Rebecca R Phillips

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As an alternative to surgical splenectomy, partial splenic embolization was performed in seven children for hypersplenism manifested by splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, and erythrocyte hemolysis. Within a few days, platelet and leukocyte counts rose significantly in all patients and were maintained in six of seven patients during a follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiologists want to improve quality and safety to benefit their pediatric patients and to comply with new requirements of the American Board of Radiology for maintenance of certification. The purpose for this article is to describe the development, construction, and content of a free, Web-based practice quality improvement (PQI) module in CT(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether rapidly acquired MRI sequences, taking less than 5 min imaging time, can accurately characterise renal masses. All patients found to have a renal space-occupying lesion on CT or ultrasound were asked to participate in a prospective study using rapidly acquired MRI. The MRI technique was performed on a GE Signa(More)
Operative balloon dilatation of the aortic valve was performed in seven neonates with critical stenosis of the aortic valve. The procedure was followed by the development of severe aortic regurgitation in four patients. Necropsy was performed in three and revealed partial detachment of the right coronary cusp of the aortic valve. Damage to the valve leaflet(More)
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