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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The quantification of cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), and blood-brain barrier permeability in scattered lesions in the brain is a methodological challenge. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of a 3D T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI acquisition in combination with a 2-compartment modeling(More)
OBJECTIVE To use a combination of magnetic resonance diffusion-tensor imaging (MR-DTI) and MR imaging of voxel-based morphometry (MR-VBM) in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) to determine microstructural and volume changes in the central neuronal networks involved in the sensory-discriminative and affective-motivational characteristics of pain,(More)
Intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) has gained increasing impact among modern neurosurgical techniques. Multislice CT with a sliding gantry in the OR provides excellent diagnostic image quality in the visualization of vascular lesions as well as bony structures including skull base and spine. Due to short acquisition times and a high spatial and(More)
OBJECTIVE We report our preliminary experience in a prospective series of patients with regard to feasibility, work flow, and image quality using a multislice computed tomographic (CT) scanner combined with a frameless neuronavigation system (NNS). METHODS A sliding gantry 40-slice CT scanner was installed in a preexisting operating room. The scanner was(More)
Model-free measurement of perfusion from bolus-tracking data requires a discretization of the tracer kinetic model. In this study a classification is provided of existing approaches to discretization, and the accuracy of these methods is compared. Two methods are included which are delay invariant (circulant and time shift) and three methods which are not(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to investigate the value of the hyperdense basilar artery (HBA) sign and of basilar artery (BA) attenuation measurements as predictors of basilar artery occlusion (BAO) on nonenhanced cranial CT (NECT). METHODS Forty-one consecutive patients with proven BAO in CT angiography, who had undergone NECT for initial evaluation (30 males,(More)
BACKGROUND In this pilot study we compared advantages and drawbacks of near-infrared indocyanine green videoangiography (ICGVA) and intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) to investigate if these are complementary or competitive methods to acquire immediate information about blood vessels and potential critical impairment of brain perfusion during vascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE When using detachable coils to treat intracranial aneurysms, thromboembolism is the most feared and frequently reported complication during or after endovascular therapy. The purpose of this study was to document the therapeutic effect of tirofiban on patency of the parent vessel, rate of rebleedings, and outcome of the patients in(More)
OBJECT In vascular neurosurgery, there is a demand for intraoperative imaging of blood vessels as well as for rapid information about critical impairment of brain perfusion. This study was conducted to analyze the feasibility of intraoperative CT angiography and brain perfusion mapping using an up-to-date multislice CT scanner in a prospective pilot series.(More)