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   2008| April-June  | Volume 18 | Issue 2  
    Online since April 8, 2008

 
 
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COMPUTERS
Advent of digital radiography : Part 1
BS Verma, IK Indrajit
April-June 2008, 18(2):113-116
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40289  
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MUSCULOSKELETAL
Case series: Congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis
Mukund D Rahalkar, Anand M Rahalkar, SK Joshi
April-June 2008, 18(2):132-134
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40296  
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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM
How I do it: Radiofrequency ablation
Roy Santosham, Bhawna Dev, Preeti Priyadarshini, Harsha Chadga, C Anupama, Rajiv Santosham, Rajan Santosham, S Vishnu
April-June 2008, 18(2):166-170
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40304  
Over the past decade, image-guided tumor ablation using thermal energy has emerged as a promising technique for treating focal, primary or secondary, nonoperable tumors. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is minimally invasive and requires less resources, time, and recovery period and is, moreover, relatively inexpensive. RFA has been used to treat tumors located in the liver, lung, bone, kidneys, brain, thyroid, breast, and pancreas. This article will describe how to choose an appropriate case; precisely place the needle into the tumor; the precautions to be taken before, during, and after the procedure; probable complications; and the follow-up of patients undergoing ablation.
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PET/CT
Pictorial essay: PET/CT in tuberculosis
S Harkirat, SS Anand, IK Indrajit, AK Dash
April-June 2008, 18(2):141-147
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40299  
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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM
Review: Interventional radiology in peripheral vascular disease
Mathew P Cherian, Pankaj Mehta, Tejas M Kalyanpur, Prashanth Gupta
April-June 2008, 18(2):150-155
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40301  
Peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) are referred to as diseases affecting the blood vessels other than the heart and the brain. Interventional endovascular treatment whenever feasible has become the first line of management in the treatment of PVD. Interventions may be aimed at either revascularization or deliberate occlusion of a diseased vessel(s). This article reviews the various peripheral vascular diseases with their appropriate endovascular management.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES
Ewing's tumour, a report on 27 cases
Vyankat G Vohar
April-June 2008, 18(2):106-112
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WEB REVIEW
Web review: Anatomy atlases
IK Indrajit
April-June 2008, 18(2):182-183
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CARDIAC
Pictorial essay: The utility of multi-detector computed tomography angiography post-repair of truncus arteriosus
S Bruce Greenberg, Chetan Chandulal Shah, Sadaf T Bhutta
April-June 2008, 18(2):119-123
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40291  
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MUSCULOSKELETAL
Images: Hajdu-Cheney syndrome
H Satishchandra, SD Madhu, KR Prasad
April-June 2008, 18(2):138-140
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40298  
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Posterior subluxation of bilateral discoid lateral menisci in a child
Alexis Lacout, Dominique Mompoint, Christian Alfred Vallee, Robert Yves Carlier
April-June 2008, 18(2):130-131
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40295  
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LETTERS
Hystero-salpingography: An obituary or a new beginning…?
Nitin P Ghonge, Sanchita Dube
April-June 2008, 18(2):175-177
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40308  
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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM
Infrapopliteal angioplasties for limb salvage in diabetic patients: Does the clinical outcome justify its use?
L Dayananda, Srikanth Moorthy, KP Sreekumar, Nirmal Kumar Prabhu, TN Chetan
April-June 2008, 18(2):156-161
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40302  
Purpose: To analyze the results of infrapopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) as a primary treatment modality in diabetic patients with non- healing ulcers or gangrene. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively studied 35 angioplasties, performed as the first line of treatment to salvage diabetic feet. The patients were followed up for 12 months. Results: Grade 1 and 2 ulcers were seen in only 20% of patients (5.71 and 14.28%, respectively); 37.14% of patients had grade 3 ulcer, and 42.8% were in the gangrene stage (grade 4 - 34.2% and grade 5 - 8.5%). A total of 77 lesions in 46 arteries (including six popliteal and suprapopliteal lesions) were dilated in 35 limbs. Of the 71 infrapopliteal lesions, 86% of lesions were classified as group C or D (group A - 9.3%, group B - 4.65%, group C - 37.2%, and group D - 48.83%). Overall technical success rate was 84.7%. The vascular complication rate was 26% (12 arteries out of 46). Clinical success was achieved in 29.1% of cases at the end of 6 months and 58.6% at the end of one year. Limb salvage rates were 79.4% at the end of 6 months and 75.8% at the end of one year. Conclusions: A high technical success rate can be achieved even in situations traditionally considered unfavorable for angioplasty. Infrapopliteal angioplasty can produce limb salvage rates comparable to bypass surgery in diabetic patients with extensive disease.
