Katja Pinker

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PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic quality of diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging schemes with regard to apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) accuracy, ADC precision, and DW imaging contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) for different types of lesions and breast tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and written, informed consent were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective in vivo study of meniscoids in the cervical zygapophyseal joints. OBJECTIVE To generate reference data for in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging properties of meniscoids in the cervical zygapophyseal joints. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Meniscoids, also called synovial folds, are tiny anatomic structures within the zygapophyseal(More)
OBJECTIVE Monitoring of articular cartilage repair after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) by a new grading and point-scale system based on noninvasive cartilage-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 20 patients, postoperative high-resolution MRI follow-up examinations at 4, 12, 24 and 52(More)
To develop and assess a combined reading for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (CE-MRI) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) adapted to the BI-RADS for multiparametric MRI of the breast at 3 T. A total of 247 patients with histopathologically verified breast lesions were included in this IRB-approved prospective study. All patients underwent CE-MR and(More)
PURPOSE To develop a 3.0 Tesla breast imaging protocol that combines high temporal and spatial resolution three-dimensional MR sequences for quantitative time course and morphologic analysis of breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients were included in the study (age range, 31-82; mean age, 54.3). The study protocol was approved by the(More)
OBJECTIVE Monitoring of articular cartilage repair after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation with HyalograftC by a new grading system based on non-invasive high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 23 patients, postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed between 76 and 120 weeks. In nine of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS) and a conventional DWI (cDWI) sequence for the detection of breast lesions. Fifty consecutive patients with suspected breast lesions underwent DWIBS and cDWI at 1.5 T. The routine protocol consisted of a short TI inversion(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a single parameter to multiparametric (MP) MRI with 2 (DCE MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging [DWI]) and 3 (DCE MRI, DWI, and 3-dimensional proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging [3D H-MRSI])(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether multiparametric (18)fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (MP (18)FDG PET-MRI) using dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), three-dimensional proton MR spectroscopic imaging (3D (1)H-MRSI), and (18)FDG-PET enables an improved differentiation of benign(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to determine the value of high-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for diagnosis and surgery of sellar lesions. METHODS High-field MR images were obtained using a 3-tesla unit with emphasis on sellar and parasellar structures in 21 patients preoperatively to delineate endo-, supra-, and parasellar anatomical structures.(More)