Publications (5)6.34 Total impact
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ABSTRACT: To prospectively compare dose reduction and image quality achieved with an automatic exposure control system that is based on both angular (x-y axis) and z-axis tube current modulation with dose reduction and image quality achieved with an angular modulation system for multi-detector row computed tomography (CT). The study protocol was approved by the institutional review board, and oral informed consent was obtained. In two groups of 200 patients, five anatomic regions (ie, the thorax, abdomen-pelvis, abdomen-liver, lumbar spine, and cervical spine) were examined with this modulation system and a six-section multi-detector row CT scanner. Data from these patients were compared with data from 200 patients who were examined with an angular modulation system. Dose reduction by means of reduction of the mean effective tube current in 600 examinations, image noise in 200 examinations performed with each modulation system, and subjective image quality scores in 100 examinations per-formed with each modulation system were compared with Wilcoxon signed rank tests. Mean dose reduction for the angular and z-axis tube current modulation system and for the angular modulation system was as follows: thorax, 20% and 14%, respectively; abdomen-liver, 38% and 18%, respectively; abdomen-pelvis, 32% and 26%, respectively; lumbar spine, 37% and 10%, respectively; and cervical spine, 68% and 16%, respectively. These differences were statistically significant (P < .05). There was no significant difference in image noise and mean image quality scores between modulation systems, with the exception of cervical spinal examinations (P < .001 for both), where the examinations with angular modulation resulted in better scores. There is good correlation between the mean effective tube current level and the body mass index of patients with the new modulation system. Correlation was as follows: thorax, 0.77; abdomen-pelvis, 0.83; abdomen-liver, 0.84; lumbar spine, 0.8; and cervical spine, 0.6. This correlation was not observed with the angular modulation system. An automatic exposure control mechanism that is based on real-time anatomy-dependent tube current modulation delivers good image quality with a significantly reduced radiation dose.Radiology 11/2005; 237(1):213-23. · 6.34 Impact Factor
Article: Maxillo-facial trauma.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Injuries to the facial bones, orbits and adjacent soft tissue structures are common. Despite the increasing safety precautions in modern cars, facial injury is very often caused by motor vehicle accidents. Severe trauma to the face is a strong indication for radiological investigation. In the patient with maxillo-facial trauma, the radiological exploration of should answer two major questions: do the fractures involve areas that may alter the physiologic function of the sinuses, mouth, nasal vault or orbit?, and will the fracture result in any cosmetically detectable abnormality? The goal of the radiological work-up is to define the number and exact location of the fractures, to determine if there is any depression, elevation, or distraction of the fracture fragments, and to assess concomitant soft tissue complications. In this article, we review the role of clinical evaluation, plain X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Imaging findings are correlated with anatomic and physiopathologic considerations. We present a practical classification system of facial trauma, with emphasis on trauma of the paranasal sinuses and facial bones (nasal and tripod fractures, Le Fort fractures) and orbits (foreign bodies, soft tissue and orbital wall injuries such as blow-in and blow-out-, lateral wall- and apical fractures). A third part focuses on trauma of the mandible and the temporomandibular joints.JBR-BTR: organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR) 09/2000; 83(4):181-92.
Article: Pfeiffer's syndrome.JBR-BTR: organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR) 07/1999; 82(3):111.
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ABSTRACT: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a cause of progressive osteoarthritis of the hip in younger patients. Three types of FAI have been described: a cam-type, a pincer-type and a mixed type. Early recognition of the morphologic hip features of each type of impingement is important, because arthroscopic treatment is still successful in the initial stage to prevent or delay further hip degeneration. This article reviews the imaging features of the different types of FAI. Magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) is the preferred modality to detect, localise and characterise the type of FAI and the resulting injuries of the acetabular hyaline cartilage and fibrocartilaginous labrum.JBR-BTR: organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR) 92(1):35-42.