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Although Electroencephalography (EEG) source localization is being widely used in adults, this promising technique has not yet been applied to newborns because of technical difficulties, such as lack of data concerning the newborn skull conductivity, thickness, and homogeneity. Using a new type of EEG headcap molded on each baby's head, we aimed to(More)
Commonly used brain templates are based on adults' or children's brains. In this study, we create a neonatal brain template. This becomes necessary because of the pronounced differences not only in size but even more importantly in geometrical proportions of the brains of adults and children as compared to the ones of newborns. The template is created based(More)
Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) is a noninvasive reliable technique, which enables quantification of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and total cerebral blood flows (tCBF). Although it is used to study hydrodynamic cerebral disorders in the elderly group (hydrocephalus), there is no published evaluation of aging effects on both tCBF and CSF(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we investigated cerebral blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows in patients with communicating hydrocephalus (CH) and in healthy volunteers to determine the contribution of CSF flow to brain pressure regulation in CH patients. METHODS Cine phase-contrast MRI data from 16 healthy(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the contributions of phase-contrast magnetic resonance (PCMR) and transcranial color Doppler (TCCD) imaging in the investigation of cerebral hydrodynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13 healthy subjects were studied. Blood velocity measurements were performed with TCCD and gated PCMR imaging in major intracranial and extracranial(More)
Magnetic Resonance Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI) has been reported to be helpful for the differential diagnosis between abscesses and cystic/necrotic brain tumors. However the number of patients is still limited, and the sensitivity and specificity of the method remain to be confirmed. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate a larger sample(More)
AIM Percutaneous drainage of abdominal and pelvic abscesses is a first-line alternative to surgery. Anterior and lateral approaches are limited by the presence of obstacles, such as the pelvic bones, bowel, bladder, and iliac vessels. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a percutaneous,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare the accuracy of MR cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic sonography for the diagnosis of common bile duct stones in patients with a mild to moderate clinical suspicion of common bile duct stones. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-seven patients were prospectively enrolled. Inclusion criteria included acute pancreatitis,(More)
MR functional imaging, due to the improvement in ultra-speed imaging technology such as echo-planar imaging, has become a very powerful technique since the beginning of the nineties. This imaging technique is divided into diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging and cerebral activation. Diffusion imaging probes the mobility of water molecules characterized by a(More)