Phillip B Shaffer

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A long-term radiographic follow-up study was conducted on 24 patients (34 hips) who underwent core decompression of the femoral head for avascular necrosis (AVN). The purpose of the study was to assess the potential correlation between the extent of AVN, as determined with preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and development of collapse. The(More)
Ventricular filling rates derived from radionuclide angiographic (RNA) time-activity curves are commonly expressed as normalized values. The assumption that normalized filling rates have a relationship to the actual filling rates was tested. RNA and contrast angiography were performed within 20 min of one another in 21 patients with widely disparate(More)
A case of right ventricular aneurysm due to coronary artery disease in a 69-year-old male with no prior history of surgery or chest trauma is reported. The presence of the aneurysm was diagnosed by gated radionuclide angiography and confirmed by contrast angiography. This is the first description of an isolated right ventricular aneurysm on the basis of(More)
Acute osteomyelitis, soft-tissue infection, or both were experimentally produced in 38 New Zealand white rabbits, and three-phase technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate, gallium-67, and magnetic resonance (MR) images were obtained 7 or 14 days after infection. There was no significant difference between radionuclide studies and MR images in the detection of(More)
This study characterizes the appearance of periosteal reaction by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and evaluates the efficacy of MRI versus computed tomography (CT), and plain film radiography (PF) in detecting early, experimentally induced periostitis. Acute Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis was induced in 30 legs of 20 New Zealand white rabbits. The(More)
We have investigated the ability of 99Tcm-disofenin (DISIDA) kinetics to measure liver function. Two approaches have been used: first, quantitative analysis of serial liver images, and second, clearance estimation from whole blood concentration-time data. Graded liver dysfunction was produced in 11 dogs over three months by common bile duct ligation and(More)