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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of unsuspected venous thromboembolic disease--specifically, of pulmonary embolism (PE) and of inferior vena cava (IVC), iliac, and iliofemoral deep venous thromboses (DVTs)--in oncology patients on staging CT scans of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective(More)
PURPOSE Recommended surveillance for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers includes regular mammography and clinical breast examination, although the effectiveness of these screening techniques in mutation carriers has not been established. The purpose of the present study was to compare breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound, mammography, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare collagen vascular disorder of unclear cause. Both benign and malignant associations have been described, rendering differentiation of these entities of paramount importance because sinister pathology alters the diagnosis. Thus, a high level of diligence is required in the investigation of this condition,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and utility of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the bowel in concurrent small- and large-bowel evaluation for the presence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Over a 5-year period, 62 MR examinations performed on 53 patients demonstrated evidence of IBD. Sixteen of these 53 (30.1%) patients had imaging(More)
PURPOSE To assess the normal small bowel parameters, namely bowel diameter, bowel wall thickness, number of folds (valvulae connivientes) per 2.5 cm (in.), fold thickness and interfold distance per small bowel segment (duodenum, jejunum, proximal ileum, distal ileum and terminal ileum) on MR enterography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between September 2003 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the morphologic appearances of small-bowel lymphoma using MR enterography to identify key morphologic traits capable of providing an association between imaging manifestations and likely histologic diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 54-month period, 10 patients with subsequently confirmed(More)
We report the case of a patient with multiple myeloma (MM) and extensive lytic bone disease who presented with a short history of back pain and leg weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine revealed a sacral insufficiency fracture complicated by an epidural haematoma. Bleeding tendency in this case can be accounted for by platelet(More)
BACKGROUND American youth football leagues are typically structured using either age-only (AO) or age-and-weight (AW) playing standard conditions. These playing standard conditions group players by age in the former condition and by a combination of age and weight in the latter condition. However, no study has systematically compared injury risk between(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinically unsuspected pulmonary embolism (PE) can be detected in oncology patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) imaging for reasons other than for PE diagnosis, but there is little prospective data on its true prevalence, clinical importance, or on methods to improve detection. METHODS In consecutive oncology patients undergoing CT(More)