Patrick D. Mc Laughlin

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Tablet devices have recently been used in radiological image interpretation because they have a display resolution comparable to desktop LCD monitors. We identified a need to examine tablet display performance prior to their use in preliminary interpretation of radiological images. We compared the spatial and contrast resolution of a commercially available(More)
Iterative reconstruction (IR) allows diagnostic CT imaging with less radiation exposure than filtered back projection (FBP). We studied an IR low-dose CT abdomen/pelvis (LDCTAP) protocol, designed to image at an effective dose (ED) approximating 1 mSv in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Forty patients, mean age 37 ± 13.4 years (range 17–69), with CD(More)
Elderly patients are at increased risk of biochemical disturbances secondary to cathartic medications. This study investigates the renal function, electrolyte and clinical disturbances associated with CT colonography (CTC) with sodium picosulphate–magnesium citrate (SPS-MC) in a subgroup of frail, elderly patients. Patients aged over 70 years considered at(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if serum C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase reactant which exhibits a rapid rise in serum in inflammatory conditions, is a reliable predictor of abdomino-pelvic CT findings in the clinical setting of the non-traumatic acute abdomen. All patients presenting with symptoms of acute abdominal pain to a level-1(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative pulmonary assessment is undertaken in patients with resectable lung cancer to identify those at increased risk of perioperative complications. Guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians indicate that if the FEV(1) and DLCO are ≥60% of predicted, patients are suitable for resection without further evaluation. The aim of(More)
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