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OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to compare the diagnostic performances of non-radiating whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (wbMRI), either volumetric, with Volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) or metabolic, with diffusion-weighted sequences (wbMRI), with classical irradiating techniques such as PET-CT, CT and with lymph node(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate 3D Volumetric Interpolated Breath-hold Examination (VIBE) whole-body MRI (WB-MRI) acquisition for the metastases staging. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients with solid tumor were examined from head to feet before and after contrast injection. An automatic subtraction occurred between the 2 series of images. WB-MRI was compared(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in detecting left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The study included 42 hypertensive subjects with mean±s.d. age(More)
Spontaneous pneumothorax may be one of the presenting manifestation of metastatic epithelioid sarcoma even if imaging does not show evident metastatic nodules. We report the case of a 24-year-old man presenting a bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in association with an epithelioid sarcoma developed in the right foot. CT-scan revealed bilateral microcystic(More)
OBJECTIVES Pyogenic liver abscess is a rare condition in the general population. The source of infection is most often biliary, and more rarely gastrointestinal via the portal tract, or even hematogenic. Other than in special contexts (scarring after radiofrequency ablation), focal liver lesions are not a usual risk factor for hepatic abscesses in patients(More)
Because of its excellent diagnostic performance, whole-body MRI will probably become an alternative to or replacement for positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET-CT). The sensitivity of diffusion sequences is high. Whole body MRI is used increasingly often in oncology, for initial or follow-up staging, finding primary tumors after(More)
We present a case of symptomatic primary hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) associated with myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery and suspected ischemia that could be related either to LAD artery compression or to microvascular perfusion abnormalities. MRI demonstrated the morphological appearance of myocardial hypertrophy, and(More)
The association between diabetes mellitus and hypokinetic cardiomyopathy is frequent. We report a case of diabetes and hypokinetic cardiopathy in a 40-year-old man which led to the hypothesis of maternally inherited diabetes and deafness (MIDD) due to a mitochondrial disease. This diagnosis was confirmed by genetic testing which showed a DNA A3243G mutation(More)