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Leah Esther Waldman

Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology
Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Selected Publications


Lower extremity infections: Essential anatomy and multimodality imaging findings.

Journal Article Skeletal Radiol · January 20, 2024 In modern practice, imaging plays an integral role in the diagnosis, evaluation of extent, and treatment planning for lower extremity infections. This review will illustrate the relevant compartment anatomy of the lower extremities and highlight the role o ... Full text Link to item Cite

Imaging of lower extremity infections: predisposing conditions, atypical infections, mimics, and differentiating features.

Journal Article Skeletal Radiol · January 19, 2024 Imaging evaluation for lower extremity infections can be complicated, especially in the setting of underlying conditions and with atypical infections. Predisposing conditions are discussed, including diabetes mellitus, peripheral arterial disease, neuropat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease of the Foot and Ankle: Imaging Features and Pathophysiology.

Journal Article Radiographics · April 2023 Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common inherited peripheral polyneuropathy, resulting in length-dependent motor and sensory deficiencies. Asymmetric nerve involvement in the lower extremities creates a muscle imbalance, which manifests as a c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prospective Multireader Evaluation of Photon-counting CT for Multiple Myeloma Screening.

Journal Article Radiol Imaging Cancer · November 2022 Purpose To determine whether photon-counting CT (PCCT) acquisition of whole-body CT images provides similar quantitative image quality and reader satisfaction for multiple myeloma screening at lower radiation doses than does standard energy-integrating det ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prevalence of sacroiliitis among patients referred for hip MR arthrography.

Journal Article Skeletal Radiol · April 2022 OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of sacroiliitis among patients who have been referred for MR arthrography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search identified 130 consecutive MR arthrograms of the hip performed on a 1.5T Siemens Avanto at our i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Measuring Glymphatic Flow in Man Using Quantitative Contrast-Enhanced MRI.

Journal Article AJNR Am J Neuroradiol · April 2019 On the basis of animal models, glymphatic flow disruption is hypothesized to be a factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. We report the first quantitative study of glymphatic flow in man, combining intrathecal administration of gadobutrol with se ... Full text Link to item Cite

Congenital Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as a Neck Mass at Birth.

Journal Article Case Rep Pediatr · 2018 Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor of the soft tissues which preferentially affects the pediatric population. Neonatal rhabdomyosarcoma is rare, and much of the published literature concerning this entity consists of isolated case reports and small case ... Full text Link to item Cite

Retrotransposons Are the Major Contributors to the Expansion of the Drosophila ananassae Muller F Element.

Journal Article G3 (Bethesda) · August 7, 2017 The discordance between genome size and the complexity of eukaryotes can partly be attributed to differences in repeat density. The Muller F element (∼5.2 Mb) is the smallest chromosome in Drosophila melanogaster, but it is substantially larger (>18.7 Mb) ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Drosophila muller f elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution.

Journal Article G3 (Bethesda) · March 4, 2015 The Muller F element (4.2 Mb, ~80 protein-coding genes) is an unusual autosome of Drosophila melanogaster; it is mostly heterochromatic with a low recombination rate. To investigate how these properties impact the evolution of repeats and genes, we manuall ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite