Philip W P Bearcroft

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Assessment of quantitative cerebral blood flow on a conventional fast CT machine without the use of specialized equipment may be valuable in the investigation of acute stroke and head injury. We aimed to compare a single slice CT perfusion sequence with H2(15)O positron emission tomography using the sagittal sinus as an input function, a method that avoids(More)
We have investigated the reliability of communication of uncertainty in radiological reports. The 18 most commonly used verbal expressions of probability were identified from a series of radiological reports. 11 clinicians (three radiologists, three rheumatologists and five orthopaedic surgeons) recorded the probability that they ascribed to each of the 18(More)
The recent introduction of 3-Tesla MRI offers substantial advances in musculoskeletal applications. High resolution images can now be obtained with shorter data acquisition times. This article provides a pictorial review of 3-Tesla imaging in the knee with descriptions of both normal anatomy and the more common lesions involving the menisci, ligaments, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the molecular defect in a family with autosomal dominant rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (DRRD), and to investigate missplicing as a possible phenotypic modifier of mutations in COL2A1. METHODS Clinical examination of the family and linkage analysis using markers flanking COL2A1 and COL11A1, the known loci for Stickler syndrome;(More)
The aim of this study is to measure the ischiofemoral distance (IFD) in the normal hip with healthy surrounding soft tissues and describe its variations caused by gender, age and proximal femoral anatomy so that this could serve as a reference for future studies on this subject. This is a retrospective study in which we reviewed the CT scans of 149 patients(More)
Background. National guidelines prompted the implementation of a designated two-week wait referral pathway to facilitate the early diagnosis of sarcomas, to improve treatment outcomes. Methods. Patients referred to the Cambridge Sarcoma Diagnostic Clinic between January 2013 and December 2014 were identified through the electronic appointments system.(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a central role in the modern imaging of musculoskeletal disorders, due to its ability to produce multiplanar images and characterise soft tissues accurately. However, computed tomography (CT) still has an important role to play, not merely as an alternative to MRI, but as being the preferred imaging investigation in(More)
110 consecutive patients were asked about their degree of anxiety (SAI scores), pain (VAS scores) and preferences at various stages before and after imaging in order to determine whether patients with shoulder problems prefer MRI or shoulder arthrography. 88 patients underwent MRI, 42 arthrography and 19 both. Mean levels of anxiety were slightly higher for(More)