Johannes H C Reiber

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Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA) was developed to measure micromotion of an orthopaedic implant with respect to its surrounding bone. A disadvantage of conventional RSA is that it requires the implant to be marked with tantalum beads. This disadvantage can potentially be resolved with model-based RSA, whereby a 3D model of the implant is used(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate a newly developed semiautomated contour detection algorithm for the quantitative analysis of cardiovascular MRI. METHOD Left ventricular function parameters derived from automatically detected endocardial and epicardial contours were compared with results derived from manually traced contours in short-axis(More)
A computer-assisted technique has been developed to assess absolute coronary arterial dimensions from 35 mm cineangiograms. The boundaries of optically magnified and video-digitized coronary segments and the intracardiac catheter are defined by automated edge-detection techniques. Contour positions are corrected for pincushion distortion. The accuracy and(More)
Coronary arteriograms are increasingly acquired and stored in digital format, which allows instantaneous review of the pictorial data during the cardiac catheterization procedure. To support the angiographer in choosing the optimal sizes of the recanalization devices and studying the efficacy of the recanalization procedures, we have developed a new(More)
Data from experimental, clinical, and pathologic studies have suggested that the process of restenosis begins very early after coronary angioplasty. The present study was performed to determine prospectively the incidence of restenosis with use of the four National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the 50% or greater diameter stenosis criteria, as well(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Automatically identifying carotid plaque composition using MR imaging remains a challenging task in vivo. The purpose of our study was to compare the detection and quantification of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque components based on in vivo MR imaging data using manual and automated segmentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers several acquisition techniques for precise and highly reproducible assessment of global and regional ventricular function, flow, and perfusion at rest and under pharmacological or physical stress conditions. Recent advances in hardware and software have resulted in strong improvement of image quality and in a(More)
PURPOSE An automated contour detection algorithm was developed for the objective and reproducible quantitative analysis of velocity-encoded MR studies of the ascending aorta. METHOD The only user interaction required is the manual definition of a center point inside the cross-section of the aorta in one of the available images. The automated contour(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive lipid lowering may retard the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. LDL-apheresis has the potential to decrease LDL cholesterol to very low levels. To assess the effect of more aggressive lipid lowering with LDL-apheresis, we set up a randomized study in men with hypercholesterolemia and severe coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS AND(More)
In clinical treatment of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) assessment of right ventricular (RV) function is important. Available imaging techniques have been of limited value because of technical factors and the complex geometry of the right ventricle. To validate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging measurements of RV function in children, gradient(More)