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PURPOSE To retrospectively identify apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of pediatric abdominal mass lesions, to determine whether measured ADC of the lesions and signal intensity on diffusion-weighted (DW) images allow discrimination between benign and malignant mass lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Approval for this retrospective study was obtained(More)
To test contrast to noise ratios (CNRs) of both diffusion-weighted (DW) images and contrast enhanced images in terms of the visual assessment of activity in sacroiliitis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. The study included 21 patients with AS. All patients were examined with STIR, FST1/Gd and DWI (b = 0,600). A total of 54 hyperintense lesions on(More)
Low-field office magnetic resonance scanners have been an exciting, innovative, and controversial development in medical imaging. These units boost cost efficiency, with ease of installation and no additional external radiofrequency shielding necessary. The open design enables imaging of those who are claustrophobic and overweight, and offer the potential(More)
A 34-year-old man presented with a 15-month history of pain along the left sciatic nerve. Radiographs and computed tomography (CT) revealed an exostosis on the postero-inferior aspect of the left femoral neck. Ultrasonographic examination of left upper thigh and a pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed an enlarged sciatic nerve adjacent to the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to use MRI and anatomic correlation in cadavers to delineate the anatomic features of the distal attachment of the brachialis muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI was performed on 13 cadaveric elbows. The MRI findings were compared with those in anatomic sections and histologic preparations. The brachialis muscle of(More)
OBJECTIVE As part of the lateral ligament complex of the elbow, the annular ligament has an adjunctive role in stabilizing the proximal radioulnar joint. Knowledge of the anatomy of this ligament may enhance our understanding of its functional role in maintaining integrity of the elbow joint in fracture and dislocation. The purpose of this study is to(More)
Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is a rare benign sclerosing disease of the skeleton and inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. OPK is associated with inflammatory rheumatic disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reactive arthritis and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). We report a rare case of OPK coexistent with ankylosing spondylitis and FMF. The(More)
Atypical mycobacterial tenosynovitis of the wrist can easily be misdiagnosed as synovial chondromatosis. Both sonography and magnetic resonance imaging plays an important role in depicting "rice bodies" within the distended tendon sheaths and bursae of atypical mycobacterial infection. An endemic place for Mycobacterium species and the occupation of the(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the endothelial function in complex regional pain syndrome. A total of 21 patients with CRPS and 15 healthy controls were enrolled. The mean age of patients was 22 ± 4.9 years and the mean duration of the disease was 5.9 ± 2.5 months. Flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD) technique was performed for evaluating the(More)