Cornelis F van Dijke

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PURPOSE To assess the reproducibility and accuracy of volumetric quantifications of articular cartilage in the knee determined with three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging combined with pulsed saturation transfer subtraction (STS) or T1-weighted fat suppression (FS) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight osteoarthritic knees were imaged(More)
PURPOSE To assess the applicability of three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with pulsed saturation transfer (ST) or fat saturation in depicting articular structures in arthritic knees. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven patients underwent MR imaging with T1-weighted spin-echo (SE); unenhanced and contrast material-enhanced T2*-weighted 3D(More)
An ultra-short TI inversion recovery echo-planar imaging (ULSTIR-EPI) sequence was designed to reduce the influence of water exchange on fractional tissue blood volume (BV) estimation by measurement of T1-changes induced by a gadolinium-based macromolecular contrast medium (MMCM). Fractional liver BV in rats, estimated by ULSTIR-EPI was compared for(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic performance of minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) for detection of causes of death and to investigate the feasibility of MIA as an alternative to conventional autopsy (CA) in the clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved the MIA procedure and study, and informed consent was obtained(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationship between capillary density, a recognized surrogate of tumor angiogenesis, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-derived estimates of plasma volume (PV) and microvascular permeability in two mammary carcinoma models. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dynamic spin-echo imaging was performed by using(More)
A macromolecular MR contrast medium (MMCM) designed to permit histochemical staining and specific tissue localization, albumin-(biotin)10-(Gd-DTPA)25 (Bio-Alb-Gd), was used in a rat model of reperfused myocardial infarction to confirm the presence and distribution of microvascular hyperpermeability. T1-weighted spin-echo images were acquired before and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of x rays on tumor capillary permeability with macromolecular contrast medium (MMCM)-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS One of paired R3230 mammary adenocarcinomas implanted in the flanks of 48 Fischer rats was treated with a single 5- or 15-Gy dose of x rays. After 1 or 3 days, MR imaging in 30(More)
A rapid and automated method for two-dimensional spatial depiction (mapping) of quantitative physiological tissue characteristics derived from contrast enhanced MR imaging was developed and tested in disease models of cancer, inflammation, and myocardial reperfusion injury. Specifically, an established two-compartment kinetic model of unidirectional mass(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased signal intensity is frequently present in the upsloping, medial segment of the posterior horn of the normal lateral meniscus on routine short-TE MR images of the knee. This attribute can mimic or obscure abnormalities in this portion of the meniscus. In the present study, we examined whether this appearance could be accounted for by the(More)
Angiogenesis is a very important process for tumor growth and proliferation. Given its high temporal and spatial resolution, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is well suited for use in the assessment of angiogenesis. MR angiography can be used clinically and experimentally for identification of tumor feeding and draining vessels, for tumor characterization,(More)