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Objective Strain ratio (SR) is a semiquantitative parameter in differentiating benign from malignant tumors in breast ultrasound elastography. Currently, SR is computed manually and, thus, user dependent. The objective of this study was to evaluate…

Within the field of elastography, a relatively new approach analyzes the limiting case of shear waves established as a reverberant field. In this framework, it is assumed that a distribution of shear waves exists, oriented across all directions in 3D…

OBJECTIVE. Conversion of bone marrow in the extremities from red to yellow is a normal maturation process. Marrow reconversion is present when expected yellow marrow is replaced with active red marrow, and it tends to occur at times of physiologic…

Calciphylaxis is a deadly disease that is currently diagnosed through a skin biopsy of resultant necrotic lesions despite many cases lacking this characteristic finding. Recently, research has demonstrated the ability of various radiologic …

BackgroundFor most computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) problems involving prostate cancer detection via medical imaging data, the choice of classifier has been largely ad hoc, or been motivated by classifier comparison studies that have involved large…

Objective. Both sonography and scintigraphy have been used to evaluate gallbladder function with the use of sincalide (cholecystokinin [CCK]). However, the reported ejection fractions (EFs) for the two modalities are not the same. The techniques…

With the recent FDA approval for characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) in both pediatric and adult patients using Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles), increased use of ultrasound contrast for routine clinical use is expected. This…

Prenatal diagnosis of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is rare. We describe a case in which the diagnosis was made at 24 weeks' gestation. The fetus had a double-outlet right ventricle, mitral atresia, a subaortic ventricular…

The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound convened a panel of specialists from radiology, hepatology, pathology, and basic science and physics to arrive at a consensus regarding the use of elastography in the assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic…

Objectives-The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of real-time compression elasticity imaging in characterizing breast lesions as benign or malignant. Methods-A cohort of 578 women scheduled for sonographically…

Positron emission tomography (PET), with the use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), has been shown to be useful in the evaluation of many tumors as a result of its high sensitivity and specificity. There are instances, however, in which false-positive…

Objective. The purpose of this series is to describe the prenatal echocardiographic findings of vascular rings. Methods. The 3-vessel and trachea view consists of the axial view of the upper mediastinum. The normal left aortic arch appears as a…

Purpose To assess the performance of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems and to determine the dominant ultrasonographic (US) features when classifying benign versus malignant focal liver lesions (FLLs) by using contrast material-enhanced US cine…

PURPOSE: High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy boost in prostate cancer allows dose escalation and delivery of higher biologically effective dose (BED). We evaluated the outcomes of intensitymodulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and HDR boost in a…

OBJECTIVE. We sought to compare image quality, contrast enhancement, and radiation dose in patients undergoing ECG-triggered high-pitch helical CT or non-ECG-synchronized helical CT of the thoracoabdominal aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We…

Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate electronic beam steering to improve needle visualization. Methods: Various needles ranging from 27 to 12 gauge were evaluated with a modified CX50 (Philips Ultrasound, Bothell, Wash) using a 12-MHz…

To determine the feasibility of a prototype device combining 3D-automated breast ultrasound (ABVS) and digital breast tomosynthesis in a single device to detect and characterize breast lesions. In this prospective feasibility study, the FUSION-X-US…

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