T M Simonson

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PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of MR contrast dose versus delayed imaging time on the detection of metastatic brain lesions based on lesion size. METHODS Contrast MR examinations with gadoteridol were obtained in 45 patients with brain metastases. The patients were divided into two groups: 16 received cumulative standard dose (0.1 mmol/kg) and 29 received(More)
PURPOSE To study MR patterns of venous sinus occlusive disease and to relate them to the underlying pathophysiology by comparing the appearance and pathophysiologic features of venous sinus occlusive disease with those of arterial ischemic disease. METHODS The clinical data and MR examinations of 26 patients with venous sinus occlusive disease were(More)
MRI of a rare case of polyneuritis following brucellosis is presented. An 8-year-old boy with a history of brucellosis showed marked enlargement of the origin of the left fifth cranial nerve and contrast enhancement of the fifth cranial nerves and the Gasserian ganglion in Meckel's caves. A well-defined low-signal cystic mass showing peripheral contrast(More)
PURPOSE To measure and evaluate the temporal enhancement characteristics of the normal pituitary gland and pituitary adenoma. METHODS Thirty healthy subjects and 10 patients with sellar pituitary adenomas were studied prospectively using dynamic MR imaging with a 5- or 10-sec temporal resolution during a bolus injection of gadolinium. RESULTS(More)
Fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) imaging is a magnetic resonance imaging technique that improves lesion detection in the brain. This technique suppresses signal from free water in cerebrospinal fluid and maintains the hyperintense lesion contrast of T2-weighted spin-echo imaging. Unfortunately, conventional FLAIR imaging requires a long(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether MR can provide additional information on fetuses with central nervous system abnormalities as demonstrated by ultrasonography. METHODS Fetal MR examinations were studied prospectively in 22 pregnant women whose fetuses showed evidence of anomalies on ultrasound performed in the High-Risk Obstetric Clinic. RESULTS In 19 of(More)
As computer-interactive technologies become more widely used in neurosurgery, radiology, and radiation therapy, the need for an optimum skull fiducial marker system increases. In the past, intracranial localization methods required precisely machined metal frames and rigid pin fixation to the skull. Recently, this function has been performed using(More)
PURPOSE To correlate parenchymal brain changes, venous sinus pressure measurements, and outcome in 29 patients with acute dural sinus thrombosis. METHODS A retrospective review of 29 patients with angiographically proved acute dural sinus thrombosis was made from January 1989 to December 1993. MR examinations were performed on either a 0.5- or 1.5-T(More)
Our purpose was to characterise specific MRI findings and to determine their value in neuro-Behçet's disease. We examined 17 patients (14 men, 3 women) with neuro-Behçet's disease using T1- and T2-weighted spin-echo images and contrast-enhanced images at 0.5 T. There were 13 patients (76.5%) who had single or multiple lesions. Most of these were in the(More)