Andreas Hansch

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Cardiac disease is a major contributor to disease-related death in Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). We conducted the current study to determine the prevalence and clinical impact of cardiac involvement in CSS patients. We performed a multicenter, cross-sectional analysis of patients diagnosed with CSS. Cardiac workup included electrocardiography,(More)
Purpose: This study was conducted to assess the clinical impact of breast density and density of the lesion’s background on the performance of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system in the detection of breast masses (MA) and microcalcifications (MC). Materials and Methods: A total of 200 screening mammograms interpreted as BI-RADS 1 and suspicious(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer in the world. This case documents an unusual metastatic presentation of HCC in the humerus. Preoperative palliative arterial embolization of the tumor was performed to arrest severe tumor bleeding caused by the biopsy. Embolization turned out to be useful also in limiting/preventing potential(More)
PURPOSE In this study, image quality of leg veins and vena cava inferior was scored by independent raters using the new intravascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent gadofosveset trisodium using fat-suppressed 3D gradient echo Volume Interpolated Breath-hold Examination. MATERIAL AND METHODS The leg venous system without clinical signs of(More)
Objectives: To investigate the potential of a new osteogeometric technology based on digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) as a diagnostic tool for quantification of severity-dependent osteoporosis, and to distinguish between inflammation-mediated and corticoid-induced variations of bone mineralisation in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Methods:(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Minimal invasive local treatment of joints is a desirable option in the therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of photodynamic treatment (PDT) with different doses of the photosensitizer meta-tetra(hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (m-THPC; or temoporfin) in a murine model of RA (antigen-induced(More)
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is accompanied by an impaired cardiac energy metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate metabolic ratios in patients with DCM compared to controls by using spectroscopic two-dimensional chemical shift imaging (2D-CSI). Twenty volunteers and 15 patients with severe symptoms (left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF<30%)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic efficacy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) vs. multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the detection and classification of focal liver lesions, differentiated also for lesion entity and size; a separate analysis of pre- and postcontrast images as well as T2-weighted MRI sequences of focal and(More)
To evaluate the reproducibility of imaging and analysis for bone mineral density (BMD) determination using digital computer-assisted X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR; Pronosco X-posure, version V.2, Sectra Pronosco, Denmark); to verify potential factors that influence BMD extrapolation such as tube voltage, film-focus distance (FFD), film quality and brand (Kodak(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our work was to evaluate digital x-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) for the quantification of disease-related periarticular demineralization and computerized analysis of joint space distances (JSDA) for the measurement of joint space narrowing as a new diagnostic method for the early detection of joint-associated alterations and for monitoring(More)