Carole Ann Ridge

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Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) results from weakness of the airway walls and/or supporting cartilage and affects both adult and pediatric populations. Diagnosing TBM is challenging because symptoms are nonspecific and overlap with those of other chronic respiratory disorders. Recent advances in multidetector computed tomography have facilitated the noninvasive(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare the diagnostic adequacy of lung scintigraphy with that of pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) in the care of pregnant patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patient characteristics, radiology report content, additional imaging performed, final diagnosis, and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of a rapid needle-out patient-rollover time approach on the rate of pneumothorax after computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of pulmonary nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved the study, and all patients gave written informed consent. Between January 2008 and December(More)
PURPOSE To assess and account for the impact of respiratory motion on the variability of activity and volume determination of liver tumor in positron emission tomography (PET) through a comparison between free-breathing (FB) and respiration-suspended (RS) PET images. METHODS As part of a PET/computed tomography (CT) guided percutaneous liver ablation(More)
The term acute aortic syndrome comprises aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. The most recent developments in acute aortic syndromes include (1) a change in the mindset that each entity is pathologically distinct, with a shift toward considering the acute aortic syndromes as points along a spectrum of aortic(More)
PURPOSE To report and compare outcomes after radiofrequency ablation for treatment-naïve first primary, metachronous, and synchronous T1 lung tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This institutional review board-approved retrospective study reviewed 29 patients (12 men and 17 women; median age, 73 y; age range, 55-86 y) with treatment-naïve T1 lung tumors treated(More)
PURPOSE To correlate the MRI features of sclerosed hemangiomas with histologic appearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS A medical record search identified patients with sclerosed hemangioma who underwent MRI and biopsy/resection from January 2000 to March 2012 for this retrospective institutional review board approved study. Two radiologists independently(More)
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) has emerged as a useful tertiary imaging tool in the investigation of patients suspected of many different types of cardiomyopathies. CMRI sequences are now of a sufficiently robust quality to enable high spatial and temporal resolution image acquisition. This has led to CMRI becoming an effective non-invasive(More)
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) has emerged as a useful tertiary imaging tool in the investigation of patients suspected of many different types of cardiomyopathies. CMRI images are now of a sufficiently robust quality to enable high spatial and temporal resolution image acquisition. This has led to CMRI becoming an effective non-invasive imaging(More)