Marita B Acheson

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Forty-nine patients with cervical spine fractures were identified among 160 patients who underwent CT of the cervical spine for blunt trauma. Although there was a high index of suspicion on the plain film interpretation, as well as a large percentage of false positives, many fractures were found on CT that were not suggested, even in retrospect, on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the histologic correlation between image-guided large-core needle biopsy (LCNB) and excisional biopsy of nonpalpable breast lesions. DESIGN Histologic findings of LCNB and excision specimens were reviewed for patients who underwent image-guided LCNB of nonpalpable breast lesions from April 1, 1993, to March 31, 1996. Histologic(More)
BACKGROUND The Medicare population makes up a large proportion of the patients who undergo evaluation and treatment of mammographically detected breast lesions. In the past, the standard approach for obtaining a histological specimen for definitive diagnosis has been wire localization followed by open surgical excision (WL-OSE). In recent years, however,(More)
BACKGROUND Determining the negative predictive value of benign large-core needle biopsy of nonpalpable mammographically detected breast abnormalities has been difficult because benign results generally preclude surgical excision. Longterm followup of these patients is important to ensure timely diagnosis of new abnormalities and to identify false negatives.(More)
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