International Journal of Medical Imaging

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020

  • Reduction of the Body Weight-adapted Volume of Contrast Material by Increasing the Injection Rate in 320-detector Row Coronary CT Angiography

    Wencai Yang, Zhaohui Xian, Feifeng Qiu, Nengwei Wang, Sihua Liang, Lin Qiu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 65-71
    Received: Aug. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 06, 2020
    Published: Oct. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: 320-detector row dynamic volume computed tomography (CT) scanner was widely applied in coronary CT angiography (CCTA),which made it possible to reduce the volume of contrast material (CM) used. Some studies have reported the feasibility of reducing the CM in 320-detector row CCTA using a weight-adapted injection protocol. However, it ha... Show More
  • Evaluation of Fetal Echocardiography as Antenatal Diagnostic Tool in Detection of Congenital Heart Diseases

    Lamees Mohamed Ghith, Rania Essam-El-Dein Mohamed Ali, Emad Mohamed Mashaly, Alshaimaa Zakarya Elshahawy

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 72-83
    Received: Sep. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2020
    Published: Oct. 30, 2020
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    Abstract: Congenital heart diseases (CHDs) are one of the most common fetal malformations; the aim of the present study was to assess the role of fetal echocardiography in diagnosis of CHDs. The prenatal diagnosis of CHDs has been shown to have a significant effect on prenatal and postnatal management and outcomes. The current prospective study included 80pr... Show More
  • Sex Determination from the Morphometry of the Foramen Magnum in Benin: Potential Forensic Identification Tool

    Yekpe Ahouansou Patricia, Savi de Tove Kofi-Mensa, Bigot Cep, Adjadohoun Sbmg, Savi de Tove Jean-Louis, Adjovi Boris, Biaou Olivier, Boco Vicentia

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 84-88
    Received: Oct. 06, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2020
    Published: Oct. 30, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: previous studies had concluded that studying the measurements of the foramen magnum could enable sex determination with good reliability for forensic identification issue. The reliability of identification methods based on foramen magnum measurements are related to natives populations. Objective: he objective of this study was to assess... Show More
  • MRI Features of Temporalis Muscle Flap Versus Dermis-fat Graft After TMJ Discectomy

    Fatma Wageeh Attya, Moustafa Mohamed El-Sayed Taha, Ahmed Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud El-Shamy, Mohammed Abd El-Mageed Katamesh, Mohamed Galal Gamal El-Deen Beheiri

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 89-92
    Received: Oct. 02, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 02, 2020
    Published: Nov. 11, 2020
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    Abstract: The aim of this study was to radiologically evaluate dermis-fat graft and temporalis muscle flap as replacements after TMJ discectomy. Patients and methods: fourteen female patients were categorized into two equal groups (seven patients on each group,) group (A) and group (B). Group A underwent TMJ discectomy followed by interpositional muscle flap... Show More
  • Fibroscan and FIB-4 Assessment Versus Lymphocyte / Monocyte Ratio as Predictors of Post-Hepatectomy Liver Failure in HCV Egyptian Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Mona Nasef, Lobna Abo Ali, Mohammed Hablus, Hossam Eldeen Soliman, Nehad Hawash, Nadia Elwan

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 93-101
    Received: Oct. 20, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 10, 2020
    Published: Nov. 24, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: Post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is the most leading cause of mortality in patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and undergoing resection of the affected part of the liver. Objectives: This research aimed to determine the value of the lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR), fibrosis score 4 (FIB-4) and liver stiffness ... Show More
  • Adherence to MRI Protocol Consensus Guidelines in Multiple Sclerosis Patients at Taif Hospitals

    Sultan Alamri

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 102-105
    Received: Nov. 07, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 17, 2020
    Published: Nov. 24, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Its diagnosis is characterized by foci of demyelination, disseminated over time and anatomical space, both clinically and radiologically. Consensus guidelines for the diagnosis of MS have been established to identify the proper seque... Show More
  • Static Renal Scintigraphy in Diagnosis of Pediatric Renal Pyelonephritis

    Asmaa Hamdy Mohamed Dkhail, Samah Ahmed Ibrahim Radwan, Hossam Mostafa Gad, Hanan Mohamed Saleh El-Ahwal

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 106-113
    Received: Nov. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2020
    Published: Dec. 11, 2020
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    Abstract: Imaging of children who had symptoms and signs of pyelonephritis is aimed to diagnosis of renal injury and identification of risk factors for pyelonephritis that might be uncovered during imaging includes vesico- ureteric reflux (VUR). The purpose of this study was to determine the role of static renal scintigraphy in diagnosis of pediatric renal p... Show More
  • Role of Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Evaluation of ‎Elbow Pain

    Reham Samy Sheta, Rasha Lotfy Younis, Radwa Mostafa Elkhouly, Atef Hammad Teama

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 114-125
    Received: Nov. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2020
    Published: Dec. 11, 2020
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    Abstract: The elbow is a complex joint designed to withstand a wide range of dynamic exertional forces. There are multiple lesions causing pain at the elbow. The location and quality of elbow pain can generally localize the injury to one of the four anatomic regions: anterior, medial, lateral, or posterior elbow. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ... Show More
  • Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction

    Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Hakam, Hisham Mostafa Imam, Hany Mohamed Abdel-Hakeem Seif, Nisreen Adel Abbas

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 126-137
    Received: Jan. 27, 2020
    Accepted: Feb. 20, 2020
    Published: Dec. 28, 2020
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    Abstract: Introduction: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides an accurate and reproducible modality for the assessment of global ventricular volumes and function, and valuable in establishing a diagnosis of chronic and acute MI and distinguishing this condition from non-ischemic cardiomyopathies. Aim: To evaluate the role of cardiac Magnetic Resonance ... Show More