Kristina Imeen Ringe

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of gadoxetate disodium (Gd-EOB-DTPA), to describe a workflow-optimized pulse sequence protocol, and to illustrate the imaging appearance of focal lesions in the noncirrhotic liver. CONCLUSION Gd-EOB-DTPA allows a comprehensive evaluation of the liver with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine transit times for excretion of Gd-EOB-DTPA into different segments of the hepatobiliary system in patients with normal liver function. METHODS This retrospective study was IRB approved with a waiver of consent granted. 61 patients (39 female, 22 male, mean age 52.5 years) with normal liver and renal(More)
PURPOSE To assess hepatobiliary excretion of gadoxetate disodium in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) over time and to determine a possible correlation with severity of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 111 patients (36 females, 75 males, mean age 41.5 yr) with confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent gadoxetate disodium(More)
The interdisciplinary guidelines at the S3 level on the diagnosis of and therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) constitute an evidence- and consensus-based instrument that is aimed at improving the diagnosis of and therapy for HCC since these are very challenging tasks. The purpose of the guidelines is to offer the patient (with suspected or confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is used most often in routine clinical practice for the assessment of a suspected pulmonary embolism. The diagnostic accuracy relies on sufficient contrast enhancement. PURPOSE To evaluate whether image acquisition during shallow breathing can improve the image quality in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The two-stage liver resection combining in situ liver transection with portal vein ligation, also referred to as ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy), has been described as a promising method to increase the resectability of liver tumors. However, one of the most important issues regarding the safety(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity increases the risk for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, it has only recently been identified as an independent positive prognostic factor for localized RCC. OBJECTIVE To determine whether obesity influences long-term prognosis in metastatic RCC patients receiving vascular endothelial growth factor-targeted therapy. DESIGN,(More)
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Early detection might reduce morbidity. In this study we evaluate a microCT imaging algorithm to assess in-vivo tumour load and quantification of tumour growth in a transgenic disease model of lung adenocarcinomas. MicroCT was carried out with n=10 SPC-raf transgenic mice without gating in spontaneously(More)