Johannes T. Heverhagen

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PURPOSE To investigate the use of four-dimensional (4D) co-occurrence-based texture analysis to distinguish between nonmalignant and malignant tissues in dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS 4D texture analysis was performed on DCE-MRI data sets of breast lesions. A model-free neural network-based classification system assigned(More)
INTRODUCTION Adequate migration and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is essential for regeneration of large bone defects. To achieve this, modern graft materials are becoming increasingly important. Among them, electrospun nanofiber scaffolds are a promising approach, because of their high physical porosity and potential to mimic the extracellular(More)
BACKGROUND Cluster headache (CH) is a rare headache disorder with severe unilateral headache bouts and autonomic symptoms. The pathophysiology of CH is not completely understood. Using a voxel-based morphometric paradigm or functional imaging, a key role of the hypothalamus and the pain matrix could be demonstrated during CH episodes. However, there are no(More)
Using a T2* gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence, regional T2 signal intensity (SI) values, a surrogate marker for T2 values, were determined in 12 regions of interest (substantia nigra, pallidum, caudate head, thalamus, occipital white matter, and frontal white matter bilaterally) and in two reference regions (cerebrospinal fluid and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE the aim of this study was to investigate specific activation patterns and potential gender differences during mental rotation and to investigate whether functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and functional transcranial Doppler sonography (fTCD) lateralize hemispheric dominance concordantly. METHODS regional brain activation(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We evaluated cerebral white and gray matter changes in patients with iRLS in order to shed light on the pathophysiology of this disease. METHODS Twelve patients with iRLS were compared to 12 age- and sex-matched controls using whole-head diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and voxel-based morphometry (VBM) techniques. Evaluation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview of imaging findings in patients with hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis; and to describe which radiological/clinical modality is best for staging hepatic fibrosis. CONCLUSION MR elastography (MRE) appears to be the most reliable method for grading liver fibrosis, although the CT(More)
In oncological chemotherapy monitoring, the change of a tumor's size is an important criterion for assessing cancer therapeutics. Measuring the volume of a tumor requires its delineation in 3-D. This is called segmentation, which is an intensively studied problem in medical image processing. However, simply counting the voxels within a binary segmentation(More)
A 20-channel phased-array coil for MRI of mice has been designed, constructed, and validated with bench measurements and high-resolution accelerated imaging. The technical challenges of designing a small, high density array have been overcome using individual small-diameter coil elements arranged on a cylinder in a hexagonal overlapping design with adjacent(More)
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