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INTRODUCTION This retrospective study aimed to assess the value of supplementing heavily T2-weighted, high resolution MR-imaging for detailed anatomic assessment in paediatric lower urogenital tract (UGT) malformations. PATIENTS/METHODS Sixteen patients (6 male and 10 female, median age=1.8 years, range=0-9 years) with suspected malformations of the lower(More)
BACKGROUND An accurate prediction of final pathological stage is essential for proper patient selection to determine who will experience maximum benefit from radical prostatectomy. In this context, the Partin tables represent one of the most widely used statistical prediction tools. PURPOSE To compare the accuracy in predicting pathological stage in(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the rate of detection and correct classification of traumatic soft tissue injuries of the head using clinical multislice computed tomography (MSCT) compared with an external forensic examination. Thirty-one patients with soft tissue injuries after head trauma and clinically indicated cerebral MSCT scan(More)
There has recently been an increased demand in bone age estimation (BAE) of living individuals and human remains in legal medicine applications. A severe drawback of established BAE techniques based on X-ray images is radiation exposure, since many countries prohibit scanning involving ionizing radiation without diagnostic reasons. We propose a completely(More)
Forensic age estimation research based on skeletal structures focuses on patterns of growth and development using different bones. In this work, our aim was to study growth-related evolution of the manubrium in living adolescents and young adults using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is an image acquisition modality that does not involve ionizing(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To assess the value of additional fine needle aspiration (FNA) to core needle biopsy (CNB) in computed tomography-guided biopsy of lesions of the lung, liver, pancreas, or of enlarged lymph nodes in an offsite cytopathologist setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective Health Insurance Portability and Accountability(More)
Determination of skeletal development is a key pillar in forensic age estimation of living persons. Radiological assessment of hand bone age is widely used until the age of about 17-18 years, applying visual grading techniques to hand radiographs. This study investigated whether Greulich-Pyle (GP) and Tanner-Whitehouse (TW2) grading can be equally used for(More)
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