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PURPOSE To identify predictors of clinical outcome after arterial embolotherapy for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-five consecutive patients (mean age, 62.5 y) underwent arterial embolization for acute UGI hemorrhage. Bleeding was detected at endoscopy and angiography in 22 patients, at endoscopy alone in 29(More)
Venous malformations are the most common vascular malformations. However, confusion with respect to terminology and imaging guidelines continues to result in improper diagnosis and treatment. An appropriate classification scheme for vascular anomalies is important to avoid the use of false generic terms. Adequate imaging in association with clinical(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine diagnostic performance and safety of contrast material-enhanced (CE) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography with 0.1 mmol per kilogram of body weight gadobenate dimeglumine for depiction of significant steno-occlusive disease (> or =51% stenosis) of renal arteries, with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as reference(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the success, safety, and efficacy of the retrieval of the OptEase Permanent/Retrievable Vena Cava Filter (Cordis, Warren, NJ), when implanted for temporary protection against venous thromboembolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, multicenter, non-randomized study enrolled 27 patients who needed temporary protection against(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems are widely used to gather noninvasively images of the interior of the human body. This paper suggests that an MRI system can be seen beyond being just a tool for imaging purpose but one that can propel and guide special microdevices in the human body to perform specific medical tasks. More specifically, an MRI system(More)
C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CT) with a flat-panel detector represents the next generation of imaging technology available in the interventional radiology suite and is predicted to be the platform for many of the three-dimensional (3D) roadmapping and navigational tools that will emerge in parallel with its integration. The combination of current(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous renal artery embolization (RAE) of iatrogenic vascular kidney injuries and the effects of RAE on renal function and arterial blood pressure (BP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 12-year period, 50 consecutive patients with severe hemorrhage after iatrogenic arterial kidney injuries underwent RAE.(More)
The goal of this work is to perform a segmentation of atherosclerotic plaques in view of evaluating their burden and to provide boundaries for computing properties such as the plaque deformation and elasticity distribution (elastogram and modulogram). The echogenicity of a region of interest comprising the plaque, the vessel lumen, and the adventitia of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and technical success of the retrieval of the Recovery G2 filter when implanted for temporary protection against pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Recovery G2 inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was placed in 120 consecutive patients between September 2005 and September 2006 in a single center. Patients had deep venous(More)
BACKGROUND Based on a single clinical trial, it has been suggested that the contrast agent iodixanol, which is isotonic to human plasma, may be less nephrotoxic than other nonionic contrast agents in renally impaired patients after intra-arterial injection. We compared the effects on renal function of iopamidol-370 injection (796 mOsm/kg) and iodixanol-320(More)