William W. Beckett

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PURPOSE To report our experience with the radiographic evaluation of severe complications resulting from the functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedure. PATIENTS Ten major complications were reviewed retrospectively. FINDINGS Ten major complications occurred. Eight of 10 had injury to the floor of the anterior cranial fossa, fovea ethmoidalis(More)
To evaluate T2-weighed fast spin-echo (FSE) and conventional spin-echo (CSE) magnetic resonance (MR) techniques in the assessment of brain myelination, 100 consecutive pediatric patients were imaged prospectively with both CSE and FSE sequences. All patients underwent a routine MR examination that included T2-weighted CSE imaging (imaging time, 10 minutes(More)
One hundred and two patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension were evaluated sonographically to determine the presence or absence of cholelithiasis. The gallbladder was visualized in 80 of 102 patients. Cholelithiasis was present in 43 of 80 cases (54%). All 22 patients in whom the gallbladder was not seen sonographically had had a previous(More)
Anecdotal reports have described a false-positive "jet effect" or velocity increase in the carotid artery contralateral to an artery with significant stenosis or occlusion when using duplex Doppler sonography. In this study, the frequency, significance, and possible reasons for this finding were evaluated by a retrospective comparison of duplex sonography(More)
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