Jinguo Cui

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Portal hypertension (PH) is a clinical sequelae of liver cirrhosis, and bleeding from esophageal varices (EV) is a serious complication of PH with significant morbidity and mortality. The aims of this study were to assess the ability of 2D multislice breath-hold susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) to detect Gamna-Gandy bodies (GGBs)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The thalamus is a major relay and filter station in the central neural system. Some previous studies have suggested that the thalamus maybe implicated in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy. The aim of our study was to investigate changing thalamic volumes in cirrhotic patients with and without hepatic encephalopathy. METHODS(More)
This study sought to evaluate the potential brain gray matter (GM) volume changes that occur with the transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). VBM analyses of brain GM based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data were performed on 28 T2DM(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the possible effects of iron deposition on the measurement of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics in deep gray matter nuclei in the normal human brain. Susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) and DTI were performed on nine MnCl2 phantoms and 85 healthy adults. The SWI phase value (PV) and DTI metrics including(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a baseline of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) phase value as a means of detecting iron abnormalities in cirrhotic liver and to analyze its relationship with R2*. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen MnCl(2) phantoms, thirty-seven healthy individuals and 87 cirrhotic patients were performed SWI and multi-echo T2*-weighted imaging, and(More)
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