Jim F. Meaney

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To describe the computed tomographic (CT) appearance of perflubron-filled lungs during partial liquid ventilation to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome, scans of the thorax were obtained in nine patients between June 1994 and December 1995. The distribution of perflubron was gravity dependent in four patients, with a mean interval of 6.25 days(More)
Early attempts to image the pulmonary vasculature with spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were hampered by severe image degradation related to respiratory and cardiac pulsation artifact, susceptibility at interfaces between lung parenchyma and vessel wall, and poor contrast between flowing blood and intravascular filling defects of emboli. With the(More)
OBJECTIVE We undertook this study to determine the CT findings of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum, an asymptomatic and underrecognized benign proliferation of fat within the atrial septum. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively identified 12 cases of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum by searching the radiology records at(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate accuracy of dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) of the celiac, superior, and inferior mesenteric arteries in patients with suspected mesenteric ischemia compared with catheter angiography or surgery. Sixty-five patients with suspected mesenteric ischemia underwent three-dimensional spoiled(More)
Imaging of the pulmonary vasculature with "inflow" MR imaging is difficult both to perform and interpret. Over the last few years, however, a greater understanding of contrast-enhanced techniques and the availability of fast gradient performance have facilitated the development of high resolution breath-hold images with high contrast-to-noise ratios.(More)
Physicians are generally aware of the use of bypass pumps during open heart surgery and of the intraaortic balloon pump in treatment of cardiogenic shock. In selected research centers, other advanced methods of cardiopulmonary support are being introduced. Some devices such as the total artificial heart fail clinical trials and disappear from use. Others,(More)
We report the placement of a covered stent within the internal iliac vein (IIV) to occlude a symptomatic iatrogenic internal iliac arteriovenous fistula following an abdominal aortic graft. Angiography revealed a direct communication between an internal iliac graft to artery anastomosis and the right IIV with rapid shunting into the inferior vena cava and a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the subjective tracheoesophageal pressure symptoms associated with substernal goitres with objective cross-sectional radiographic measurements. DESIGN Patients with substernal goitre were questioned regarding tracheoesophageal compression symptoms and these data were analysed for correlation with radiographic(More)
The purpose of the study was to establish the validity of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) against Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for measuring trapezius muscle thickness. Participants were asymptomatic subjects recruited from Trinity College Dublin and associated teaching hospitals. Four MRI axial slices were made through each of the C6, T1, T5(More)