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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT) can be useful in the diagnosis of biliary disease, with both modalities allowing detailed evaluation of the biliary tract. Careful interrogation of the images is critical, regardless of modality. The identification of dilated bile ducts necessitates evaluation for strictures or filling defects,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether acute transient dyspnea and/or arterial phase image degradation occurs more or less often after intravenous administration of gadoxetate disodium than with intravenous administration of gadobenate dimeglumine. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and patient consent were obtained for this prospective(More)
The placenta is often overlooked in the routine evaluation of a normal gestation, receiving attention only when an abnormality is detected. Although uncommon, abnormalities of the placenta are important to recognize owing to the potential for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Pathologic conditions of the placenta include placental causes of(More)
Although catheter angiography remains the accepted gold standard for imaging of the renal vascular system, rapid progress in cross-sectional imaging techniques has caused a paradigm shift in many diagnostic algorithms toward noninvasive techniques such as computed tomographic angiography (CTA). CTA's cross-sectional imaging techniques provide an opportunity(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of pelvic MRI for the evaluation of perianal fistulas, with a description of the technique, illustration of relevant normal anatomy, and examples of various fistula types. CONCLUSION MRI evaluation of perianal fistulas can be challenging, and knowledge of relevant pelvic anatomy and fistula(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the image quality and diagnostic adequacy of the following two CT enterography protocols in patients weighing less than 160 lb (72 kg): 80-kVp imaging with the adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) in comparison with 120-kVp imaging with the filtered back projection reconstruction. (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate image quality and overall adequacy of low-dose CT angiography (CTA) with model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) in patients who had undergone endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of a thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients, all of whom had undergone(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess endoleak detection and conspicuity using low-kiloelectron volt (keV) monochromatic reconstructions of single-source (fast-switch kilovolt [peak]) dual-energy data sets. METHODS With approval of the institutional review board, multiphasic dual-energy computed tomographic (CT) scans for aortic endograft surveillance were retrospectively(More)
Mesenteric ischemia is a complex and devastating disease which still remains a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians due to non-specific clinical and laboratory findings. Several imaging features have been described with multidetector computed tomography which allows the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia with high sensitivity and specificity. However, there(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the risk of gadoxetate disodium in liver imaging for the development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized, open-label phase 4 study in 35 centers from May 2009 to July(More)