Gabriela Hossu

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According to neuropsychological evidence, a distributed network of regions of the ventral visual pathway - from the lateral occipital cortex to the temporal pole - supports face recognition. However, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have generally confined ventral face-selective areas to the posterior section of the occipito-temporal(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to assess the impact of two methods of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) selection on the diagnostic performance of DWI in the characterization of nonfatty soft-tissue masses. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixty-five histologically confirmed soft-tissue tumors imaged from November 2009 through October 2012 were(More)
In robotic surgery, the professional ergonomic habit of using an armrest reduces operator fatigue and increases the precision of motion. We designed and validated a pressure surveillance system (PSS) based on force sensors to investigate armrest use. The objective was to evaluate whether adding an alarm to the PSS system could shorten ergonomic training and(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Robotic surgery has witnessed a huge expansion. Robotic simulators have proved to be of major interest in training. Some authors have suggested that prior experience in micro-surgery could improve robotic surgery training. OBJECTIVE To test micro-surgery as a new approach in training, we proposed a prospective study comparing the(More)
INTRODUCTION Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) provides useful voxel-by-voxel analyses of brain images from (18)F-fluorodesoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) after an initial step of spatial normalization through an anatomical template model. In the setting of the preoperative workup of patients with temporal epilepsy, this study aimed at(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed at assessing the changes in brain metabolism related to white-matter magnetic resonance (MR) hyperintensities of presumed vascular origin, with a voxel-based quantitative analysis of (18F)-fluorodesoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging. METHODS Sixty older hypertensive patients with subjective memory(More)
Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) is a challenging tumor, considered to have a poor prognosis and poor response to treatments. The purpose of this study is to better understand glial tumor metabolism and post chemotherapy, radiotherapy and antiangiogenic variations in a longitudinal study to determine cerebral variation in MRS area, amplitude, and ratios of(More)
Age estimation of living individuals aged less than 13, 18 or 21 years, which are some relevant legal ages in most European countries, is currently problematic in the forensic context. Thus, numerous methods are available for legal authorities, although their efficiency can be discussed. For those reasons, we aimed to propose a new method, based on the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effectiveness of using a video recording and replaying system in robotic surgical training. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Robotic surgical videos are reviewed to accelerate the acquisition of robotic surgical skills. However, few professional recording and replaying systems have been used during robotic surgical training. The(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the value of dual-energy thoracic radiography in the diagnosis of pneumothorax considering the reader's experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with a suspected pneumothorax, imaged with dual-energy chest radiographs, were divided into two groups: those with pneumothorax as the final(More)