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The articulation of the four French nasal vowels and their oral counterparts has been investigated for four speakers, using magnetic resonance images of the three-dimensional oral and nasal tracts and the cross-sectional velar opening areas. The analysis suggests that the subjects' anatomy in the oral and nasal tracts influences the articulation, with(More)
PURPOSE To plot normal fetal lung volume (FLV) obtained with fast spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) images against gestational age; to investigate the correlation between lung growth and fetal presentation, sex, and ultrasonographic (US) biometric measurements; and to investigate its potential application in fetuses with thoracoabdominal malformations. (More)
In this MRI study, we aimed to provide new in vivo structural markers of asymmetry in motor and language networks in a population of healthy preterm neonates scanned at term equivalent age. Using diffusion tensor imaging and probabilistic tractography, we showed that, besides volume and microstructural asymmetries in the parieto-temporal part of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate brain maturation along gestational age with diffusion tensor imaging in healthy preterm and term neonates. Therefore, a voxel-based study of fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (D(av)) was performed to reveal the brain regions experiencing microstructural changes with age. With tractography,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of 3.0-T pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the preoperative assessment of endometriosis and to evaluate colon wall involvement after intrarectal gel administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval for this study was obtained, and each patient gave written informed consent. Forty-one(More)
PURPOSE To assess the utility of dynamic MR pancreatography in the evaluation of the behavior of the pancreatic duct after secretin stimulation and to estimate pancreatic exocrine reserve in patients suspected of having acute recurrent or chronic pancreatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten healthy volunteers and 13 patients suspected of having pancreatic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in brain gliomas the relationship between tumor vascularity measured by MR-based maximum regional cerebral blood volume (rCBV) and tumor amino-acid metabolism based on maximum carbon-11 methionine (MET) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients with histologically proven primary brain gliomas(More)
PURPOSE To compare duodenal filling seen at magnetic resonance (MR) pancreatography after secretin stimulation and biochemical parameters determined with the intraductal secretin test (IDST) for evaluation of pancreatic exocrine function. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR pancreatography after secretin stimulation and IDST were performed in 41 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of pancreas divisum (PD) remains controversial. Secretin-enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (S-MRCP) is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that relies on the dynamic response of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) to secretin stimulation. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of PD and to(More)