Ashish P. Wasnik

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Several promising clinical applications for dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in genitourinary imaging have been reported. Dual-energy CT not only provides excellent morphologic detail but also can supply material-specific and quantitative information that may be particularly useful in genitourinary imaging. Dual-energy CT has unique capabilities for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of pelvic MRI for the evaluation of perianal fistulas, with a description of the technique, illustration of relevant normal anatomy, and examples of various fistula types. CONCLUSION MRI evaluation of perianal fistulas can be challenging, and knowledge of relevant pelvic anatomy and fistula(More)
Accurate interpretation of posttherapeutic images obtained in radiation oncology patients requires familiarity with modern radiation therapy techniques and their expected effects on normal tissues. Three-dimensional conformal external-beam radiation therapy techniques (eg, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy), although(More)
Ovarian cystic masses include a spectrum of benign, borderline and high grade malignant neoplasms. Imaging plays a crucial role in characterization and pretreatment planning of incidentally detected or suspected adnexal masses, as diagnosis of ovarian malignancy at an early stage is correlated with a better prognosis. Knowledge of differential diagnosis,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate multimodality imaging features of various pathologic abnormalities involving the ureteric wall and periureteric space, with emphasis on the role of cross-sectional imaging. CONCLUSION Ureteric and periureteric pathologic abnormalities may be identified on imaging studies, and although(More)
This review article focuses on gastroduodenal and pancreatic surgeries with the goal of identifying radiologic findings that translate to important surgical considerations. The topics covered include partial gastrectomy with reconstruction techniques, total gastrectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, and pancreaticojejunostomy. Indications, contraindications,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the image quality and diagnostic adequacy of the following two CT enterography protocols in patients weighing less than 160 lb (72 kg): 80-kVp imaging with the adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) in comparison with 120-kVp imaging with the filtered back projection reconstruction. (More)
Mesenteric ischemia is a complex and devastating disease which still remains a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians due to non-specific clinical and laboratory findings. Several imaging features have been described with multidetector computed tomography which allows the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia with high sensitivity and specificity. However, there(More)
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is an aggressive tumor with a very high mortality rate; 5-year survival rate is no more than 4%. Incidence peaks in the seventh and eighth decades of life. According to the most recent projections, approximately 43,920 new diagnoses of pancreatic cancer were expected in the United States in 2012, and approximately 37,390 associated(More)
PURPOSE To determine for expert and novice radiologists repeatability of major diagnostic features and scoring systems (ie, Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System [LI-RADS], Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network [OPTN], and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases [AASLD]) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by using magnetic resonance(More)