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OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to prospectively evaluate the accuracy of dual-phase helical CT in the preoperative assessment of resectability in patients with suspected pancreatic cancer using surgical and histopathologic correlation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between January 1999 and December 2000, 76 patients with suspected pancreatic cancer underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) as the only imaging procedure used in the diagnosis and management of biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). CONCLUSION MRCP is a useful imaging procedure in the assessment of biliary complications after OLT.
Heel pain is a common and frequently disabling clinical complaint that may be caused by a broad spectrum of osseous or soft-tissue disorders. These disorders are classified on the basis of anatomic origin and predominant location of heel pain to foster a better understanding of this complaint. The disorders include plantar fascial lesions (fasciitis,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prospectively evaluate the results of helical CT in the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Eighty-five patients with cirrhosis were studied preoperatively with biphasic helical CT. Arterial, portal, and(More)
Background: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the imaging features and patterns of contrast enhancement in peripheral cholangiocarcinomas with computed tomography (CT) and correlate these features with histologic findings when available. Methods: We reviewed the CT scans of 24 patients with 25 peripheral cholangiocarcinomas proved by orthotopic liver(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate helical computed tomography (CT) in the preoperative detection of hepatic metastases and assessment of resectability with surgical, intraoperative ultrasonographic (US), and histopathologic correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 1995 and December 1998, preoperative staging with helical CT (5-mm collimation;(More)
OBJECTIVE The study is a prospective comparison of helical CT with nonhelical CT arterial portography (CTAP) in the detection of liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma, using surgical and histologic findings as the gold standard. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-five patients with colorectal carcinoma and suspected liver metastases were prospectively(More)
The aim of this study was to describe our experience and institutional savings with a selective use of low-osmolality contrast media (LOCM) in CT. From 1995 to 1998, a total of 19,834 contrast-enhanced CT examinations were performed at our institution. Contrast was injected with a power injector and large venous catheter, 20-G for 2- to 3-ml rate and 18-G(More)
Combined fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (PET)/ computed tomography (CT) imaging has the potential to become the new standard imaging modality for the staging and restaging of patients with lung cancer. PET/CT is superior to PET alone, CT alone, and visual correlation of both techniques separately. In particular, it improves T3 and T4(More)