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The tarsal tunnel syndrome may be caused by extrinsic or intrinsic pressure on the posterior tibial nerve or its terminal branches. The specific symptoms depend on the extent of nerve involvement, and compression distal or proximal to the tarsal tunnel may result in variants of the syndrome. To define better the capability of MR imaging for evaluating this(More)
C ash is increasingly being displaced by private forms of payment. Currently the U.S. economy functions with a minimal stock of cash, probably amounting to less than 2.6 percent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP). 1 This figure is markedly less than historical estimates for the United States (for example, about 3.2 percent in 1960) or contemporary(More)
Similar to arthrograms, radial plane magnetic resonance (MR) images of the knee provide cross-sectional images of the menisci that are perpendicular to the long axis of the meniscus. The authors evaluated 259 consecutive patients who underwent MR imaging of the knee and arthroscopy. Radial multiplanar gradient-recalled-echo imaging was performed--with(More)
The tendon of the long head of the biceps muscle (long bicipital tendon) has a complex course from its muscle belly to its insertion onto the supraglenoid tubercle/glenoid labrum. It is stabilized by numerous tendinous and ligamentous structures and is, in turn, partly responsible for maintenance of normal glenohumeral function. In this report we describe(More)
We optimized fat-suppressed fast spin echo (FS-FSE) parameters for coronal imaging of the knee and then evaluated the technique in a clinical setting. Five volunteers and 12 patients were used to evaluate various repetition (TR), echo (TE), and echo train lengths (ETL). Then, 202 patients underwent both knee MR imaging using coronal plane FS-FSE and(More)
The evaluation of loose bodies in the elbow is usually done by means of clinical examination, radiography, and postarthrographic computed tomography (CT). The authors review their experience with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in place of post-arthrographic CT for the evaluation of loose bodies in the elbow. The prospective interpretation of MR studies of(More)
Thickening (hypertrophy) of the ligamentum flavium is one of the many anatomical abnormalities associated with lumbar stenosis and spondylosis. In twelve of 97 patients who had decompression laminectomy the thickened ligamentum flavum contained abundant amyloid in both light and electronmicroscopic preparations. Since the cases were collected over a period(More)
A double-echo two-excitation pulse sequence encoding fat and water signals for a phase-sensitive three-point Dixon-type analysis (DE-3PD) was developed and implemented on a 1.5 T MR imager. Data processing was performed using a previously developed two-dimensional (2D) region-growing algorithm, adapted to use double-echo data. Density-, T1-, and T2-weighted(More)
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