Iranian Journal of Radiology

  • ISSN: 2008-2711 1735-1065
  • Email: editor@iranjradiol.com
  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: quarterly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Iranian Journal of Radiology
Research Article
14/1/2016
Faezeh Vedaei, Mohammad Ali Oghabian, Kavous Firouznia, Mohammad Hossein Harirchian, Younes Lotfi, Mohammad Fakhri
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a non-invasive and convenient method of mapping brain activity associated with the human sensory systems. Among these systems there is a lack of data from olfactory studies, which could be attributed to technical difficulties in odor delivery during scanning. The current ... read more
Research Article
7/8/2016
Mojtaba Miri, Meysam Mohseni, Alireza Madadi, Kavous Firouznia, Hamidreza Saligheh Rad, Farid Azmoudeh Ardalan, Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Ali Haidari, Reza Taslimi, Hossein Ghanaati
Distinguishing low-grade from high-grade gliomas can aid in optimal treatment planning and prognostication. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) have been applied in several studies for non-invasive glioma grading. However, these studies focused on limited aspects of these imaging techniques and used different study setups, ... read more
Research Article
2/8/2016
Haleh Khoshkhouy Delshad, Reza Nilipour, Majid Barekatain, Mohammad Ali Oghabian
Neural correlates of visual confrontation naming (VCN) have received considerable attention in previous literature. Recently, there have been a few studies that have reported the activation of the hippocampus during VCN tasks. Whether or not the hippocampus is directly involved in picture naming has clinical importance for ... read more
Research Article
20/8/2016
Myeong Seong Kim, Jong-Woong Lee, Sun Geun Kim, Dae Cheol Kweon
Bolus timing monitoring scans used for computed tomography angiography (CTA) repetitively expose the same region of the body to radiation with a view to determining the appropriate threshold attenuation level of the contrast material (CM). Therefore, for an effective CT scan, it is necessary to minimize repetitive ... read more
Research Article
10/8/2016
Kyung-Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang, Woong-Kyo Jeong
Imaging findings of adhesive capsulitis (AC) have been reported widely with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US), although diagnosing AC is still based on clinical finding. However, the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) has not yet been reported in patients with AC.To validate ... read more
Research Article
20/8/2016
Byungjun Kim, Namjoon Lee, Keonha Kim, Kyung-Il Jo, Pyoung Jeon
Various endovascular treatment methods have been used to treat ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs). However, the efficacy and long-term durability of the various endovascular techniques have remained unestablished.The purpose of the present study is to report the therapeutic efficacy and long-term clinical and angiographic results of ... read more
Research Article
8/10/2016
Mojtaba Barzegar, Ali Reza Shirazi, Seyed Rabi Mahdavi, Hamid Reza Baghani
The accurate dose delivery in intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) tightly depends on the precision of measured dose by the ion chamber. Output factor (OF) measurement of dedicated intraoperative electron radiotherapy (IOERT) accelerators using ion chamber faces some technical challenges including determination of Ksat.The goal was to evaluate the ... read more
Research Article
27/11/2016
Soheila Majd, Basri Johan Jeet Abdullah, Sazilah Ahmad Sarji, Chai Hong Yeong, Noor Azmi Mat Adenan
Dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is a relatively new imaging technique that provides additional information on vascularity and permeability of the uterine tissues to improve decision making in patient management.The purpose of this study was to obtain the quantitative DCE-MRI parameters of symptomatic uterine fibroids and ... read more
Research Article
12/11/2016
Jie Pan, Jiajia Zhou, Ping Liu, Yali Gu, Benyan Luo
