Suspected Aortic Dissection and Other Aortic Disorders Robert G. Hayter, BS ; James T. Rhea, MD ; Andrew Small, MD ; Faranak S. Tafazoli, MD ; Robert A. Novelline, MD 1 From the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Room 185, Boston, MA 02115. Received September 3, 2004; revision requested November 3; revision received […]

Sickle Cell Anemia Gael J. Lonergan, Lt Col, USAF, MC ; David B. Cline, MAJ, MC, USA ; Susan L. Abbondanzo, MD 1 From the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md (G.J.L.); Departments of Radiologic Pathology (G.J.L.) and Hematopathology (S.L.A.), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 14th St and Alaska […]

It’s Not a Cervical Lymph Node, It’s a Vein

cardiac Edward J. Escott, MD and Barton F. Branstetter, MD 1 From the Departments of Radiology (E.J.E., B.F.B.) and Otolaryngology (B.F.B.), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St, D-132, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582. Received October 20, 2005; revision requested January 17, 2006 and received March 7; accepted March 8. All authors have no financial relationships […]

Current Concepts in Multi–Detector Row CT Evaluation of the Coronary Arteries

Cardaic Harpreet K. Pannu, MD ; Thomas G. Flohr, PhD ; Frank M. Corl, MS ; Elliot K. Fishman, MD 1 From the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md (H.K.P., F.M.C., E.K.F.); and the CT Division, Siemens Medical Solutions, Forchheim, Germany (T.G.F.). Presented as an education […]

Aortic Stenosis: Spectrum of Diseases Depicted at Multisection CT

Cardiac Carmen Sebastià, MD ; Sergi Quiroga, MD ; Rosa Boyé, MD ; Mercedes Perez-Lafuente, MD ; Eva Castellà, MD ; Agustí Alvarez-Castells, MD 1 From the Institut de Diagnòstic per la Imatge (C.S., M.P.L., E.C.) and the Department of Radiology (S.Q., R.B., A.A.C.), Vall d’Hebron Teaching Hospital, Passeig Vall d’Hebron 119–129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain. […]

Imaging Findings in Cardiac Tamponade with Emphasis on CT C. Santiago Restrepo, MD ; Diego F. Lemos, MD ; Julio A. Lemos, MD ; Enrique Velasquez, MD ; Lisa Diethelm, MD ; Ty A. Ovella, MD ; Santiago Martinez, MD ; Jorge Carrillo, MD ; Rogelio Moncada, MD ; Jeffrey S. Klein, MD Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening condition that results from slow […]

Periportal Low Density on CT in Patients with Blunt Trauma K. Shanmuganathan ; S.E. Mirvis ; M. Amoroso OBJECTIVE: We postulated that the CT finding of periportal low density after acute blunt trauma of the abdomen or pelvis results from elevated central venous pressure caused by rapid expansion of intravascular volume during IV resuscitation or by other trauma-related pathologic changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT scans and […]

Pseudopancreatitis in Trauma Patients

Cardiac Olga R. Brook ; Doron Fischer ; Daniela Militianu ; Ayelet Eran ; Ludmila Guralnik ; Shlomi Israelit ; Ahuva Engel OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to review the significance of intra- and peripancreatic fluid in trauma patients who have no other signs of pancreatic injury. CONCLUSION: We propose that intra- and peripancreatic […]

Imaging of the Inferior Vena Cava with MDCT

Cardiac Sheila Sheth ; Elliot K. Fishman OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the role of MDCT in the diagnosis of disease processes affecting the inferior vena cava (IVC). CONCLUSION: High-speed MDCT has the potential to replace traditional imaging techniques in the evaluation of pathologic processes involving the IVC. The ability to […]

Sonographic Inferior Vena Cava/Aorta Diameter Index

Cardiac Wojciech Kosiak MD, PhDa ; Dominik Swieton MDa ; Maciej Piskunowicz MD, PhDb Body fluid status is one of the most important parameters estimated during every clinical examination. In many disorders, the therapy and its effectiveness depend on appropriate evaluation of body water status. There are some useful methods of evaluating body fluid […]