Brian S Worthington

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PURPOSE To derive and implement a method for correcting spatial distortion caused by in vivo inhomogeneous static magnetic fields in echo-planar imaging (EPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS The reversed gradient method, which was initially devised to correct distortion in images generated by spin-warp MRI, was adapted to correct distortion in EP images. This(More)
We have performed a prospective study of the use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in 14 patients undergoing neuro-endoscopic third ventriculostomy. MR imaging was undertaken prior to the endoscopy and serial studies were carried out after the procedure. MR imaging provides important information concerning the morphology of the third ventricle and allows(More)
Forefoot arthroplasty is often recommended for the management of metatarsalgia secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. Concurrently, the first metatarsophalangeal (MP) joint can be fused rather than excised. The results in 37 patients with 64 arthroplasty operations (34 with fusion and 30 with excision of the first joint) show that fusion produced a better(More)
3-D Time of flight (TOF) Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is being increasingly adopted as a technique for assessment of the intracranial circulation in neuroradiological practice. We describe our recent experience of 3-D time of flight Magnetic resonance angiography. We describe some of the problems and potential pitfalls that we have experienced(More)
302 women aged 16-80 without symptoms of spinal disease had their lumbar intervertebral discs examined by magnetic resonance. The prevalence of one or more degenerate discs increased linearly with age but disc degeneration was already present in over one-third of women aged 21-40; these young women may prove to be at special risk of disc prolapse later in(More)
A retrospective series of 118 magnetic resonance examinations of 110 patients who had sustained previous spinal trauma is reported. Examinations performed within 3 weeks of trauma showed extraspinal soft tissue (including ligamentous) injury in 48% and intraspinal lesions in 61% (mostly consisting of extradural haematoma and spinal cord contusion). In(More)
Thirty-nine patients admitted with proven subarachnoid haemorrhage were imaged both with 3-D time of flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and conventional angiography. As the definitive examination, catheter angiography demonstrated 37 aneurysms; ten patients had no aneurysm, the remaining 29 patients had 37 aneurysms. We found the sensitivity(More)
The snap-shot capability of the echo-planar imaging technique is used to freeze motion effectively in human fetal studies in utero. These first results obtained at 0.5 T demonstrate diagnostic quality images without the need for averaging. Although averaging improves the image signal to noise ratio, it is shown that significant image blurring is produced(More)
This study investigated the variation in magnetic resonance characteristics of the fetal liver during a time of changing erythropoietic function. Echo-planar imaging was carried out in 25 normal pregnant women at 20 and 26 wk gestation. The signal intensity from regions of the fetal liver, background image, and maternal back muscle and the highest signal(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in 36 patients at between 10 and 38 weeks gestation to determine the fetal anatomy that could be identified at different gestations. Fetal motion significantly degraded the image quality in the first and second trimesters, but in the final trimester fetal anatomy was clearly demonstrated. T2 weighted sequences(More)