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MUSCULOSKELETAL
Case report: Spinal cord and vertebral body infarction in a patient with thoracic aortic dissection
KS Murugan, KR Kalpana
April-June 2008, 18(2):135-137
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40297  
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MEDICO-LEGAL REVIEW
Radiology medico-legal cases
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April-June 2008, 18(2):117-118
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CARDIAC
Images: Malignant right coronary artery - 64-slice CTA
RS Rama Krishnan, Vandana V Marwah, Tanuj Gupta, Arjun Kalyanpur
April-June 2008, 18(2):126-127
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40293  
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MUSCULOSKELETAL
Meniscal ossicle
Malini A Lawande, Sidhartha Tavri, Deepak P Patkar, Sona A Pungavkar, Jayant Narang
April-June 2008, 18(2):128-129
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40294  
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CASE REPORT
Successful embolization of a ruptured pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm associated with the median arcuate ligament syndrome
Jin Iwazawa, Masao Hamuro, Yukimasa Sakai, Kenji Nakamura
April-June 2008, 18(2):171-174
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40305  
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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM
Guest editorial: Interventional radiology in India - The road ahead
Chander Mohan
April-June 2008, 18(2):148-149
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40300  
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Endovascular management in venous disease
John D'Souza, Abhay K Kapoor, VS Bedi
April-June 2008, 18(2):162-165
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40303  
Background: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are under-recognized entities and can be often difficult to diagnose. Occasionally, clinical symptoms, such as pain and swelling, are non-specific or absent. If left untreated, the thrombus can get dislodged and migrate to cause life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Materials and Methods: Twenty patients presenting with limb edema and local increase in temperature were screened with color Doppler. Of the 20 cases, three were treated for upper limb venous disease and 17 were treated for lower limb disease. Cases detected to be positive for DVT were taken up for diagnostic venography using DSA. On confirmation, these patients were offered endovascular management viz. percutaneous recanalization by thromboaspiration or thrombolysis or a combination of both. Patients with residual stenosis or vessel occlusion were treated with balloon angioplasty/stent placement. The patients were assessed with a color Doppler study at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months. Results: Of the 20 cases, four patients underwent thromboaspiration, eight underwent thrombolysis, eight were treated with angioplasty, and seven patients required stent placement. Technical success was achieved in 95% (19 of 20) of the cases treated with thrombolysis and/or venous stent placement. One patient had complete occlusion of the vein preventing passage of catheter and thromboaspiration. Three patients were treated for upper limb disease and on follow-up studies, all three remained patent while of the 16 patients treated for lower limb disease, 13 remained patent giving a success rate of 81.25%. No complications occurred in any of the patients. Two patients developed a stent thrombus at 48 and 72 h respectively, both of which were recanalized by balloon angioplasty. Conclusions: In venous thrombosis, color Doppler helps in the detection and morphological analysis of disease, while venography confirms and assists in managing venous thrombosis using interventions. Endovascular interventional management includes percutaneous recanalization by thromboaspiration or thrombolysis or a combination of both. Patients with residual stenosis or vessel occlusion vessel can be further treated with balloon angioplasty/stent placement.
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CARDIAC
Case report: Multi-detector CT of left pulmonary artery sling
Charan Kamal Singh, Sanjiv Sharma, SS Kothari, Priya Jagia
April-June 2008, 18(2):124-125
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40292  
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LETTERS
Hurler syndrome or Morquio syndrome: Intelligence required for diagnosing the case
Amar Taksande, Krishna Vilhekar
April-June 2008, 18(2):175-175
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40306  
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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Presidential address: 61 st National Conference of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA), Bangalore
N Kulasekaran
April-June 2008, 18(2):104-105
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40287  
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RADIOLOGY QUIZ ANSWER
Genitourinary
B Santh Kumar
April-June 2008, 18(2):180-181
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40310  
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EDITORIAL
The next steps
Bhavin Jankharia
April-June 2008, 18(2):103-103
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40286  
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RADIOLOGY QUIZ
Chest
Mukund D Rahalkar, Anand M Rahalkar, Deepa Divekar, Jayashree Yelgaonkar
April-June 2008, 18(2):179-179
DOI:10.4103/0971-3026.40309  
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LETTERS
Authors' reply
Amitava Das, Biswarup Ray, Debabrata Das, Somnath Das
April-June 2008, 18(2):175-175
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