H. Friedburg

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Based on the principles of echo imaging, we present a method to acquire sufficient data for a 256 X 256 image in from 2 to 40 s. The image contrast is dominated by the transverse relaxation time T2. Sampling all projections for 2D FT image reconstruction in one (or a few) echo trains leads to image artifacts due to the different T2 weighting of the echo.(More)
The findings of a 10-year study (1976 to 1986) conducted in southwest Germany on hemangioblastomas (HBL's) of the central nervous system (CNS) are presented. During that period, 47 HBL's were diagnosed and surgically removed in 44 patients, with a good postoperative survival rate and prognosis. The majority (83%) of these tumors were located in the(More)
Common manifestations of the von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, an autosomally dominant inherited cancer-prone disorder, include retinal angiomatosis, hemangioblastoma of the central nervous system, renal cysts, renal cancer, pheochromocytoma, and epididymal cystadenoma. Multiple cysts and microcystic (serous) cystadenomas of the pancreas have also been reported(More)
The RARE technique is an extremely useful tool for clinical diagnosis, since it delivers images comparable to those produced by X-ray myelography and X-ray urography. Contrary to these methods, RARE does not use the application of contrast agents. A low-flip-angle variant called FLARE (fast low angle refocused echo imaging) makes this technique accessible(More)
Collateral vessels in tumors and arteriovenous malformations limit the effectiveness of therapeutic embolization. Capillary propagation of embolization media represents a possible solution of the problem. Embolization with Ethibloc (Hamburg-Norderstedt), a vegetable protein dissolved in alcohol, was performed in 15 renal arteries of dogs. Three embolized(More)
DNA content, ploidy level, cell size and nuclear number were investigated in 54 mammalian hearts from nine species. DNA content was determined biochemically and ploidy level of cells was studied by the means of Feulgen cytophotometry. Nuclear number was calculated by a new method, while cell size was determined by using ocular micrometry. In most mammals(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is well suited for the delineation of cardiac anatomy. In this study an estimation of left ventricular volume and muscle mass by MRI was attempted, using an iron-shielded resistance magnet (Bruker) with 0.23 T. Images were obtained with ECG gating. For image-processing our own software program was used. Slice images were 8(More)
This is a study of 49 patients with lesions of the spine excluding primary tumors of the spinal cord. All patients were examined by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Comparing both methods we observed slight diagnostic advantages for magnetic resonance imaging in inflammatory and neoplastic disease. Especially for evaluation of the spinal(More)
A modification of the rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement imaging method allows the acquisition of a highly T2-weighted image in 2.5 s. By omitting the slice selection gradient, this technique yields a superimposed image of the CSF in the spinal canal. This image (magnetic resonance myelogram) contains much of the same information as an X-ray(More)
A reduced adaptation rate of the myocardium must, in many cases, be made responsible for heart insufficiency of old patients. The present investigations are aimed towards the question whether heart in old age is accompanied by a loss of myocardial cells and whether a polyploidisation of heart muscle cells takes place thus indicating an adaptive process. A(More)