Fiona L Carty

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Early detection of skeletal metastasis is critical for accurate staging and optimal treatment. This paper briefly reviews our current understanding of the biological mechanisms through which tumours metastasise to bone and describes the available imaging methods to diagnose bone metastasis and monitor response to treatment. Among the various imaging(More)
Multiple myeloma is one of the most common hematological malignancies and accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. In the past, detection of myelomatous deposits by radiography was the main method of radiological assessment in this disease. However, in recent years the introduction of whole-body imaging techniques, specifically low-dose whole-body(More)
This article outlines the expanding approaches to whole-body imaging in oncology focusing on whole-body MRI and comparing it to emerging applications of whole-body CT, scintigraphy, and above all PET CT imaging. Whole-body MRI is widely available, non-ionizing and rapidly acquired, and inexpensive relative to PET CT. While it has many advantages, WBMRI is(More)
A basic understanding of the surgical approach, technique, and potential complications in addition to the types of hardware used is essential in interpreting postoperative imaging of the hip. This article reviews the various surgical approaches to the hip and hardware components in total hip arthroplasty and hip preservation surgery and the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Long term survivorship in total knee arthroplasty is significantly dependant on prosthesis alignment. Our aim was determine which alignment guide was more accurate in positioning of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty. We also aimed to assess whether there was any difference in short term patient outcome. METHOD A comparison of(More)
BACKGROUND Road deaths fell initially after the introduction of the penalty points but despite this, the rate of spinal injuries remained unchanged. AIMS We report a patient with a dramatic spinal injury, though without neurological deficit. We discuss the classification, management and economic impact of these injuries. METHODS We describe the(More)
Periprosthetic infection is one of the most challenging and difficult complications in orthopaedics. It can result in significant patient distress and disability, with repeated surgeries, increased cost and utilization of medical resources, and in rare cases even mortality. The biggest challenge to date is the correct diagnosis of periprosthetic infection(More)
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