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The ongoing development of powerful magnetic resonance imaging techniques also allows for advanced possibilities to guide and control minimally invasive interventions. Various navigation concepts have been described for practically all regions of the body. The specific advantages and limitations of these concepts largely depend on the magnet design of the(More)
  • H Busse
  • 1982
In cases of total loss of the lacrimal canalicular system, e.g. due to untreated traumatic laceration, resection of an infiltratively growing malignant tumour of the medial canthus or severe canaliculitis a substitutional surgical procedure using the newly developed hydrophilic lacrimal tube is indicated, as experience with homoplastic material has shown(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical management of prostate cancer increasingly aims to distinguish aggressive types that require immediate and radical treatment from indolent tumors that are candidates for watchful waiting. This requires reliable and reproducible parameters to effectively control potential cancer progression. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may provide a(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-invasive assessment of steatosis and fibrosis is of growing relevance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 1H-Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and the ultrasound-based controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) correlate with biopsy proven steatosis, but have not been correlated with each other so far. We therefore performed a(More)
MRI information is widely used for the monitoring of thermal therapies, such as laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT). However, a detailed knowledge about the relationship between time/temperature exposure and resulting tissue thermal damage is needed to estimate the lesion extent. The aims of this work were to model the thermal response of(More)
PURPOSE To present an advanced approach for intraoperative image guidance in an open 0.5 T MRI and to evaluate its effectiveness for neurosurgical interventions by comparison with a dynamic scan-guided localization technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS The built-in scan guidance mode relied on successive interactive MRI scans. The additional advanced mode(More)
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy of endorectal 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting extracapsular extension (ECE) and seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) of prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS 38 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven PCa underwent multiparametric endorectal MRI at 3 T prior to prostatectomy. Two readers (A with nine years(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of an automated method to determine the 3D position of MR-visible markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Inductively coupled RF coils were imaged in a whole-body 1.5T scanner using the body coil and two conventional gradient echo sequences (FLASH and TrueFISP) and large imaging volumes up to (300 mm(3)). To(More)
PURPOSE To present the clinical setup and workflow of a robotic assistance system for image-guided interventions in a conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment and to report our preliminary clinical experience with percutaneous biopsies in various body regions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MR-compatible, servo-pneumatically driven, robotic(More)
To evaluate the influence of the choice of b values on the diagnostic value of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for detection and grading of prostate cancer (PCa). Forty-one patients with biopsy-proven PCa underwent endorectal 3-T MRI before prostatectomy. Different combinations of b values (0–800 s/mm2) were used to calculate four representative(More)