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Understanding pancreatic development and the congenital anomalies and variants that result from alterations in normal development allows for better recognition of these anomalies at diagnostic imaging. This article reviews normal pancreatic embryology and anatomy, and the appearance of the more common developmental anomalies and ductal variants, with(More)
Perform multireader analysis of objective and subjective lesion conspicuity for small pancreatic adenocarcinomas using rapid switching dual energy CT (rsDECT). With IRB approval, 51 abdominal multiphasic rsDECT scans in 46 subjects with small (<3 cm) pancreatic adenocarcinomas were retrospectively reviewed by three independent readers for objective and(More)
Twelve dogs developed a delayed onset of neurological abnormalities from chronic cervical cord compression that was characteristic of myelopathy. The animals were divided into two groups and matched according to degree of neurological deficit. Six animals underwent decompression through removal of the anteriorly placed compressive device. Throughout the(More)
Clinical and radiographic examinations indicate preliminarily indications that transluminal angioplasty may be effective in overall management of the patient with vasospasm. Many questions remain, including: How does it work?; Are the effects persistent?; Is the arterial wall injured by the process? Recent studies in several patients who died after(More)
Therapy for thrombo-occlusive disease of the cerebral venous sinuses remains controversial. Although several thrombolytic agents, such as urokinase and anticoagulants, are recommended for treatment, major significant risks include cerebral hemorrhage, especially in patients with venous infarction. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has shown a high affinity(More)
Despite the frequent statement that "most men die with prostate cancer, not of it," the reality is that prostate cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of death from malignancy in American men. The primary goal during baseline evaluation of prostate cancer is disease characterization, that is, establishing disease presence, extent (local and(More)
A patient presenting with a giant, fusiform middle cerebral artery aneurysm underwent extracranial to intracranial bypass grafting before permanent occlusion of the aneurysm. The patient was to return 4 months later for endovascular treatment. Arteriography obtained before obliteration revealed complete aneurysmal thrombosis. No further treatment was deemed(More)
To standardize workflow for dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) involving common abdominopelvic exam protocols. 9 institutions (4 rsDECT, 1 dsDECT, 4 both) with 32 participants [average # years (range) in practice and DECT experience, 12.3 (1–35) and 4.6 (1–14), respectively] filled out a single survey (n = 9). A five-point agreement scale (0, 1, 2, 3,(More)
The use of microbubble contrast greatly enhances the ability of ultrasound to delineate structures and therefore aid in diagnosis. Ultrasound microbubble contrast agents are composed of low-solubility gas encapsulated in a biomaterial shell. These agents use the physics of ultrasound imaging to effectively identify and characterize focal hepatic and renal(More)
Infertility is defined herein as the inability to achieve pregnancy after frequently engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse for 1 year. Among infertile couples, the cause of infertility involves the male partner in approximately 50% of cases. Male infertility is usually caused by conditions affecting sperm production, sperm function, or both, or(More)