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Low cost MRI of the paranasal sinuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3409195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of automated tuning, automated MR protocol sequences, surface coils, and grouping of patients with similar examinations, patient throughput can be greatly accelerated for MRI scanning. These measures coupled with high volume scanning permit significant reductions in cost so that MRI can be performed at a price range equal to or less than plain films for some examinations. The ability of MRI to perform axial, sagittal and coronal scans with excellent tissue contrast raises the possibility of substituting MRI for sinus x-rays. Based on our preliminary experience we have the opinion that MR is equal to/or better than CT in this region. This preference is currently being investigated. Only the cost issue will be addressed in this report.
L Teresi; R Lufkin; W Hanafee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0895-6111     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput Med Imaging Graph     Publication Date:    1988 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-29     Completed Date:  1988-09-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806104     Medline TA:  Comput Med Imaging Graph     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine 90024.
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis*
Paranasal Sinuses / pathology
Prospective Studies
Grant Support
1K08 CA 00979-01/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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