Added value of strain elastosonography in prediction of malignancy in solitary thyroid nodule
Conclusion Combined gray scale, color Doppler US and elastography were more sensitive and accurate than US features alone in prediction of malignancy of solitary thyroid nodules with sensitivity 94.12%, specificity 76.74% and accuracy 81.67%. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the role of MSCT airway mapping in guiding trans-bronchial lung biopsy in cases of inaccessible lung lesions
Conclusion Multiplanar reconstruction images together with virtual bronchographic images were accurate in the detection of lesion’s site, depiction of degree of narrowing, and distal visualization of airways. This CT map should be used to guide bronchoscopy or to direct trans-bronchial needle biopsy to guarantee positive histopathological results. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

MR imaging evaluation of obstructing vaginal malformations with hematocolpos or hematometra in adolescent girls: A cross sectional study
Conclusion Early radiological diagnosis of the cause of vaginal or uterine outflow obstruction is important to guide adequate surgical management which if undertaken promptly helps to avoid complications due to reflux from vaginal or uterine outflow obstruction. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Preoperative transarterial particulate embolization of juvenile angiofibroma with intracranial extension: Technical and clinical outcomes
Conclusion Preoperative transarterial particulate embolization of JA with intracranial extension helped to perform surgery with mild amount of blood loss compared to the literature. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Benefits & amp; pitfalls of administration of rectal gel enema in MRI assessment of rectal cancer
Conclusions MR with rectal gel filling is useful in assessment of cases with rectal cancer and by combining empty rectum & distended rectum in the same study we can get the benefits & avoid the pitfalls by correlating the images in both techniques. Clinical Relevance/Application This study helped in assessment of patients with rectal cancer either referred for initial MR staging or for assessment after neoadjuvent chemoradiotherapy. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Narrowed coraco-humeral distance on MRI: Association with subscapularis tendon tear
Conclusion There is a well-known relationship between the coraco-humeral distance and the subscapularis tendon tear and its meticulous assessment in subjects with pain in the anterior shoulder region increases the diagnosis of subcoracoid impingement. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

DTI metrics reflecting microstructural changes of normal appearing deep grey matter in multiple sclerosis
Conclusion ADC has better diagnostic performance and is more accurate than FA as a measure to detect microstructural changes of NDGM. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Dual energy contrast enhanced soft tissue digital mammography versus ultrasound elastography in the evaluation of breast masses
Conclusion DECE soft tissue digital mammography demonstrated significant increase in the sensitivity without a loss in specificity. DECE soft tissue digital mammography is fast-reproducible imaging tool without operator dependency. DECE soft tissue digital mammography and UE are valuable tools to evaluate equivocal lesions. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of high resolution ultrasonography in diagnosing septic hip arthritis in premature neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit
Conclusion HRUS is beneficial in early diagnosis of septic hip arthritis in premature neonates admitted to the NICU. It is an easy, available and rapid procedure. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma response to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization using drug eluting beads; correlation with dynamic MRI
Conclusion DWI is useful highly sensitive technique in evaluation of HCC response to DEB TACE, yet it has low specificity related to high number of false positive results preventing using it solely. Also, DWIs is a reliable method in differentiation between active tumor residue/recurrence and benign perilesional enhancement. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of multi-detector computerized tomography in diagnosis of traumatic urinary bladder injuries
Conclusion CECT well demonstrated traumatic urinary bladder injuries. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A diagnostic imaging modality in renal cancer patients
Conclusion Incorporated 18-F FDG PET/CT is a very versatile and accurate imaging technique for renal cancers. It significantly improves the accuracy and predictive values over CT alone for detection of primary, recurrent and metastatic disease in renal cancer thus change the treatment decision. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

ADC value as a predictor for myelin loss/Preservation in MS plaques with different enhancement pattern in correlation with disease activity
Conclusion ADC value predicts histological changes in MS lesions. Pattern of enhancement doesn't correlate with neurologic deficits but ADC value is more valuable in assessing the disease activity. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

MRI in cystic pancreatic lesions, is it of value?
Conclusions MRI with its superior soft tissue resolution is of value in characterization of different cystic pancreatic lesions helping to reach the correct diagnosis. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Brachial plexus traumatic root injury in adults: Role of different non contrast MRI sequences in pre-operative assessment
Conclusion In traumatic brachial plexus root injury, it is vital to differentiate between pre- and postganglionic injuries. Combined conventional MRI/FIESTA/MRM depicted root injury has the highest sensitivity in detection of psuesdomeningiocele and non-visualized nerve root. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Bone mineral density evaluation o epileptic children on anti-epileptic medications
Conclusion Epileptic patients receiving polytherapy showed more decrease in BMD than that of epileptic patients receiving monotherapy with (P < .001). (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Relative fractional anisotropy value using DTI: Can it help as a prognostic tool in anticipating the recovery of stroke patients?
Conclusion DTI is a prognostic tool in anticipating the recovery of the stroke patients. Moreover, the relative FA score works as more additive value in evaluation of the patient improvement. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging and FDG-PET/CT for lymphoma staging: Assessment of patient experience
Conclusions Whole-body MRI and FDG-PET/CT demonstrate high degree of patients’ acceptance and tolerance. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Additional value of qualitative strain ultrasound elastography and strain ratio in predicting thyroid malignancy
Conclusion The clinical application of elastography score and SR should be carried out hand in hand with conventional sonographic assessment of thyroid nodules to achieve the best diagnostic performance. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

