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Due to ongoing technological advances, the range of clinical applications for diffusion-weighted MR imaging has expanded to now include abdominal pathology. Current applications for liver pathology include two main directions. First, oncologic imaging with detection, characterization and follow-up of lesions. Second, evaluation of diffuse liver diseases,(More)
Three different techniques will be discussed. The first procedure is the biopsy of the lumbar vertebra or lumbar intervertebral disc for patients with tumors or infections of the lumbar spine. The different needles that can be used in function of consistency and location of the lesion will be shown. The transpedicular and posterolateral techniques will be(More)
According to a pathological definition, a bony sequestrum is defined as a piece of devitalized bone that has been separated from the surrounding bone during the process of necrosis. However, the radiological definition of a sequestrum is different and refers to an image of calcification visible within a lucent lesion, completely separated from the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasonography (US) in depicting lesions of the tendons, arteries, and nerves caused by penetrating wounds of the volar aspect of the hand, with surgical exploration as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive patients seen at one center over a 2-month period in 2006 were prospectively included.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of combination of D-Dimer test and simple clinical model for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Inclusion: clinical suspicion of DVT. Non inclusion criteria were Clinical model performed by the referring physician included probability varying from high to low. D-Dimer test was performed by(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate MR imaging in detecting and characterizing secondary reactive synovitis and correlate the results with arthroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective study of 10 patients referred for MR imaging and arthroscopy of the knee or shoulder. The diagnosis of reactive synovitis was confirmed by arthroscopy and pathological examination.(More)
Pyomyositis is a primary bacterial infection of skeletal muscle. This infection tends to occur in the large muscles of the lower extremity. Pyomyositis of the proximal muscles of the thigh can simulate acute abdominal disease. Early diagnosis improves the outcome. Delayed diagnosis may lead to septicemia and shock. We report the CT and MRI findings in a(More)
Since the advent of new imaging methods (CT, MRI), plain radiographs still play a central role in the evaluation of the non-traumatic painful hip. In rheumatologic practice, standing antero-posterior views of the pelvis, bilateral antero-posterior views of the hips and bilateral lateral view of Lequesne should be performed. This first radiographic(More)