Pamela T. Johnson

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OBJECTIVE Current generation MDCT technology facilitates identification of small, nonenhancing lesions in the pancreas. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of findings of unsuspected pancreatic cysts on 16-MDCT in a population of adult outpatients imaged for disease unrelated to the pancreas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced(More)
The introduction and widespread availability of 16-section multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) technology and, more recently, 64-section scanners, has greatly advanced the role of CT angiography in clinical practice. CT angiography has become a key component of state-of-the-art imaging, with applications ranging from oncology (eg, staging of(More)
GOALS The purpose of this case series is to illustrate the diagnostic criteria of superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) using 16-slice multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) angiography with multiplanar and 3-dimensional reconstructions. BACKGROUND SMAS is a rare condition causing functional obstruction of the third portion of the duodenum.(More)
OBJECTIVE Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a newly described phenotype caused by heterozygous mutations in the genes encoding type I or II transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) receptor. Characterized by a unique constellation of clinical and pathologic findings, Loeys-Dietz syndrome manifests with aggressive vascular pathology. Aneurysms may form at a young(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review studies evaluating how contrast concentration affects MDCT of the body and to report IV contrast infusion protocols from MDCT angiography and MDCT of abdominal tumors. CONCLUSION Higher concentrations (350 mg I/mL or greater) may improve visualization of small abdominal arteries. However, preliminary data(More)
Indications for and experience with placement of endovascular stent-grafts in the thoracic aorta are still evolving. Common pathologic conditions of the thoracic aorta that are amenable to stent placement include penetrating ulcers, aortic dissection, aortic aneurysms, aortic rupture, and congenital abnormalities. Advances in multidetector computed(More)
Adrenal hemorrhage is rarely suspected clinically, exhibits no specific clinical symptoms or laboratory findings, and yet is immediately life-threatening when bilateral. Recognition of adrenal hematomas is complicated by the variable appearance of these lesions. We survey the ways in which adrenal hematomas can appear on CT and provide strategies for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review the CT appearance of postoperative morphology and complications after surgical correction of congenital heart anomalies. CONCLUSION Echocardiography is typically the initial imaging technique used for congenital heart disease; however, some thoracic regions are beyond the imaging scope of(More)
Seven male volunteers with normal iron stores ate the brown meat from crabs whose diet had contained radioactive cadmium-115m. Systemic uptake of cadmium by the volunteers, derived from measurements of their residual body radioactivity several weeks after intake, averaged 2.7 +/- 0.9 (se)%, essentially as found by others in studies with extrinsically(More)
PURPOSE To determine if dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can distinguish chronic pancreatitis from pancreatic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of MR and pathology examination findings was performed for 24 patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and seven with chronic pancreatitis who underwent(More)