The role of dynamic contrast enhanced MR imaging in the assessment of inconclusive ovarian masses
Conclusion DCE-MRI sequence is a helpful adjunct to conventional MRI for discrimination of inconclusive ovarian masses into benign, borderline and invasive malignant tumors. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

CT perfusion in hepatocellular carcinoma: Is it reliable?
Conclusion CTP is a safe and specific imaging tool for diagnosis and assessment of therapeutic interventional procedures in HCC. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

CT findings of the commonly overlooked groove pancreatitis
Conclusion Although the CT features of GP mimic other peripancreatic tumors, yet the constantly associated findings in the proven cases of GP in our study were: duodenal wall thickening, cysts formation, and luminal narrowing. So the presence of these features in alcoholic middle aged male patient with groove or pancreatic lesion, have to trigger radiologist's dubiety of GP entity and so to be addressed in his opinion. Nevertheless, GP diagnosis is still challenging & should be considered based on clinical & radiological data in conjunction with the laboratory and pathological results. (Source: The Egyptian...
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

IgG4-related sclerosing disease with mesenteric and retroperitoneal involvement
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017 Source:The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Author(s): Duygu Imre Yetkin, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Omer Karadag, Abdulsamet Erden, Erhan Akpinar, Kemal Kosemehmetoglu IgG4-related sclerosing disease is characterized by infiltration of various tissues and organs, including lung, kidney, pancreas, salivary glands, biliary tree, breast and vessels with IgG4-rich plasma cells. Fibroinflammatory infiltration of these tissues usually progress into fibrosis, eventually resulting in organ failure. In this case report, ultrasonography, computed tomography and positron e...
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Single-session combined radiofrequency ablation and transarterial chemoembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
Conclusion Single-session combined TACE and RFA is a safe and effective treatment option for the control of large HCC lesions, with no major procedure-related complications. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - December 9, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Tendo-ligamentous pathologies of the wrist joint: Can ultrasonography replace magnetic resonance imaging?
Conclusion USG provides detailed depiction of superficial structures, is less expensive, and allows dynamic examinations of the wrist. It should be the first choice of investigation for majority of the cystic, tendinous, vascular, and fibrotic pathologies of the wrist. However, less promising results were observed for ligamentous pathologies on USG in our study. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - September 2, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced MRI and Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) in the evaluation of renal cell carcinoma and differentiation of its subtypes
Conclusions DCE MRI in addition to DWI & ADC appears as a very helpful imaging tool in the differentiation between clear cell and non-clear cell RCCs. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Utility of 64-row multidetector computed tomography in diagnosis and management of small bowel obstruction
Conclusion 64-slice MDCT have a very high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy to diagnose and determine the cause of SBO, allowing for better planning of required surgeries. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Value of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in preoperative evaluation of pediatric osteosarcoma
Conclusions DCE-MRI can be used preoperatively as a sensitive, specific, and non-invasive method for detection of viability and necrosis within osteosarcoma. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Reliability of multiparametric prostatic MRI quantitative data in the evaluation of prostate cancer aggressiveness
Conclusion The quantitative data of functional imaging of the prostate is reliable in evaluating prostatic cancer aggressiveness and proper construction of therapeutic plan. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 22, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

What ’s the clinical significance of adding diffusion and perfusion MRI in the differentiation of glioblastoma multiforme and solitary brain metastasis?
Conclusion The addition of diffusion and perfusion to the MRI protocol increases the accuracy of differentiation between GBM and solitary brain metastasis and should be considered routinely. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 17, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of 128 slice MSCT angiography in evaluation of congenital extra-cardiac intra-thoracic vascular anomalies in children
Conclusion CG gated MSCT angiography is an accurate modality for demonstrating extra cardiac structures in complex CHD. It provides important complementary information to TTE with regard to extra cardiac vascular structures and coronary artery anatomy. This modality may reduce the need for high radiation dose invasive diagnostic cardiac catheterization. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 13, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of contrast enhanced spectral mammography in predicting pathological response of locally advanced breast cancer post neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
Conclusion CESM is an emerging easy technique that can predict the final pathologic tumor response after NAC especially complete response acting as a good negative technique. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of dual energy computed tomography in management of different renal stones
Conclusion Dual-energy CT has been shown to be effective for characterizing chemical composition of the urinary stones and it will be replace helical non contrast CT as the standard imaging modality. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

