Emma L Wignall

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BACKGROUND Previous structural magnetic resonance (MR) research in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found smaller hippocampal volumes in patients compared with control subjects. These studies have mostly involved subjects who have had PTSD for a number of years, such as war veterans or adult survivors of childhood abuse. Patients with(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the levels of basal ganglia iron levels in Parkinson's disease (PD) using the PRIME MR sequence at 3.0 Tesla, in relation to patients' motor symptom severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy patients with PD and 10 healthy controls underwent assessment of movement and MR imaging. Mean R2' relaxation rates were recorded in the substantia(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Quantitative markers of Alzheimer disease (AD), particularly in the early stages, are needed for clinical assessment and monitoring. We have evaluated a novel method to segment and visualize the ventricular system and obtain volumetric measures thereof. The temporal horn volume (THV) and index in patients with mild cognitive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Imaging studies have shown that children with NF-1 have increased brain volumes compared with age-matched controls and the CCs are disproportionately large. The purpose of this study was to determine if the CC in adults with NF-1 differed from that in matched controls by using DTI and volumetric imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the ability of a semiautomated process to produce three-dimensional reconstructions of the ventricles and calculate ventricular volumes from magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data in children with structural brain abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen children referred for MR imaging of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of spatial normalization on volume rendering in cases of pediatric brain malformation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted volume datasets were acquired in three children, one with pachygyria, one with a Dandy-Walker malformation associated with polymicrogyria, and one with dysgenesis of the corpus(More)
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