Karen A. Buesing

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PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the accuracy of the absolute fetal lung volume (FLV) measured at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and seven formulas for calculating relative FLV to predict neonatal survival and the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic accuracy of a new MRI-based relative lung-to-head ratio in regard to neonatal survival and need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the care of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and to compare it with the previously described sonographic relative lung-to-head(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate incidence of clinically silent and clinically apparent embolic cerebral infarction following diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography and associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Written informed consent was obtained from all patients, and the study was approved by the research ethics committee of(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess the results of logistic regression analysis that were based on magnetic resonance (MR) image fetal lung volume (FLV) measurements to predict survival and the corresponding need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) before and after 30 weeks gestation. (More)
PURPOSE To assess whether chronic lung disease (CLD) in surviving infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with lung hypoplasia on the basis of the results of antenatal observed-to-expected fetal lung volume (FLV) ratio measurement at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study received approval from the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to prospectively assess, using MRI and MR angiography, the cerebral and vascular status of 2-year-old children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in whom carotid artery reconstruction was performed after neonatal extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy and to compare the neurologic development of(More)
PURPOSE Image quality (IQ) of PET in voluminous body regions can be limited, which impairs the assessment of small metastatic lesions. Time-of-flight (TOF) reconstruction algorithm may deliver an increase of spatial resolution. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of TOF on IQ, lesion detection rate, lesion volume (V) and SUVmax in F choline(More)
PURPOSE To assess the additional diagnostic value of indirect CT venography (CTV) of the pelvis and upper thighs performed after pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective analysis, the radiology information system entries between January 2003 and December 2007 were searched(More)
Modern imaging techniques that can provide functional information on tumor vascularization, metabolic activity, or cellularity have seen significant improvements over the past decade. However, most of these techniques are currently not broadly utilized neither in clinical trials nor in clinical routine, although there is a large agreement on the fact that(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess the reliability of magnetic resonance (MR) image volume measurement in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and the reliability and validity of measurements in in vitro lung models. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the ethics committee, and informed consent was obtained. MR fetal lung volume(More)