Ioannis Tsougos

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To assess the impact of I-123 ioflupane single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging on classifying patients with striatal dopaminergic deficits. Sixty-one patients with an initial diagnosis of parkinsonism or uncertain tremor disorder were screened and followed-up for one year. All patients were re-examined by two neurologists at our centre(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate distinct metabolic features of meningiomas to distinguish them from other brain lesions using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The study was performed on 17 meningiomas, 24 high-grade gliomas and 9 metastases. Elevated signal intensity at 3.8 ppm observed in low TE spectra adequately differentiated(More)
PURPOSE To assess the contribution of (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced (DSCE) imaging metrics in the differentiation of glioblastomas from solitary metastasis, and particularly to clarify the controversial reports regarding the(More)
The role of conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the detection of cerebral tumors has been well established. However its excellent soft tissue visualization and variety of imaging sequences are in many cases non-specific for the assessment of brain tumor grading. Hence, advanced MRI techniques, like Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (DWI), Diffusion(More)
Although magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods of 1.5Tesla (T) and 3T have been widely applied during the last decade for noninvasive diagnostic purposes, only a few studies have been reported on the value of the information extracted in brain cancer discrimination. The purpose of this study is threefold. First, to show that the diagnostic value of(More)
PURPOSE Differentiation of glioblastomas from metastases is clinical important, but may be difficult even for expert observers. To investigate the contribution of machine learning algorithms in the differentiation of glioblastomas multiforme (GB) from metastases, we developed and tested a pattern recognition system based on 3T magnetic resonance (MR) data.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of 3T (1)H-MRS in grading cerebral gliomas using short and long echo times. METHODS 1H-MRS was performed on 71 patients with untreated cerebral gliomas. Metabolite ratios of NAA/Cr, Cho/Cr, Cho/NAA, and mI/Cr were calculated for short and long TE and compared between low and high grade gliomas. Lipids were(More)
Despite the known validity of clinical diagnostic criteria, significant overlap of clinical symptoms between Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) subtypes exists in several cases, resulting in great uncertainty of the diagnostic boundaries. We evaluated the perfusion between FTD subtypes using brain perfusion (99m)Tc-HMPAO SPECT with Brodmann areas (BA) mapping.(More)
A very important aspect in the optimization of radiation therapy is the adequate use of patient related information. Hence the description of the dependence of tumor and normal tissue responses on the irradiated volume and the dose-time-fractionation schedule should be introduced. In addition, the heterogeneity of the delivered dose distribution and tumor(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the results of proton MR spectroscopy (MRS) in temporal poles in patients with unilateral mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) with the histopathological findings of the resected temporal poles. METHODS A total of 23 patients (14 male and 9 female) with a mean age of 25.2 years (range 17-45 years)(More)