BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is still a matter of debate. This study assessed the outcome of LRRC patients treated with multimodality treatment, consisting of neoadjuvant radio (chemo-) therapy, extended resection, and intraoperative radiotherapy. METHODS One hundred and forty-seven consecutive patients with… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of Multi-detector row CT (MDCT) for the prediction of tumor invasion of the mesorectal fascia (MRF). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 35 patients with primary rectal cancer underwent preoperative staging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MDCT. The tumor relationship to the MRF, expressed in 3 categories (1--tumor free… (More)
Association between aortic stiffness, carotid vessel wall thickness and stenosis severity in peripheral arterial occlusive disease: a comprehensive MRI study Summary Aortic pulse wave velocity sampled in the descending aorta is associated with maximal stenosis severity, visually scored on CE-MRA in patients with PAOD whereas stenosis severity is correlated… (More)
Standardized single-injection 3-station moving-table 3T contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) is reliable for stenosis detection and classification in peripheral arterial occlusive disease with equivalent diagnostic performance as 1.5T CE-MRA, while contrast-to-noise ratio significantly increased at 3T for identical contrast dosage.