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This study aimed to calculate patient radiation doses for adults during the seven most commonly performed conventional X-ray procedures, and to propose national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs). A representative sample of patients from 29 hospitals was included.

Published in 16 October 2020

We sought to assess the clinical implication and prognostic significance of maximum standardised uptake value (SUV(max)) of primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) staged by integrated PET-CT.

Published in 01 October 2008

Tc-99m HM-PAO has a great potential in the assessment of regional brain perfusion in various neurologic disorders. An atlas of planar and SPECT images of the normal and abnormal human brain has been generated using Tc-99m HM-PAO as the tracer.

Published in 01 February 1988

Exome sequencing (ES) has revolutionized rare disease management, yet only ~25%-30% of patients receive a molecular diagnosis.

Published in 01 October 2021

Obesity is characterized by chronic low-grade inflammation. Obese people have higher levels of caveolin-1 (CAV1), a structural and functional protein present in adipose tissues (ATs). We aimed to define the inflammatory mediators that influence CAV1 gene regulation and the associated mechanisms in obesity.

Published in 27 March 2023

Benign metabolic uptake on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) is not uncommonly seen after immunization.

Published in 01 July 2021

A 53-year-old man was investigated for ongoing right ankle pain and lateral malleolus swelling following a traumatic inversion injury 12 weeks prior.

Published in 01 July 2022

Megaloblastosis (i.e., megaloblastic transformation of erythroid precursor cells in the bone marrow) is the cytomorphological hallmark of megaloblastic anemia resulting from vitamin B12 and folate deficiency.

Published in 01 January 2005

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in the state of Kuwait currently depends on importing the radioisotope molybdenum (Mo) in its isotopic form (Mo) to fulfill its demands. The present study was conducted on all nuclear medicine departments in the state of Kuwait.

Published in 01 April 2016

Accessory ossicles are developmental variants which are often asymptomatic. When incidentally picked up on imaging, they are often inconsequential and rarely a cause for concern.

Published in 20 December 2017

Inguinal herniation of urinary bladder is uncommon and usually an incidental finding in asymptomatic patients.

Published in 01 December 2017

Thymol is a phenolic compound used for its wide spectrum antimicrobial activity. There is a limited understanding of the antimicrobial mechanisms underlying thymol activity. To investigate this, E. coli strain JM109 was exposed to thymol at sub-lethal concentrations and after 16 rounds of exposure, isolates with a 2-fold increased minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) were recovered (JM109-Thyr). The phenotype was stable after multiple sub-cultures without thymol.

Published in 16 December 2019

Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the Middle East. Its incidence in Kuwait has increased during the last 5 years. Bone and joint involvement causes major symptoms and disabilities. Radionuclide bone scans are more sensitive than radiographs in detecting these lesions.

Published in 01 February 1988

Mutations in either the mitochondrial or nuclear genomes are associated with a diverse group of human disorders characterized by impaired mitochondrial respiration.

Published in 01 October 2019

18F-FDG PET/CT has limited value in early breast cancer. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is the current procedure of choice to search for small metastatic deposits in the axillary lymph nodes in early breast cancer. In this retrospective study, we reevaluated 18F-FDG PET/CT images after locating the SLN on PET/CT with the help of SLN SPECT/CT images and assessed 18F-FDG uptake, particularly in the SLN. Our goal was to understand if combined evaluation of 18F-FDG PET/CT and SLN SPECT/CT could be useful for detecting early lymph node metastasis in the axilla.

Published in 01 June 2019

Intranuclear rodlets (INRs) are rod-shaped intranuclear bodies of unknown function present in the nuclei of pancreatic beta cells. Previous studies have demonstrated a significant depletion of INRs from beta cells in mouse models of type II diabetes, suggesting that they may have pathological significance.

Published in 01 December 2017

We report the case of a 45-year-old man with thalassemia major referred for a bone scan as a workup for generalized bone pain. Tc-MDP SPECT CT showed multiple elongated soft tissue masses along the inner aspects of ribs and along both sides of dorsal spine with calcification and mild tracer uptake.

Published in 01 October 2020

Autonomic neuropathy contributes to cardiovascular derangements induced by endotoxemia. In this communication, we tested the hypothesis that androgenic hormones improve arterial baroreflex dysfunction and predisposing neuroinflammatory response caused by endotoxemia in male rats.

Published in 01 April 2021

Clinical supervision (CS) is essential to practice-based learning in radiology. The assessment of the effectiveness of CS is essential to ensure the success of the process and to provide high-quality patient care.

Published in 29 March 2023

Post-poliomyelitis syndrome causes variable musculoskeletal manifestations including pain, muscle weakness and fatigue. These manifestations are commonly secondary to overuse and misuse of muscles and joints and could follow a fall. Bone scan can be useful in determining the underlying cause and follow-up. The objective of this study was to describe the late scintigraphic patterns on bone scan following poliomyelitis.

Published in 01 September 2010