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)
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