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PURPOSE To compare contrast material-enhanced dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with helical computed tomography (CT) for the detection of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients with chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced fast low-angle shot(More)
OBJECTIVE Images of breath-hold MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) using HASTE (half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo) sequences were taken in healthy volunteers. The technique was then evaluated as a noninvasive alternative to direct cholangiopancreatography in patients with pancreaticobiliary diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE Helical CT scanners allow multiple-phase sequential scans of the entire liver to be obtained during a single bolus injection of contrast material. The purpose of this study was to compare two injection protocols and to establish timing that would optimize detection of hepatomas less than 3 cm in diameter. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Triple-phase(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to compare the in vitro and clinical value of two-dimensional multislice breath-hold MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) with a single-shot projection technique using a half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo sequence. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We examined 108 patients with pancreaticobiliary diseases, using(More)
PURPOSE To correlate the pathologic findings of cavernous hemangiomas with enhancement patterns seen at dynamic computed tomography (CT) performed after injection of contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients underwent dynamic CT followed by hepatectomy. Resected specimens of 16 cavernous hemangiomas, which ranged from 2 to 15 cm in(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether diffusion-weighted echo-planar magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can help differentiate mucin-producing tumors of the pancreas from other cystic lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Diffusion-weighted echo-planar 1.5-T MR imaging was performed in patients with mucin-producing tumor (n = 15), pseudocyst (n = 15), or serous microcystic(More)
Our aim was to prospectively investigate the contrast agent concentration and the infusion rate to obtain optimal images of the Adamkiewicz artery by 64-row MDCT. Eighty patients were divided into four groups based on the following protocol: A, 100 mL of 300 mg I/mL at 5.0 mL/s; B, 100 mL of 350 mg I/mL at 5.0 mL/s; C, 100 mL of 300 mg I/mL at 3.5 mL/s; D,(More)
A nationwide survey and recent information documented 57 patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) who had received dura mater grafts during the period between January 1979 and September 1999. At least 54 of these 57 patients received the same brand of dura mater graft from the same processor. Mean age at disease onset in the 57 patients with dural(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) is an interventional alternative for inoperable malignant liver tumors. In this paper, we report the results of our 3-year experience of PMCT in order to establish suitable indications for this treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied a total of 27 inoperable liver tumors in 24 patients.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of transcatheter management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective trial of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) was performed in patients with unresectable HCC. Three hundred twenty-two patients (265 men, 57 women; age range, 30-83 years) underwent TAE alone: 60 patients(More)