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The objective of this study is to compare the detectability of brain metastases at 3T among three contrast-enhanced sequences, spin-echo (SE) sequence, inversion recovery fast SE (IR-FSE) sequence (both with section thickness of 6 mm), and three-dimensional fast spoiled gradient-echo (3D fast SPGR) sequence with 1.4 mm isotropic voxel. First, phantom(More)
BACKGROUND From a surgical perspective, presurgical prediction of meningioma consistency is beneficial. PURPOSE To quantitatively analyze the correlation between the magnetic resonance (MR) signal intensity (SI) or apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and meningioma consistency and to determine which MR sequence could help predicting hard meningiomas. (More)
PURPOSE To determine whether partial loss of the hippocampal striation (PLHS) at 3.0 T is more accurate than the currently accepted methods of using conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to detect hippocampal sclerosis in medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study had institutional review board approval,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The development of flat panel detectors (FPDs) has made cone-beam CT feasible for practical use in a clinical setting. Our purpose was to assess the usefulness of cone-beam CT using the FPD in conjunction with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for performing superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy for head and neck(More)
OBJECTIVES To propose a new classification for ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) using fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA). METHODS We evaluated 974 consecutive patients and selected for further study 78 (8.0 %) who manifested an excrescence on the dorsal surface of the clivus (DSC) and/or clivus lesions. Lesions were defined as(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the susceptibility change in medial and lateral globus pallidus (GPm and GPl) related to age separately, using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and to determine whether QSM can depict GPm in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. METHODS QSM was performed in 19 PD patients and in 41 normal control (NC)(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of cone-beam volume computed tomography (CT) (cone-beam CT) with use of flat panel detectors of the direct conversion type in conjunction with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-nine consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Compared with the image intensifier (I.I.)-TV system, the flat panel detector (FPD) system of direct conversion type has several theoretic advantages, such as higher spatial resolution, wide dynamic range, and no image distortion. The purpose of this study was to compare the image quality of 3D digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether contrast material-enhanced (CE) fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA) can depict the anterior optic pathways in patients with large suprasellar tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained. Twenty-eight patients with large suprasellar tumors undergoing surgical treatment (19(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Compared with image intensifier television (I.I.-TV) system, an angiography system using the flat panel detector (FPD) of direct conversion type has a high spatial resolution, which may improve image quality, reduce patient exposure, or both. Our purpose was to evaluate the detection of simulated aneurysmal blebs under dose reduction(More)