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Introduction Crowdfunding, the process of directly financing projects and ventures over the internet, is gaining momentum. Industry reports estimate that sums raised on crowdfunding platforms have nearly doubled in 2012, totaling close to US$3.0B. 1 Initially, crowdfunding was performed using social media such as mailing lists or social networks. The(More)
BACKGROUND Pain due to bone metastases is a common cause of cancer-related morbidity, with few options available for patients refractory to medical therapies and who do not respond to radiation therapy. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS), a noninvasive method of thermal tissue(More)
Adenomyosis is a benign disease whose symptoms mimic those of uterine leiomyoma. Hysterectomy is the treatment of choice; conservative surgery is difficult to perform and can damage the uterine structural integrity. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman who had difficulty conceiving because of profuse menometrorrhagia. An 84 cm3 uterine tumour was(More)
STUDY DESIGN A phantom experiment, two thermocouple experiments, three in vivo pig experiments, and a simulated treatment on a healthy human volunteer were conducted to test the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for treating facet joint pain. OBJECTIVE The goal of the current study was to develop a(More)
PURPOSE Unilateral low loop cutaneous ureterostomy (LLCU) has been offered as the preferred method of temporary urinary diversion in cases of massively dilated and refluxing ureters. We sought to explore whether LLCU is effective in preserving urinary bladder function in the long term. MATERIALS AND METHODS The charts of all patients who had undergone(More)
PURPOSE To develop a diffusion-tensor-imaging (DTI) protocol that is sensitive to the complex diffusion and perfusion properties of the healthy and malignant pancreas tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight healthy volunteers and nine patients with pancreatic-ductal-adenocacinoma (PDAC), were scanned at 3T with T2-weighted and DTI sequences. Healthy(More)
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