Ambrose J. Huang

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To demonstrate the normal appearance of the ligamentum teres on MR arthrography (MRA) and evaluate the accuracy of MRA in detecting ligamentum teres tears with arthroscopic correlation. Institutional Review Board approval was obtained with a waiver for informed consent because of the retrospective study design. A total of 165 cases in 159 patients (111(More)
The purpose of this study was to report the MRI findings that can be encountered in successfully treated bacterial septic arthritis. The study included 12 patients (8 male and 4 female; mean age 38 years, range 9–85) with 13 proven cases of bacterial septic arthritis. The joints involved were hip (n = 3), knee (n = 3), shoulder (n = 2), sacroiliac (n = 2),(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy and sources of error in estimating single-kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR) derived from low-dose gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR renography. To analyze imaging data, MR signal intensity curves were converted to concentration vs. time curves, and a three-compartment, six-parameter model of the(More)
Retinoic acid receptors (RARs) are ligand-dependent transcription factors which are members of the steroid/thyroid hormone receptor gene family. RAR-agonists inhibit the proliferation of many human breast cancer cell lines, particularly those whose growth is stimulated by estradiol (E2) or growth factors. PCR-amplified subtractive hybridization was used to(More)
MR imaging is the only single noninvasive test that can potentially provide a complete picture of renal status with minimal risk to the patient, simultaneously improving diagnosis while lowering medical costs by virtue of its being a single test. The strengths of MR imaging lie in its high spatial and temporal resolution and its lack of exposure to ionizing(More)
The accuracy and precision of an automated graph-cuts (GC) segmentation technique for dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) 3D MR renography (MRR) was analyzed using 18 simulated and 22 clinical datasets. For clinical data, the error was 7.2 +/- 6.1 cm(3) for the cortex and 6.5 +/- 4.6 cm(3) for the medulla. The precision of segmentation was 7.1 +/- 4.2 cm(3) for(More)
To prospectively evaluate a dedicated extremity cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner in cases with and without orthopedic hardware by (1) comparing its imaging duration and image quality to those of radiography and multidetector CT (MDCT) and (2) comparing its radiation dose to that of MDCT. Written informed consent was obtained for all subjects for this(More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal injections are common pain management procedures using corticosteroids and local anesthetics. Most corticosteroid preparations are particulate suspensions, such as methylprednisolone acetate and triamcinolone acetonide. In the cervical spine, particulate corticosteroids have been linked to catastrophic complications, including blindness,(More)
Enchondromas are benign lesions that may present with nonspecific features on imaging in children. Correlation of histology with imaging findings is often required to make the final diagnosis of a benign lesion. The aim of this study was to review imaging and pathological findings of enchondromas in children. Imaging examinations of 12 enchondromas in 11(More)
AIM We aimed to study luxatio erecta humeri using advanced imaging modalities. METHOD Patients with luxatio erecta humeri and a subsequent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or computed tomography (CT) scan were included in this study. RESULTS Among 10 identified cases, we detected 2 rotator cuff, 4 labral, and 2 inferior glenohumeral ligament tears(More)