Objective: To introduce the paper by Kuhn et al. " Informatics andMedicine: From MoleculestoPopu-lations " andthe papers that follow on this special topic in this issue of Methods of Information in Medicine, which opensadebate on theKuhnetal. paper's assertionsbyaninternational panel of invited researchersinbiomedical informatics. Method: An introductory… (More)
Development of molecular imaging such as positron-emission tomography (PET) offers an opportunity to optimize radiotherapy treatment planning by conforming the dose distribution to physiological details within tumors, so called dose painting. Quantification of the acquired images and an efficient and practical dose prescription remain two key questions in… (More)
BACKGROUND Medical Technology (MT) provides innovative instrumentation and methods designed for the purpose of improving prevention, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation. MT rooting in science, engineering and the biosciences is characterized by its inter- and transdisciplinarity. METHOD The current status of MT is described emphasizing the five… (More)
A simple technique using stereotactic needle placement for retrobulbar anesthesia is reported. The method utilizes a CT-guided stereotactic device that permits precise intraconal injection of local anesthetics; in addition, the risk of injury to muscles, vessels, eyeglobe, or optic nerve is substantially reduced.
A phantom is described which has been developed for investigating factors depending on the scanner itself and on the scanned object which potentially influence the kind and the extent of motion artefacts on the CT-image. Additionally, the phantom may be applied to qualify assurance measurements in computer tomography. A cylindrical insert mounted on a motor… (More)