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Abdominal Radiology

S Rajesh, Amar Mukund, Binit Sureka, Kalpana Bansal, Maxime Ronot, Ankur Arora
Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) comprises a group of diseases that are characterized by increased portal pressure in the absence of cirrhosis of the liver. It may arise as a result of either primary hepatic disease or the effects of systemic disorders on liver. The natural course of NCPH is largely indolent and benign with an overall better outcome than cirrhosis, as long as the complications of portal hypertension are properly managed and regular surveillance is carried out. However, due to the numerous and variable etiological factors and lack of standardized diagnostic criteria, this entity is under-recognized clinically as well as pathologically and often gets mislabeled as cryptogenic cirrhosis...
March 21, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Alanna Van Hooser, Todd R Williams, Daniel T Myers
Mucinous appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon, but important to recognize with imaging due to malignant potential. Peritoneal seeding and pseudomyxoma peritonei can occur with both frankly malignant as well as low-grade appendiceal neoplasms. Prospective imaging identification of potential appendiceal neoplasm is paramount to clinical/surgical management. When a mucinous appendiceal neoplasm is suspected, a right hemicolectomy with lymph node dissection is the preferred surgical management. Unfortunately, accurate preoperative diagnosis can be challenging due to a wide range of clinical presentations and overlapping imaging appearances of appendiceal neoplasms with benign entities...
March 21, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Laura R Carucci, Marc S Levine
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March 21, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Hai-Ming Li, Feng Feng, Jin-Wei Qiang, Guo-Fu Zhang, Shu-Hui Zhao, Feng-Hua Ma, Yong-Ai Li, Wei-Yong Gu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of quantitative DCE-MRI for characterizing ovarian tumors. METHODS: We prospectively assessed the differences of quantitative DCE-MRI parameters (Ktrans , kep , and ve ) among 15 benign, 28 borderline, and 66 malignant ovarian tumors; and between type I (n = 28) and type II (n = 29) of epithelial ovarian carcinomas (EOCs). DCE-MRI data were analyzed using whole solid tumor volume region of interest (ROI) method, and quantitative parameters were calculated based on a modified Tofts model...
March 20, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Alexandra Ljimani, Hans-Jörg Wittsack, Rotem S Lanzman
Renal transplantation is the therapy of choice for patients with end-stage renal diseases. Improvement of immunosuppressive therapy has significantly increased the half-life of renal allografts over the past decade. Nevertheless, complications can still arise. An early detection of allograft dysfunction is mandatory for a good outcome. New advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have enabled the noninvasive assessment of different functional renal parameters in addition to anatomic imaging. Most of these techniques were widely tested on renal allografts in past decades and a lot of clinical data are available...
March 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Matthew A Morgan, Nicholas Papanicolaou
PURPOSE: This article reviews current prostatectomy techniques and then techniques for fluoroscopic voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) evaluation of the prostate and bladder after prostatectomy. Both normal post-prostatectomy appearances and complications will be reviewed. CONCLUSION: VCUG is a useful evaluation for both common and uncommon post-prostatectomy complications and appropriate interpretation of the VCUG complications is important to aid the urologist's clinical decision making...
March 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Jordan M Burner, Raymond B Dyer
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March 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Jeongin Yoo, Jong Beum Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Eun Sun Lee, Sung Bin Park, Yang Soo Kim, Byung Ihn Choi
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to propose a computed tomography (CT) classification of spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) correlated with clinical presentation METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed CT images of 40 patients with SISMAD at our institution from 2006 to 2015 and proposed a new classification: type I, patent false lumen with both entry and re-entry; type II, patent false lumen without re-entry; type III, completely or partially thrombosed false lumen; and type IV, thrombosed false lumen with ulcer-like projection...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Linda C Chu, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
Pancreatic cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death and CT is the most commonly used modality for the initial evaluation of suspected pancreatic cancer. Post-processing of CT data into 2D multiplanar and 3D reconstructions has been shown to improve tumor visualization and assessment of tumor resectability compared to axial slices, and is considered the standard of care. Cinematic rendering is a new 3D-rendering technique that produces photorealistic images, and it has the potential to more accurately depict anatomic detail compared to traditional 3D reconstruction techniques...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Ji Hoon Lee, Kyoung Doo Song, Dong Ik Cha, Seung Hyup Hyun
PURPOSE: To identify differential clinical and imaging findings between intra-abdominal desmoid tumors and peritoneal seeding that developed after surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: 8 patients (9 desmoid tumors) and 11 patients (13 peritoneal seeding masses) were enrolled in our retrospective study. Patients with three or more tumors were excluded. Clinical findings including location of initial tumors, type of surgery, T- and N-stages of initial tumors, time interval between initial surgery and development of intra-abdominal tumors, and level of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were evaluated...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
C M Chingkoe, A Brook, A J Moser, K J Mortele
