BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 3D time-of-flight MR angiography (3D TOF MRA) may be used as noninvasive alternative to digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for the follow-up of patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs). We aimed to determine the influence of aneurysm size and location on diagnostic accuracy of 3D TOF MRA… (More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of a blood-pool contrast media (NC100150, Nycomed Imaging (now Amersham Health) Oslo, Norway) for evaluation of venous thrombosis of the deep veins of the pelvis and lower extremities. Twelve patients were prospectively evaluated with conventional X-ray venography (XRV) and MR venography (MRV) after… (More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the influence of iodine flow concentration on attenuation and visualization of the pulmonary arteries in thoracic MDCT angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred consecutive patients who were referred to our department with suspected acute pulmonary embolism underwent MDCT angiography of the pulmonary arteries… (More)
PURPOSE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent regulator of angiogenesis and thereby involved in the development and progression of solid tumors. A 936C > T polymorphism in the VEGF gene has been associated with reduced VEGF plasma levels. Purpose of the present study was to analyze the potential association between VEGF genotype and… (More)
Nocardiosis is an infrequent but serious pulmonary infection caused by Gram-positive aerobic actinomycetes. In this paper, we report on a 48-year-old patient with pleuropulmonary nocardiosis and cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis C virus infection treated with triple antiviral treatment complicated by prolonged neutropenia.
PURPOSE Temperature is a key measure in human red blood cell concentrate (RBC) quality control. A precise description of transient temperature distributions in RBC units removed from steady storage exposed to ambient temperature is at present unknown. Magnetic resonance thermometry was employed to visualize and analyse RBC warm up processes, to describe… (More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between size and the continuity of energy application in interstitial laser-induced thermotherapy. Percutaneous computed tomography-guided laser ablation (30 W, 600 nm diode) of the lung was performed in 7 Yorkshire pigs; a total of 42 ablation zones were created. Twenty ablations were performed using… (More)