Christina M. Alvey

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MRI plays a crucial but under utilized role in the surgical management of lingual squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Measurement of three-dimensional tumour volume (TV) has the potential to guide management of clinically negative cervical lymph nodes and address deficiencies in current TNM staging criteria This work studied the value of MRI-measured TV as a(More)
The further development of multidetector row CT (MDCT) has led to changes in the application and examination technique, leading to a need to justify the level and frequency of radiation exposure associated with MDCT. A literature review of how the use of modern scanners has affected diagnosis was undertaken, followed by a year-long retrospective study of(More)
Evidence suggests a strong correlation between the prevalence of HSV-2 (genital herpes) and the perseverance of the HIV epidemic. HSV-2 is an incurable viral infection, characterized by periodic reactivation. We construct a model of the co-infection dynamics between the two diseases by incorporating a time-since-infection variable to track the alternating(More)
Alvey, Christina M. Ph.D., Purdue University, May 2015. Investigating Synergy: Mathematical Models For the Coupled Dynamics of HIV and HSV-2 and Other Endemic Diseases. Major Professor: Zhilan Feng. This dissertation presents epidemiological models that investigate synergy: synergy between HIV and HSV-2 or between humans and mosquitoes in a malaria study.(More)
The relationship between patient cross-sectional area and both volume CT dose index (CTDI) and dose length product was explored for abdominal CT in vivo, using a 16 multidetector row CT (MDCT) scanner with automatic exposure control. During a year-long retrospective survey of patients with MDCT for symptoms of abdominal sepsis, cross-sectional areas were(More)
Evidence indicates that those with genital herpes (HSV-2) infections have greater risks of infection by HIV; and, once co-infected, are more likely to transmit HIV. To better understand the interactions between HIV and HSV-2, we construct a mathematical model that describes the joint dynamics. A new feature of this model is the inclusion of both(More)
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