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PURPOSE To quantitatively investigate myocardial phase in multiple-gradient-echo images to determine normal phase angle ranges as a function of echo time and anatomical position and then compare phase values from patients with myocardial infarction with those normal ranges to determine the feasibility of intramyocardial hemorrhage detection. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To report initial experience with TE-averaged susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) in normal subjects and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients for the detection of intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH). MATERIALS AND METHODS 15 healthy control and 11 AMI subjects were studied at 1.5T before contrast agent administration with a dark blood double(More)
In this study we determined the normal range of high-pass filtered image phase values in a group of normal subjects for all sixteen segments of the heart. The range and standard deviations varied significantly across the heart, with less variance in septal segments. In a group of acute myocardial infarction patients, phase values in hemorrhagic myocardial(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate tailored polypropylene (prolene) mesh, anterior rectus sheath, and vaginal wall slings positioned under the mid-urethra, to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women, as SUI is a common pathological condition causing considerable distress and compromising social, physical, psychological, and sexual health, and for which surgical(More)
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