André Vitorio Câmara de OLIVEIRA

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), with the recent development of both contrast-specific imaging modalities and microbubble-based contrast agents, allows noninvasive quantification of microcirculation in vivo. Nevertheless, functional parameters obtained by modeling contrast uptake kinetics could be impaired by respiratory motion. Accordingly, we(More)
The purpose of this work was to validate ventilation-weighted (VW) and perfusion-weighted (QW) Fourier decomposition (FD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with hyperpolarized (3)He MRI and dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion (DCE) MRI in a controlled animal experiment. Three healthy pigs were studied on 1.5-T MR scanner. For FD MRI, the VW and QW images(More)
MR-guided transrectal prostate biopsy is currently a time-consuming procedure because the imaging slice is often manually realigned with the biopsy needle during lesion targeting. In this work a pulse sequence is presented that automatically follows a passive marker attached to a dedicated MR biopsy device holder, thus providing an alternative to existing(More)
PURPOSE In this work, a passive tracking sequence employing a phase-only cross correlation (POCC) algorithm was studied with a focus on the in vivo applicability of the technique. Therefore, MR-guided needle interventions were performed in a phantom and two animal experiments. METHODS The targeting accuracy was quantified in an agarose phantom with 15(More)
INTRODUCTION Not responsible self-medication refers to drug use in high doses without rational indication and often associated with alcohol abuse. It can lead to liver damage and drug interactions, and may cause liver failure. AIM To warn about how the practice of self-medication can be responsible for acute liver failure. METHOD Were used the Medline(More)
The localization of passive marker systems in interventional MRI is necessary to monitor the position and orientation of medical instruments that do not emit an MR signal. In this work an algorithm is presented that automatically detects a given marker system in an MR image with a precision better than one pixel. Therefore, a combination of a phase-only(More)
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