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Polish Journal of Radiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392855/routine-use-of-contrast-swallow-after-total-gastrectomy-and-esophagectomy-is-it-justified
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Nader El-Sourani, Helge Bruns, Achim Troja, Hans-Rudolf Raab, Dalibor Antolovic
BACKGROUND: After gastrectomy or esophagectomy, esophagogastrostomy and esophagojejunostomy are commonly used for reconstruction. Water-soluble contrast swallow is often used as a routine screening to exclude anastomotic leakage during the first postoperative week. In this retrospective study, the sensitivity and specificity of oral water-soluble contrast swallow for the detection of anastomotic leakage and its clinical symptoms were analysed. MATERIAL/METHODS: Records of 104 consecutive total gastrectomies and distal esophagectomies were analysed...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392854/prognostic-value-of-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-determination-of-presence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Maryam Moradi, Shadi Nouri, Ali Nourozi, Danial Golbidi
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the usefulness of coronary artery calcium score (CACS) for predicting coronary artery stenosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of CACS for determining the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with sign and symptoms of the disease. MATERIAL/METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 748 consecutive patients with suspected CAD, referred for coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), were enrolled...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392853/pulsatility-index-of-popliteal-artery-in-patients-with-isolated-calf-vein-thrombosis-a-novel-technique-for-detecting-thrombosis
#3
Abdussamet Batur, Vural Polat, Mesut Ozgokce, Muhammed Alpaslan, Alpaslan Yavuz, Harun Arslan, Aydin Bora, Mehmet Emin Sakarya
BACKGROUND: To investigate the usefulness of popliteal artery spectral doppler findings as a complimentary approach to isolated calf vein thrombosis (DVT). MATERIAL/METHODS: We included consecutive patients presenting with symptomatic and sonographically proven acute isolated calf DVT. Patients with thrombosis of any other vein were excluded. We classified calf vein into into four main types. We investigated how many of these four vessels had DVT and compared them with respect to the pulsatility index (PI) value of the popliteal artery...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392852/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-c-arm-cone-beam-ct-guided-percutaneous-transthoracic-needle-biopsy-of-lung-nodules
#4
Gao-Wu Yan, Anup Bhetuwal, Gao-Wen Yan, Qin-Quan Sun, Xiang-Ke Niu, Yu Zhou, Li-Fa Li, Bin-Zhong Li, Hao Zeng, Chuan Zhang, Bing Li, Xiao-Xue Xu, Han-Feng Yang, Yong Du
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all available publications was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) using a C-Arm Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) system in patients with lung nodules. MATERIAL/METHODS: Thedatabases of PUBMED, OVID, EBSCO, EMBASE, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were systematically searched for relevant original articles on the diagnostic accuracy of CBCT-guided PTNB for the diagnosis of nodules in the lungs...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382187/ultrasonographic-diagnosis-of-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
#5
Manikandan Palaniappan, Venkatraman Indiran, Prabakaran Maduraimuthu
BACKGROUND: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), a fracture through the physis with resultant slip of the epiphysis, is the most common hip abnormality in adolescents and is a major cause of early osteoarthritis. Plain radiograph is the initial modality used to evaluate patients with painful hip joints. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which do not involve radiation exposure, have also been used. This case report supports the view that ultrasound can be used as an initial, cost-effective and radiation-free modality for the evaluation of suspected SCFE...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382186/sonographic-evaluation-of-structural-changes-in-post-stroke-hemiplegic-shoulders
#6
Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Oluwagbemiga Oluwole Ayoola, Victor Adebayo Adetiloye, Morenikeji Adeyoyin Komolafe
BACKGROUND: Stroke and hemiplegia are frequent complications of stroke. This study was performed to sonographically evaluate post-stroke hemiplegic shoulders and explore possible relationship(s) between the sonographic findings and clinical indices. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-five stroke patients and 45 age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. Standard sonographic examination of both shoulders was performed to assess for joint subluxation, rotator cuff tears, tendinosis, subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis or effusion and adhesive capsulitis...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382185/isolated-fracture-of-lateral-pterygoid-plate-by-penetrating-foreign-body-a-rarity-indeed
#7
Mukesh Surya, Pawan Soni, Ramesh Bharti, Ira Jamwal
