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PURPOSE To examine the incidence of neurologic complications associated with modern cerebral angiography and to assess patient characteristics associated with an increased risk of complications. METHODS One thousand consecutive cerebral angiographic procedures were evaluated prospectively. Examinations were performed using transfemoral catheterization and(More)
While head motion is considered a significant problem in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), there is no data to quantify its extent, severity, or effect on image quality. PROPELLER (Periodically Rotated Overlapping ParallEL Lines with Enhanced Reconstruction) MRI offers a novel means of quantifying and compensating for head motion. We performed axial(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR venography is often used to examine the intracranial venous system, particularly in the evaluation of dural sinus thrombosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of MR venography in the depiction of the normal intracranial venous anatomy and its variants, to assess its potential pitfalls in the diagnosis of dural(More)
A retrospective study was made of 60 patients, 1 month to 3 years old, to determine the normal progression of white matter myelination on MR imaging. All examinations were performed with a 1.5-T unit, and axial T1- and T2-weighted images were evaluated in each patient. Multiple sites in the cerebral hemisphere and cerebellum were examined in each case for(More)
Fumaric aciduria (fumaric acidemia, fumarase deficiency) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by deficient activity of fumarate hydratase, one of the constituent enzymes of the Krebs tricarboxylic acid cycle. We describe the clinical and imaging features of this disease arising from a consanguineous pedigree in 8 patients in the southwestern United(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the normal water diffusion changes that occur during the 1st year of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS Diffusion-weighted imaging was performed in 40 subjects (age range, birth to 1 year) in whom both magnetic resonance imaging and neurologic assessment results were normal at the time of imaging and, where available, at follow-up. Apparent(More)
Gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepenta-acetic acid (Gd-DTPA) is a chelated paramagnetic contrast agent under clinical trial for use in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The increased signal intensity following the intravenous infusion of contrast medium may improve the ability of MR imaging to delineate tumors. The use of this method in 15 pediatric patients(More)
Early pathologic reports of corpus callosal lipoma described a consistent relationship between the lipoma and the dorsal surface of the corpus callosum, particularly when the lipoma is not associated with corpus callosal agenesis. MR imaging, especially T1-weighted sagittal acquisitions, exquisitely demonstrated this anatomic relationship in three(More)