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Radiologists are increasingly recommending follow-up of chest radiographs: a 10-year review.

A M Heaney, C O'Rourke, K Hunter, W C Torreggiani,

PURPOSE:To assess for changes in trends of GP chest radiograph reporting over a 10-year period and to assess if there has been a change in recommendations for follow-up. METHODS:Retrospective study of an Irish tertiary referral center. The total number of GP-referred chest x-rays performed per year from 2007 to 2017 ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2020, :]

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Enteritis and Severe Abdominal Pain as the First Presentation of Covid-19.

A Kecler-Pietrzyk, G Orsi, J Carthy, W C Torreggiani,

Presentation A male patient with no significant past medical history presented to emergency department with progressive in severity abdominal pain, associated with mild nausea and diarrhea. No other significant symptoms were reported. Diagnosis On investigation with CT, duodenojejunitis was diagnosed as the cause of abdominal pain. Lung basal changes were ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(6):102]

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Imaging of Covid-19; an Irish Perspective

C Hickie, C McQuade, W C Torreggiani,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(4):47]

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Are we Over-Imaging the Obese Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Embolus in Ireland

M L Gargan, M O’Sullivan, K Hunter, O Buckley, W C Torreggiani,

Aims To assess if there was a significant difference in the number of positive studies for pulmonary embolism between obese and non obese patients. Methods A retrospective analysis of all CTPAs performed in our institution over one year in patients aged 18-50 was performed. Data regarding the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, the presence ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2019, 112(2):871]

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The impact of the introduction of Artificial Intelligence to Ireland

T Anderson, W C Torreggiani,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(8):799]

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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) and Potential Cost Savings and Shortened Bed Stays In an Acute Hospital Setting.

C O'Brien, J McMorrow, E O'Dwyer, P Govender, W C Torreggiani,

Peripheral inserted central catheters (PICCs) have increasingly become the mainstay of patients requiring prolonged treatment with antibiotics, transfusions, oncologic IV therapy and total parental nutrition. They may also be used in delivering a number of other medications to patients. In recent years, bed occupancy rates have become hugely pressurized in ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(1):670]

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Prevalence and Seasonal Variation of Incidental MRI Paranasal Inflammatory Changes in an Asymptomatic Irish Population.

R Wilson, H Kuan Kok, D Fortescue-Webb, O Doody, O Buckley, W C Torreggiani,

Inflammatory changes in the paranasal sinuses are a common incidental finding on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and neck. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and seasonal variation of inflammatory paranasal sinus changes in an asymptomatic Irish population. Retrospective analysis was performed on 221 patients who underwent ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2017, 110(9):641]

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Frequency and analysis of non-clinical errors made in radiology reports using the National Integrated Medical Imaging System voice recognition dictation software.

R E Motyer, S Liddy, W C Torreggiani, O Buckley,

Voice recognition (VR) dictation of radiology reports has become the mainstay of reporting in many institutions worldwide. Despite benefit, such software is not without limitations, and transcription errors have been widely reported.Evaluate the frequency and nature of non-clinical transcription error using VR dictation software.Retrospective audit of 378 finalised radiology reports. ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2016, 185(4):921-927]

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Examining the End-User Experience of the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS).

J Smith, H K Kok, W C Torreggiani,

The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is used to store and retrieve medical imaging studies in Ireland. The purpose of this audit was to obtain feedback from its end-users in relation to key NIMIS functionality and to understand their perception of its existing interface while identifying potential improvements. The ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2016, 109(1):330-332]

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Imaging features of poorly controlled congenital adrenal hyperplasia in adults.

H K Kok, M Sherlock, N A Healy, O Doody, P Govender, W C Torreggiani,

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a genetic autosomal recessive condition most frequently as a result of a mutation in the 21-hydroxylase enzyme gene. Patients with poorly controlled CAH can manifest characteristic imaging findings as a result of adrenocorticotrophic hormone stimulation or the effects of cortisol precursor excess on various target ... Read more >>

Br J Radiol (The British journal of radiology)
[2015, 88(1053):20150352]

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Dialysis related amyloid arthropathy on ¹⁸FDG PET-CT.

A Kecler-Pietrzyk, H K Kok, I D Lyburn, W C Torreggiani,

Ulster Med J (The Ulster medical journal)
[2014, 83(2):117-118]

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Inferior vena cava filter insertion and retrieval patterns in a tertiary referral centre in Ireland.

H K Kok, U Salati, C O'Brien, P Govender, W C Torreggiani, R Browne,

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are widely used in clinical practice to prevent large, clinically significant pulmonary emboli. Modern filters are designed to be retrievable within a specific time window; however, many become lost to follow-up.To examine the insertion and retrieval patterns of IVC filters in a tertiary referral teaching ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2015, 184(2):345-348]

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Percutaneous computed tomography-guided oesophageal needle biopsy.

H K Kok, P Govender, S Leong, R F J Browne, W C Torreggiani,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2014, 107(2):34]

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Intraperitoneal bladder rupture.

Hong Kuan Kok, Roger Wilson, William C Torreggiani,

Br J Hosp Med (Lond) (British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005))
[2013, 74(8):473]

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Multimodality imaging features of hereditary multiple exostoses.

