Ethany L Cullen

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PURPOSE In a previous study, the 2006 appropriateness criteria (AC) for cardiac CT were applied to 251 patients. It was found that 46% of patients could not be classified, and two observers showed only fair agreement (κ = 0.31) on the assigned appropriateness rating (appropriate, inappropriate, uncertain, or not classifiable). The conclusion was that the(More)
A 52-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus presented to our institution with nonhealing ulcers on her left lower extremity and toes. She had no cardiac symptoms, with a normal ECG and chest radiograph (Figures 1 and 2). As part of her evaluation she underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram to look for endocarditis, which(More)
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. New serological biomarkers, such as troponins, have improved the diagnosis of ACS; however, the diagnosis of ACS can still be difficult as there is marked heterogeneity in its presentation and significant overlap with other disorders presenting with chest pain. Evidence is(More)
Choline positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT), with both carbon 11 ((11)C) choline and fluorine 18 ((18)F) choline, is an increasingly used tool in the evaluation of patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. It has allowed detection and localization of locally recurrent and metastatic lesions that were difficult or(More)
OBJECTIVE Traumatic aortic injury (TAI) is rare, but frequently lethal. However, with prompt diagnosis, patients can undergo life-saving open or endovascular repair. Unfortunately, because these injuries are relatively rare, subtle forms of these injuries may be missed, and normal variants may mimic TAI leading to misdiagnosis. CONCLUSIONS We will discuss(More)
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