Juergen F. Schaefer

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Investigation of hepatoblastoma in experimental conditions contributes relevantly to a detailed understanding of tumor biology and the investigation of new treatment approaches. Most systematical analyses currently use subcutaneous xenografts. We established a reproducible intrahepatic model with the hepatoblastoma-cell lines HuH6 and HepT1. The cells were(More)
Perfusion measurements in lung tissue using arterial spin labeling (ASL) techniques are hampered by strong microscopic field gradients induced by susceptibility differences between the alveolar air and the lung parenchyma. A true fast imaging with steady precession (True-FISP) sequence was adapted for applications in flow-sensitive alternating inversion(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) reveals changes in the lipid content of the gastrocnemius muscle (GM) and soleus muscle (SOL) of a patient with unilateral isolated hypertrophy of the right GM. MATERIALS AND METHODS (1)H-MRS was performed on a 1.5 Tesla (T) whole-body unit. Muscular lipids inside SOL and GM were(More)
PURPOSE To assess susceptibility related signal decay in lung tissue and to measure the influence of body positioning, together with inspiration and expiration, as well as oxygen inhalation. T2* maps and line shape maps of lung parenchyma were derived from datasets acquired at 0.2 T and compared with findings at 1.5 T. The line shape maps allow for a(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate the reproducibility of the reading of lumbar pedicle screw scans using a C-arm-based imaging system in comparison to computed tomography. The influence of the technique and the experience of the rater should be determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS The lumbar spines of 23 patients were stabilized using 102 pedicle(More)
BACKGROUND Gadobutrol is a gadolinium-based contrast agent, uniquely formulated at 1.0 mmol/ml. Although there is extensive safety evidence on the use of gadobutrol in adults, few studies have addressed the safety and tolerability of gadobutrol in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE This subanalysis of data from the GARDIAN study evaluated the safety and use of(More)
During recent years, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become the standard approach for various operations in infants and children. This also holds true for surgery in children with solid tumors. Meanwhile, more and more oncological biopsies and resections are being performed laparoscopically or thoracoscopically. Despite its increasing role in pediatric(More)
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