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OBJECTIVE We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) MR coronary angiography with the navigator technique for the detection of coronary artery stenoses in comparison with that of conventional radiographic angiography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with coronary artery disease were examined with an ECG-triggered 3D fast low-angle(More)
Erdheim-Chester (EC) disease is a rare pathological entity with a highly specific and characteristic pattern of radiographic bone changes. Histologically it resembles Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), and it is still a matter of discussion whether EC disease is a distinct entity or a type of LCH. In this study, 3 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease were(More)
We examined possible age- and gender-specific differences in the function and mass of left (LV) and right (RV) ventricles in 36 healthy volunteers using cine gradient-recalled echo magnetic resonance imaging. Subjects were divided into four groups (nine men and nine women in each): men aged under 45 years (32 ± 7), women aged under 45 (27 ± 6), men aged(More)
A 45-year-old woman presented with recent onset of left-sided chest pain. On clinical examination, these symptoms seemed to be strictly localized to a region that was marked by a long-standing cutaneous erythematous lesion. Laboratory results showed no gross abnormalities. Radiological imaging including conventional X-ray, MRI scans, and 3D CT(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare cancer that has a poor response to cytotoxic treatment. METHODS We randomly assigned 304 patients with advanced adrenocortical carcinoma to receive mitotane plus either a combination of etoposide (100 mg per square meter of body-surface area on days 2 to 4), doxorubicin (40 mg per square meter on day 1), and(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical dose of gadoteridol (ProHance, Bracco-Byk Gulden) to use for the assessment of blood-brain barrier breakdown on low-field magnetic resonance (MR) scanners that corresponds to a standard dose of gadoteridol on high-field MR scanners. METHODS This prospective study was carried out at four centers. A total(More)
OBJECTIVES Whole-body multislice helical CT becomes increasingly important as a diagnostic tool in patients with multiple injuries. Time gain in multiple-trauma patients who require emergency surgery might improve outcome. The authors hypothesised that whole-body multislice computed tomography (MSCT) (MSCT trauma protocol) as the initial diagnostic tool(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the latest ultrasound-array technology to a conventional “high-resolution” transducer, modified MRI technique, and nerve conduction studies (NCS), in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In 19 normal wrists and 15 wrists with CTS, US with two different transducers was performed: a conventional linear-array(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of arthrography, ultrasound and MR imaging in rotator cuff disease. METHODS 40 patients suffering from subacromial impingement syndrome for at least three months and who were selected for surgery, underwent ultrasound, double-contrast arthrography and MR imaging. Patient preselection focused on partial and small complete(More)