Rogério Pedreschi Caldana

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OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to identify which imaging features may be used to differentiate between cirrhosis and chronic hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and to assess image interpretation agreement for MRI findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of 27 patients with alcoholic or virus-induced cirrhosis and 24 patients with chronic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the hepatosplenic manifestations and the portal venous system in patients with chronic infection by Schistosoma mansoni. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional observational study was performed in 28 patients with chronic hepatosplenic schistosomiasis submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reduction of estimated radiation dose in abdominal computed tomography following the implementation of new scan protocols on the basis of clinical suspicion and of adjusted images acquisition parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective and prospective review of reports on radiation dose from abdominal CT scans performed three(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate a low-cost and easily reproducible technique for biomechanical studies in cadavers. In this kind of study, the natural effect of loading of the joint and shear forces are not taken into account. The objective is to describe the plastic deformation of the ligaments into 3-dimensional space. METHOD For 18(More)
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