Po-Chin Wang

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To investigate the feasibility of using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) to discriminate abscesses and necrotic tumours. Twenty-one patients with pyogenic abscesses, 21 patients with rim-enhancing glioblastomas and 23 patients with rim-enhancing metastases underwent SWI. Intralesional susceptibility signal (ILSS) was analyzed employing both qualitative(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the presence of a multilayer appearance of the capsule on contrast-enhanced (CE) susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in patients with pyogenic brain abscesses. Possible origins for the appearance and effects of postprocessing settings are discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients with pyogenic brain abscesses underwent(More)
BACKGROUND For a dislodged port catheter, percutaneous retrieval by using a loop snare or a basket is the standard technique, with high success. However, once a loop snare fails, the likelihood of success with other tools is considered low. PURPOSE To report our experience of percutaneous retrieval of dislodged port catheters and to emphasize the(More)
PURPOSE Single-voxel spectroscopy (SVS) has been the gold standard technique to diagnose the pyogenic abssess. Two-dimensional magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) is able to provide spatial distribution of metabolic concentration, and is potentially more suitable for differential diagnosis between abscess and necrotic tumors. Therefore, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review our experience with fluoroscopically guided retrograde exchange of ureteral stents in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 48-month period, 28 women (age range, 38-76 years) were referred to our department for retrograde exchange of a ureteral stent. The causes of urinary obstruction were tumor(More)
To report the technical success and long-term clinical outcomes of immature arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after percutaneous angioplasty (PTA). Patients with 58 immature AVF underwent PTA treatment in our institute during the past 9 years. Based on pretreatment ultrasound findings, the immature AVFs were categorized as stenosed, thrombosed, and obliterated(More)
Sinonasal organized hematoma (SNOH) is rarely encountered in clinical practice. The disease demonstrates a high tendency for occurrence in East Asian individuals, and in the majority of cases, is located in the maxillary sinus. The current report presents the case of an 81-year-old female who developed a space-occupying lesion, which masqueraded as a skull(More)