Christine B. Henk

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Occupationally used high-frequency vibration is supposed to have negative effects on blood flow and muscle strength. Conversely, low-frequency vibration used as a training tool appears to increase muscle strength, but nothing is known about its effects on peripheral circulation. The aim of this investigation was to quantify alterations in muscle blood(More)
Imaging of amino acid transport in brain tumours is more sensitive than fluorine-18 2-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET). The most frequently used tracer in this field is carbon-11 methionine (MET), which is unavailable for PET centres without a cyclotron because of its short half-life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate if abnormal early contrast enhancement of the aorta and decreased attenuation of pulmonary arteries at deep-inspiration spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography might be caused by a patent foramen ovale (PFO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred forty-four spiral CT angiographic images of the pulmonary arteries obtained during(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic potential of spiral computed tomography (CT) performed after the administration of cholangiographic contrast material (spiral CT cholangiography) in patients with suspected obstructive biliary disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS After infusion of meglumine iodoxamate, 29 patients underwent upper abdominal spiral CT with(More)
During the last decade, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) mostly has replaced computed tomography for evaluation of spinal surgery patients. The inherent advantages of MRI are obvious for this particularly difficult field of imaging. With MRI, it is possible to demonstrate anatomic as well as pathological and iatrogenic changes in three different imaging(More)
We report a case of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage into the inferior vena cava (scimitar syndrome) in which the hemodynamic significance was noninvasively assessed by means of velocity-encoded cine MR. Left-to-right shunt was calculated from direct blood flow measurements performed in the ascending aorta, main pulmonary artery, and aberrant pulmonary(More)
Diagnosis of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) in patients with AIDS based on radiological findings is still a challenging problem. Our purpose was to review the CT and MRI findings in PCNSL in our patients with AIDS and compare them with those reported in the literature. CT and MRI of 28 patients with AIDS and pathologically confirmed PCNSL(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic agreement between quantitative sonography of the calcaneus and dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the spine and femur for revealing osteoporosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 1252 patients (795 women, 54.9+/-15 years old; 457 men, 50.5+/-15 years old [mean+/-SD]), bone mineral density measurements(More)
Tumours lesions of the temporal bone and of the cerebello-pontine angle are rare. This tumours can be separated into benign and malignant lesions. In this paper the CT and MRI characteristics of tumours of the temporal bone and the cerebello-pontane angle will be demonstrated. High resolution CT (HRCT) as usually performed in the axial plane are using a(More)
Objective: The aim of our study was to illustrate the radiographic spectrum of the intrabronchial malposition of nasogastric tubes and subsequent complications, and to discuss the role of radiography in the detection of such malpositions. Design: Retrospective clinical investigation. Setting: Tertiary care university teaching hospital. Patients and methods:(More)