Luca Remonda

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The hippocampal formation (HF) of healthy control subjects and schizophrenic patients was examined using an MRI experiment that implements sequences for relaxometry and magnetization transfer (MT) quantification. In addition to the semi-quantitative magnetization transfer ratio (MTR), all of the observable properties of the binary spin bath model were(More)
Previous MRI-volumetric studies in schizophrenic psychoses have demonstrated more or less pronounced volume reductions of the hippocampus in patients. Correspondingly, neuropathological examinations on the brains of schizophrenics showed diverse structural changes of the hippocampus. Employing a high-resolution 3D-MPRAGE sequence, we found volume reductions(More)
Postmortem examinations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies suggest involvement of the entorhinal cortex (EC) in schizophrenic psychoses. However, the extent and nature of the possible pathogenetical process underlying the observed alterations of this limbic key region for processing of multimodal sensory information remains unclear.(More)
Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows for precise thermal ablation of target tissues. While this emerging modality is increasingly used for the treatment of various types of extracranial soft tissue tumors, it has only recently been acknowledged as a modality for noninvasive neurosurgery. MRgFUS has been particularly(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Precise registration of CT and MR images is crucial in many clinical cases for proper diagnosis, decision making or navigation in surgical interventions. Various algorithms can be used to register CT and MR datasets, but prior to clinical use the result must be validated. To evaluate the registration result by visual inspection is(More)
  • Javier Fandino, Daniel Coluccia, Lucia Schwyzer, Javier Anon, Luca Remonda, Ruth O’Gormann +2 others
  • 2015
Background/introduction Focused ultrasound (FUS) can penetrate soft tissue non-invasively and induce physiological effects deep within target tissues. MR-image guidance, lesioning precision, sparing of healthy tissue and absence of ionizing radiation make FUS an ideal modality for brain interventions. Based on the encouraging results in treating patients(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown the individual benefits of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and intraoperative (i)MRI in enhancing survival for patients with high-grade glioma. In this retrospective study, we compare rates of progression-free and overall survival between patients who underwent surgical resection with the combination of 5-ALA and iMRI(More)
INTRODUCTION Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an MR-based technique that may better detect the peritumoural region than MRI. Our aim was to explore the feasibility of using DTI for target volume delineation in glioblastoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR tensor tracts and maps of the isotropic (p) and anisotropic (q) components of water diffusion were(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being increasingly applied in clinical practice, for example in neuronavigation and in modern radiation treatment planning. Quality assurance (QA) is therefore important to avoid clinical errors. PURPOSE To compare four analytical programs and a neuronavigation tool to evaluate our in-house(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to look for the response to strabismus images in the limbic network (amygdala, hippocampus, parahippocampus) of healthy volunteers and to compare it with their reaction to viewing normal eyes. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-one healthy volunteers underwent functional magnetic resonance(More)