Christoph Moenninghoff

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One prerequisite for transferring ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (>3T) into clinical diagnostic workup is a low rate of side effects. To our knowledge, publications of subjective acceptance and willingness to undergo examinations at >3T are rare. We present first results from our research site. Exposure to 7T whole-body MRI of head,(More)
In this study tumour vascularity and necrosis of intracranial astrocytomas were compared using 7 T and 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Fifteen patients with histologically proven astrocytomas (WHO grades II–IV) were prospectively examined at 1.5 T (Magnetom Espree or Sonata) and 7 T (Magnetom 7 T, Siemens, Erlangen, Germany) with T2*-w (weighted),(More)
Magnetic Resonance (MR) white matter hyperintensities have been shown to predict an increased risk of developing cognitive decline. However, their actual role in the conversion to dementia is still not fully understood. Automatic segmentation methods can help in the screening and monitoring of Mild Cognitive Impairment patients who take part in large(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the depiction of intracranial aneurysms by 3D time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) at 7 Tesla (T) with the clinical standard TOF MRA at 1.5 T and with digital subtraction angiography (DSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS 7 T and 1.5 T TOF MRA images optimized for both field strengths were(More)
OBJECTIVE Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a specific type of traumatic brain injury caused by shearing forces leading to widespread tearing of axons and small vessels. Traumatic microbleeds (TMBs) are regarded as a radiological marker for DAI. This study aims to compare DAI-associated TMBs at 3 Tesla (T) and 7 T susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) to(More)
The purpose of this study was to optimize and to evaluate 3D time-of-flight (TOF)-like non-contrast enhanced MR-angiography (MRA) techniques for display of the intracranial vessels on a 7 T whole-body scanner. Three different gradient echo sequences (TOF, VIBE, MPRAGE) were compared in 12 healthy volunteers and 13 patients. Two blinded senior radiologists(More)
PURPOSE To intraindividually compare the delineation of intracranial arterial vasculature in nonenhanced versus contrast-enhanced magnetization prepared rapid gradient echo (MPRAGE) imaging at 7 Tesla (T). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen subjects were examined on a 7 T whole-body magnetic resonance system (Magnetom 7T) equipped with a 32-channel(More)
PURPOSE Conventional saturation pulses cannot be used for 7 Tesla ultra-high-resolution time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (TOF MRA) due to specific absorption rate (SAR) limitations. We overcome these limitations by utilizing low flip angle, variable rate selective excitation (VERSE) algorithm saturation pulses. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate 7 Tesla time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in comparison to 1.5 Tesla TOF MRA and 7 Tesla non-contrast enhanced magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition gradient-echo (MPRAGE) for delineation of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixteen neurosurgical patients (male n = 5,(More)
To evaluate prospectively 7 Tesla time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and 7 Tesla non-contrast-enhanced magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition gradient-echo (MPRAGE) for delineation of intracerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in comparison to 1.5 Tesla TOF MRA and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Twenty patients with(More)