Michael L. Richardson

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OBJECTIVE. A recent publication has drawn attention to the anterolateral ligament, a structure of the knee with which most radiologists are unfamiliar. We evaluate this structure on MRI; clarify its origin, insertion, meniscal relationship, and morphologic appearance; and identify its relationship with the Segond fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A total of(More)
PURPOSE To explore the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonographic (US) elastography using carotid arterial pulsation as the compression source for differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the ethics committee of the institution, and all patients provided written informed consent.(More)
Glenoid component failure is the most common complication of total shoulder arthroplasty. Glenoid components fail as a result of their inability to replicate essential properties of the normal glenoid articular surface to achieve durable fixation to the underlying bone, to withstand repeated eccentric loads and glenohumeral translation, and to resist wear(More)
BACKGROUND The capsule and ligaments are generally viewed as the primary stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint, but many important activities are performed in midrange positions in which these structures are lax. HYPOTHESIS In vivo, the humeral head can be centered in the glenoid, even when the shoulder is in positions in which the capsule is lax and even(More)
We compared coronal, large-field-of-view, body-coil MR images with sagittal, small-field-of-view, surface-coil images of 30 hips for their sensitivities in establishing the diagnosis of avascular necrosis; spatially localizing the avascular necrosis; and detecting joint-space narrowing, femoral head collapse, articular cartilage fracture, and joint fluid.(More)
Short inversion time inversion recovery (STIR) imaging and a double-echo spin-echo (SE) sequence at 1.5 T in 45 sequential patients with suspected extremity tumors were compared to assess the number of lesions detected, subjective conspicuity of lesions, approximate volume of abnormality detected in each lesion, and identification of peritumoral brightening(More)
We studied 34 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in order to assess their bone mineral status, to determine its relationship to biochemical parameters (serum calcium and parathyroid hormone) and surgical status, and to determine the relationship between peripheral cortical bone and spinal trabecular bone in this disease. These patients were studied(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiology departments have traditionally used film-based collections of interesting cases for teaching purposes. Film-based files are expensive to create and duplicate, and they physically occupy considerable space. As one solution to these problems, our department created an on-line radiology teaching file in digital format. MATERIALS AND(More)
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)
Radiologists must consider several factors when asked by a patient to disclose the results of a radiologic examination. This study represents a survey of radiologists' and clinicians' opinions regarding disclosure of information to patients by the radiologist. A clearer understanding of the preferences of radiologists and clinicians may serve to improve(More)