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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate cranial magnetic resonance (MR) image distortion caused by various orthodontic brackets. METHODS Ten subjects received 5 consecutive cranial MR scans. A control scan was conducted with Essix trays (GAC International, Bohemia, NY) fitted over the maxillary and mandibular teeth. Four experimental MR scans(More)
PURPOSE To compare the sensitivity of magnetic resonance (MR) susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) with conventional MR sequences and computed tomography (CT) in the detection of hemorrhage in an acute infarct. MATERIALS AND METHODS A series of 84 patients suspected of having acute strokes had both CT and MR imaging (MRI) scans with diffusion-weighted(More)
PURPOSE Computed tomography (CT) scans are a significant source of radiation to patients. It was hypothesized that technical success and complication rates would not be significantly changed by radically lowering the CT dose during lung biopsies with an ultra-low-dose (ULD) protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 consecutive patients aged 11-89(More)
Traumatic brain injury is a common cause of death and disability in children; early neuroimaging has assumed an increasingly important role in evaluating the extent and severity of injury. Several imaging methods were assessed in a study of 40 children with traumatic brain injury: computed tomography (CT), T(2)-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),(More)
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) is an important medical concern for active sports and military personnel. Multiple mild injuries may exacerbate tissue damage resulting in cumulative brain injury and poor functional recovery. In the present study, we investigated the time course of brain vulnerability to rmTBI in a rat model of mild cortical(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of do-it-yourself (DIY) whitening as compared to conventional tooth whitening modalities using different shade assessment tools. METHODS AND MATERIALS Extracted human molars (120) were randomly distributed to six groups (n=20). Whitening was performed according to manufacturer's directions for over-the-counter,(More)
This study evaluated the influence of three different application techniques on contact formation and voids in anterior resin composite restorations. Artificial ivorine teeth were randomly assigned to three experimental groups, with 20 specimens in each group. One operator performed all restorations using the Teflon tape, pull-through, or bioclear matrix(More)
During human brain development, anatomic regions mature at different rates. Quantitative anatomy-specific analysis of longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) data may improve our ability to quantify and categorize these maturational changes. Computational tools designed to quickly fuse and analyze(More)
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