Radiology Journal Articles

Abdominal Wall Hernias: Imaging Features, Complications, and Diagnostic Pitfalls at Multi–Detector Row CT

Abdominal wall hernias are a common imaging finding in the abdomen and may be complicated by strangulation, incarceration, or trauma. Because of the risk of developing complications, most abdominal wall hernias are surgically repaired, even if asymptomatic. However, post-surgical complications are also common and include hernia recurrence, infected ...

Guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on CT scans: a statement from the Fleischner Society

Lung nodules are detected very commonly on computed tomographic (CT) scans of the chest, and the ability to detect very small nodules improves with each new generation of CT scanner. In reported studies, up to 51% of smokers aged 50 years or older have pulmonary nodules on CT scans. However, the existing guidelines for follow-up and management of n ...

Acute epiploic appendagitis and its mimics

Acute epiploic appendagitis most commonly manifests with acute lower quadrant pain. Its clinical features are similar to those of acute diverticulitis or, less commonly, acute appendicitis. The conditions that may mimic acute epiploic appendagitis at computed tomography (CT) include acute omental infarction, mesenteric panniculitis, fat-containing ...

ECG-Gated Cardiac CT

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of premature permanent disability [1]. The latest statistics from the American Heart Association indicate that in 2003, more than 1 million Americans experienced an acute coronary event, more than half a million died from coronary artery disease, and mo ...

2004 American Journal of Roentgenology
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CT Characterization of Adrenal Masses

The past decade has been an exciting era of research on the adrenal gland, as recent findings have demonstrated that noninvasive CT techniques can help to reliably differentiate the majority of benign adrenal adenomas from adrenal metastases. This is clinically important because benign adrenal adenomas are common, and the adrenal gland is also a co ...

American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias

Despite the considerable progress in the classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), the lack of an international standard has resulted in variable and confusing diagnostic criteria and terminology. The advent of high-resolution computerized tomography, the narrowed pathologic definition of usual interstitial pneumonia (UI ...

2002 Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Electron Beam Computed Tomographic Coronary Calcium Scanning: A Review and Guidelines for Use in Asymptomatic Persons

Coronary artery disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world. Effective means of treatment such as drug therapy to lower cholesterol levels are available, but clinical application to patients at highest risk remains imprecise. Electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) has been suggested as a means to diagnose subclinical coronary ...

1999 Mayo Clin Proc
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