Dominik Paul

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Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is a severe skin fragility disorder associated with trauma-induced blistering, progressive soft tissue scarring, and increased risk of skin cancer. DEB is caused by mutations in type VII collagen. In this study, we describe the generation of a collagen VII hypomorphic mouse that serves as an immunocompetent animal(More)
Until very recently, the study of neural architecture using fixed tissue has been a major scientific focus of neurologists and neuroanatomists. A non-invasive detailed insight into the brain's axonal connectivity in vivo has only become possible since the development of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI). This unique approach of analyzing(More)
PURPOSE To compare a glycosaminoglycan chemical exchange saturation transfer (gagCEST) imaging method, which enables sampling of the water signal as a function of the presaturation offset (z-spectrum) at 13 points in clinically feasible imaging times, with sodium 23 ((23)Na) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients after cartilage repair surgery(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical usefulness of an optimized 3D-Fast-Spin-Echo-sequence (3D-SPACE) in combination with a 15-channel knee-coil for 3D-imaging of the knee at 3T. METHODS 15 volunteers and 50 consecutive patients were examined at 3 T with fat-saturated moderately T2-weighted 3D-SPACE (Voxel-size (VS): 0.6 mm×0.5 mm×0.5 mm/acquisition-time(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relation between anatomic changes of the synovium, the bone, the bone marrow and the cartilage to biochemical properties of the cartilage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS 33 patients with RA received 3-T MRI scans of the metacarpophalangeal joints. Two independent methods, (A) the delayed gadolinium(More)
We report the first published case study of a suddenly occurring panic attack in a patient with no prior history of panic disorder during combined functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, 1.5 Tesla) and electrocardiogram (ECG) recording. The single case was a 46-year-old woman who developed a panic attack near the planned end of the fMRI acquisition(More)
In most half-Fourier imaging methods, explicit phase replacement is used. In combination with parallel imaging, or compressed sensing, half-Fourier reconstruction is usually performed in a separate step. The purpose of this paper is to report that integration of half-Fourier reconstruction into iterative reconstruction minimizes reconstruction errors. The(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy and reliability of three-dimensional (3D) T1- and proton density (PD)-weighted turbo spin-echo (TSE) sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip-angle evolution (SPACE) compared with conventional 2D sequences in assessment of the shoulder-joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-three subjects(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a new isotropic 3D proton-density, turbo-spin-echo sequence with variable flip-angle distribution (PD-SPACE) sequence compared to an isotropic 3D true-fast-imaging with steady-state-precession (True-FISP) sequence and 2D standard MR sequences with regard to the new 3D magnetic resonance observation of cartilage repair tissue (MOCART)(More)