BACKGROUND: Fractures of mid-face were first described by Le Fort and are classified into three categories - Le Fort I, Le Fort II and Le Fort III. The pterygoid processes of the sphenoid bone are fractured in all the three categories of Le Fort fractures as the sphenoid bone connects the cranium vault to the facial bones. Fractures of the pterygoid processes without associated Le Fort fractures are rare and are usually associated with fractures of the mandible, temporal bone or other facial bones...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348653/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-depiction-of-robert-s-uterus-a-rare-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-anomaly-presenting-with-cyclical-pain-in-young-menstruating-woman
#8
Puneet Mittal, Ranjana Gupta, Amit Mittal, Arpit Taneja, Preetparkash Singh Sekhon, Sharad Gupta
BACKGROUND: Robert's uterus is a very rare müllerian duct anomaly which is characterised by septate uterus with obstruction of a one-sided cavity and formation of hematometra. Therefore, patients present with cyclical abdominal pain during menstruation along with normal menstrual flow. CASE REPORT: We present magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a case of Robert's uterus in a young woman. CONCLUSIONS: Robert's uterus is a very rare anomaly which can be very well characterized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348652/nasal-septal-deviation-and-concha-bullosa-do-they-have-an-impact-on-maxillary-sinus-volumes-and-prevalence-of-maxillary-sinusitis
#9
Iwona Kucybała, Konrad Adam Janik, Szymon Ciuk, Dawid Storman, Andrzej Urbanik
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess if the presence of nasal septal deviation and concha bullosa is connected with the development of sinuses and the incidence of inflammation within them. MATERIAL/METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 214 patients who underwent paranasal sinus computed tomography. There were 125 females and 89 males, the mean age being 47.67±16.74 years (range 18-97). Exclusion criteria included: age under 18 years, prior sinonasal surgery and S-shaped septum...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344687/disseminated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-nen-with-an-uncommon-localisation-in-the-central-nervous-system-a-case-report
#10
Joanna Białkowska, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Dorota Mroczkowska, Mariusz Sowa, Łukasz Grabarczyk, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) are rare neoplasms that originate from neuroendocrine cells and are characterized by the potential of hormonal activity. Approximately 70% of these tumours are located in the gastrointestinal system (GI), followed by the bronchi, endocrine glands-like C cells of the thyroid (medullary carcinoma), the parasympathetic and sympathetic system (paragangliomas, pheochromocytoma) and other very rare locations. The prevalence of cerebral metastases in neuroendocrine tumours is estimated by various authors to be approximately 1...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344686/comparison-of-image-quality-diagnostic-accuracy-and-radiation-dose-between-flash-model-and-retrospective-ecg-triggered-protocols-in-dual-source-computed-tomography-dsct-in-congenital-heart-diseases
#11
Rong Wang, Xiang-Jiu Xu, Gang Huang, Xing Zhou, Wen-Wen Zhang, Ya-Qiong Ma, Xiao-Na Zuo
BACKGROUND: Dual source computed tomography (DSCT) plays an important role in the diagnosis of congenital heart diseases (CHD). However, the issue of radiation-related side effects constitutes a wide public concern. The aim of the study was to explore the differences in diagnostic accuracy, radiation dose and image quality between a prospectively ECG - triggered high - pitch spiral acquisition (flash model) and a retrospective ECG-gated protocol of DSCT used for the detection of CHD. MATERIAL/METHODS: The study included 58 patients with CHD who underwent a DSCT examination, including two groups of 29 patients in each protocol...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344685/focal-biliary-system-obstruction-and-atypical-liver-mass-intrabiliary-ruptured-cyst-hydatid-case-report
#12
Esra Ummuhan Mermi, Nurdan Fidan, Muammer Murat
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease can involve any part of the body, but the liver is the most frequently affected organ. Intrabiliary rupture is one of the most serious complications of a hepatic hydatid cyst. Radiological findings, especially magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRI/MRCP), are helpful in the diagnosis of hydatid disease. CASE REPORT: We present a 48-year-old female patient with complaints of abdominal pain and jaundice...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344684/splenic-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-complication-of-disseminated-tuberculosis-imaging-diagnosis-and-case-report
#13
Satarupa Roy, Shuchi Bhatt, Rajesh Rawal, Anupama Tandon, Neha Meena
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a known but rare complication associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism is 1.5-3.4% of infected patients, and it occurs due to a hypercoagulable state induced by the associated inflammation. CASE REPORT: A young woman with pulmonary tuberculosis was found to have disseminated tuberculosis and a clinically unsuspected partial thrombus in the splenic vein on imaging...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289482/efficacy-of-computed-tomography-ct-attenuation-values-and-ct-findings-in-the-differentiation-of-pleural-effusion
#14
Kadihan Yalçin-Şafak, Neslihan Umarusman-Tanju, Muhammet Ayyıldız, Nihal Yücel, Tamer Baysal
