Benedikt Rueckriem

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BACKGROUND Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are congenital vascular anomalies that can cause seizures, intracranial hemorrhages, focal neurological deficits, and migrainelike headaches. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has substantially facilitated diagnosis of CCM. It is now widely accepted that familial clustering with an autosomal dominant(More)
To further develop gene therapy for patients with glioblastomas, an experimental gene therapy protocol was established comprising a series of imaging parameters for (i) noninvasive assessment of viable target tissue followed by (ii) targeted application of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) amplicon vectors and (iii) quantification of treatment effects by(More)
Strategies for non-invasive and quantitative imaging of gene expression in vivo have been developed over the past decade. Non-invasive assessment of the dynamics of gene regulation is of interest for the detection of endogenous disease-specific biological alterations (e.g., signal transduction) and for monitoring the induction and regulation of therapeutic(More)
To develop efficient and safe gene therapy approaches, the herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase gene (HSV-1-tk) has been shown to function as a marker gene for the direct noninvasive in vivo localization of thymidine kinase (TK) expression by positron emission tomography (PET) using radiolabeled nucleoside analogues as specific TK substrates.(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of 3′-deoxy-3′-[18F]fluorothymidine ([18F]FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) to detect early treatment responses in gliomas. Human glioma cells were stably transduced with genes yielding therapeutic activity, sorted for different levels of exogenous gene expression, and implanted subcutaneously(More)
Paediatric rehabilitation using virtual reality systems pose unique usability challenges distinct from those in adult rehabilitation. These challenges relate to the different epidemiology and aetiology of children’s disorders requiring rehabilitation and the physical design of interactive virtual reality hardware for children of varying sizes. Just as(More)
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