H K Kok, L Fitzgerald, N Campbell, I D Lyburn, P L Munk, O Buckley, W C Torreggiani,

Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) or diaphyseal aclasis is an inherited disorder characterised by the formation of multiple osteochondromas, which are cartilage-capped osseous outgrowths, and the development of associated osseous deformities. Individuals with HME may be asymptomatic or develop clinical symptoms, which prompt imaging studies. Different modalities ranging from plain radiographs ... Read more >>

Br J Radiol (The British journal of radiology)
[2013, 86(1030):20130398]

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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in adult patients with spina bifida, severe spinal deformity and large renal stones.

M Alsinnawi, W C Torreggiani, R Flynn, T E D McDermott, R Grainger, J A Thornhill,

To present our experience in patients with spina bifida with severe spinal abnormality undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for large stone burden.A retrospective review identified five spina bifida patients with abnormal spinal curvature who had a PCNL for large kidney stones. The mean age was 28 years. In two patients, stones ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2013, 182(3):357-361]

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Percutaneous renal artery angioplasty and stenting: indications, technique and results.

H K Kok, S Leong, P Govender, R Browne, W C Torreggiani,

Percutaneous interventions for renal arterial disease can be used to treat a variety of conditions including both atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS) as well as endovascular management of renal artery aneurysms (RAA).We sought to examine the indications, techniques and results of percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting in our ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2013, 182(3):351-356]

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Renal sympathetic denervation for treatment resistant hypertension.

H K Kok, L Wong, B Loo, W C Torreggiani,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2013, 106(1):5-6]

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Ocular health among radiologists in the age of PACS: is it time for our profession to open its eyes to this issue in light of existing European legislation?

D Halpenny, D O'Driscoll, W C Torreggiani,

The regular use of visual display units (VDUs) at work has been shown to cause the development of a constellation of symptoms ranging from dry eyes to temporary myopia. European workers who use VDUs are now protected under detailed legislation enacted by the European Union (Directive 90/270/EEC). The use of ... Read more >>

Br J Radiol (The British journal of radiology)
[2012, 85(1020):e1309-11]

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The MRI findings of a de Garengeot hernia.

D Halpenny, R Barrett, K O'Callaghan, O Eltayeb, W C Torreggiani,

The presence of the appendix within a femoral hernia is rare. It was first described by the French surgeon Jacques Croissant de Garengeot in 1731. This phenomenon accounts for 0.8-1% of all femoral hernias. Acute appendicitis occurring within a femoral hernia is even rarer and is difficult to diagnose pre-operatively. ... Read more >>

Br J Radiol (The British journal of radiology)
[2012, 85(1011):e59-61]

Cited: 8 times

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Dynamic four-dimensional 320 section CT and carpal bone injury - a description of a novel technique to diagnose scapholunate instability.

D Halpenny, K Courtney, W C Torreggiani,

Clin Radiol (Clinical radiology)
[2012, 67(2):185-187]

Cited: 18 times

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Radiation-induced aortic occlusion.

G McNeill, S Culleton, K Courtney, W C Torreggiani,

Arterial occlusion is a late complication of radiotherapy usually seen in extracranial vessels following treatment for head and neck malignancy. Determining the etiology behind vessel occlusion can be difficult and involves consideration of several factors. We present a case of radiotherapy induced aortic occlusion and discuss the relevant clinical and ... Read more >>

JBR-BTR (JBR-BTR : organe de la Societe royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR))
[2012, 95(1):25-26]

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Imaging spectrum of sudden athlete cardiac death.

M T Arrigan, R P Killeen, J D Dodd, W C Torreggiani,

Sudden athlete death (SAD) is a widely publicized and increasingly reported phenomenon. For many, the athlete population epitomize human physical endeavour and achievement and their unexpected death comes with a significant emotional impact on the public. Sudden deaths within this group are often without prior warning. Preceding symptoms of exertional ... Read more >>

Clin Radiol (Clinical radiology)
[2011, 66(3):203-223]

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The imaging appearances of calyceal diverticula complicated by uroliathasis.

H Stunell, G McNeill, R F J Browne, R Grainger, W C Torreggiani,

The presence of diverticula arising from the calyceal system is a relatively uncommon urological problem, occurring with an incidence of 2.1-4.5 per 1000 intravenous urogram (IVU) examinations. While the incidence of calyceal diverticula is low, the frequency of stone formation within them is high. We describe the aetiology and clinical ... Read more >>

Br J Radiol (The British journal of radiology)
[2010, 83(994):888-894]

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A review of the imaging and intervention of liver transplant complications.

S McEvoy, H Stunell, T Ramadan, N Campbell, S Barrett, T Geoghegan, W C Torreggiani,

Liver transplantation has become a successful surgical solution to a variety of medical and oncological parenchymal liver diseases. As a result, these patients are being encountered more frequently within diagnostic imaging departments which may be remote from the transplant centre. Radiologists must therefore be proficient in identifying normal post-transplant anatomy ... Read more >>

JBR-BTR (JBR-BTR : organe de la Societe royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR))
[2010, 93(5):235-241]

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