Lauren F. Alexander

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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)
A case of cerebellar hemangioblastoma and coexistent arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is presented. Angiography displayed the AVM, but histological examination revealed a coexisting hemangioblastoma. Various theories concerning the etiology of this condition are discussed.
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)
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)
To determine (1) the sensitivity for detection of small polyps with varying MR slice thicknesses using a resolution phantom; (2) reader confidence in polyp detection; and (3) image acquisition time. A resolution phantom was created using a 3D printer. Polyp morphologies were sessile (height = diameter), flat (height = 1/2 diameter of the base), and(More)