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a group of people organized for a particular purpose

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any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole

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Hounsfield units in a computerized tomography predict stone free rates after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
In commercial CAT scanners it has been found more convenient to express the values of [mu] as Hounsfield units (H) defined by the equation:
Hounsfield units (HU) provides a quantitative assessment of stone density in the urogenital tract on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) and has the ability to predict treatment success.
6] Fat is hypointense on CT, which is reflected by the negative Hounsfield units (usually -25 to -100).
On nonenhanced CT scans, excessive iron in the liver is revealed by a significant rise in hepatic attenuation values to levels of 75 to 132 Hounsfield units.
Although its appearance is that of subarachnoid hemorrhage, closer evaluation of density yields significantly lower Hounsfield units than true subarachnoid hemorrhage (Figure 8).
The mass measured 19 mm x 14 mm, with a density of 80 Hounsfield units and increased metabolic activity.
Density measurements revealed predominantly negative Hounsfield units that corresponded to fat tissue.
These values then are converted to Hounsfield units and represented in a 64 x 64 or 512 x 512 matrix of rows and columns.
Preliminary data support good correlation between Hounsfield units (HU) in the renal parenchyma on virtual unenhanced and true unenhanced images.
CT is useful in outlining the tumour and demonstrating a low-density non-enhancing mass measuring fat in Hounsfield units.
1: (A) Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan shows a 8-cm left renal lesion with a density of 13 Hounsfield units and slight peripheral rim enhancement.
In osteomyelitis, a difference of 20 Hounsfield units between the 2 extremities is suggestive of marrow infiltration with edema or cellular infiltrate and can be used as a marker of early osteomyelitis.
Most pheochromocytomas have attenuation higher than 10 Hounsfield units (HU).
An unenhanced attenuation value of less than 10 Hounsfield units (HU) is characteristic of a benign adrenal mass, and no further imaging evaluation would be required.