Author Archives: Mauricio Castillo
Diagnostic Accuracy of PET for Recurrent Glioma Diagnosis: A Meta-Analysis • T. Nihashi, I.J. Dahabreh, and T. Terasawa
These authors compared the diagnostic accuracy of PET with that of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of recurrent glioma in 26 previously published articles. PET studies with either FDG or carbon methionine were obtained once glioma recurrence was suspected on CT and/or MRI. Diagnostic accuracies were heterogeneous and studies did not compare PET with other imaging modalities. Despite these limitations, PET with both tracers appears to have a moderately good accuracy as an add-on test for diagnosing recurrent glioma.… Continue reading >>
Before April ends, we want to share with all of you our monthly Neuroradiology Neuropathology conference. Many thanks go to the UNC Neuroradiology fellows for this effort. We hope that you will enjoy it and use it responsibly.
Anatomic MR Imaging and Functional Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Peripheral Nerve Tumors and Tumorlike Conditions • A. Chhabra, R.S. Thakkar, G. Andreisek, M. Chalian, A.J. Belzberg, J. Blakeley, A. Hoke, G.K. Thawait, J. Eng, and J.A. Carrino
In this study 29 patients underwent anatomic and functional imaging (DWI and DTI) of peripheral nerve masses in an attempt to improve their characterization. ADC values were lower in malignant tumors, the involved nerves had lower fractional anisotropy, and DTI showed differences between benign and malignant tumors. The authors concluded that tractography and fractional anisotropy provide insight into neural integrity while … Continue reading >>
We at AJNR were pleased by the response the announcement for our Editorial Fellowship elicited. From 10 applicants, Dr. Falgun Chokshi from Emory University in Atlanta was selected to serve as the first editorial fellow. Falgun did his residency in Radiology at the University of Miami, followed by a Neuroradiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Currently, he is Assistant Professor and directs Neuroradiology Services at the Emory Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Falgun has been very involved with ASNR, particularly with the Young Physicians Committee, which he will head starting next year, and he is currently listed on AJNR’s masthead as … Continue reading >>
ASNR 51st Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium
May 18 – 23, 2013, San Diego Convention Center
Registration continues to be open at the early bird rate for those still wishing to attend the ASNR.
Do you need Housing? Please contact Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more reasons as to attend? Take a look at the latest Program Schedule at www.asnr.org/2013.
- The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium: New Concepts and Trends in Neuroimaging… May 18- 19
- Take part in one of 3 Self-Assessment CME sessions during the Symposium
- Need Self-Assessment Module (SAM) credits?
Here is our UNC Neuroradiology Neuropathology Conference for March 2013. We thank one of our fellows, Dr. Ray Peeples, for preparing it. You are free to use it for teaching purposes, but please acknowledge the source of the images and word slides.
Apolipoprotein E ε4 Does Not Modulate Amyloid-β–Associated Neurodegeneration in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease • R.S. Desikan, L.K. McEvoy, D. Holland, W.K. Thompson, J.B. Brewer, P.S. Aisen, O.A. Andreassen, B.T. Hyman, R.A. Sperling, A.M. Dale, and for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
These authors investigated the relationship between amyloid-β, phosphorylated tau, and apolipoprotein E in preclinical Alzheimer disease in 170 patients and controls who had serial imaging up to 3.5 years after the initial study. Global volumes as well as volumes in brain regions known to be involved in the chronic stages of the disease were assessed. Their results … Continue reading >>
Are you Attending the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting?
May 18-23, 2013
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
There are so many things happening for the ASNR 51st Annual Meeting and The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2013. Come and be a part of the best ASNR Annual Meeting and Symposium. It will be a time to remember!
Highlights of the meeting:
- Preview the electronic Education Exhibits (eEdE) and Electronic Posters (ePoster) remotely 24/7 at your hotel room and throughout the Convention
Pipeline Embolization Device in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage • J.P. Cruz, C. O’Kelly, M. Kelly, J.H. Wong, W. Alshaya, A. Martin, J. Spears, and T.R. Marotta
The authors used the Pipeline device to treat 20 patients with acutely ruptured intracranial aneurysms. The most common types of aneurysms treated were blister and dysplastic/dissecting. Procedure-related morbidity/mortality overall was 15%, and 1 death directly related to the procedure occurred. Occlusion rates were 75% and 94% at 6 months and 12 months, respectively. The authors concluded that the Pipeline device offers a feasible treatment option in acute or subacute ruptured aneurysms, especially … Continue reading >>