MRI detection of posterior urethral diverticulum following surgical repair of anorectal malformations
Conclusion PUD is an under-recognised entity and can be identified in preclinical stage on MRI. Careful assessment of urethra and periurethral structures should be a mandatory step in MRI evaluation of post repair ARM cases. An observational conservative approach in selected asymptomatic patients can be an effective management strategy. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 10, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Diffusion weighted imaging in early prediction of neoadjuvant chemotherapy response in breast cancer
Conclusion ADC value can predict responder from non-responder as early as after the first cycle of chemotherapy. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 6, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Vestibular cortex assessment using DTI & amp; MRS complemented by rotatory chair technique in vestibulopathy patients with normal appearing brain MRI
Conclusion Combined radiological & audiological examinations are advised for evaluation of the problematic vestibulopathy to differentiate whether the cause is central and/or peripheral injury. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 5, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of contrast enhanced soft tissue mammography in predicting pathological response of locally advanced breast cancer post neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
Conclusion CESM is an emerging easy technique that can predict the final pathologic tumor response after NAC especially complete response acting as a good negative technique. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 5, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Radiation dose associated with common computed tomography examination
Conclusion There was statistically highly significant variation in effective radiation doses associated with non-contrast CT scan of abdomen and pelvis. The reason for this variation must be avoided. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 2, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Computed tomography-guided celiac plexus neurolysis for intractable pain of unresectable pancreatic cancer
Conclusion The CT-guided CPN via using anterior median approach and single puncture technique with injection of 25–30mL of 97% of ethanol is an ideal palliative treatment for controlling severe pain caused by unresectable pancreatic cancer, with a significant reduction in the analgesic requirements. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Follow up CT angiography post EVAR: Endoleaks detection, classification and management planning
Conclusion CT angiography can accurately detect and classify endoleaks and thus determine line of treatment. Endoleaks are often asymptomatic and may become evident intra operatively or many years after the operation, therefore lifelong imaging supervision is necessary. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of Transient Elastography (Fibroscan) in the evaluation of liver fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis C: Comparison to liver biopsy
Conclusion Transient Elastography is a useful diagnostic method with significantly higher correlation with the liver fibrosis histological grade which is a crucial factor in proper management. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

MR diffusion imaging in mediastinal masses the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions
Conclusion MRI with diffusion weighted images can detect and stage lung cancer, differentiate benign from malignant mediastinal masses and differentiate lymphoma from sarcoidosis in mediastinal/hilar lymphadenopathy. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Minimizing the postoperative biliary complications in living donor liver transplantation, by utility of preoperative non-enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
Conclusion Biliary complications remain common in LDLT. MRCP has potential in preoperative biliary evaluation for LDLT donors to minimize the postoperative biliary complications. Further improvements of MRCP in LDLT are required to increase its quality and accuracy. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 31, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

The “ivy sign score” on FLAIR MR images: Clinical utility following revascularization in pediatric Moyamoya disease
Conclusion A change in the postoperative Ivy sign can be an indicator of effective cerebral reperfusion in MMD. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

The validity of SPECT/CT in diagnosis of condylar hyperplasia
Conclusion SPECT/CT had a high diagnostic validity in assessment of CH and can provide a reference for treatment options. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of Ultrasound Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection in Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis
Conclusion We concluded that US-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for treatment of lateral epicondylitis was a safe, minimally invasive and effective procedure in improving the sonographic and pathological changes of common extensor tendon (CET). (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

CT measurement of femoral anteversion angle in patients with unilateral developmental hip dysplasia: A comparative study between 2D and 3D techniques
Conclusion 3D is more accurate than 2D in measuring the degree of FAVA in DDH patients. It is easily applied and rapid and doesn't require sophisticated software. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 26, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Omental deposits surveillance in gynecological malignancies at first setting follow up: 18F-FDG PET/CT compared to CT
Conclusion 18F-FDG PET/CT is more accurate than CT in assessment of therapeutic response of proven gynecological malignancies omental deposits in first setting follow up. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 25, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Role of positron emission tomography computed tomography in screening metastasis of renal cell carcinoma
Conclusion PET-CT had limitations in evaluating RCC metastasis due to its inability for adequate characterization of small metastatic lesions, however positive PET-CT results as a good predictive for evaluating metastatic deposits. PET-CT acts mainly as a complementary anatomy-based imaging modality and hence it may decrease or exclude the need for biopsy in some situations. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

Value of diffusion weighted MRI in assessment of simple and complicated perianal fistula
Conclusion Combined DWI and TIRM is equivalent to post contrast images in detection of primary and complicated fistula. DWI is useful in differentiation between abscess and inflammatory reaction, and assessment of disease activity. (Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research