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A number of methods exist for the estimation of abdominal obesity, ranging from waist-to-hip ratio to computed tomography (CT). Although dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was originally used to measure bone density and total body composition, recent improvements in software allow it to determine abdominal fat mass. Sixty-five men and women aged 18-72(More)
UNLABELLED CT and PET are widely used to characterize solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). However, most CT accuracy studies have been performed with outdated technology and methods, and previous PET studies have been limited by small sample sizes and incomplete masking. Our objective was to compare CT and PET accuracy in veterans with SPN. METHODS Between(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of power injectable peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PIPICC) displacement after contrast injection for computed tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included all patients who had a computed tomographic examination with contrast administration via PIPICC over a 4-month period. Several variables including(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether delayed computed tomography (DCT) of the liver would more accurately detect hepatic malignancy when compared with bolus contrast-enhanced dynamic computed tomography (BCDCT). Fifty-one patients who required operation for intra-abdominal malignancy (92% with colorectal cancers) underwent preoperative BCDCT(More)
The computed tomographic (CT) findings in 18 patients with angiographically proved, isolated splenic vein occlusion (SVO) were retrospectively analyzed. The distribution of venous collateral vessels and the frequency of their occurrence in these patients were then compared with CT findings in 17 patients with proved portal hypertension and normal CT(More)
The serial contrast material-enhanced computed tomographic scans of 23 patients treated with intraarterial yttrium-90 microspheres as therapy for hepatic metastatic disease were reviewed for evidence of parenchymal changes in the liver in areas not involved with tumor. Irregular low-attenuation geographic areas that developed in the hepatic parenchyma after(More)
OBJECTIVE When a significant unexpected finding such as malignancy is noted on a study, the standard of care generally holds that the radiologist communicate the findings to the referring physician and document the communication in the radiology report. Despite this standard, for a variety of reasons it remains possible that the direct care provider might(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of metastatic disease in head and neck cancer patients is critical to preoperative planning, because patients with distant metastasis will not benefit from surgical therapy. Conventional radiographic modalities, such as CT and MR, give excellent anatomic detail but poorly identify unenlarged lymph nodes harboring metastatic disease. (More)
To improve early detection of renal dysfunction in patients who undergo liver transplantation, a prospective study was performed with intrarenal duplex Doppler sonography before and after liver transplantation in 42 patients. The duplex Doppler findings were compared with multiple clinical and laboratory findings; patients were grouped on the basis of(More)