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of computed tomography (CT) findings for characterizing pleural effusions with the use of attenuation values. MATERIAL/METHODS: One hundred and twenty eight patients with pleural effusions on thoracic CT who underwent thoracentesisis within two weeks were studied. Pleural effusions were classified as exudates or transudates according to the Light's criteria. A region of interest was placed for the measurement of Hounsfield Unit (HU) values in the area of the greatest amount of effusion on each slice of the three slices used...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289481/role-of-mri-in-evaluation-of-malignant-lesions-of-tongue-and-oral-cavity
#15
Amandeep Singh, Chuni Lal Thukral, Kamlesh Gupta, Arvinder Singh Sood, Hanish Singla, Kunwarpal Singh
BACKGROUND: Aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of MRI in staging of malignant lesions of the oral cavity and to correlate MRI findings with clinical/surgical and anatomical-pathological findings, wherever possible. MATERIAL/METHODS: The study included 50 patients who presented with malignant lesions of the oral cavity and were referred to radiology departments for MRI. All patients included were subjected to a detailed physical examination following which MRI was carried out on Philips Gyroscan Achieva 1...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289480/ultrasound-elastography-for-determination-of-the-age-of-venous-thrombi-evaluation-of-thrombus-evolution-in-patients-after-sclerotherapy
#16
Łukasz Paluch, Ewa Nawrocka-Laskus, Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Tadeusz Popiela, Jerzy Walecki
BACKGROUND: Venous thrombosis is a multicausal disease involving intravenous clot formation. It may occur spontaneously or after provoking events, such as traumatic injuries to the pelvis, upper and lower extermities, immobilization, intravascular procedures, including venous catheterization or injection. Color Doppler ultrasonography is a rapid and non-invasive technique for evaluation of venous disease. It is a very sensitive method for detection of thrombi, but has some limitations, e...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243340/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentatial-diagnosis-of-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-and-tuberculous-spondylodiscitis
#17
Małgorzata Frel, Jerzy Białecki, Janusz Wieczorek, Łukasz Paluch, Agnieszka Dąbrowska-Thing, Jerzy Walecki
BACKGROUND: Infectious spondylodiscitis is characterized by the involvement of two adjacent vertebrae and the intervening disc. Incidence rate of the disease is estimated at 0.4-2 cases per 100000 per year. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common infectious agent causing pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Non-pyogenic infections of the spine are most frequently caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and fungi. Clinical symptoms are nonspecific. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent unfavorable irreversible sequela for the patient...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243339/various-imaging-manifestations-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
#18
Rajesh Raman, Radhika Devaramane, Geetha Mukunda Jagadish, Sanjana Chowdaiah
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), also called the acute hypertensive encephalopathy and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS), is a neurotoxic syndrome of cerebral vasoregulation classically characterized by bilaterally symmetrical parieto-occipital edema. However, the imaging findings are variable and may occur in other locations such as the frontal lobes, thalami, basal ganglia and brainstem. Most commonly, PRES presents with hyperintense signals on T2 and FLAIR sequences...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243338/the-bony-bankart-lesion-how-to-measure-the-glenoid-bone-loss
#19
REVIEW
Jarosław Skupiński, Małgorzata Zofia Piechota, Wojciech Wawrzynek, Jarosław Maczuch, Anna Babińska
An osseous Bankart lesion is commonly seen in patients with an anterior shoulder dislocation. It is defined as a detachment of the anteroinferior labrum associated with a glenoid rim fracture. Radiological studies are crucial not only for detecting glenoid bone defects but also for measuring the amount of bone loss. The precise quantification of the bony defect is crucial for the therapeutic desicion-making and clinical outcomes. Although we know that major glenoid bone loss requires surgical intervention, none of the studies performed so far answered the question what size of the defect should be an indication for open surgery procedures...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217239/diagnostic-accuracy-of-gd-eob-dtpa-for-detection-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-a-comparative-study-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-ct
#20
Massimo Imbriaco, Serena De Luca, Milena Coppola, Mario Fusari, Michele Klain, Marta Puglia, Pierpaolo Mainenti, Raffaele Liuzzi, Simone Maurea
BACKGROUND: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of hepato-biliary (HB) phase with gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) with dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCEMRI) and contrast-enhanced CT (DCECT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) detection. MATERIAL/METHODS: 73 patients underwent DCECT and Gd-EOB-DTPA-3T-MR. Lesions were classified using a five-point confidence scale. Reference standard was a combination of pathological evidence and tumor growth at follow-up CT/MR at 12 months...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
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