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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intravascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a relatively new therapeutic technique and long-term controlled angiographic trials are needed to assess persistence of aneurysm occlusion. Our purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D time-of-flight (3D-TOF) MR angiography as a noninvasive screening tool in the follow-up of(More)
Turbo Spin-Echo (Turbo SE) pulse sequences represent a new type of fast sequences characterized by a dramatic reduction in acquisition time with similar intrinsic contrast to that of conventional Spin-Echo (SE) pulse sequences. For a preliminary clinical comparison of turbo SE and SE sequences, a consecutive series of 25 patients with focal liver lesions(More)
The aim of this study was to compare conventional spin-echo (CSE) T2-weighted (T2W) images with turbo spin-echo (TSE) T2W pulse sequences in their ability to detect focal liver lesions. Seventy-eight consecutive patients with focal liver lesions were entered into this study. All patients were imaged using the gradient-echo (GE) sequence with the breath-hold(More)
The fat-saturation (FAT-SAT) MR technique decreases the signal intensity of fat in tissues, though yielding the T1, T2 and proton-density (PD) information available on spin-echo (SE) sequences. To investigate the potentials of FAT-SAT sequences in MRI of the upper abdomen, the authors carried out a prospective study including 129 subjects, namely 12 normal(More)
The main limitations of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are due to the long acquisition time needed for data sampling. Fast and ultrafast sequences, thanks to progress in hardware and software technology, allow the acquisition times to be dramatically reduced. Such improvements will definitely increase MR capabilities and make MRI a fast and dynamic(More)
In the last few years, new magnetic resonance (MR) pulse sequences called Fast or Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) sequences have become available. This kind of T2-weighted images is particularly useful for the study of spondylosis and degenerative spinal conditions, because it both reduces involuntary motion artifacts and its acquisition time is shorter than that of(More)
In the adult female, within the estrous cycle, the mammary gland undergoes multiple rounds of growth, with increased cellular proliferation, and involution, with increased apoptosis. The increase in proliferation is elicited by endocrine (Estrogen, Progesterone), as well as locally produced (epidermal growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, etc) growth(More)
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