Christina Leitzen

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OBJECTIVE Optimization of a specially developed automatic microaspirator for fine-needle aspiration of suspicious thyroid nodules. PATIENTS, METHOD In a preliminary test biopsy effectiveness was evaluated in 20 native resected thyroid glands in vitro with both a Cameco® gun and a specially designed microaspirator respectively. In addition in both(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) as a functional MR technique allows for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of tumour cellularity and changes during therapy. The objective of this study was to evaluate changes of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in biopsy proven prostate cancer (PCa) under intensity modulated(More)
BACKGROUND We observed visual sensations (VSs) in patients undergoing intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) of the brain without the beam passing through ocular structures. We analyzed this phenomenon especially with regards to reproducibility, and origin. METHODS AND FINDINGS Analyzed were ten consecutive patients (aged 41-71 years) with glioblastoma(More)
PURPOSE To assess treatment tolerance and toxicity rates of consolidative whole-abdominal radiation therapy (WART) following cytoreductive surgery and carboplatin/paclitaxel chemotherapy in high-risk patients with advanced ovarian cancer (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage III) using intensity modulated radiation therapy. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Taste dysfunction is a common side effect during irradiation of head and neck. Our aim was to determine the time-dependent course and a possible dependency of this side effect to the radiation-dose during irradiation with helical tomotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS 31 patients with malignant tumours in the region of head and neck received an(More)
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