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Computed tomography (CT) resulted in a diagnostic accuracy of 89.2% and 96.1% for medial and lateral meniscal lesions, respectively, in 109 patients who underwent surgery after a direct CT study of the knee joint for a clinically suspected meniscal lesion. The meniscal lesions were the only pathologic condition found in 59 patients, while in 35 patients(More)
Computed tomography (CT) was used to examine the knee joint in 175 patients with various pathological conditions. In 118 of these patients a unique technique of study was employed. This technique is based on thin slices, a high resolution reconstruction program, and routine multiplanar reconstructions, without intraarticular contrast medium administration.(More)
The use of computerised tomography in the examination of the knee joint has made it possible to investigate popliteal cysts much more precisely, particularly as regards incidence, localisation, size, shape and above all their possible relationship with other pathological conditions. In 315 examinations, 60 patients (19.5%) were found to have cysts in the(More)
Fifty patients with lumbar spinal disease, 47 of them with disk herniation, were studied preoperatively using both electromyography and computerized tomography (CT), in order to verify the mutual diagnostic significance and accuracy of these techniques. Electromyographic studies provided correct informations regarding the level of the lesion in 41 patients(More)
The authors present a comparison between the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the articular pathologies of the knee. CT and MRI were performed in 30 patients who subsequently underwent surgery. CT and MRI results were compared on three bases: technique, definition of normal anatomy, and diagnostic(More)
Computed tomography was employed in 100 cases to examine the knee joint, without the use of intraarticular contrast medium administration. For greater resolution, only one leg of the patient was introduced into the gantry, and the limb being examined was immobilized and flexed at 8-10 degrees. Computed tomography clearly demonstrated all the anatomical(More)
MRI findings in 13 patients with monolateral parotid tumor were compared with US, sialographic and CT findings. MRI did not allow an accurate diagnosis in 2 patients with diffuse chronic parotitis. MRI was superior to CT in 1 case in defining the intraglandular site of the lesion, and in 2 patients in showing the extraglandular involvement. MRI proved to be(More)
Computerized tomography was used to investigate the knee joint, without the aid of a contrast medium, in 253 patients referred with a variety of diagnoses. The authors report in particular their experience in the visualization of the cruciate ligaments and assessment of the location, extent and nature of any relative lesions. Computerized tomography proved(More)
Direct CT of the knee joint was performed on 45 patients who subsequently underwent surgery for clinically suspected capsuloligamentous lesions. It was possible to perform a complete examination on all patients, even those immobilized in a cast or with acute clinical symptoms. Computed tomography correctly differentiated 32 lesions of the anterior cruciate(More)
CT findings of meniscal cysts, without intra-articular contrast medium, were compared with those of arthroscopic surgery in 12 patients. CT clearly defined the type, site and extent of the meniscal cysts. The CT diagnosis was confirmed by surgery in all patients. CT is a simple and accurate method for the diagnosis of meniscal cysts, and facilitates(More)