Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare and aggressive malignancy. Patients usually present early with manifestation of abnormal hormone secretion. However, adrenocortical carcinoma can also be nonfunctioning, and such patients present late with a mass effect or distant metastases.
The aim of this preliminary work was to determine if image quality in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) changes when tomosynthesis image slices were obtained at differing heights above the detector and in differing breast thicknesses.
The study aimed at determining the association between oral disease and systemic health based on panoramic radiographs and general health of patients treated at Kuwait University Dental Center. The objective was to determine whether individuals exhibiting good oral health have lower propensity to systemic diseases.
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that predominantly targets optic nerves and spinal cord. Studies of NMOSD are scarce in the Middle East.
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) can occur in patients with thalassemia intermedia as a physiologic response to insufficient erythropoiesis to meet circulatory demands. Rarely, EMH involve the epidural space causing spinal cord compression.
The objective of our study was to identify characteristic features of invasive lobular carcinoma on mammography and ultrasound examinations.
Granulomatous mastitis (GM) is a recognized, but an uncommon cause of breast mass. Awareness of this condition is important, because it can clinically as well as radiologically mimic breast carcinoma. In this study, we present the imaging features of a series of 10 cases with proved diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis with emphasis on magnetic resonance (MR) findings.
Osteitis condensans ilii (OCI) is a benign cause of low back pain for which no clear etiology has been identified. We report cases of 2 women with breast cancer referred for 18F-NaF PET/CT for skeletal staging.
Staging for prostate cancer often includes bone scanning and computerized tomography (CT). We systematically reviewed the published evidence for these tests.
Population-based mammographic screening, founded on the premise that 'early is better than late,' has been adopted in several countries but has been the subject of controversy since its inception. Findings and interpretation of clinical trials data vary considerably, with disagreement on the outcome and value of such a procedure.
Acute myocarditis may mimic myocardial infarction because the affected patients report 'classical' chest pain; the ECG changes and echocardiography are identical to those observed in acute coronary syndromes, and serum markers are increased.
The positron emitters (18F-Sodium Fluoride (NaF)) and X-rays used in Positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging have a high radiation dose, which results in a high patient dose.
To train Kuwait radiologists and technologists in breast imaging to create a Kuwait national mammography screening program (KNMSP) that provides high quality safe mammography services meeting international standards for early detection of small invasive breast cancers in asymptomatic women.
A lung ultrasound (US) can be routinely performed at the bedside by a trained intensive care unit physician and may provide accurate information about a lung's status that has diagnostic and therapeutic relevance.
To correlate thromboembolic (TE) complications secondary to COVID-19 with the extent of the pulmonary parenchymal disease using CT severity scores and other comorbidities.
Activity concentrations of 238U, 232Th and 40K in raw and waste petroleum materials (Egypt and Kuwait) were measured using gamma ray spectrometer. The average values of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were 21.1 ± 3.2, 7.6 ± 1.3 and 88.4 ± 8.2 Bq kg-1 for Egyptian samples while for Kuwaiti samples, they were 25.2 ± 3.4, 6.1 ± 2.2 and 67.8 ± 6.4 Bq kg-1, respectively.
A 64-year-old man with a known case of right parietal lobe glioblastoma multiforme operated on in August 2018 was referred for F-FDG PET/CT with a clinical suspicion of recurrence.
A Medline electronic search showed a paucity of reports on calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease (CPPD-CDD) from the Gulf region. To date only a single case report has been published from this region. Therefore, this study aimed, firstly, at finding out the prevalence of chondrocalcinosis in adult Arabs in Kuwait presenting with knee arthritis and, secondly, at carrying out an observational study of CPPD-CDD among Arabs in Kuwait.
Kuwait has a shortage of radiologists, especially in mammography, resulting in increased workload and longer waiting times for women receiving imaging investigations. This study looked at how radiographers and radiologists perceived radiographers' role extension (RE) in mammography, and whether this could reduce radiologist workload, thereby improving patient service and waiting times.
Tibial plafond fractures are often associated with significant articular cartilage and soft tissue damage. The presence of co-morbidities has been associated with an increased risk of surgical site complications. With improved in surgical techniques and implants, complication rates have declined; however, the overall prognosis often remains poor.