Antonio O. Motta

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OBJECTIVE CT is often used after plain films to evaluate fractures of the tibial plateau. Because MR imaging can show associated soft-tissue injuries as well as fractures, we hypothesize that MR is superior to CT for imaging these injuries. Accordingly, we compared the efficacy of MR imaging and CT in 22 patients with tibial plateau fractures. SUBJECTS(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to define MR imaging of patients with lipoma arborescens of the knee. CONCLUSION MR images showed villous lipomatous proliferation (100%) with signal intensity similar to that of fat on T1- and T2-weighted images, masslike subsynovial fat deposition (38%), joint effusion (100%), erosive bone changes at articular(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation was to determine the prevalence of bone marrow signal abnormalities in patients referred for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This investigation was done because of prior studies suggesting that condylar marrow signal abnormalities indicate avascular necrosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
Abnormalities of the long tendon of the biceps brachii muscle commonly accompany other lesions about the shoulder, especially rotator cuff rupture, and are a frequent cause of a painful shoulder. The spectrum of abnormalities associated with medial displacement of the biceps tendon seen at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was reviewed in six patients. MR(More)
The currently accepted mechanism to explain traumatic aortic rupture from rapid deceleration involves a combination of traction, torsion, and hydrostatic forces. The authors hypothesize that aortic isthmus lacerations result from a pinch of the aorta between the spine and the anterior bony thorax (manubrium, clavicle, and first ribs) during chest(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine if laparotomy further destabilizes an unstable pelvic injury and increases pelvic volume, and if reduction and stabilization restores pelvic volume and prevents volume changes secondary to laparotomy. DESIGN Cadaveric pelvic fracture model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Unilateral open-book pelvic ring injuries were created in five fresh(More)
The accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of intracardiac masses was verified in 334 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization in our laboratory over 21 consecutive months. A complete two-dimensional echocardiographic (2DE) examination was performed a day before catheterization. The presence or absence of a mass was verified at(More)
To determine the current indications and referral patterns for routine gastrointestinal radiology examinations, 1000 consecutive patients were prospectively analyzed. The following specialties were the largest sources of referral: general internal medicine (38%), gastroenterology (21%), and general and colorectal surgery (17%). Referrals from(More)