Dominik F B Morhard

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The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a differentiation of iodine from other materials and of different body tissues using dual energy CT. Ten patients were scanned on a SOMATOM Definition Dual Source CT (DSCT; Siemens, Forchheim, Germany) system in dual energy mode at tube voltages of 140 and 80 kVp and a ratio of 1:3 between tube(More)
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). Forty-one consecutive patients with proven BAO in CT angiography, who had undergone NECT for initial evaluation (30 males, 11 females) were(More)
OBJECTIVE In supraaortic vessels, bone subtracted maximum intensity projections make the evaluation of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) datasets easier and faster. Dual energy CT can be used for bone removal without user interaction. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of conventional and dual energy-based bone removal. MATERIALS(More)
To evaluate the feasibility of dual-energy CT angiography (CTA) of the lung in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). 24 patients with suspected PE were examined with a single-acquisition, dual-energy CTA protocol (A-system: 140 kV/65 mAsref, B-system: 80kV/190 mAsref) on a dual-source CT system. Lung perfusion was visualized by color-coding(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent technical developments have led to an extension of perfusion computed tomography (PCT) scan range to cover nearly the entire brain and to reconstruct time resolved (4d) CT-angiography (CTA) datasets from the PCT data. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of simulated standard PCT and extended PCT with 4d-CTA. MATERIALS AND(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)
Non-contrast-enhanced cranial computed tomography (NECT) and CT angiography (CTA) are the most frequently used modalities in the triage of patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. CTA bone removal can improve the delineation of vasculature closely adjacent to bony structures, which is sometimes limited in standard CTA. The aim of this study was(More)
STUDY DESIGN.: A prospective interventional case-series study plus a retrospective analysis of historical patients for comparison of data. OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate workflow, feasibility, and clinical outcome of navigated stabilization procedures with data acquisition by intraoperative computed tomography. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Routine fluoroscopy to(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)
Posttreatment intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) after recanalization therapy of acute ischemic stroke increases morbidity and mortality. Dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT) allows differentiation of blood–brain barrier disruption (BBBD) and ICH. We evaluated the incidence of ICH and BBBD immediately after endovascular recanalization therapy, the(More)