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In a study of 10 patients with degenerative brain disease that manifested as simultanagnosia, our aims were (1) to elucidate their clinical, neuropsychologic, and radiologic findings to determine whether these patients might represent a group distinguishable from those with typical Alzheimer's disease and (2) to help clinicians recognize this entity. All(More)
The purpose of this article is to assess lossy image compression of digitized chest radiographs using radiologist assessment of anatomic structures and numerical measurements of image accuracy. Forty posterior-anterior (PA) chest radiographs were digitized and compressed using an irreversible wavelet technique at 10, 20, 40, and 80:1. These were presented(More)
Computer interpolation of stereotaxic computerized tomography (CT) scanning data allows the transposition of a tumor volume in stereotaxic space. A stereotaxically directed and computer-monitored CO2 laser is then utilized to vaporize that volume as the surgeon monitors the position of a cursor representing the laser beam against planar contours of the(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the incidence of occult metastases to the brain and skeleton in patients suspected of having non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (stage higher than T1Nomo) with surgically resectable disease, to assess the accuracy of screening magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and radionuclide bone scanning for help in identifying occult metastases, and to(More)
Gadolinium-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid was used as a contrast agent for stereotactic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in six selected patients with brain tumors who underwent stereotactic biopsy. Regions of contrast enhancement demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging in four of the six patients correlated with areas of(More)
PURPOSE To determine retrospectively the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomographic (CT) signs in differentiating acute nonperforated appendicitis from perforated appendicitis and to compare CT findings with the length of hospital stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional Review Board approval was obtained for this study, and patient informed(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) for detection of small-bowel ischemia in emergency department patients with abdominal pain and to compare the prospective interpretation with a retrospective interpretation by using surgical or pathologic findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
A prospective study of 1,517 consecutive cerebral angiographic examinations is reported. The incidence of all complications was 8.5%, and the incidence of all neurologic complications was 2.6%. The overall incidence of permanent neurologic deficit was 0.33%. The incidence of permanent neurologic deficit in patients referred for evaluation of symptomatic(More)