Seena Dehkharghani

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BACKGROUND Spinal digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the gold standard for diagnosis of spinal dural arterial venous fistulas (SDAVFs), but can require extensive time, radiation exposure and contrast dose. We hypothesize that contrast-enhanced time-resolved MR angiography (CE-TR MRA) will have utility for the non-invasive diagnosis and(More)
BACKGROUND Skin diseases and their complications are a significant burden on the nation, both in terms of acute and chronic morbidities and their related expenditures for care. Because accurately calculating the cost of skin disease has proven difficult in the past, we present here multiple comparative techniques allowing a more expanded approach to(More)
BACKGROUND Although perfusion imaging is being evaluated as a tool to select acute ischemic stroke patients who are most likely to benefit from reperfusion therapies beyond the standard time windows, there are limited data on the utility of perfusion imaging within the intravenous (IV) thrombolytic time window. METHODS A new stroke imaging protocol was(More)
OBJECTIVE Dural venous sinus abnormalities are clinically important but can potentially be overlooked using various MRI techniques. This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of spin-echo (SE) T1-weighted imaging, 3D gradient-recalled echo (GRE) T1-weighted imaging, and contrast-enhanced MR venography (MRV) for the detection of dural venous sinus(More)
BACKGROUND Research has found that among health care workers, dental personnel are especially likely to have reactions to glutaraldehyde and formaldehyde. METHODS The authors conducted patch test evaluations with a voluntary cohort of randomly recruited, healthy dental hygienists, or DHs, and dental assistants, or DAs, and nondental professionals to(More)
Stenosis of a DVA may result in chronic venous ischemia. We present 6 patients (3 men, 3 women; age range, 30-79 years; mean age, 53 years) with unilateral calcification of the caudate and putamen on noncontrast CT. This calcification typically spared the anterior limb of the internal capsule. No patient presented with symptoms referable to the basal(More)
Detecting focal abnormalities in MRI examinations of children with epilepsy can be a challenging task given the frequently subtle appearance of cortical dysplasia, mesial temporal sclerosis and similar lesions. In this report, we demonstrate the utility of double inversion recovery MRI in the detection of paediatric epileptogenic abnormalities, promoted(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to help clarify the role of CT-guided pudendal nerve blocks in the problematic and poorly understood entity of pudendal neuralgia (PN). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Over a 1-year period, 52 CT-guided pudendal nerve blocks were performed in 31 patients (28 women, three men; age range, 22-80 years) who suffered from chronic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Treatment strategies in acute ischemic stroke aim to curtail ischemic progression. Emerging paradigms propose patient subselection using imaging biomarkers derived from CT, CTA, and CT perfusion. We evaluated the performance of a fully-automated computational tool, hypothesizing enhancements compared with qualitative approaches. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Measuring cerebrovascular reactivity with the use of vasodilatory stimuli, such as acetazolamide, is useful for chronic cerebrovascular steno-occlusive disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acetazolamide on the assessment of hemodynamic impairment and functional connectivity by using noninvasive(More)