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The aim of this study is to depict anatomic characteristics of sinuatrial nodal artery (SANA) and atrioventricular nodal artery (AVNA) of the heart with multidetector computed tomography. In our study, 400 patients referred to radiology departments of two institutions for coronary CT angiography were retrospectively evaluated. 350 patients had been examined(More)
Although dual-energy CT (DECT) was first conceived in the 1970s, it was not widely used for CT indications. Recently, the simultaneous acquisition of volumetric dual-energy data has been introduced using multidetector CT (MDCT) with two X-ray tubes and rapid kVp switching (gemstone spectral imaging). Two major advantages of DECT are material decomposition(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous drainage of intraperitoneal abscesses with attention to recurrence and failure rates. A retrospective analysis of percutaneous treatment of 300 intraperitoneal abscesses in 255 patients (147 male, 108 female; average age: 38 years; range: 40 days to 90 years) for whom at least 1-year(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery anomalies (CAA) can be detected by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with a high accuracy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of CAA in subjects undergoing MSCT coronary angiography for the assessment of coronary artery disease. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study included 1,056 patients (534(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of "Iterative Reconstruction in Image Space" (IRIS) on image quality by comparing reconstructions of both medium and sharp kernels when evaluating coronary calcifications or stents during coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography. METHODS Thirty one consecutive patients were scanned with an electrocardiogram-gated(More)
Involvement of the abdominal organs has variable presentations mostly without specific findings. The objective of this pictorial essay was to illustrate the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of abdominal involvement in systemic amyloidosis. Heterogeneous appearance of the liver, periportal involvement, diffuse low signal(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to determine dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) characteristics of colorectal cancer and investigate effectiveness of DECT method in differentiating tumor from stool in patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with colorectal tumors were enrolled. Staging was performed by DECT (80-140 kV) using dual-source(More)
Microvascular invasion is a crucial histopathologic prognostic factor for hepatocellular carcinoma. We reviewed the literature and aimed to draw attention to clinicopathologic and imaging findings that may predict the presence of microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma. Imaging findings suggesting microvascular invasion are disruption of capsule,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the follow-up of patients with prostate cancer after undergoing external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and to compare these imaging findings to pathological and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this(More)
Presence of fat in a lesion significantly narrows the differential diagnosis. Small quantities of macroscopic fat and intracellular fat are invisible on computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reveal any fatty change in a lesion and can also differentiate macroscopic fat from intracellular and intravoxel fat.(More)