Kiran H. Thakrar

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Intestinal ischemia and infarction are a heterogeneous group of diseases that have as their unifying theme hypoxia of the small bowel and/or colon. The incidence of bowel ischemia is increasing for a number of reasons: the aging of the population, the ability of intensive care units to salvage critically ill patients, and heightened clinical awareness of(More)
Technical advances in cross-sectional imaging have led to the discovery of incidental cystic pancreatic lesions in the oncology and non-oncology population that in the past remained undetected. These lesions have created a diagnostic and management dilemma for both clinicians and radiologists: should these lesions be ignored, watched, aspirated, or removed?(More)
The subperitoneal space is a large, unifying, anatomically continuous potential space that connects the peritoneal cavity with the retroperitoneum. This space is formed by the subserosal areolar tissue that lines the inner surfaces of the peritoneum and the musculature of the abdomen and pelvis. It contains the branches of the vascular, lymphatic, and(More)
Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the primary imaging test for the staging and follow-up of most malignancies that originate outside of the central nervous system. Technical advances in this imaging technique have led to significant improvement in the detection of metastatic disease to the liver. An unintended by-product of this(More)
Recent advances in multidetector-row computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography have led to the detection of incidental hepatic lesions in both the oncology and nononcology patient population that in the past remained undiscovered. These incidental hepatic lesions have created a management dilemma for both clinicians and(More)
In living liver donation, a fatty liver poses risks for both recipient and donor. Currently, liver biopsy is the standard for assessing the presence and extent of steatosis. The goals of this study were to correlate a steatosis index derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the histologic grade on biopsy as well as to determine the topographic(More)
Small bowel obstruction and large bowel obstruction account for approximately 20% of cases of acute abdominal surgical conditions. The role of the radiologist is to answer several key questions: Is obstruction present? What is the level of the obstruction? What is the cause of the obstruction? What is the severity of the obstruction? Is the obstruction(More)
The treatment of gallbladder disease has been revolutionized by improvements in laparoscopic surgery as well as endoscopic and radiologic interventional techniques. Therapeutic success is dependent on accurate radiologic assessment of gallbladder pathology. This article describes recent technical advances in ultrasonography, multidetector computed(More)
The job of the pediatric radiologist long ago ceased to be an 8-to-5 role. Many practices have adopted evening shifts of in-house attending radiologists to cover the busy evening activity. With the ever-increasing role of imaging in clinical decisions and patient management, there is a need — if not a demand — to further extend attending pediatric radiology(More)
Left lower quadrant pain is a frequent indication for imaging in the emergency department. Most causes of pain originate from the colon, including diverticulitis, colitis, fecal impaction, and epiploic appendagitis. Left-sided urolithiasis and spontaneous hemorrhage in the retroperitoneum or rectus sheath are additional causes of pain. Computed tomography(More)