Matthew A. Barish

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) is a noninvasive diagnostic modality capable of producing high-quality images of the biliary tree. The purpose of this study was to determine in a prospective, blinded fashion the sensitivity and specificity of three-dimensional fast spin-echo (3D FSE) MRC for the evaluation of biliary tract(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to correlate a new three-dimensional turbo spin-echo MR cholangiopancreatography technique with endoscopic cholangiopancreatography or percutaneous cholangiography to determine the efficacy of the new technique for visualizing and diagnosing diseases of the pancreatic and biliary ducts. It was hypothesized that the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the role of three-dimensional fast spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of the normal and abnormal pancreatic duct. MATERIALS AND METHODS A non-breath-hold MR cholangiopancreatographic technique with use of a body coil was compared with direct pancreatography performed with endoscopic retrograde(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography in patients in whom endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was unsuccessful or did not completely delineate ductal abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR cholangiopancreatography was performed in 37 consecutive patients because ERCP was unsuccessful (n = 20),(More)
Amyloidosis is a collection of disease entities that produce considerable morbidity and mortality and are increasing in prevalence. The imaging findings are problematically nonspecific and diverse. This lack of specificity is compounded by the fact that amyloidosis is strongly associated with and frequently coexists with many other chronic disease states(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual colonoscopy is a new method of imaging the colon in which thin-section, helical computed tomography (CT) is used to generate high-resolution, two-dimensional axial images. Three-dimensional images of the colon simulating those obtained with conventional colonoscopy are then reconstructed off-line. We compared the performance of virtual(More)
PURPOSE To compare the performance of three pulse sequences commonly used at magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiography in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR cholangiography was performed in 57 patients who were suspected of having choledocholithiasis and referred for endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Non-breath-hold(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the current opinions regarding the performance, interpretation, reporting, and clinical role of virtual colonoscopy among a group of selected experts to develop a consensus statement. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 33 selected experts in virtual colonoscopy. Responses were tabulated(More)