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For the last 15 years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a reference examination for cardiac morphology, function and perfusion in humans. Yet, due to the characteristics of cardiac MR images and to the great variability of the images among patients, the problem of heart cavities segmentation in MRI is still open. This paper is a review of fully(More)
We present here a few basic proposals for algorithms and procedures for imaging the paediatric genitourinary tract based on initial discussion at a paediatric uroradiology symposium and proposals of the ESUR Paediatric Uroradiologic Guidelines Subcommittee. These recommendations were developed in the light of new knowledge that might influence existing(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate intra- and inter-observer variability of right ventricular (RV) functional parameters as evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with acquired heart disease (AHD), and to identify factors associated with an increased variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty consecutive patients were enrolled.(More)
After obtaining familial informed consent, between January 1996 and July 1997, 173 children (5 to 15 years old) with sickle cell disease were enrolled in a prospective multicenter study using blood screening, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (n = 143), cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (n = 144), and neuropsychologic performance evaluation (n = 156)(More)
Percutaneous ablation is a well-established technique for treating cardiac arrhythmia by removing or isolating tissue at the site of the abnormal impulse formation. Various forms of energy for ablation procedures may be delivered via a catheter with fluoroscopic guidance. The procedures most commonly performed are radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy.(More)
OBJECTIVE Focal areas of decreased perfusion may be shown by power Doppler sonography in children with acute pyelonephritis. The purposes of this study were to assess the ability of power Doppler sonography to reveal acute pyelonephritis and to compare the sonographic images with enhanced CT images. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We performed B-mode sonography,(More)
UNLABELLED Capabilities of color and power Doppler sonography (DS) were prospectively evaluated for diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis and for prediction of scarring by comparison with 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy (DMSA). METHODS Fifty-seven children (mean age, 5 +/- 3 y) with acute pyelonephritis were investigated by biologic testing, DS (DS(More)
To compare image quality and radiation dose of pre-transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) aortoiliofemoral CT angiography (AICTA) provided by standard vs. dual-energy mode with reduced iodine load protocols. One hundred and sixty-one patients underwent a two-step CTA protocol before TAVI including cardiac CTA with injection of 65 mL of iodinated(More)
Several imaging modalities are available ranging from fluoroscopic techniques to ultrasonography and MRI for the evaluation of patients with pelvic floors disorders. High-resolution ultrasonography and MRI not only provide superior delineation of the pelvic floor anatomy but also reveal pathology and functional changes. This article focuses on standard(More)
Stenosing and calcified ureteritis occurring in Henoch-Schönlein purpura remains a rare urological complication. The authors describe their own experience of the diagnosis and treatment of this rare pathology along with a review of the literature. Recognition and early surgical management may prevent serious renal outcome. In cases of ureteral replacement,(More)