T L Francavilla

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The authors measured in vivo signal intensity on magnetic resonance (MR) images and postmortem iron concentrations in the brains of three young and two old rhesus monkeys. T2-weighted MR imaging was done at 0.5, 1.5, 2.0, and 4.7 T. Relative assessment of iron concentration was made from the optical density of brain sections stained with the Perls' method(More)
Positron emission tomography with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) was carried out in 24 patients with pituitary macroadenomas (32 studies) to assess the glucose utilization of these tumors in vivo. The adenoma metabolic index, which is the ratio of FDG uptake of tumor to a whole brain slice, was calculated. Comparisons were made between tumor uptake of FDG(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) is of value in imaging intervertebral disk disease. We present the MR findings in two patients with thoracic disk herniations who required surgical intervention. The advantages of MR over CT myelography are ease of obtaining sagittal sections, rapid assessment of the entire thoracic spine, and a high rate of patient acceptance(More)
The management of low-grade gliomas represents a challenge to the physician as a significant proportion may undergo malignant degeneration to a high-grade tumor. We present the positron emission tomography (PET) scans, using [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), of 12 patients who have histological and/or clinical evidence of malignant degeneration of a low-grade(More)
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