Barbara Knittel

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A general method for estimating the precision of parameters resulting from the use of various experimental designs (rate of injection and rate of tomographic data collection) in emission tomography studies is proposed. The sensitivity matrix of the study model and an estimate of the statistical uncertainty of the tomographic data are used to compute the(More)
We performed dynamic positron emission tomographic (PET) studies of glucose utilization, using (18F) 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG), in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) and healthy age-matched controls, to evaluate blood-brain-barrier glucose transport and glucose utilization rates in the disease. We found no significant differences in rate(More)
Measurements of cerebral glucose utilization rates in similar populations of human subjects under similar conditions vary considerably because of methods used in data collection and analysis. Using data acquired in two patients, we evaluated the effects of time schedule of data collection, region of interest size, method of attenuation correction, and input(More)
The in vivo high-energy phosphorus metabolic profile and pH of an experimental intracerebral C6 glioma in rats was examined using surface coil 31P NMR spectroscopy. Initially, phosphorus-containing metabolites of the glioma were characterized by in vivo 31P surface coil spectroscopy of subcutaneously implanted tumors and by high-resolution NMR studies of(More)
Surface coil 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the in vivo carbohydrate metabolism of rat C6 gliomas during and after infusion with [1-13C] glucose. In vivo 1H-decoupled 13C NMR spectra of the glioma following infusion with [1-13C]glucose revealed the direct production of [3-13C]lactic acid, [1-13C]glycogen, and(More)
The rapid progressive course of the glomerulonephritis shows an independent sonographic picture. Apart from the massive enlargement of the organ and the increase of the parenchyma-pyelo-index the kidneys show a high echogenicity, wavy marginal contours and unclear inner structures. In chronic glomerulonephritis both enlarged and diminished kidneys are to be(More)
201 children with healthy kidneys and 61 patients of the paediatric nephrological dispensary with chronically relapsing pyelonephritis without disturbance of the transport of urine were examined sonographically. With the help of an atrophy score was controlled, whether the summation of unspecific parameters is in connection with the length of the kidney. A(More)
To differentiate between pancreatitis in patients with chronic renal insufficiency and uremic pancreopathy we investigated 23 patients with chronic renal insufficiency, 28 patients on hemodialysis before and after treatment and 13 patients after renal transplantation. As controls served 15 healthy people. The total amylase in serum is significantly elevated(More)