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PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of interstitial laser ablation (ILA) as a curative treatment of osteoid osteoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethical review board approval was obtained for the retrospective study. Informed consent was waived. From June 1994 to June 2004, 114 patients (mean age, 22.3 years) suspected of having osteoid(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of MRI and a combination of MDCT arthrography and MR arthrography in the diagnosis of tears and cartilage abnormalities of the wrist ligaments. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The feasibility of combining MDCT arthrography and MR arthrography and performing them with an optimized contrast solution(More)
With its exquisite spatial resolution, multidetector computed tomographic (CT) arthrography of the wrist is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of a wide spectrum of articular disorders. Traumatic tears of the interosseous ligaments can be classified as complete or incomplete and as partial- or full-thickness tears at multidetector CT(More)
Super-resolution techniques provide a route to studying fine scale anatomical detail using multiple lower resolution acquisitions. In particular, techniques that do not depend on regular sampling can be used in medical imaging situations where imaging time and resolution are limited by subject motion. We investigate in this work the use of a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate skeletal muscle denervation using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sciatic nerve axotomy was performed in a group of nine New Zealand White rabbits, and electromyographic (EMG), pathological, and DWMRI studies were conducted on ipsilateral hamstring muscles 1(More)
The authors describe a dedicated therapeutic vertebroplasty technique that uses newly designed instruments, acrylic cement, and dual guidance with ultrasonography and computed tomography for pain control in patients with bone failure, and report their experience. Between 1990 and 2002, they performed 868 percutaneous cementoplasty procedures in patients(More)
Cystic masses of the mediastinum are well-marginated round lesions that contain fluid and are lined with epithelium. Major cystic masses include congenital benign cysts (ie, bronchogenic, esophageal duplication, neurenteric, pericardial, and thymic cysts), meningocele, mature cystic teratoma, and lymphangioma. Many tumors (eg, thymomas, Hodgkin disease,(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the performance of virtual non-calcium (VNC) dual-energy CT (DECT) images for the demonstration of trauma-related abnormal marrow attenuation in collapsed and non-collapsed vertebral compression fractures (VCF) with MRI as a reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients presenting with non-tumoral VCF were(More)
Responses of GH-secreting adenomas to multimodal management of acromegaly vary widely between patients. Understanding the behavioral patterns of GH-secreting adenomas by identifying factors predictive of their evolution is a research priority. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between the T2-weighted adenoma signal on diagnostic magnetic(More)