The leptomeningeal collateral (LMC) is dynamic in ischemic stroke especially in internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) disorders. Transcranial doppler (TCD) is the only noninvasive and portable technique for the LMC; however, there is no standard for TCD in LMC assessment.To establish a reference ... read more
Research Article
12/11/2016
Bilgin Kadri Aribas, Ramazan Tiken, Ozge Aribas, Tugba Uylar, Ismail Akdulum, Ibrahim Turker, Merve Yildiz Aksoy, Turgut Seber, Burcu Sahin, Haci Uzun, Emrah Caglar
Studies have reported factors affecting the efficacy of subcutaneous venous chest port catheters placed into jugular or subclavian veins using a radiological technique. There is ongoing debate for this efficacy in these series.To examine factors on patency times, including complications of subcutaneous venous chest port insertions, using ... read more
Research Article
18/12/2016
Sonay Aydin, Erdem Fatihoglu, Hayri Ramadan, Bilge S. Akhan, Enver N Koseoglu
The aim of the current study was to investigate whether the usage of three diagnostic methods of acute appendicitis which are Alvarado score, C- reactive protein (CRP) levels and ultrasound (US) in combination improves diagnostic accuracy significantly.Data were analyzed in 254 patients with suspected appendicitis who had ... read more
Research Article
5/11/2016
Sina Izadyar, Saeed Farzanehfar, Mina Ranji Amjad, Mehrshad Abbasi, Alireza Emami Ardekani, Babak Fallahi, Armaghan Fard Esfehani, Javad Esmaeli, Fariba Akhzari, Parham Geramifar
Because of the increasing prevalence of both ischemic heart diseases and vitamin D deficiency and also due to recent evidences on association between these two phenomena, it is vital to clarify the association of ischemic heart disease with vitamin D deficiency and low bone mass.The aim of ... read more
Research Article
27/12/2016
Yaser Safi, Mahkameh Moshfeghi, Zahra Vasegh, Mohamad Mehdi Aghdasi, Jahanghir Haghani, Mahmood Afsahi
Artifacts from various dental materials are a disturbing factor which reduces the quality of images obtained from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). This study aimed to evaluate the effect of tube current on dental material artifacts in CBCT imaging. To assess the amount of artifacts, signal difference ... read more
Research Article
4/3/2017
Derya Yildirim, Ozlem Gormez, Esin Bozdemir, Ulkem Aydin, Omer Yilmaz, Ayse Aydogmus Erik, Mukadder Orhan
Stafne bone cavities (SBCs) are typically seen on panoramic radiographs as unilocular, rounded or ovoid shaped, well-defined corticated radiolucencies that are located between the mandibular first molar and the angle of the mandible below the inferior alveolar canal, but they may rarely have different radiographic appearances and ... read more
Research Article
21/1/2017
Nihat Acar, Ahmet Karaarslan, Ahmet Karakasli, Mehmet Erduran
Many studies in the literature focused on the proximal geometry of the femur using cadaveric samples, X-rays or computed tomography, demonstrated substantial differences in the proximal femoral geometry in different patient groups. Many radiological parameters have been introduced in the literature to aid in diagnosis and surgical ... read more
Research Article
25/2/2017
Fatma Dilek Dellal, Husniye Baser, Dilek Arpaci, Abbas Ali Tam, Didem Ozdemir, Aydan Kilicarslan, Ersin Gurkan Dumlu, Reyhan Ersoy, Bekir Cakir
There are ultrasonography (US) features suggested to be associated with a higher risk of malignancy in thyroid nodules. However, exophytic appearence of thyroid nodules has not been studied previously.To evaluate US features, and cytological and histopathological findings in exophytic thyroid nodules.Patients with an exophytic thyroid nodule who ... read more
Research Article
20/2/2017
Mitra Naseri, Malihe Banihasan, Seyed Ali Alamdaran
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum C-reactive protein (CRP), urinary β2 microglobulin, antibody-coated bacteria in the urine sediment, and urinary lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) are more traditional tests used to diagnose true pyelonephritis. Acute-phase dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scan is a sensitive method for diagnosis of true pyelonephritis.Defining predictive values ... read more
Research Article
6/12/2016
Gulgun Yilmaz Ovali, Fatih Düzgün, Mustafa Farasat, Sebnem Orguc
