Janice Semenkovich

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PURPOSE To determine the imaging spectrum and clinical correlates of lung transplant edema within the first 10 days after lung transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 105 consecutive lung transplant recipients. Lung infiltrates on chest radiographs were scored and characterized. Findings that satisfied the accepted description(More)
PURPOSE To determine the signs of bronchial dehiscence on computed tomographic (CT) scans in a select subset of lung transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 23 patients who underwent single or bilateral sequential lung transplantations, CT scans were obtained for suspected or known diagnosis of bronchial dehiscence. Dehiscence was identified at(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the CT findings with those of histopathologic studies to determine if CT can be used to differentiate between the pulmonary parenchymal complications that occur in children after lung transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventeen children who underwent 14 bilateral and three single lung(More)
Primary leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary artery is a rare malignancy arising from the multipotential mesenchymal cell of the intima of the pulmonary artery. Due to its rarity and nonspecific clinical symptoms, the correct diagnosis and proper management are often delayed. Furthermore, it is frequently misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism, mediastinal mass,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether computed tomography (CT) can help predict which patients will require surgical or bronchoscopic intervention during healing of bronchial anastomotic dehiscence after lung transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors followed up 25 bronchoscopically proved dehiscent anastomoses through healing in 19 patients who underwent(More)
The cause of hand and wrist pain can be difficult to determine, especially when standard radiographs are normal or show only nonspecific changes. This study reports the effectiveness of radionuclide imaging in the evaluation of patients with hand and wrist pain of uncertain cause. Eighty-eight patients with hand and wrist pain and initially normal standard(More)
Abnormalities of the diaphragm and surrounding tissues have been notoriously difficult to image with conventional axial CT. During the past 10 years, the multiplanar imaging capabilities of MR have been used to clarify the organ of origin of masses near the diaphragm. Spiral CT now offers a similar capability. With spiral CT, the peri-diaphragmatic region(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency, clinical characteristics, and radiologic findings of bronchogenic carcinoma in patients surviving more than 1 month after lung transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population was composed of 2,168 consecutive patients at seven lung transplantation centers who survived longer than 1 month after lung(More)
In 119 patients referred for barium pharyngography, both single- and double-contrast examinations were performed. The air-contrast examinations were easier to perform and yielded fewer suboptimal studies than the single-contrast examinations. Neither technique proved to be sensitive in the detection of lesions in the oral cavity, but for lesions in the(More)