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To investigate the feasibility of 70 kV cerebral CT perfusion by comparing image quality and radiation exposure to 80 kV. Thirty patients with suspected cerebral ischemia who underwent dual-source CT perfusion were divided into group A (80 kV, 150 mAs) and group B (70 kV, 150 mAs). Quantitative comparisons were used for maximum enhancement, signal-to-noise(More)
BACKGROUND Nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare anatomic anomaly, which often co-occurs with aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA). With this large case series, we present our experience of predicting the presence of NRLN by the means of chest X-ray film, thoracic computed tomography (CT), and ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of cardiac rhythm on 64-slice multi-detector row CT coronary angiography and clinic value of imaged post-processing technology. METHODS 687 patients with suspected coronary heart disease who underwent 64-slice multi-detector row CT coronary angiography were retrospectively analyzed with their CT images. Four group(More)
To investigate features of crush extremity fractures associated with massive earthquake on digital radiography (DR) and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Six hundred and twenty-three consecutive patients with clinically confirmed crush extremity fractures arising from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake were enrolled into our study. Six hundred and eleven(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether and how spleen size measured on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to stage liver fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen minipigs were used to prospectively model liver fibrosis staged by biopsy. Abdominal gadolinium-enhanced MRI was performed on the 0, 5th, 9th, 16th, and 21st weekend after beginning of the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether the degree of esophageal circumferential tumor involvement and tumor size of resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) assessed on computed tomography could predict T category. METHODS One hundred eighty-five consecutive patients with ESCC underwent radical esophagectomy less than 3(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations of ectopic blood supply of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with its morphological features and therapeutic history. METHODS Three hundred and six patients with 373 HCC lesions were enrolled in this study, and underwent biphasic contrast-enhanced scans on a 64-section MDCT. The anatomy of ectopic blood supply,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether right liver lobe volume (RV) and spleen size measured utilizing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could identify the presence and severity of cirrhosis in patients with hepatitis B. METHODS Two hundred and five consecutive patients with clinically confirmed diagnosis of cirrhosis due to hepatitis B and 40 healthy control(More)
AIM To determine whether and how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based total liver volume (TLV) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) could predict liver fibrosis. METHODS Sixteen experimental mature mini-pigs (6 males, 10 females), weighing between 20.0 and 24.0 kg were prospectively used to model liver fibrosis induced by intraperitoneal injection of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate liver lobe volumes and the ratios of liver lobe volumes to spleen volume measured with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for quantitatively monitoring and staging liver fibrosis. METHODS Animal study was approved by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Sixteen minipigs were prospectively used to model liver fibrosis, and(More)