Bernd Tombach

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A multicenter study has been employed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the new liver-specific contrast agent gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA, Primovist), as opposed to contrast-enhanced biphasic spiral computed tomography (CT), in the diagnosis of focal liver lesions, compared with a standard of reference (SOR). One(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the superparamagnetic iron oxide (Resovist) designed for contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS A phase 2 trial was performed in 33 patients with no more than five known focal solid liver lesions. Resovist was administered intravenously at doses of 4, 8, and 16 mumol of iron per(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the respective contribution (in terms of cancer yield and stage at diagnosis) of clinical breast examination (CBE), mammography, ultrasound, and quality-assured breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used alone or in different combination, for screening women at elevated risk for breast cancer. METHODS Prospective multicenter(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare moving-table three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE MRA), using 1.0-mol gadobutrol, with intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (i.a. DSA) for evaluation of pelvic and peripheral arteries in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. A total of 203 patients were(More)
Our objective was to study Gd-EOB-DTPA for the characterization of focal liver lesions by means of dynamic MR imaging. A double-blind and randomized dose-ranging phase-2 clinical trial was performed in 31 patients (liver metastases n = 23, hepatocellular carcinoma n = 4, and hemangioma n = 4) at a field strength of 1.0 Tesla. Gd-EOB-DTPA (Schering AG,(More)
PURPOSE To assess and describe the appearance of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) at 3.0-T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as compared with the appearance of this lesion type at 1.5-T MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients with 21 parenchymal ICHs were examined. ICHs were classified as hyperacute, acute, early subacute, late subacute, or(More)
The objective of this study was to compare contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE MRA) and multislice computed tomographic angiography (MS CTA) in the follow-up of thoracic stent-graft placement. The CE MRA and MS CTA were performed following nitinol stent-graft treatment due to thoracic aneurysm (n=4), intramural bleeding (n=2) and type-B(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) in the detection of focal liver lesions with respect to dose, side effects, and pulse sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A randomized double-blinded trial was performed in 33 patients with focal solid liver lesions. A bolus of Gd-EOB-DTPA, a(More)
PURPOSE To assess the renal tolerance of 1.0 mol/L gadobutrol as an electrically neutral contrast agent at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients with impaired renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients with impaired renal function were enrolled in this prospective randomized study and classified into two subgroups according to their(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the respective diagnostic accuracies of the different breast imaging modalities, i. e., mammography (Mx), high-frequency breast ultrasound (US), and dynamic contrast-enhanced breast (MRI) regarding the early diagnosis of familial (hereditary) breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, non-randomized controlled clinical(More)