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Background Metal artifacts often impair diagnostic accuracy in computed tomography (CT) imaging. Therefore, effective and workflow implemented metal artifact reduction algorithms are crucial to gain higher diagnostic image quality in patients with metallic hardware. Purpose To assess the clinical performance of a novel iterative metal artifact reduction(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of virtual monoenergetic images (MEI+) at low kiloelectronvolt levels for the detection of incidental pulmonary embolism (PE) in oncological follow-up portal-venous phase dual-energy (DE-CTpv) staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with incidental PE in DE-CTpv staging,(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the use of 2D-selective, parallel-transmit excitation magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging (pTX-EPI) of the prostate, and to compare it to conventional, single-shot EPI (c-EPI). The MRI examinations of 35 patients were evaluated in this prospective study. PTX-EPI was performed(More)
The inflammatory sequelae of ischemia–reperfusion injury (IRI) are a major causal factor of tissue injury in various clinical settings. MicroRNAs (miRs) are short, non-coding RNAs, which regulate protein expression. Here, we investigated the role of miR-155 in IR-related tissue injury. Quantifying microRNA-expression levels in a human muscle tissue after(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effect of temporal resolution on semiquantitative and pharmacokinetic parameters from dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and their diagnostic accuracy regarding the detection of potentially malignant prostate lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty consecutive male patients (age,(More)
To evaluate the effect of beta adrenergic stimulation on the duration of the anterograde refractory period of the accessory pathway, isoproterenol was infused in seven patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. In two patients the effect of isoproterenol was studied during long-term oral amiodarone administration. To avoid rate-related changes(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a major causal factor of tissue injury in various clinical settings including myocardial infarction, stroke, and free microsurgical tissue transfer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are short, non-coding RNA molecules involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. During the last years they have emerged as(More)
26 patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumours received 3 x 10(6)U/m2 interferon alfa (IFN-alpha 2b) subcutaneously thrice weekly, until progression, as outpatients with moderate toxicity. 4/16 carcinoids and none out of 10 endocrine pancreatic tumours showed objective regression. Another 17 patients (68%) had no change. For a median of 34 weeks(More)
3550 Background: Combinations of infusional 5-FU/FA with either oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) or irinotecan (FOLFIRI) have become standards of care in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. In this trial, 5-FU/FA was replaced by capecitabine, an oral fluoropyrimidine. In addition, cetuximab, an antibody directed against the EGF-receptor was added to further(More)