Hilde Bosmans

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In this paper, we discuss the issue of geometric distortion in magnetic resonance (MR) images used to plan stereotactic neurosurgical interventions. We analyze the process for the case of Fourier transform imaging and demonstrate that spatial misregistrations are fundamentally due to two causes: deviations of the magnetic field from its ideal value and(More)
Spiral CT and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) were performed in ten patients with 14 intracranial aneurysms known from conventional angiography. All lesions, the smallest 3 mm in diameter, were visible on spiral CT and MRA. The neck of the aneurysm and its anatomical relations could very accurately be determined in all cases. Advantages of spiral CT(More)
PURPOSE This work proposes a new method of building 3D models of microcalcification clusters and describes the validation of their realistic appearance when simulated into 2D digital mammograms and into breast tomosynthesis images. METHODS A micro-CT unit was used to scan 23 breast biopsy specimens of microcalcification clusters with malignant and benign(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of functional MR imaging (fMRI) at 1.5 T, exploiting blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast, for detecting changes in whole-tumour oxygenation induced by carbogen (5% CO2+95% O2) inhalation of the host. Adult WAG/Rij rats with rhabdomyosarcomas growing subcutaneously in the lower flank were(More)
We compared a fast fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequence with a dual-echo short tau fast inversion-recovery (DESTTIR) sequence in 20 children with white matter abnormalities. Although the overall image quality of DESTTIR images was better, the lesion-to-background contrast was significantly higher with the fast FLAIR pulse sequence and(More)
PURPOSE From independently conducted free-response receiver operating characteristic (FROC) and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) experiments, to study fixed-reader associations between three estimators: the area under the alternative FROC (AFROC) curve computed from FROC data, the area under the ROC curve computed from FROC highest rating data, and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of different parameters (object size, shape, orientation, contrast, observer, and window setting) on the accuracy of volume measurements in spiral CT. METHOD The phantom study consisted of two parts. First, well-circumscribed ellipsoid objects were scanned with conventional and spiral CT.(More)
Breast density is more and more considered as an important risk factor for breast cancer and several quantitative breast density evaluation methods have been proposed. The reference material for simulation of the breast attenuation properties of glandular and adipose breast tissues is manufactured by a single provider. In order to characterize the(More)