Abdominal Imaging

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List of Papers (Total 193)

False positives in PIRADS (V2) 3, 4, and 5 lesions: relationship with reader experience and zonal location

PurposeTo investigate the effect of reader experience and zonal location on the occurrence of false positives (FPs) in PIRADS (V2) 3, 4, and 5 lesions on multiparametric (MP)-MRI of the prostate.Materials and methodsThis retrospective study included 139 patients who had consecutively undergone an MP-MRI of the prostate in combination with a transrectal ultrasound MRI fusion...

Differences in the imaging of Crohn’s disease patients between North America and Europe: are we ready to bridge the divide?

The emphasis of treatment in Crohn’s disease has evolved from a reactive model to “treat-to-target” approaches. Cross-sectional imaging has rapidly evolved in parallel, with a growing evidence base supporting its abilities for diagnosis, monitoring and prognostication. Whilst there are differences in emphasis between Europe and North America, particularly around the type of...

Application of BOLD-MRI in the classification of renal function in chronic kidney disease

PurposeThe purpose of the study was to explore the application of blood oxygenation level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) in classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD).MethodsTwenty-nine cases with CKD and 27 healthy volunteers underwent renal BOLD-MRI. Cases of CKD were divided into two groups according to the estimated glomerular filtration rate...

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in abdominal intervention

The introduction of ultrasound contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) a valuable complementary technique to address clinically significant problems. This pictorial review describes the use of CEUS guidance in abdominal intervention and illustrates such application for a range of clinical indications. Clinical application of CEUS discussed include...

Role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in evaluation of the bowel

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the gastrointestinal tract provides vascular information helpful for characterizing masses and other pathologies in and around the bowel, similar to contrast applications in other solid organs. However, the use of microbubble contrast agents for the bowel provides additional unique contributions as it gives both subjective and objective...

Liver fibrosis detection and staging: a comparative study of T1ρ MR imaging and 2D real-time shear-wave elastography

Purpose To compare the results of T1ρ MR imaging and 2D real-time shear-wave elastography (SWE) for liver fibrosis detection and staging. Methods Twenty-nine rabbit models of CCl4-induced liver fibrosis were established and six untreated rabbits served as controls. T1ρ MR imaging and 2D real-time SWE examination were performed at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks. T1ρ values and liver...

The diagnostic accuracy of high b-value diffusion- and T2-weighted imaging for the detection of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis

Purpose This study aims to investigate the role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) in combination for the detection of prostate cancer, specifically assessing the role of high b-values (> 1000 s/mm2), with a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing published data. Methods The electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and OpenSIGLE were...