Vivian S. Lee

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PURPOSE To compare a T1-weighted, three-dimensional (3D), gradient-echo (GRE) sequence for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the body (volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, or VIBE) with a two-dimensional (2D) GRE breath-hold equivalent. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive patients underwent 1.5-T MR imaging. The examinations included(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with standard breath-hold T2-weighted MR imaging for focal liver lesion (FLL) detection and characterization, by using consensus evaluation and other findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Approval for this retrospective HIPAA-compliant study was(More)
The amount of radiologically dense breast-tissue appearing on a mammogram varies between women because of differences in the composition of breast tissue, and is referred to here as mammographic density. This review presents evidence that mammographic density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, and that risk of breast cancer is four to five times(More)
PURPOSE To report our initial experience implementing a noncontrast-enhanced electrocardiograph (ECG) gated fast spin echo magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) technique for assessment of the calf arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Noncontrast MRA images of 36 clinical patients examined over a 6-month period were evaluated by two radiologists for length and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the reproducibility and the distribution of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusion-tensor (DT) imaging parameters in healthy renal cortex and medulla at baseline and after hydration or furosemide challenges. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an institutional review board-approved HIPAA-compliant protocol with written informed(More)
PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with that of contrast material-enhanced (CE) MR imaging and to assess the performance of these examinations combined for the characterization of renal lesions, with MR follow-up and histopathologic analysis as the reference standards. MATERIALS AND(More)
Improved therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic disease place greater demands on diagnostic and surveillance tests for liver disease. Existing diagnostic imaging techniques provide limited evaluation of tissue characteristics beyond morphology; perfusion imaging of the liver has potential to improve this shortcoming. The ability to(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical and imaging findings in primary muscle lymphoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven patients with biopsy-proved primary muscle lymphoma without evidence of systemic disease underwent imaging with plain radiography or computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Four underwent bone scintigraphy, and two underwent(More)
In 12 healthy volunteers and eight patients with cardiac disease, cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the heart was performed with real-time true fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP), which permitted evaluation of the entire left ventricle in one breath hold (91 msec per frame, 13 frames per section position, nine short-axis section(More)
PURPOSE To compare a free breathing navigator triggered single shot echoplanar imaging (SS EPI) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) sequence with prospective acquisition correction (PACE) with a breathhold (BH) DWI sequence for liver imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients were evaluated with PACE-DWI and BH DWI of the liver using b-values of 0,(More)