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)
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 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)
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 To qualitatively and quantitatively compare MRI of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) at 7.0 T using high-permittivity dielectric pads and 3.0 T using a clinical high-resolution protocol. METHODS Institutional review board-approved study with written informed consent. 12 asymptomatic volunteers were imaged at 7.0 and 3.0 T using 32-channel head(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantitatively and qualitatively compare MRI of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) using a standard TMJ surface coil and a head coil at 3.0 T. METHODS 22 asymptomatic volunteers were MR imaged using a 2-channel surface coil (standard TMJ coil) and a 32-channel head coil at 3.0 T (Philips Ingenia; Philips Healthcare, Netherlands). Imaging(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility of MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the median nerve using simultaneous multi-slice echo planar imaging (EPI) with blipped CAIPIRINHA. MATERIALS AND METHODS After federal ethics board approval, MR imaging of the median nerves of eight healthy volunteers (mean age, 29.4 years; range, 25-32) was performed at 3 T(More)
PURPOSE To assess differences in fat signal fraction (FSF) in skeletal muscle as determined by two-point Dixon technique at 3T before and after application of intravenous gadoterate meglumide (Gd-DOTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight patients (mean age, 50.8 years; range, 41-72 years) underwent clinical whole-body MRI at 3T for myopathic symptoms. Two-point(More)
PURPOSE To optimize and test a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) echo-planar imaging (EPI) sequence with simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) excitation in the liver and pancreas regarding acquisition time (TA), number of slices, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), image quality (IQ), apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) quantitation accuracy, and feasibility of(More)