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In comparison with the left and right hepatic arteries, there is a relative lack of information on the middle hepatic artery (MHA). In this study, data obtained by multidetector computed tomography from 145 patients were studied to evaluate anatomical variations of the MHA, a hilar artery that primarily supplies hepatic segment 4. An MHA was present in 103(More)
PURPOSE To depict the normal anatomy of cranial nerves in detail and define the exact relationships between cranial nerves and adjacent structures with three-dimensional reversed fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP) (3D-PSIF) with diffusion-weighted MR sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS 3D-PSIF with diffusion-weighted MR sequence was performed(More)
This study aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms of acupuncture in the remission of depression. A depressive disorder model was induced by exposing Sprague-Dawley rats to chronic unpredictable stress. The rats were divided into five groups: healthy (blank group) and stressed rats (model group), and stressed rats treated with acupuncture (acupuncture(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective observational study of patients with sciatica. OBJECTIVE We investigated the effectiveness of 3-dimensional high-spatial resolution diffusion-weighted MR neurography based on steady state free precession (3-dimensional diffusion-weighted steady-state free precession [DW-SSFP]) in the diagnosis of sciatica. SUMMARY OF(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the image quality of segmented echo planar MRI with inversion recovery magnetization preparation (seg-IR-EPI) to depict the anatomy and pathologic changes involving the brachial plexus. MATERIALS AND METHODS The coronal seg-IR-EPI sequence was performed on 30 healthy volunteers and 20 patients. Postprocessing techniques were used to(More)
Wandering spleen is rare and is associated with a high incidence of splenic torsion and infarction. Presenting symptoms range from an asymptomatic, incidentally palpated abdominal mass to an acutely ill patient. Because wandering spleen is uncommon in the pediatric population, a heightened awareness of the condition is required for accurate diagnosis and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to (1) assess the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion with a method of soothing the liver and regulating the mind on the quality of life among patients with depression and (2) study the sex differences of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of depression on the basis of patient-reported outcomes. METHODS In a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation of primary colorectal cancer (CRC) lesions' maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and tumor to normal tissue SUVmax ratio (T/N ratio) detected by ¹⁸F-deoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography (¹⁸F-FDG PET-CT) imaging with the postoperative prognosis. METHODS Clinicopathological data of 92 CRC patients who(More)
With digitisation and the development of computer-aided diagnosis, histopathological image analysis has attracted considerable interest in recent years. In this article, we address the problem of the automated annotation of skin biopsy images, a special type of histopathological image analysis. In contrast to previous well-studied methods in histopathology,(More)