David Thomasson

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PURPOSE To compare a T1-weighted, three-dimensional (3D), gradient-echo (GRE) sequence for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the body (volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, or VIBE) with a two-dimensional (2D) GRE breath-hold equivalent. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive patients underwent 1.5-T MR imaging. The examinations included(More)
We aim to establish norms of fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in 20 different regions of the brain in healthy human volunteers. Thirty-one individuals were examined for ADC and FA in 20 regions of the brain using a single-shot, spin echo, echo planar diffusion tensor imaging sequence with 32 directions at 3 T. FA and ADC(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility, reproducibility, and technical quality of a dynamic contrast material-enhanced isotropic three-dimensional (3D) volumetric interpolated breath-hold hepatic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients underwent 3D spoiled gradient-echo imaging (4.2/1.8 [repetition time msec/echo(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare three dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (dynamic MR imaging) analytic methods to determine the parameter or combination of parameters most strongly associated with changes in tumor microvasculature during treatment with bevacizumab alone and bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Scanning time considerations have restricted routine use of 3D Fourier transform (3DFT)-encoded MRI to gradient-recalled echo sequences. We sought to combine isotropic 3DFT acquisition with fast spin-echo at a practical scan duration. This strategy offers versatile image contrast for musculoskeletal evaluation and facilitates image reformation(More)
HASTE (Half fourier Single-shot Turbo spin-Echo) is a single-section T2-weighted sequence that acquires images in less than 1 second. Images are breathing independent and possess a variety of other features useful for imaging the abdomen. The design of this technique is described. Clinical studies of 38 consecutive patients were performed using this(More)
PURPOSE Objectives of this study were to: 1) develop iLTSL, a low temperature sensitive liposome co-loaded with an MRI contrast agent (ProHance® Gd-HP-DO3A) and doxorubicin, 2) characterise doxorubicin and Gd-HP-DO3A release from iLTSL and 3) investigate the ability of magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) to induce and(More)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is widely used to evaluate tumor permeability, yet measurements have not been directly validated in brain tumors. Our purpose was to compare estimates of forward leakage K(trans) derived from DCE-MRI to the estimates K obtained using [(14)C]aminoisobutyric acid quantitative autoradiography(More)
PURPOSE To develop and refine a pulse sequence and protocol for testing the feasibility of magnetic resonance (MR) hysterosalpingography in a phantom model. MATERIALS AND METHODS A phantom simulating the uterus, fallopian tubes, and surrounding pelvic cavity was constructed. T2-weighted acquisition strategies-breath-hold fast spin-echo, rapid acquisition(More)