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PURPOSE To assess the reproducibility and the distribution of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusion-tensor (DT) imaging parameters in healthy renal cortex and medulla at baseline and after hydration or furosemide challenges. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an institutional review board-approved HIPAA-compliant protocol with written informed(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate intra- and inter-observer variability of right ventricular (RV) functional parameters as evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with acquired heart disease (AHD), and to identify factors associated with an increased variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty consecutive patients were enrolled.(More)
To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and variability of 3 semi-quantitative (SQt) methods for assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function from cardiac MRI in patients with acquired heart disease: tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), RV fractional-shortening (RVFS) and RV fractional area change (RVFAC). Sixty consecutive patients were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether variability in reported renal apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in literature can be explained by the use of different diffusion weightings (b values) and the use of a monoexponential model to calculate ADC. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by institutional review board and was(More)
PURPOSE To assess prospectively the ability of quantitative low-dose three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) renography to help identify the cause of acute graft dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained. Between December 2001 and May 2009,(More)
MR Urography (MRU) provides both morphologic and functional information without radiation exposure. It enables the assessment of split renal function, excretion, and quantification of obstruction. MRU is thus complementary to ultrasonography in the assessment of pre- and post-natal obstructive uropathies in children. If available, MRU should be definitely(More)
The ESPR Uroradiology Task Force and the ESUR Paediatric Working Group present two new recommendations on imaging in childhood cystic kidney disease and in childhood renal transplantation, and address the presently restricted availability of contrast-enhanced (ce) US in children. New insights into the genetics require an updated classification of paediatric(More)
MR urography (MRU) has been widely accepted as a substitute to intravenous urography for investigating children with a dilated urinary tract after preliminary assessment by US and voiding cystourethrography. Hydronephrosis is by far the main indication for MRU because upper tract dilatation is a frequent condition in infants and children. Recent advances in(More)
MR urography (MRU) is an emerging technique particularly useful in paediatric uroradiology. The most common indication is the investigation of hydronephrosis. Combined static and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRU (DCE-MRU) provides both morphological and functional information in a single examination. However, specific post-processing must be performed and to(More)
The European Society of Paediatric Radiology Uroradiology Task Force and the ESUR Paediatric Work Group jointly publish guidelines for paediatric urogenital imaging. Two yet unaddressed topics involving patient safety and imaging load are addressed in this paper: renal biopsy in childhood and imaging of the neonatal genital tract, particularly in girls.(More)