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Three cases of MR with gadopentetate dimeglumine in patients diagnosed with cerebral death are presented. Observation of an MR "hot nose sign" and an "intravascular enhancement sign" provided additional imaging support in the clinical diagnosis of brain death. The MR findings in brain death include: 1) transtentorial and foramen magnum herniation, 2) absent(More)
PURPOSE To establish the safety, efficacy, and value of preoperative angiography in the surgical management of thoracic and lumbar spine disease, in which it is important to avoid injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz or other vessels that supply the spinal cord. METHODS Sixty-one patients were evaluated primarily using digital subtraction angiography,(More)
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