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Initial clinical experience with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen using short TI inversion-recovery (STIR) pulse sequences is described and compared with X-ray CT in a variety of abdominal disease. The extent of abnormality shown with MRI was greater than that with CT in 21 of 30 cases and equal in 9 cases. Lesion contrast was greater with(More)
Cranial nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) scans were performed on 13 healthy volunteers and 140 patients with a broad spectrum of neurologic disease and compared with x-ray computed tomography (CT) scans. The NMR scans included a variety of sequences reflecting proton density, blood flow, T1, and T2 as well as transverse, sagittal, and coronal images. White(More)
Ten patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were scanned by means of cranial X-ray computed tomography (CT) with and without intravenous contrast enhancement, and by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) using an inversion-recovery sequence. Altogether 19 lesions varying in size between about 7 mm X 5 mm and 13 mm X 8 mm were demonstrated by CT. They were all(More)
Posterior fossa scans were performed on five healthy volunteers using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine constructed by Thorn-EMI Ltd. Three different NMR scanning sequences were used. In the first, a type of saturation-recovery technique was used to produce images strongly dependent on the density of hydrogen nuclei, but with some dependence on the(More)
Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a rare lesion comprising less than 1% of patients with congenital heart disease. Among congenital heart lesions, Ebstein's anomaly is one of the most diverse in presentation, severity, and management. In its most severe form, it is also one of the most lethal. In this article we present a case of a patient who(More)
Three patients who had complete agenesis and two patients who had partial agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. In addition to excellent visualization of the indirect signs of ACC, direct vivid display (short T1) of the corpus callosum on sagittal images allowed better evaluation of subtle abnormalities than has(More)
Attention is drawn to the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin-echo sequences in the recognition of white matter disease of the brain. In 5 patients with multiple sclerosis, 8 lesions were seen with postcontrast x-ray computed tomography (CT) (37.5 g of iodine), 33 with inversion-recovery (IR) scans, and 47 with spin-echo (SE) scans. Partial volume(More)
PURPOSE The objective of our study was to compare MRI of fistulas-in-ano using an endoanal coil with that using a pelvic phased array coil and to assess the value of a combined approach by correlating the findings with those at surgery. METHOD Twenty consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of perianal sepsis were studied using an endoanal coil(More)