Carol A. Boles

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PURPOSE We present the imaging features of longitudinal stress fractures in eight patients and evaluate the literature to determine which tests are most useful for making this diagnosis. METHOD Three musculoskeletal radiologists retrospectively reviewed eight cases of longitudinal tibial stress fractures presenting between 1988 and 1994. Reports on 36(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if there are magnetic resonance (MR) characteristics of the medial plica that correlate with the likelihood of plica resection. METHODS Sixty-six knee MR examinations from patients who underwent subsequent knee arthroscopy were evaluated retrospectively for the presence of a medial plica. The plicae(More)
BACKGROUND Fracture of the thoracolumbar (TL) spine is reported in 8 to 15% of victims of blunt trauma. Current screening of these patients is done with conventional radiography. This may require repeated sets of films and take hours to days. It is imperative that these patients get timely, accurate evaluation to allow for treatment planning and early(More)
UNLABELLED Achieving union between host bone and massive structural allografts can be difficult. Donor and recipient human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatches and recipient antibody response to donor HLA antigens might affect union. In a prospective multiinstitutional study, we enrolled a consecutive series of patients receiving cortex-replacing, massive(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report is to describe the imaging findings of nontraumatic avulsions of the pelvis. CONCLUSION A diagnosis of avulsion fracture of the pelvis in an adult without appropriate history of substantial trauma must raise the suspicion of an underlying malignancy. If a patient has not been diagnosed as having a primary neoplasm,(More)
Conventional MR imaging evaluation of the knee focuses mainly on the effects of acute trauma and degenerative conditions. Numerous other conditions that affect the knee may mimic clinical characteristics of common traumatic and degenerative disorders. Synovial and marrow abnormalities are frequently encountered and often unsuspected on routine MR imaging(More)
The results of evaluation of the hila and mediastinum with 67Ga scans are contradictory, as are the recommendations by different investigators on the use of 67Ga scintigraphy in the clinical evaluation of patients with primary lung carcinoma. Nevertheless, the economy and logistic simplicity of evaluating local and distant metastases with a single imaging(More)