion, can be at least halted and in part reversed. In SDAVFs, imaging features on MRI and ...
Paparo Francesco F Department of Radiology, E.O. Ospedali Galliera, Mura della Cappuccine 14, 16128, Genoa, Italy, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to assess the influence of weight-bearing on tibiofemoral osteoarthritis, including medial meniscal extrusion, by using a low-field (0.25 T) rotating clino-orthostatic permanent-magnet magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, and to analyse correlations of medial meniscal extrusion with the patient's Kellgren-Lawrence score, body mass index, and all ...
Jung Hae-Won HW Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National - - 2014
An 8-year-old intact male Belgian Malinois, weighing 37.2 kg, was referred for evaluation due to right side facial paresis, ataxia and a two-month history of decreased cognitive ability. Physical and neurological examinations revealed mild depression, left-sided head tilt, right-sided facial paresis and ataxia. A well-demarcated, broad-based cerebellar mass and hyperostosis ...
Taylor Stuart - - 2014
Crohn's disease (CD) is a lifelong, relapsing and remitting inflammatory condition of the intestine. Medical imaging is crucial for diagnosis, phenotyping, activity assessment and detecting complications. Diverse small bowel imaging tests are available but a standard algorithm for deployment is lacking. Many hospitals employ tests that impart ionising radiation, of ...
Aloi Marina M Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Small-bowel (SB) disease is a severe clinical entity among the phenotypes of Crohn's disease (CD). To assess sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), small-intestine contrast US (SICUS), and capsule endoscopy (CE) in the diagnosis of pediatric SB-CD. Prospective, blinded, comparison study. Tertiary center for pediatric inflammatory bowel ...
Slattery Eric L EL *Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan; and †Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, - - 2014
To describe symptoms from intralabyrinthine schwannomas specific from more common vestibular schwannomas of the internal auditory canal or cerebellopontine angle resulting from mass effect from the tumor within the labyrinth. Eight patients diagnosed as having intralabyrinthine schwannomas from 2000 to 2014 were examined retrospectively from two tertiary neurotologic centers. Diagnosis ...
Probst Florian Andreas FA Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Lindwurmstr. 2a, 80337, Munich, Germany, - - 2014
A rare case of Stafne bone cavity (SBC) with salivary gland herniation confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is described. It was diagnosed in a 72-year-old male patient. Surgical intervention was avoided. The report highlights imaging findings of panoramic radiography, computed tomography, and especially magnetic resonance tomography. It is demonstrated ...
Fiocchi Federica F Department of Radiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41124, Modena, Italy, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate 3-T magnetic resonance imaging in the analysis of caesarean scars in women with prior caesarean section (pCS) and investigate the potential added value of diffusion tensor imaging (3T-MR-DTI) with fibre tracking reconstruction, compared with transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS). Thirty women who had previously undergone elective CS ...
Zhao Zhen-Hua ZH Zhen-Hua Zhao, Jian-Feng Yang, Bo-Yin Wang, Department of Radiology, Shaoxing People's Hospital, Shaoxing Hospital of Zhejiang University, Shaoxing 312000, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
Primary gastric plasmacytoma (GP) is a rare extramedullary plasmacytoma with clinical and imaging features that are common among other gastric tumors, such as gastric adenocarcinomas, gastric stromal tumors, and lymphomas. Here, we present a histologically confirmed case of primary GP examined with biphasic computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ...
Rautiainen Jari J Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Medical Research Center Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, - - 2014
To evaluate the sensitivity of quantitative MRI techniques (T1 , T1,Gd , T2 , continous wave (CW) T1ρ dispersion, adiabatic T1ρ , adiabatic T2ρ , RAFF and inversion-prepared magnetization transfer (MT)) for assessment of human articular cartilage with varying degrees of natural degeneration. Osteochondral samples (n = 14) were obtained from the ...
Priola Adriano M AM From the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, University of Torino, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano (Torino), Italy (A.M.P., S.M.P., A.C., D.G., F.P., L.D., F.M., M.B., A.V.); and Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, Città della Salute e della Scienza and CPO Piemonte, Torino, Italy (G.C., - - 2014
Purpose To prospectively evaluate (a) effectiveness and limits of dual-echo chemical-shift magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for distinguishing hyperplastic thymus from anterior mediastinal tumors in adulthood by using chemical-shift ratio (CSR) and signal intensity index (SII), with proposal of optimal threshold value for each, and (b) whether age affects these indexes. ...
