Charles Fasanati

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to compare the utility of MR elastography (MRE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in characterizing fibrosis and chronic hepatitis in patients with chronic liver diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-six patients with chronic liver disease underwent abdominal MRI, MRE, and DWI. Severities of liver fibrosis and(More)
Excessive compressive load induces pressure related soft tissue damage, i.e. pressure ulcer (PU), in buttock area in wheelchair users. In solving this problem, our previous study has introduced a concept of Off-Loading sitting, which partially removes the ischial support to reduce pressure under buttocks. However, the effect of this sitting concept has only(More)
The goal of this experiment was to investigate changes in the thickness of the soft tissue overlying the ischial tuberosity (IT) due to changes in hip flexion angle and the addition of a sitting load. Eleven healthy subjects were tested. An apparatus constructed from foam blocks and an air bladder was used to position the subjects in different postures(More)
For centuries, physicians have relied on touch to palpate tissue and detect abnormalities throughout the body. While this time-tested method has provided a simple diagnostic examination for large, superficial abnormalities, it does not permit quantifiable measurements of stiffness in deeper, small organs. Advances in noninvasive imaging to measure tissue(More)
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