E. M. Grabbe

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PURPOSE To determine if magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can help determine the therapeutic approach in women with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Preoperative contrast-enhanced MR imaging of the breast was performed in 463 patients with probably benign lesions (n = 63), suspicious lesions (n = 230), or lesions highly suggestive of malignancy (n =(More)
The purpose of this paper is to define and evaluate a classification category for contrast-enhanced (CE) MR imaging of the breast based on the BI-RADS mammographic categories of the American College of Radiology. Using five evaluation criteria for MR findings (initial signal increase, postinitial signal behavior, shape, border, and contrast material(More)
This study investigated the value of fluorine-18 2'-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) imaging with a double-headed gamma camera operated in coincidence (hybrid PET) detection mode in patients with suspected spondylitis. Comparison was made with conventional nuclear medicine imaging modalities and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Sixteen patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE MR arthrography of the shoulder with gadopentetate dimeglumine has been proved to be valuable in the diagnosis of injuries of the rotator cuff and glenoid labrum. To date, no standard protocol for the concentration of gadopentetate dimeglumine and the volume of iodinated contrast material used for intraarticular injection exists. This study(More)
The goal of this prospective study was to compare a full-field digital mammography system (FFDM) to a conventional screen-film mammography system (SFM) for the detection and characterization of microcalcifications. Fifty-five patients with 57 isolated microcalcification clusters were examined using a FFDM system (Senographe 2000D, GE Medical Systems,(More)
Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used increasingly as a complementary diagnostic modality in breast imaging of preselected patients. The exclusion of multicentricity before surgery and the differentiation between a scar and a carcinoma are well-accepted indications of this method. Problems result when suspicious lesions found with(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate early-phase unenhanced and late-phase contrast-enhanced helical CT in revealing renal lesions and staging renal cell carcinomas. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced helical CT of the kidneys was performed in 145 patients who also underwent unenhanced CT. Contrast-enhanced CT was performed in the corticomedullary(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the roles of 67Ga-citrate and 99Tcm-methylene diphosphonate (99Tcm-MDP) planar and single photon emission tomographic (SPET) imaging in patients with vertebral osteomyelitis. Thirty patients (22 females, 8 males) aged 62.7 +/- 16.4 years (mean +/- s) were enrolled prospectively between May 1995 and May 1998. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate two different systems for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided breast intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with 34 lesions detected exclusively with contrast material-enhanced MR imaging underwent 51 interventional procedures (23 needle biopsies and 28 preoperative wire localizations) with two different systems.(More)
Takayasu aortitis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic vasculitis of large- and medium-sized arteries. Early stages of the disease show a panarteritis and inflammatory wall thickening of the aorta and its branches, whereas advanced (fibrotic) stages comprise stenosis, aneurismatic transformation and occlusion. Magnetic resonance imaging visualises(More)