Lukas Filli

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BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. MS lesions show a typical distribution pattern and primarily affect the white matter (WM) in the periventricular zone and in the centrum semiovale. OBJECTIVE To track lesion development during disease progression, we compared the spatiotemporal distribution(More)
PURPOSE To systematically evaluate the dependence of intravoxel-incoherent-motion (IVIM) parameters on the b-value threshold separating the perfusion and diffusion compartment, and to implement and test an algorithm for the standardized computation of this threshold. METHODS Diffusion weighted images of the upper abdomen were acquired at 3 Tesla in eleven(More)
BACKGROUND In multiple sclerosis (MS) regional grey matter (GM) atrophy has been associated with disability progression. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare regional GM volume changes in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients with progressive and stable disability, using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). METHODS We acquired baseline and 1-year(More)
INTRODUCTION Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is based on a non-Gaussian diffusion model that should inherently better account for restricted water diffusion within the complex microstructure of most tissues than the conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), which presumes Gaussian distributed water molecule displacement probability. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Normative age-related decline in paravertebral muscle quality is important for reference to disease and risk identification in patients. We aimed to establish age- and vertebral level-dependence of paravertebral (multifidus and erector spinae) muscle volume and fat content in healthy adult volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this(More)
The purpose of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of intravoxel incoherent motion imaging (IVIM) for non-invasive quantification of perfusion and diffusion effects in skeletal muscle at rest and following exercise. After IRB approval, eight healthy volunteers underwent diffusion-weighted MRI of the forearm at 3 T and eight different b values(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of accelerated diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of skeletal muscle using echo planar imaging (EPI) applying simultaneous multislice excitation with a blipped controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration unaliasing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS After federal(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to implement a protocol for simultaneous multislice (SMS) accelerated diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the kidneys and to perform a systematic analysis of image quality of the data sets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten healthy subjects and 5 patients with renal masses underwent DWI of the kidney in this prospective(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using simultaneous multislice (SMS) acquisition with blipped controlled aliasing in parallel imaging (CAIPI) for accelerated readout-segmented echo planar imaging (rs-EPI) of the mandibular nerves. DTI of the mandibular nerves using EPI is challenging due to susceptibility artifacts. Rs-EPI(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of breast microcalcifications (MC) as a predictor of malignancy using highly resolved micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) datasets of biopsy samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 28 women with suspicious MC in their mammogram undergoing(More)