PURPOSE: At our tertiary medical center, multidisciplinary subspecialists meet twice a week during a CME-accredited conference to discuss oncologic and non-oncologic patients with pancreatic diseases at which time a subspecialized abdominal staff radiologist reinterprets the patient's relevant imaging studies. This study assesses the changes in patient management due to imaging reinterpretation during multidisciplinary pancreas conference (MPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, imaging studies of all patients discussed at MPC between July 1 and December 31, 2015 were assessed for technical adequacy, and original reports analyzed for congruency with reinterpretation...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Nancy Kim, Roxanna Juarez, Angela D Levy
In patients with end-stage renal disease, the treatment of choice for most patients is renal transplantation. Complications that occur after kidney transplant can be broadly divided into vascular and non-vascular categories. Non-vascular complications can further be divided into surgical and medical categories. When evaluating renal transplant imaging, it is helpful to consider the occurrence of complications in a timeline from time of surgery. Ultrasound is often the first modality used for evaluation of renal transplants particularly in the early postoperative period...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Birger Mensel, Jens-Peter Kühn, Felix Kracht, Henry Völzke, Wolfgang Lieb, Thomas Dabers, Roberto Lorbeer
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence and size of renal cysts and to analyze associated risk factors in a general population using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Data of 2063 participants (1052 women) of the Study of Health in Pomerania who underwent whole-body MRI were included. Renal cyst prevalence was calculated separately for men and women and for 10-year age groups. The association between risk factors and occurrence of renal cysts was estimated. RESULTS: The prevalence of renal cysts was 27% and higher in men (34%) than in women (21%; p < 0...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Subramaniyan Ramanathan, Vikram Dogra
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current role of percutaneous testicular biopsy in the diagnosis of focal testicular lesions. CONCLUSION: Percutaneous testicular biopsy can be either fine needle aspiration biopsy or trucut core needle biopsy. It is a well-tolerated and effective procedure useful in small testicular lesions, multifocal lesions, hematological malignancies, and focal lesions in single testis.
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Eric J Jordan, Charles Fiske, Ronald Zagoria, Antonio C Westphalen
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of ADC values in combination with PI-RADS v2 for the diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer (CS-PCa) compared to PI-RADS v2 alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 155 men whom underwent 3-Tesla prostate MRI and subsequent MR/US fusion biopsies at a single non-academic center from 11/2014 to 3/2016. All scans were performed with a surface coil and included T2, diffusion-weighted, and dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Yi Deng, Biran Yang, Yan Peng, Zhiqiang Liu, Jinwen Luo, Guoxin Du
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to examine differences in kidney intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM-DWI) parameters in early-stage diabetic patients versus healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen type 2 diabetic patients (group A) with a urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) < 30 mg/g and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 80-120 mL/(min 1.73 m2 ) and twelve healthy volunteers (group B) were recruited...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Monica R Drylewicz, Kathryn Robinson, Cary Lynn Siegel
Global endometrial ablation is a commonly performed, minimally invasive technique aimed at improving/resolving abnormal uterine bleeding and menorrhagia in women. As non-resectoscopic techniques have come into existence, endometrial ablation performance continues to increase due to accessibility and decreased requirements for operating room time and advanced technical training. The increased utilization of this method translates into increased imaging of patients who have undergone the procedure. An understanding of the expected imaging appearances of endometrial ablation using different modalities is important for the abdominal radiologist...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Valeria Molinelli, Maria Gloria Angeretti, Ejona Duka, Nicola Tarallo, Elena Bracchi, Raffaele Novario, Carlo Fugazzola
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the addition of gadolinium-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) improves T2 sequence performance for the diagnosis of local recurrence (LR) from rectal cancer and to assess which approach is better at formulating this diagnosis among readers with different experience. METHODS: Forty-three patients with suspected LR underwent pelvic MRI with T2 weighted (T2) sequences, gadolinium fat-suppressed T1 weighted sequences (post-contrast T1), and DWI sequences...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Bimal Parameswaran, Balaji Ganeshan, Dushyant Sahani, Avinash Kambadakone
PURPOSE: To study the impact of keV levels of virtual monoenergetic images generated from rapid kVp-switching dual-energy CT (rsDECT) on CT texture analysis (CTTA). METHODS: This study included 30 consecutive patients (59.3 ± 12 years; range 34-77 years; 17M:13F) who underwent portal venous phase abdominal CT on a rsDECT scanner. Axial 5-mm monoenergetic images at 5 energy levels (40/50/60/70/80 keV) were created and CTTA of liver was performed. CTTA comprised a filtration-histogram technique with different spatial scale filter (SSF) values (0-6)...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
You-Zhen Feng, Xiao-Qiao Chen, Juan Yu, Xiao-Ling Liu, Zhong-Yuan Cheng, Wei-Wei Ren, Lie Feng, Xiang-Ran Cai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM DWI) parameters in identifying early renal function changes in diabetics. METHODS: A total of 40 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 20 healthy control subjects underwent multiple b value DWI. The diabetic patients were stratified into two groups based on albuminuria category: NAU (normal to mildly increased albuminuria; ACR < 30 mg/g) and MAU (moderately increased albuminuria; 30 ≤ ACR < 300 mg/g)...
March 10, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
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