N. Michalakis

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Purpose:The purpose of this study was to determine whether intravenous use of Levovist can improve the diagnostic value of the method by reducing the percentage of indeterminate scans. Methods and Materials: Sixty patients with clinical suspicion of lower limb DVT were examined sonographically with and without the use of Levovist. Most frequent symptoms(More)
A 36-year-old man living in Algeria developed abdominal pain, asthenia, jaundice, and vomiting. He had no medical or surgical history. Laboratory tests revealed anemia, leukopenia, cytolysis, cholestasis and hyperbilirubinemia. Gastroscopy showed esophageal varices and duodenal cap ulcerations suggestive of portal hypertension. Abdominal sonography(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a two-third reduction of the scanned length (i.e. 10 cm) on diagnosis of both pulmonary embolism (PE) and alternative diseases. METHODS 247 consecutive patients suspected of acute PE had a CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) of the thorax (standard length, L). Based on this acquisition, a second set of images was created(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last decade, inventorying and monitoring of marine biodiversity has significantly benefited from the active engagement of volunteers. Although several Citizen Science projects concern tropical reef ecosystems worldwide, none of the existing initiatives has yet specifically focused on their Mediterranean equivalents. Mediterranean(More)
BACKGROUND During recent years, X-ray microtomography (micro-CT) has seen an increasing use in biological research areas, such as functional morphology, taxonomy, evolutionary biology and developmental research. Micro-CT is a technology which uses X-rays to create sub-micron resolution images of external and internal features of specimens. These images can(More)
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