Bjoern Jacobi

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Brain tumors affecting language-relevant areas may influence language lateralization. The purpose of this study was to systematically investigate language lateralization in brain tumor patients using clinical language fMRI, comparing the results with a group of healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-seven strictly(More)
Blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) contrast in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of skeletal muscle mainly depends on changes of oxygen saturation in the microcirculation. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have evaluated the clinical relevance of skeletal muscle BOLD MR imaging in vascular diseases, such as peripheral arterial occlusive(More)
Blood oxygenation-level dependent (BOLD) MRI has gained particular attention in functional brain imaging studies, where it can be used to localize areas of brain activation with high temporal resolution. To a higher degree than in the brain, skeletal muscles show extensive but transient alterations of blood flow between resting and activation state. Thus,(More)
BACKGROUND Deep venous thrombosis is mainly diagnosed by ultrasound today. In some instances diagnosis is challenging and magnetic resonance angiography could be an attractive alternative. Gadofosveset is a blood pool contrast agent with some favourable properties for this purpose. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated eight patients with proven deep(More)
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is a result of atherosclerotic disease which is currently the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world. Patients with PAOD may present with intermittent claudication or symptoms related to critical limb ischemia. PAOD is associated with increased mortality rates. Stenoses and occlusions are(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare calf muscle BOLD MRI with transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2 ) measurement in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and healthy volunteers and thereby get insight into the pathogenesis of vasculopathy in this connective tissue disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients with SSc (6 women and 6 men, mean age 53.5 ±(More)
INTRODUCTION Muscle symptoms in systemic sclerosis (SSc) may originate from altered skeletal muscle microcirculation, which can be investigated by means of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS After ethics committee approval and written consent, 11 consecutive SSc patients (5 men, mean age 52.6 years, mean SSc(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the dependence of skeletal muscle blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) effect and time course characteristics on magnetic field strength in healthy volunteers using an ischemia/reactive hyperemia paradigm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two consecutive skeletal muscle BOLD magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements in eight healthy(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the origin of skeletal muscle BOLD MRI alterations in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) by correlating BOLD MRI T2* signal of calf muscles with microcirculatory blood flow of calf skin measured by laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF). MATERIALS AND METHODS BOLD MRI (3T) and LDF measurements were performed in 12 consecutive SSc(More)