Donald L. Johnston

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A dynamic MR angiography technique, MR digital subtraction angiography (MR DSA), is proposed using fast acquisition, contrast enhancement, and complex subtraction. When a bolus of contrast is injected into a patient, data acquisition begins, dynamically acquiring a thick slab using a fast gradient echo sequence for 10-100 s. Similar to x-ray DSA, a mask is(More)
A time-varying filter electrocardiographic gating device designed to reduce NMR-induced gradient artifacts during NMR imaging of the acutely ill cardiac patient is described. When used in conjunction with multiple electrocardiographic display monitors, accurate assessment of the electrocardiogram for morphologic changes and arrhythmias during all phases of(More)
Apoptosis of brain cells is triggered by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is blocked by caspase inhibitors. The neuronal apoptosis inhibitor protein (NAIP), which has been shown to inhibit apoptosis by both caspase-dependant and caspase-independent mechanisms, is neuroprotective in rat models of cerebral ischemia and axotomy. In order to gain a better(More)
To determine the serial changes in T1 and T2 relaxation times of myocardial infarction, and their relationship to observed changes in water content, regional myocardial blood flow, and histopathology, rabbits were studied at 14 time intervals ranging from 30 min to 6 months after coronary artery ligation. All values were compared to a control group. Hearts(More)
BACKGROUND Vinca alkaloids and platinum-containing chemotherapeutic drugs have the potential to cause chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). This study determined the frequency of CIPN among children who were treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), lymphoma, brain tumour or Wilms tumour. PROCEDURE This retrospective cohort study(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop cardiac-gated contrast-enhanced 3D MRA for imaging the coronary arteries of pigs. Each major coronary artery was imaged individually in a single 3D slab in one breathhold. To permit acquisition within a breathhold, a limited number of partitions (12-16) were collected in a single, oblique, thin 3D slab. Typical(More)
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