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OBJECTIVE The fast spin-echo pulse sequence allows T2-weighted MR images to be acquired more rapidly than is possible with conventional spin-echo sequences, and phased-array coils can provide a higher signal-to-noise ratio than is possible with the body coil. The combination of these methods permits higher resolution images to be obtained with more signal(More)
Ten cases of an unusual form of carcinoma involving the mucosa and underlying tissue of the tongue, hypopharynx, and larynx are described. All ten of the tumors were evaluated by light microscopy; five were also studied by electron microscopy. The major histopathologic feature is carcinoma with a basaloid pattern in intimate association with squamous cell(More)
We compared the ability of MRI and CT to detect and characterize abdominal visceral injury. Seven patients with contrast-enhanced abdominal CT interpreted as showing definite (five patients) or possible (two) solid organ injury following blunt abdominal trauma were referred for abdominal MRI with a mean interval of 3 days between modalities. T1-weighted and(More)
Most previous studies of MR imaging for detection of chondromalacia have used T1-weighted images. We correlated findings on axial MR images of the knee with arthroscopic findings to determine MR findings of chondromalacia patellae on T2-weighted and proton density-weighted images. The study population included 52 patients who had MR examination of the knee(More)
The clinical presentation of plantar fasciitis may be mimicked by a number of other painful heel conditions. Thus, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was used to develop objective morphologic criteria to establish a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis in eight patients. Sagittal T1-weighted and coronal intermediate and T2-weighted images of symptomatic and(More)
Pelvic radiation therapy for cervical or vaginal cancer often leads to ovarian failure. To remove the ovaries from the radiation portal and preserve their function, they can be transposed to the lateral abdomen. Serial imaging studies in 14 patients who had undergone ovarian transposition (five bilateral, nine unilateral) were reviewed. Images obtained(More)
Lateral ovarian transposition (LOT) is a useful technique for preserving ovarian function in "high-risk" premenopausal Stage I cervix cancer patients who undergo hysterectomy and subsequent postoperative whole pelvic radiation therapy. From 1978 to 1988, 38 FIGO Stage I cervical cancer patients underwent LOT as part of their initial operative procedure and(More)
The vascularity of 49 renal masses (26 malignant and 23 benign lesions) was investigated with duplex Doppler ultrasound. Doppler signals obtained at the margins of renal masses were defined as "tumor signals" when the Doppler-shifted frequency of the lesion exceeded the frequency shift in the ipsilateral main renal artery. These exceeded 2.5 kHz with a(More)
High resolution, narrow collimation, axial computed tomography of the sternoclavicular joint was used to describe changes secondary to degenerative joint disease in 32 cadaveric specimens. The distribution and pattern of sclerosis, cystic changes, and osteophyte formation in the axial plane were well demonstrated using this technique. Joint space narrowing(More)