Dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the treatment evaluation of patients with colorectal liver metastases treated with ablation: a feasibility study.

Conclusion In this exploratory feasibility study, we were not able to differentiate between the two groups (recurrence/no recurrence) using the dynamic parameters derived from the standardized circumferential VOI. In time, the method may have potential to evaluate the treatment site following ablation in an objective and standardized manner. Currently, the method needs further refinement before clinical implementation. PMID: 30335477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research

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Objectives: To evaluate radiological fracture reduction and clinical results using the pararectus approach in complex acetabular fractures involving the anterior column. Design: Retrospective database analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting: Level 1 trauma center. Patients/Participants: 61 patients (48 male and 13 female) with a median age of 55 (range 17–91) years were included. According to the chosen surgical approach, they were divided into 2 groups. The P-group included 43 patients, among them 32 male and 11 female patients with a median age of 55 (range 17–90) years. Eighteen patients...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Objective: To document angles, from 2 difference starting points, or danger zones that should be avoided to minimize risk of injury or irritation to the saphenous neurovascular bundle (SNVB) during suture button (SB) fixation for distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries. Design: Retrospective imaging study. Setting: Academic Level 1 trauma center. Patients: Forty-eight randomly selected patients with healthy ankles and computed tomography scans for nonankle diagnoses. Main Outcome Measures: Computed tomography scans and 3D reconstructed images were used to define the angle between the SNVB and 2 different fib...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The chest radiographs and CT scans of individuals infected by the novel coronavirus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection Saudi health minister replaced as MERS cases rise sharply Medical imaging plays role in diagnosis and follow-up of MERS
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We describe a case of aggressive progression of TA in an infant. This child was the youngest to be affected with the disease as reported in the literature. A 3.5-month-old boy presented with cyanosis of both legs, tachycardia and antithrombin III deficiency. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed thrombosis of distal aorta and both iliac arteries. Thrombectomy was performed at the level of both common femoral arteries. In addition, thigh amputation of the left leg had to be performed. TA was diagnosed postmortem with thrombosis of the distal aorta, its branches and upper mesenteric artery which was not occluded on ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
T-NHL are associated with an aggressive clinical course and poor outcomes. The role of PET-CT at the time of SCT (pre-SCT), BM biopsy, and peripheral blood (PB) flow cytometry have not been well investigated. We retrospectively analyzed 83 pts with T-NHL undergoing auto or allo SCT to determine the predictive value of pre-SCT PET-CT scan, BM and PB flow for relapse-free survival (RFS) and OS.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 364 Source Type: research
Additional tools for risk-stratification of chronic graft vs. host disease (cGVHD) may enhance the established NIH consensus-based severity score. Radiographic body composition metrics arising from standardly performed CT-scans have previously shown significant association with treatment complications in other cancer populations. We aimed to characterize skeletal muscle (SM) and adiposity in cGVHD patients to discern potential association with subsequent mortality.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 268 Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe 10  s FPCT protocol yields a significantly better image quality than MDCT in imaging finer structures of the temporal bone.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionThe surgical team is responsible for preventing this event by careful inspection of the surgical site using all the available methods and technology. Technology increases the safety but doesn’t accurately prevent the accidents. All causative human and technical factors must be addressed carefully.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: This and 12 other cases in the literature focus on intracranial cavernous angiomas that could have been readily misdiagnosed as tumors. It confirms why obtaining appropriate preoperative MR and CT studies, followed by surgical intervention, is essential to confirm the correct underlying pathology and appropriately and optimally treat the patient. PMID: 31966926 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
ConclusionIn attempted suicide by crossbow involving the head and neck, airway management depends on the possibility of exposure of the glottis, the bolt exit wound and safe access to the anterior neck.
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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