Oh Lawrence Chia Wei LC Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Monash Health, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, 3168, Victoria, Australia, - - 2014
To assess the efficacy of fine focal spot imaging in calcification beam-hardening artefact reduction and vessel clarity on CT abdominal angiography (CTAA). Adult patients of any age and gender who presented for CTAA were included. Thirty-nine patients were examined with a standard focal spot size (SFSS) of 1 × 1 mm in the ...
Claudon Michel M From the Departments of Radiology and/or INSERM U947, Nancy University Hospital, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France (M.C., M.A.G., D.M., M.F., E.M., C.P., P.A.V.); Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Strasbourg ICube (UMR7537), Strasbourg, France (E.D.); Department of Adult Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Pellegrin Hospital University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France (N.G.); Department of Nuclear Medicine, AP-HP Bicêtre Hospital, University Paris-Sud, France (A.P.); Department of Nuclear Medicine, AP-HP Bicêtre Hospital, University Paris-Sud, IR4M UMR8081 CNRS, Orsay, France (P.C.R.); PARCC-HEGP (UMR 970), INSERM, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France (D.B.); Department of Radiology, North Hospital, Aix-Marseille University (K.C.); Department of Radiology, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (C.A.C.); Department of Radiology, Huriez's Hospital, University Lille Nord de France, France (L.L.); Department of Pediatric Radiology, Hôpital Robert Debré, APHP, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France (G.S.); and INSERM CIC-EC, Department of Epidemiology, Hôpital Brabois, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, F-54500, France (M.S, - - 2014
Purpose To evaluate if measurement of split renal function (SRF) with dynamic contrast material-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) urography is equivalent to that with renal scintigraphy (RS) in patients suspected of having chronic urinary obstruction. Materials and Methods The study protocol was approved by the institutional ethics committee of the ...
Helito Camilo Partezani CP Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Knee Surgery Division, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, - - 2014
This study evaluated the ability of routine 1.5-T MRI scans to visualize the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and describe its path and anatomic relations with lateral knee structures. Thirty-nine 1.5-T MRI scans of the knee were evaluated. The scans included an MRI knee protocol with T1-weighted sequences, T2-weighted sequences with fat ...
Kim Yoon Kyung YK Department of Radiology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, 21, Namdong-daero, 774 Beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon, 405-760, Republic of - - 2014
Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is frequently detected on low-dose CT (LDCT) of the thorax. Concurrent assessment of CAC and lung cancer screening using LDCT is beneficial in terms of cost and radiation dose reduction. The aim of our study was to evaluate the reliability of visual ranking of positive CAC ...
Mayer Caroline C 1 Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim - Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, D-68167 Mannheim, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the simultaneous use of automatic tube current modulation (ATCM) and automatic tube voltage selection (ATVS) for abdominal and chest CT examinations regarding radiation dose reduction and image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We enrolled 617 patients who all underwent contrast-enhanced chest or ...
Sohal Manav - - 2014
BackgroundMany patients with electrical dyssynchrony who undergo cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) do not obtain substantial benefit. Assessing mechanical dyssynchrony may improve patient selection. Results from studies using echocardiographic imaging to measure dyssynchrony have ultimately proved disappointing. We sought to evaluate cardiac motion in patients with heart failure and electrical dyssynchrony ...
Herrmann Karl-Heinz KH Medical Physics Group, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology I, Center of Radiology, Jena University Hospital, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Philosophenweg 3, Building 5, 07743 Jena, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate low budget 3D printing technology to create MRI compatible components. A 3D printer is used to create customized MRI compatible components, a loop-coil platform and a multipart mouse fixation. The mouse fixation is custom fit for a dedicated coil and facilitates head fixation with bite bar, anesthetic gas ...
Dale Ann Marie AM From the Department of General Medical Sciences (Dr Dale, Dr Gardner, Ms Zeringue, and Dr Evanoff), Washington University School of Medicine; School of Public Health (Ms Zeringue), St Louis University, St Louis, Mo; and Department of Environmental and Health Sciences (Dr Werner and Dr Franzblau), University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann - - 2014
We evaluated post-offer pre-placement (POPP) nerve conduction studies (NCS) for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), testing diagnostic yield and cost-effectiveness. A total of 1027 newly hired workers underwent baseline NCS and were followed for an average of 3.7 years for diagnosed CTS. Measures of diagnostic yield included sensitivity, specificity, and positive ...