The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of chemical shift imaging in vertebral compression.Forty-nine patients with vertebral compression with suspected malignancy or history of trauma were included in this study. MR imaging of the spine with standard conventional MR sequences and additional chemical ... read more
Research Article
1/1/2017
Mostafa Ghelich Oghli, Maryam Mohammadzadeh, Vahid Mohammadzadeh, Sakineh Kadivar, Ali Mohammad Zadeh
Left ventricle segmentation plays an essential role in computation of cardiac functional parameters such as ventricular end diastolic and end systolic volumes, ejection fraction, myocardial mass, and wall thickness and also wall motion analysis. Manual segmentation is also time consuming and suffers from inter and intra observer ... read more
Research Article
2/1/2017
Tugay Tartar, Unal Bakal, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Mehmet Saraç, Ahmet Kürşad Poyraz, Ahmet Kazez
During foreign body aspiration (FBA), identifying the type of object is frequently problematic.This study assessed density changes over time in the most common organic, FBA materials using virtual bronchoscopy. We also examined volumetric changes in materials to determine the optimal removal time for each type of foreign ... read more
Research Article
24/12/2016
So Hee Kim, Jae Woong Choi, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Chang Hee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim, Min Ju Kim, Cheol Min Park
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is not feasible when hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poorly defined or invisible on conventional gray-scale ultrasonography (GSUS). Recent introduction of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) helps diagnose HCC by showing its typical enhancement pattern.The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the added value of CEUS ... read more
Research Article
27/2/2017
Cheng-Zhou Zhang, Quan Li, Ping Wang, Jia Bian, Xin-Jiang Liu, Xing-Yue Jiang, Xin-Shan Cao, Lin Zhang, Chuan-Ting Li
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of infants with bilirubin encephalopathy shows abnormal changes in the metabolite concentrations in various parts of the brain. Diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) is an extension of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which includes non-Gaussian diffusion effects, thereby allowing more comprehensive characterization of microstructural changes ... read more
Brief Report
11/1/2017
Kyeong A Kim, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Jae Woong Choi, Chang Hee Lee, Cheol Min Park
Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the stomach are poorly differentiated, high-grade endocrine tumors, including small cell and large cell carcinomas. They are deeply invasive and metastatic, with a poor prognosis. The purpose of this study is to describe the computed tomography (CT) findings of gastric NECs with pathologic ... read more
Case Report
1/3/2016
Serkan Guneyli, Celal Cinar, Halil Bozkaya, Mehmet Korkmaz, Turker Acar, Mustafa Parildar, Ismail Oran
Renal arteriovenous malformations are rare, as is their embolization with Onyx. Endovascular curative embolization of renal arteriovenous malformations with Onyx is a relatively new procedure. Herein we present two cases of congenital and one case of acquired renal arteriovenous malformation embolized with Onyx 18 and their good ... read more
Case Report
25/1/2016
Ayca Ata Korkmaz, Hakan Erkan, Aysegul Karadeniz, Cihan Orem
An anomaly of the left coronary artery, originating from the pulmonary trunk, is called anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) syndrome. This syndrome is an infrequent congenital anomaly, mostly seen in children. Usually, because of the anomaly, myocardial perfusion failure occurs. ... read more
Case Report
29/8/2016
Hye Rin Kim, Seung Min Yoo, Hwa Yeon Lee, Jae Youn Moon, Woo In Yang, Charles S. White
We present two cases of hyperthyroid cardiomyopathy (CMP) caused by Graves’ disease in which multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings provided specific diagnostic clues, guiding the attending physician to a prompt diagnosis and allowing rapid initiation of therapy. We believe that a combination of diffuse thyroid enlargement, with ... read more
