Naveen S. Murthy

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OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of dual-energy CT (DECT) for diagnosing gout, and to explore whether it can have any impact on clinical decision making beyond the established diagnostic approach using polarising microscopy of synovial fluid (diagnostic yield). METHODS Diagnostic single-centre study of 40 patients with active gout, and 41 individuals(More)
An analysis of the kinetics of myocardial contrast enhancement is an important component of myocardial perfusion studies. The contrast enhancement can be modeled by a linear time-invariant system, and the myocardial impulse response, calculated by deconvolution of the measured tissue response with an arterial input, gives a direct estimate of myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Medial elbow distraction during pitching as the primary mechanism contributing to adaptations in ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) appearance during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation has not been established. HYPOTHESIS Uninjured high school-aged pitchers with unilateral adaptations of the UCL exhibit a higher peak internal elbow(More)
INTRODUCTION Accuracy of needle electromyography is typically ensured by use of anatomical landmarks and auditory feedback related to voluntary activation of the targeted muscle; however, in certain clinical situations, landmarks may not be palpable, auditory feedback may be limited or not present, and targeting a specific muscle may be more critical. In(More)
Intramuscular pressure correlates strongly with muscle tension and is a promising tool for quantifying individual muscle force. However, clinical application is impeded by measurement variability that is not fully understood. Previous studies point to regional differences in IMP, specifically increasing pressure with muscle depth. Based on conservation of(More)
The retrodural space of Okada is situated dorsal to the ligamentum flavum in the interlaminar space, and provides communication between contralateral facet joints. MRI will often demonstrate heterogeneous signal abnormality with contrast enhancement in this space and several communicating compartments of the posterior ligamentous complex: bilateral facet(More)
Intramuscular pressure (IMP), a correlate of muscle tension, may fill an important clinical testing void. A barrier to implementing this measure clinically is its non-uniform distribution, which is not fully understood. Pressure is generated by changes in fluid mass and volume, therefore 3D volumetric strain distribution may affect IMP distribution. The(More)