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PURPOSE To describe the MR features of primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma and to determine whether there is a correlation with histopathologic findings. METHODS The MR images, pathologic specimens, and clinical records of 23 patients with primary CNS lymphoma were reviewed. The imaging and pathologic characteristics were tabulated and compared(More)
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)
Electrocardiographs recorded in a magnetic field for cardiac-gating in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are complicated by blood flow-induced potentials. This study examines which lead of the standard 12-lead ECG maximizes the QRS while minimizing flow-induced interference. Twelve-lead ECGs were performed on normal volunteers (n = 9) and patients (n = 13)(More)
UNLABELLED Our purpose was to evaluate the ability of FDG PET to differentiate recurrent tumor from posttherapy radiation necrosis. METHODS MR images, PET scans, and medical records of 84 consecutive patients with a history of a treated intracranial neoplasm were evaluated retrospectively. In all patients, recurrent tumor or radiation necrosis was(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical efficacy of a dual-echo fast spin-echo imaging technique, SHARE (share-view acquisition using repeated echoes), with conventional long-repetition-time spin-echo imaging. METHODS Conventional spin-echo and SHARE fast spin-echo MR images of the brain were acquired in 50 randomized patients and interpreted separately in(More)
A new scheme for assignment of echoes to views in fast spin-echo imaging was developed. The scheme places early and late echoes in alternating lines of the periphery of k-space; continued alternation of echoes arising closer to the middle of the echo train encodes the central portion of k-space. The scheme has two effects: a) The echo-to-echo signal decay(More)
To assess the utility of gradient echo (GRE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in documenting aqueductal patency, spin-echo (SE) and GRE axial images were obtained with a 1.5-T system in 26 patients with aqueductal or periaqueductal lesions and in 26 control subjects. All SE images with a long repetition time (TR) were obtained with first-order gradient(More)
Large negatively-stained two-dimensional tubulin arrays induced by incubation with zinc were examined using electron microscopy. When Fourier methods are applied for the reconstruction, the resolution depends critically on the order of these arrays. The real space cross-correlation method as described in this paper, however, can be satisfactorily applied to(More)
The authors present examples of cephalic fibromuscular dysplasia (involving five vessels in two patients) using 2-D time-of-flight MR angiography and conventional angiography. Artifacts that can mimic the MR appearance of fibromuscular dysplasia will tend to decrease the sensitivity and specificity of MRA in its detection.
Because carotid angiography has been shown to have limitations in the detection of intimal disease at the bifurcation, a new method of examination of the extracranial carotid artery has been developed using thin-section dynamic computed tomographic (CT) scanning. Carotid atheroma and thrombi can be imaged directly on these sections. The intimal lesions are(More)