Case Report
10/8/2016
Eun Jee Song, Se Hwan Kwon, Hyo Chul Youn, Soo Cheol Kim, Jong Soo Shin, Joo Hyeong Oh
Primary cardiac osteosarcoma is a very rare malignancy with nonspecific symptoms, making early diagnosis a challenge. We report the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a primary cardiac osteosarcoma arising from the left atrium and posterior mitral leaflet in a 58-year-old woman with multiple metastases ... read more
Case Report
9/7/2016
Cheng-Fu Ni, Liang-Kung Chen
Nasal-type extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is a rare type of lymphoma that is endemic to East Asia. It typically demonstrates as a destructive mass involving the midline facial tissues that causes rhinosinusitis symptoms such as nasal obstruction, sinusitis, ulcer, and epistaxis. The diagnostic tendency of ... read more
Case Report
2/3/2016
Soo Hyun Kim, Hyun Ju Seon, Yoo-Duk Choi, Sang-Yun Song
Neoplasm is one of the primary causes of spontaneous hemothorax. When spontaneous hemothorax is present, it is essential to detect the surgically corrective cause in order to successfully control this life-threatening condition. Undergoing an imaging evaluation, such as by enhanced computed tomography (CT), is especially important in ... read more
Case Report
1/6/2016
Maryam Rahmani, Faeze Salahshour, Reza Taslimi, Ali Borhani, Sina Kianoush
Heterotaxy syndrome with polysplenia is a congenital abnormality with malposition of the visceral organs and multiple associated abnormalities. The majority of affected individuals die during childhood due to severe cardiovascular anomalies. However, affected individuals who reach adulthood are usually asymptomatic. Anomalies of the abdominal venous system, including ... read more
Case Report
22/8/2016
Hyun Kyung Lim, Hong Il Ha, Kyueng-Whan Min
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare benign disease of the liver and is characterized by the dilatation of the sinusoids of the liver parenchyma. Here, we present a rare case of PH presenting as a solitary mass with a large central cystic change mimicking a solitary hepatic ... read more
Case Report
16/10/2016
Dong Kyun Kim, Joon-Il Choi, Moon Hyung Choi, Chandana Lall, Eun Sun Jung, In Seok Lee
Pancreatic metastasis of malignant melanoma is rare and porto-splenic tumor thrombus associated with malignant melanoma is even less frequent. We report a case of metastatic malignant melanoma involving the pancreas, portal vein, splenic vein and superior mesenteric vein. A 60-year-old man showed an elevated amylase level. He ... read more
Case Report
15/1/2017
Hilwati Hashim, Azlindarita Aisyah Mohd Abdullah, Effat Omar, Rofiah Ali
A 6-year-old boy was referred with symptoms of right partial ptosis, blurred vision and a two-week history of poor coordination and frequent falls. No symptoms of raised intracranial pressure were demonstrated. Imaging showed a large sella mass with extension into the posterior fossa and suprasellar region, suggestive ... read more
Case Report
16/10/2016
Fatma Kulali, Safak Firat Kulali, Aslihan Semiz-Oysu, Muberra Segmen-Yilmaz, Yasar Bukte
Ovotesticular disorder of sex development (DSD) is a very rare chromosomal anomaly characterized by the presence of both ovarian and testicular tissues. read more
Case Report
29/11/2016
In Kyeom Kim, Jung Wook Seo
A cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor of the lymphatic tissue that mostly affects the head and neck, and usually manifests during childhood. Cystic lymphangioma of the abdominal wall is extremely rare. Herein, we report two young children with cystic lymphangioma of the abdominal wall. In ... read more
Case Report
28/12/2016
Najibullah Rasouly, Rahima Stanekzai, Hidayatullah Hamidi, Rafiullah Ahamdzai
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare and fatal complication of myocardial infarction. Patients usually die from hemorrhage; therefore, urgent surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment. The most important differential diagnosis for this entity is left ventricular true aneurysm that could be managed with medical treatment. The ... read more

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