Prichep Leslie S LS Brain Research Laboratories, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is an urgent need for objective criteria adjunctive to standard clinical assessment of acute Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Details of the development of a quantitative index to identify structural brain injury based on brain electrical activity will be described. Acute closed head injured and normal patients (n=1470) were recruited ...
Choo Il Han IH Department NVS, Center for Alzheimer Research, Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, - - 2014
The Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology is characterized by fibrillar amyloid deposits and neurofibrillary tangles, as well as the activation of astrocytosis, microglia activation, atrophy, dysfunctional synapse, and cognitive impairments. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that astrocytosis is correlated with reduced gray matter density in prodromal ...
Gabriel S S From the Department of Radiology (S.G.), University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; and Department of Radiology (L.J.E., D.R.D., K.N.K., P.H.L., C.H.M., J.G.F., L.Y.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
CT is a ubiquitous, efficient, and cost-effective method to evaluate pediatric ventricular size, particularly in patients with CSF shunt diversion who often need emergent imaging. We therefore sought to determine the minimum dose output or CT dose index required to produce clinically acceptable examinations. Using a validated noise insertion method ...
Sailer Anna M AM Department of Radiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands, - - 2014
This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of endovascular guidance by means of live fluoroscopy fusion with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA). Fusion guidance was evaluated in 20 endovascular peripheral artery interventions in 17 patients. Fifteen patients had received preinterventional diagnostic MRA and two patients ...
Nakahara Masayuki M Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, - - 2014
Surgical debridement is often required to treat spinal infections. Successful surgery requires accurate localization of the active infections, however, current imaging technique still requires surgeons' experience to narrow the surgical fields to achieve less invasive procedures. To investigate the use of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for successful ...
Dureja Sugandha S Max Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
This is a prospective non-randomized observation study done on 33 patients with uncomplicated spinal tuberculosis to observe the imaging characteristics on sequential F-18 FDG PET CT scans. 33 consecutive patients with pathologically proven spinal tuberculosis underwent a baseline contrast-enhanced whole body FDG PET scan before initiation of antitubercular therapy, 6 ...
Romanova Anna L AL Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago, - - 2014
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) may be difficult to detect especially when in small amounts and may affect outcomes. The objective of this study was to compare the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) vs computed tomography (CT) for the identification and quantification of IVH. Patients with primary intracerebral hemorrhage were enrolled ...
Yang Jigang J Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China;Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; - - 2014
A 7-month-old girl with history of persistent left chylous pleural effusion was referred for lymphoscintigraphy. A previous chest computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a small to moderate-sized left pleural effusion but could not identify the lymphatic leakage site. Lymphoscintigraphy using filtered (99m)Tc sulfur colloid showed minimal focal activity in the ...
Nursal Gül Nihal GN From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Adana Teaching and Research Center, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, - - 2014
We report a case of a 37-year-old woman with severe headache that is provoked by postural changes who was referred to the nuclear medicine department for radionuclide cisternography to demonstrate suspected cerebrospinal fluid leakage. There was an increased uptake laterally on the left paraspinal region of upper thoracal spine and ...
Barsa Pavel P Department of Neurosurgery, Regional Hospital of Liberec, Husova str. 10, 460 63, Liberec, Czech Republic, - - 2014
Navigation based on an intraoperative CT scan is not a new approach to spinal instrumentation. Innovative intraoperative imaging technology, however, opens new horizons to more precise image acquisition as well as to further workflow. Planning of screw entry-points and trajectories in this study had been based on intraoperative imaging obtained ...
Kranz P G PG From the Departments of Radiology (P.G.K., J.D.W., J.K.H.), Radiation Oncology (J.K.H.), and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (A.S.K.), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. - - 2014
The CT table strap may impair shoulder lowering during cervical spine CT. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of the CT table strap on radiation exposure and image quality during CT of the cervical spine. Patients undergoing cervical spine CT were prospectively randomized to having the ...
Makino Yuki Y Department of Gastroenterology, Ikeda Municipal Hospital, 3-1-18, Johnan, Ikeda, Osaka, 563-8510, - - 2014
To assess the feasibility of fusion of pre- and post-ablation gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI) to evaluate the effects of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), compared with similarly fused CT images PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 67 patients with 92 HCCs treated ...
Prichep Leslie S LS NYU School of Medicine, Psychiatry/ Brain Research Laboratories , 462 First Ave , OBV Room 885 , NY, New York, United States , 10016 , 212 263 6288 , 212 263 6457 ; - - 2014
Abstract Rapid identification of traumatic intracranial hematomas following closed head injury represents a significant health care need due to the potentially life-threatening risk they present This study demonstrates the clinical utility of an index of brain electrical activity used to identify intracranial hematomas in traumatic brain injury (TBI) presenting to ...
