William C. Torreggiani

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One of the important advantages of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is the time saved in comparison with the conventional system. A group of 100 radiologic studies done in a conventional radiology department is compared with another group of the same number done in a completely filmless PACS department to assess the difference in the(More)
After reading this article and taking the test, the reader will be able to: Ⅲ Identify the typical and atypical appearances of upper uri-nary tract TCC with conventional imaging modalities (EU, RP, US) and emerging CT and MR imaging techniques. Ⅲ Describe the comprehensive , mul-tiphasic CT and MR imaging techniques for one-stop evaluation of upper urinary(More)
CONTEXT Autoimmune pancreatitis is characterised by a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate consisting in part of plasma cells that produce large amounts of IgG4. It can manifest as focal or diffuse enlargement of the pancreas with associated strictures of the pancreato-bilary tree giving rise to symptoms including abdominal pain, weight loss and obstructive(More)
Respiratory problems in older adults are frequently labelled as being due to chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD). However where the presentation may be suggestive of another pathology due to the clinical history or type of pathogen isolated from the sputum, then consideration should be given to appropriate imaging. We describe a case of an older lady(More)
Obesity is a global epidemic, responsible for 2000 premature deaths in Ireland each year. The extent of this epidemic was quantified by the National Taskforce on Obesity (IOTF), whose report, published in 2005, found that 39% of adults in Ireland were overweight and 18% obese with obesity in adults predicted to increase by 1% per year. In light of the clear(More)
Fractures of the thoracic and lumber spine are well recognized following an epileptic seizure. Fractures of the cervical spine are not. The rare occurrence of a displaced odontoid fracture type 2, secondary to a grand mal seizure is presented. To our knowledge, this association has not been described previously in the English literature.
A 39-year-old man underwent distal gastrectomy and vagotomy for refractory peptic ulcer disease. The surgery and initial postoperative period were uneventful. Forty-eight hours after surgery, he developed progressive respiratory failure and ARDS, necessitating admission to the ICU and mechanical ventilation. Severe hypoxemia persisted despite the use of(More)
A 61-year-old woman presented with 4 days of subacute generalized abdominal pain, associated nausea, and 4 episodes of coffee ground emesis. She had a gastrojejunostomy 35 years previously. An intravenous and oral contrast abdominal/pelvic computed tomography (CT) showed a large lobulated mass with small bowel morphology within the stomach suggestive of a(More)