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As multidetector CT has come to play a more central role in medical care and as CT image quality has improved, there has been an increase in the frequency of detecting " incidental findings, " defined as findings that are unrelated to the clinical indication for the imaging examination performed. These " incidentalomas, " as they are also called, often(More)
PURPOSE To compare image quality and patient radiation dose in a group of patients who underwent 64-detector computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography performed with prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) gating with image quality and radiation dose in a group of patients matched for clinical features who underwent 64-detector CT coronary angiography(More)
Flank pain due to urolithiasis is a common problem in patients presenting to emergency departments. Radiology plays a vital role in the work-up of these patients. Many modalities can be used, including ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, and the traditionally used techniques of intravenous urography and conventional radiography. The development of(More)
With the routine use of sonography in the evaluation of suspected gallbladder disease, the familiarity of gallbladder duplication and its differential considerations are essential. Three cases are presented: one surgically proven duplication of the gallbladder, one case in which the sonographic findings were compatible with duplication of the gallbladder,(More)
PURPOSE To compare quantitative and subjective image quality and radiation dose between standard computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and CTPA with a dual-energy technique with reduced iodine load. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board and each participant provided informed consent.(More)
The Japanese-American population of King County, Washington, is known to have a high prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). As part of a community-based study, we reexamined 146 second-generation Japanese-American men who had been initially classified as nondiabetic. At a mean follow-up period of 30 mo, 15 men had developed NIDDM,(More)
Cross-sectional spinal canal area was measured before and after surgery in 12 patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures and canal narrowing caused by retropulsed fragments. Patients were classified into Denis type A or type B. Denis type A fractures have comminution of both end-plates of the vertebral body creating multiple smaller fractures; Denis type B(More)
Previous studies of body fat using tape measurement of body circumference and hand-held caliper skinfold measurements have suggested abnormal fat distribution in patients with diabetes mellitus. These methods, however, have high interobserver variability and cannot assess intra-abdominal fat independent of subcutaneous fat. We used computed tomography to(More)
The authors obtained sagittal magnetic resonance (MR) images twice a week from six healthy women during one full menstrual cycle to establish the changes depicted in the uterine layers. Parallel endocrine and ultrasound studies were used to establish the day of ovulation precisely. Consistent changes in the thickness and intensity of the endometrium and(More)