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OBJECTIVES We evaluated the accuracy of a new 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner, compared with intravascular ultrasound, to visualize atherosclerosis in the proximal coronary system. BACKGROUND Noninvasive determination of plaque composition and plaque burden may be important to improve risk stratification. METHODS In 20 patients, a 64-slice CT(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare the respective sensitivities of diffusion-weighted (DW), T2-weighted fast spin-echo (T2WFSE) and gadolinium chelate-enhanced MR imaging in the preoperative detection of hepatic metastases using intraoperative ultrasonographic and histopathologic findings as the standard of reference. (More)
In the absence of disease, microvessels provide vessel wall nutrients to the tunica media, while the intima is fed by oxygen diffusion from the lumen. As disease evolves and the tunica intima thickens, oxygen diffusion is impaired, and microvessels become the major source for nutrients to the vessel wall. Microvessels serve as a port of entry for(More)
The emergence of high-resolution rapid imaging methods has enabled magnetic resonance (MR) imagers to noninvasively image the fine internal structure of cervical arterial walls. In this article, a comprehensive guide to performing high-resolution MR imaging of cervical arteries is provided, including the choice of coils, sequences, and imaging parameters,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous overviews suggested that hydroxymethyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins), but not other lipid-lowering therapy (LLT), may reduce stroke incidence in coronary patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate the amplitude and sources of heterogeneity of LLT effects on stroke prevention. METHODS We searched the literature from 1966(More)
BACKGROUND MRI of specific components in atherosclerotic plaque may provide information on plaque stability and its potential to rupture. We evaluated gadofluorine in atherosclerotic rabbits using a new MR sequence that allows plaque detection within 1 hour after injection and assessed enhancement in lipid-rich and non-lipid-rich plaques. METHODS AND(More)
To evaluate the role and efficacy of pelvic embolisation in the treatment of persistent postpartum haemorrhage after failed arterial ligation and to identify the complications of this procedure in this specific population. The clinical files and angiographic examinations of 12 consecutive women (mean age 32 years) who were treated with pelvic embolisation(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role, efficacy and safety of pelvic embolization in the management of severe postpartum hemorrhage in women with placenta accreta, increta or percreta. METHODS The clinical files and angiographic examinations of 12 consecutive women with placenta accreta (n=4), increta (n=2) or percreta (n=6) who were treated with pelvic(More)
This study was designed to determine the incidence of arterial pseudoaneurysm in patients presenting with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), to analyze the angiographic characteristics of pseudoaneurysms that cause PPH, and to evaluate the effectiveness of pelvic arterial embolization for the treatment of this condition. Eighteen women with pelvic arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial thrombosis plays a critical role in acute coronary syndromes and stroke. Therefore, the ability to detect thrombus in vivo has a significant clinical implication. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has shown promise in noninvasive thrombus detection. However, thrombus characterization and age definition remain difficult. We sought to(More)