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Matthew Zapala

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To compare hand versus mechanical administration of intravenous (IV) contrast on the quality of CT pulmonary angiography in the pediatric population. Read More

Meeting name: IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition , 2016

Authors: Zapala Matthew, Zurakowski David, Lee Edward

Keywords: CT, Pulmonary artery, Contrast

Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) has gained favor in pediatric patients due to its lack of ionizing radiation and noninvasive nature. Reports exist regarding incidental findings on body MRA in adult patients. However, the incidental findings in pediatric abdominal MRA have not been previously reported. Our study aims to determine the frequencies, characteristics and categories of incidental findings in pediatric patients undergoing abdominal MRA. Read More

Meeting name: SPR 2017 Annual Meeting & Categorical Course , 2017

Authors: Leelakanok Nattinee, Zapala Matthew, Edwards Emily, Phelps Andrew, Mackenzie John, Courtier Jesse

Keywords: MRA, Pediatric, MRI

Bladder masses are periodically encountered in the pediatric population, yet there are few resources to guide appropriate imaging assessment of pediatric bladder masses. A pediatric bladder mass may be encountered in a wide variety of clinical settings, ranging from investigation of a specific symptom or laboratory abnormality to an incidental finding during routine evaluation. Familiarity with the spectrum of benign and neoplastic processes that may give rise to pediatric bladder masses increases the likelihood of timely and accurate diagnosis and management. Read More

Meeting name: IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition , 2016

Authors: Edwards Emily, Zapala Matthew, Copp Hillary, Mackenzie John, Phelps Andrew, Courtier Jesse

Keywords: Bladder

Accurate diagnosis of venous malformations can be challenging, and confidently diagnosing them is important for accurate treatment. A thorough understanding of the etiology, imaging appearance, and important mimickers of venous malformations is critical for the radiologist to provide an accurate assessment for the clinician. Read More

Meeting name: IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition , 2016

Authors: Hughes Nicole, Phelps Andrew, Meyer Anna, Courtier Jesse, Mackenzie John, Zapala Matthew

Keywords: MRI, venous malformation, Whole body MRI, Blood pool MRI contrast agent

Virtual reality (VR) has been used successfully as a psychological preparation tool in the pediatric patient population for elective surgery, oncological procedures and pain management. MRI exams require patients to remain motionless in a small, confined space for extended periods of time creating nervousness and an inability to hold still. VR offers a new way to prepare pediatric patients for MRI through simulations to reduce nervousness and decrease motion, resulting in more successful imaging outcomes. This study is designed to assess if VR simulations of an MRI exam can increase anticipatory knowledge and reduce nervousness in a pediatric cohort. Read More

Meeting name: SPR 2020 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course , 2020

Authors: Zapala Matthew, Li Yi, Belisario Jennifer, Phelps Andrew, Courtier Jesse, Vlasses Christopher

Keywords: Virtual Reality, MRI, Child Life