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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 Aortic root pseudoaneurysm is a rare but potentially lethal complication after cardiac surgery. The objective of this article is to review the CT appearance of postoperative aortic root pseudoaneurysms, with emphasis on imaging pearls and pitfalls. CONCLUSION The most common location for postoperative aortic root pseudoaneurysm is the graft(More)
OBJECTIVE CT is the primary imaging modality used after aortic root repair. Distinction of normal findings from postoperative complications is imperative and requires optimization of acquisition parameters and interpretation with advanced postprocessing tools. CONCLUSION After aortic root surgery, findings can be categorized as complications within the(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To compare the utility of a search engine, Google, with other medical and non-medical, web-based resources for identifying specific medical information. MATERIALS AND METHODS This institutional review board-approved case cross-over study randomly assigned 89 medical student volunteers to use either Google or any other web-based(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize pathological and cancer-specific outcomes of surgically resected cystic renal tumors and to identify clinical or radiographic features associated with these outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS All patients at our institution who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy for complex renal cystic masses between 2004 and 2011 with(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 The aim of this study was to evaluate for agreement with respect to how radiologists report incidental findings encountered on CT. METHODS A multiple-choice survey was designed to query radiologists about how they handle 12 incidental findings on body CT, assuming the patient is a 45-year-old woman with no history of malignancy. Included were a(More)
OBJECTIVE MDCT protocol optimization for renal cell carcinoma requires attention to several data acquisition, reconstruction, and display parameters. Specifically, multiple acquisitions with varying coverage, careful timing of each contrast-enhanced phase, and use of 2D and 3D multiplanar displays are required. This article reviews these parameters,(More)