David P O'Keeffe

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Patients who present during pregnancy with acute abdominal symptoms often present a significant diagnostic challenge. Although ultrasound is often the first mode of abdominal imaging, in complex cases further imaging is often necessary. MRI of the small bowel has been made possible with the development of rapid scanning techniques. This has increased the(More)
Certain pathologic conditions have classic radiologic manifestations that resemble various types of food. These "food signs" are highly memorable and easily recognizable and include findings that resemble various fruits and vegetables; meat, fish, and egg dishes; pasta, rice, grains, and bread (carbohydrates); desserts, cakes, and candy; and dishes,(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the probability that a new suspicious bone lesion is an alternative diagnosis, that is, a benign lesion or a second malignant tumor as opposed to metastatic disease from the malignant tumor, in a person with known primary malignant disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the radiologic and pathologic records of bone(More)
Falls on the outstretched hand, with resultant pain in the carpal region, account for a significant number of referrals to emergency rooms worldwide. Not only do they represent a significant proportion of the radiological workload arising from emergency rooms, interpretation of the images acquired is often difficult due to the complex anatomy of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the potential role of an MR small-bowel follow-through (SBFT) technique in the investigation of suspected pediatric small-bowel abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between September 2003 and January 2008, 280 MR SBFT examinations were performed for investigation of known or suspected small-bowel(More)
The os trigonum is a common normal variant of the talus and is due to a separate ossification centre arising from the posterior tubercle. The appearance may resemble an old ununited fracture fragment. However, it is triangular, well corticated, in a classic location, and usually bilateral, which enables it to be distinguished from a fracture. Transverse,(More)
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