Chieh-Min Fan

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We report the case of a 48-year-old woman presenting with recurrent uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS) associated with right iliac vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) invasion and left lower lobe pulmonary tumor embolus. Because the prognosis and treatment differ from that of thrombotic pulmonary emboli, the differentiating imaging characteristics of intravascular(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the clinical safety and efficacy of the “RecoveryTM” (Bard) inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and imaging data of patients who had a “RecoveryTM” IVC filter placed between January 2003 and December 2004 in our institution. The clinical presentation, indications, and(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed our initial thoracic aorta (TA) stent graft experience in 28 patients from the perspective of treatment with homemade devices (Dacron over Gianturco Z stents; 14 cases) and a commercial device (Excluder; W.L. Gore Co, Flagstaff, Ariz; 14 cases). METHODS From November 1996 to August 2001, 28 patients with a spectrum of disease(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of new renal perfusion defects and the association of these events with aneurysm neck atheroma during endovascular stent-graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of 50 patients who underwent AAA repair with bifurcated endovascular stent-grafts without(More)
PURPOSE Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are at high risk in the setting of percutaneous liver biopsy as a result of comorbid coagulopathy and ascites, and are commonly referred to undergo transjugular liver biopsy. The present study was performed to assess the safety and utility of transjugular liver biopsy in HSCT recipients and to(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated mid-term results of the multicenter EVT/Guidant aortouniiliac endograft (AI) trial and ascertained the durability of this endovascular technique in patients unable to undergo standard bifurcated endografting. METHODS From November 1996 to December 1998, 121 patients were enrolled to receive the AI device on the basis of complex(More)
This correspondence presents a new pixel-recursive algorithm for estimating the nonuniform image motion from noisy measurements. The proposed method is performed in two steps. First, the pixels are examined to identify the (detectable) moving pixels, using a binary hypothesis testing. Then, characterizing the motion of the identified moving pixels in terms(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) in the treatment of primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), secondary PPH, and PPH associated with cesarean section. MATERIALS AND METHODS All women who underwent UAE for obstetric-related hemorrhage during a 52-month period culminating in April 2009 were included.(More)