Federico C. von Samson-Himmelstjerna

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INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using field strengths up to 3 Tesla (T) has proven to be a powerful tool for stroke diagnosis. Recently, ultrahigh-field (UHF) MRI at 7 T has shown relevant diagnostic benefits in imaging of neurological diseases, but its value for stroke imaging has not been investigated yet. We present the first evaluation of(More)
Pulsed arterial spin labeling (PASL) at multiple inflow times (multi-TIs) is advantageous for the measurement of brain perfusion in patients with long arterial transit times (ATTs) as in steno-occlusive disease, because bolus-arrival-time can be measured and blood flow measurements can be corrected accordingly. Owing to its increased signal-to-noise ratio,(More)
In this study, we aimed to assess the detection of crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) following stroke by perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (PW-MRI) in comparison with positron emission tomography (PET). Both PW-MRI and 15O-water-PET were performed in acute and subacute hemispheric stroke patients. The degree of CCD was defined by regions of(More)
OBJECTIVES Time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic-resonance-angiography (MRA) identifies vessel pathology in cerebrovascular disease. At 7.0 T, the clinical performance of TOF-MRA is constrained owing to radio frequency power deposition. We studied the diagnostic value of whole-brain MPRAGE-based MRA as an alternative imaging technique in comparison to the clinical(More)
Knowledge of the transmission field (B1(+)) of radio-frequency coils is crucial for high field (B0  = 3.0 T) and ultrahigh field (B0 ≥7.0 T) magnetic resonance applications to overcome constraints dictated by electrodynamics in the short wavelength regime with the ultimate goal to improve the image quality. For this purpose B1(+) mapping methods are used,(More)
OBJECTIVE The improvement in Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) perfusion quantification, especially for delayed bolus arrival times (BAT), with an acquisition redistribution scheme mitigating the T1 decay of the label in multi-TI ASL measurements is investigated. A multi inflow time (TI) 3D-GRASE sequence is presented which adapts the distribution of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced (DSC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to identify the tissue-at-risk in acute stroke, but the choice of optimal DSC postprocessing in the clinical setting remains a matter of debate. Using 15O-water positron emission tomography (PET), we validated the performance of 2 common(More)
PURPOSE Walsh ordering of Hadamard encoding-matrices and an additional averaging strategy are proposed for Hadamard-encoded pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (H-pCASL). In contrast to conventional H-pCASL the proposed method generates more perfusion-weighted images which are accessible already during a running experiment and even from incomplete sets(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an MRI technique to measure cerebral blood flow (CBF) without the need of exogenous contrast agents and is thus a promising alternative to the clinical standard dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced (DSC) perfusion imaging. Latest international guidelines encourage its application in the(More)
BACKGROUND Prompt diagnosis of vessel pathology and appropriate treatment of moyamoya vasculopathy (MMV) are essential to improve long-term prognosis. The aims of our study were to explore the diagnostic value of ultra-high-field (UHF) magnetic resonance imaging at 7.0 T in MMV patients and to compare the applicability of two different 7.0 T vessel imaging(More)