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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In recent years, the role of CTA and CTP for vasospasm diagnosis in the setting of ASAH has been the subject of many research studies. The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of the diagnostic performance of CTA and CTP for vasospasm in patients with ASAH by using DSA as the criterion standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE DCI is a serious complication following aneurysmal SAH and remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to evaluate CTP in aneurysmal SAH by using outcome measures of DCI. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients with SAH enrolled in a prospective institutional review(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is a desire within many institutions to reduce the radiation dose in CTP examinations. The purpose of this study was to simulate dose reduction through the addition of noise in brain CT perfusion examinations and to determine the subsequent effects on quality and quantitative interpretation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 22(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE DCI is a serious complication following aneurysmal SAH leading to permanent neurologic deficits, infarction, and death. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CTP and to determine a quantitative threshold for DCI in aneurysmal SAH. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with SAH were prospectively enrolled in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Quantitative susceptibility mapping and R2* are sensitive to myelin and iron changes in multiple sclerosis lesions. This study was designed to characterize lesion changes on quantitative susceptibility mapping and R2* at various gadolinium-enhancement stages. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 64 patients with MS with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Magnetic susceptibility values of multiple sclerosis lesions increase as they change from gadolinium-enhancing to nonenhancing. Can susceptibility values measured on quantitative susceptibility mapping without gadolinium injection be used to identify the status of lesion enhancement in surveillance MR imaging used to monitor patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In recent years CTP has been used as a complementary diagnostic tool in the evaluation of delayed cerebral ischemia and vasospasm. Our aim was to determine the test characteristics of CTP for detecting delayed cerebral ischemia and vasospasm in SAH, and then to apply Bayesian analysis to identify subgroups for its appropriate use. (More)
PURPOSE Although MRI identification of new lesions forms the basis for monitoring disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients, how lesion activity relates to longitudinal white matter changes in the brain is unknown. We hypothesized that patients with gadolinium-enhancing lesions would show greater longitudinal decline in fractional anisotropy in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare different methods of measuring tumor growth after resection of vestibular schwannoma and to identify predictors of growth. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary referral center, inpatient surgery with ambulatory follow-up. PATIENTS All patients who underwent vestibular schwannoma resection by the senior author(More)
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