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PURPOSE To evaluate single-shot fast spin-echo (SE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for depiction of pancreatic cysts in a large number of patients and to analyze cyst prevalence with respect to patient age and sex and other clinical information. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single-shot fast SE images of the pancreas were obtained in 1,444 patients. The images(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a modified caudate-right lobe ratio (C/RL) with use of the right portal vein to set the lateral boundary (C/RL-r) is more accurate for diagnosing cirrhosis and evaluating its clinical severity than is the previously described C/RL with use of the main portal vein to set the lateral boundary (C/RL-m). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess patient response (after 12 months) to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery in treatment of uterine leiomyomas by using two treatment protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective clinical trial was approved by institutional review boards and was HIPAA compliant. After giving informed(More)
The terminology describing "fit" and the techniques used for measuring fit vary considerably in the literature. Although fit can be most easily defined in terms of "misfit," there are many different locations between a tooth and a restoration where the measurements can be made. In this work, the measurements of misfit at different locations are(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether measuring the pattern of pancreatic enhancement on gadolinium chelate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helpful for diagnosis of suspected early or mild chronic pancreatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 24 patients with suspected early or mild chronic pancreatitis, classified by imaging criteria(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to develop and show the efficacy of a breath-hold ultrafast three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo (SPGR) gadolinium-enhanced MR angiographic technique for imaging the aorta and the renal and other visceral arteries of the abdomen; and to compare breath-hold ultrafast 3D SPGR with two-dimensional (2D)(More)
Within the limitations of the experiment, the following conclusions can be made from this investigation: 1. Under conditions of vertical loading, the rigid fixed partial denture design does not permit independent response by either abutment. The nonrigid fixed partial denture design allows the abutments some independence in response to vertical loading 2.(More)
PURPOSE Recent papers have hypothesized that diamagnetic effects of clotting and conformational changes in aging red blood cells immobilize the hemoglobin protein and thus are responsible for the marked hypointensity of acute hematomas on T2-weighted spin-echo MR images. To test that hypothesis, the authors evaluated 24 hemorrhagic components of(More)
PURPOSE Contrast venography is the gold standard for diagnosis in deep venous thrombosis (DVT); however, this technique is invasive and requires the use of potentially hazardous contrast agents. Although duplex Doppler ultrasonography is accurate in the evaluation of lower extremity DVT, it is less accurate in the assessment of the pelvic and intraabdominal(More)
Recent technical advances in computed tomography (CT; helical and electron beam) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging have spurred a renewed interest in these modalities for the diagnosis of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism (PE). These techniques can enable accurate clot detection down to segmental pulmonary arteries, with CT currently allowing more(More)