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STUDY OBJECTIVES Previous studies have suggested that snoring and obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome may be important risk factors for the development of carotid atherosclerosis and stroke. However, it is not clear if snoring per se is independently related to the risk of developing carotid atherosclerotic plaque. DESIGN Observational cohort study.(More)
The noninvasive diagnosis of osteomyelitis of the foot in diabetic patients with currently available radiologic and radionuclide imaging techniques is often difficult. Recently, 111In-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy has been proposed as an attractive alternative. Accordingly, we retrospectively reviewed 51 111In-labeled leukocyte scans, 49 technetium-99m(More)
PURPOSE Patients who have seizure onset from different brain regions can produce seizures that appear clinically indistinguishable from one another. These clinically stereotypic manifestations reflect epileptic activation of specific networks. Several studies have shown that ictal perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can reveal(More)
Recent reports have proposed that abnormal apical or anterior wall perfusion with exercise thallium-201 imaging may increase diagnostic accuracy for disease of the left anterior descending artery in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). To evaluate these suggestions, 83 patients with LBBB who underwent thallium-201 single-photon emission computed(More)
When projection data are incomplete for various technical reasons, artefacts may occur in the reconstructed images. This study examines whether an iterative reconstruction method, the ordered subsets implementation of the EM algorithm (OSEM), can improve reconstruction and minimise the artefacts compared to filtered back-projection (FBP). We varied the(More)
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous malignancy with high mortality. Positron emission tomography (PET) using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been shown to be valuable in the management of many types of cancer, and the purpose of this work was to determine its utility for patients with MCC. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the(More)
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) has been reported to be a valuable means of bone mineral measurement of the lumbar spine and hip. In order to determine whether DEXA could be as useful for bone mineral analysis of the forearm, we compared its accuracy, precision and measurement performance to single-photon absorptiometry (SPA). There was high(More)
OBJECTIVE Cranial sonography in neonates occasionally shows subependymal cysts. These cysts may be due to a variety of pathologic disorders, but they also occur as an "isolated" condition without an obvious cause in some patients. Assessment of the clinical significance of these lesions has been difficult because of the limited duration of follow-up, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to determine the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis and to assess the cost and benefit of sonographic screening for HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 647 sonograms of 232 patients obtained over an 8-year period. One hundred fifty-two patients had at(More)