Schweda M C MC Department of Companion Animals and Horses, Small Animal Clinic, Small Animal Surgery, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, Vienna 1210, - - 2014
Sixty-six guinea pigs with dental disease were presented to the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, from 2006 to 2010. Almost all patients had a history of eating difficulties (95 per cent) and underwent clinical and oral examination as well as CT of the head. Findings on extra- and intraoral ...
Cerrato Rebecca Amy RA The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Baltimore, MD, USA - - 2014
Although plain radiographs have been historically used to evaluate the status of arthrodesis in the foot and ankle, computed tomography (CT) has gained popularity for evaluation of fusion status. The degree of fusion identified on CT scan has been correlated with functional outcome, with an arthrodesis area of 25-50% necessary ...
White R D RD Department of Clinical Radiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Ninewells Avenue, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK; Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, - - 2014
Chronic lower limb lymphoedema is a debilitating condition that may occur as a primary disorder or secondary to other conditions. Satisfactory visualization of the lymphatic vessels to aid diagnosis and surgical planning has been problematic. Historically, direct lymphography was used to visualize lymphatic vessels, although the significant surgical risks involved ...
Kordolaimi Sofia D SD From the 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
The technological advances in computed tomography (CT) scanners and their continuously increased use have raised concern about the patient-induced risks from the CT procedures. In the present review, all available dose metrics used in CT dosimetry are described, evaluated, and compared. The various models and methodologies currently existing for the ...
Orczyk Clément C Division of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; Department of Urology, Côte de Nacre University Hospital, Caen, France; CNRS, UMR 6301 ISTCT, CERVOxy. GIP CYCERON, F-14074 Caen, France; CEA, DSV/I2BM, UMR 6301 ISTCT, F-14074 Caen, France; UNICAEN, UMR 6301 ISTCT, F-14074 Caen, France; Normandie Univ, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the size and shape of the prostate between in-vivo and fresh ex-vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in order to quantify alterations in the prostate resulting from surgical resection. Ten patients who had undergone 3 T prostate MRI using a phased-array coil and who were scheduled for prostatectomy were included ...
Cantor-Rivera Diego D Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON, Canada N6A 5K8; Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, Western University, London, ON, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
The detection of MRI abnormalities that can be associated to seizures in the study of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a challenging task. In many cases, patients with a record of epileptic activity do not present any discernible MRI findings. In this domain, we propose a method that combines quantitative ...
Buttigieg Erica Lauren EL Medical Imaging Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, MSD, 2090, Malta, - - 2014
To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of different oral contrast media (OCM) for abdominopelvic CT examinations performed for follow-up general oncological indications. The objectives were to establish anatomical image quality criteria for abdominopelvic CT; use these criteria to evaluate and compare image quality using positive OCM, neutral OCM and no OCM; ...
Caruso Antonino A *Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; †Oncological Surgery Unit, Veneto Institute of Oncology (IOV-IRCCS), Padova, Italy; ‡Radiology I, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Padova, Italy; and §Division of General Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Padova, - - 2014
Endoscopy and imaging objectively assess Crohn's disease (CD) activity. Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) uses no ionizing radiation, carries no significant morbidity, and is highly sensitive in revealing soft tissues inflammation. Diffusion-weighted imaging can distinguish intestinal inflammation from a lower diffusion of water molecules giving rise to a reduced apparent diffusion ...
Sandell Tiril T Department of Neurosurgery, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Pb 4950, Nydalen, N-0424, Oslo, Norway, - - 2014
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is a documented effective treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Lately, reports on endoscopy-assisted microvascular decompression (eaMVD) with better outcome and less risk have emerged. This study was undertaken to verify under which circumstances the endoscope proved essential in identifying the neurovascular conflict (NVC) during eaMVD for TN, ...
Scardapane Arnaldo A Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, University Hospital "Policlinico" of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11, 70124, Bari, Italy, - - 2014
To compare the capabilities of standard pelvic MRI with low-resolution pelvic MRI using fast breath-hold sequences to evaluate deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Sixty-eight consecutive women with suspected DIE were studied with pelvic MRI. A double-acquisition protocol was carried out in each case. High-resolution (HR)-MRI consisted of axial, sagittal, and coronal ...
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