M Vahlensieck

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PURPOSE To evaluate and optimize a method for producing magnetic resonance (MR) images similar to MR arthrograms of multiple synovial joints with intravenous gadopentetate dimeglumine injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors examined the effects of joint motion, dose of gadopentetate dimeglumine (0.1, 0.2, and 0.4 mmol/kg), and fat saturation on the(More)
It has been previously demonstrated that gabapentin, a gamma-amino butyric acid analogue, inhibits monoaminergic neurotransmitter release from rabbit caudate nucleus slices and from rat cortex. In humans this drug has been shown to have anti-epileptogenic activity. Serotonin may act as an inhibitory neurotransmitter and its interaction with blood platelets(More)
Indirect MR arthrography is a relatively new MR technique improving articular and periarticular contrast. It is achieved by injection of paramagnetic MR contrast media intravenously instead of intra-articular injection as in direct MR arthrography. After the injection exercising the joint results in considerable signal intensity increase within the joint(More)
Human articular cartilage from 16 cadaveric or amputated knees was studied using standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), on-resonance magnetization transfer contrast (MTC) and MTC-subtraction MRI. Results were compared with subsequent macroscopic and histopathological findings. MTC-subtraction and T2-weighted spin-echo images visualized cartilaginous(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of our study were to investigate the use of MR angiography with two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) displays in evaluating vascular morphology of musculoskeletal neoplasms for preoperative planning of limb-salvage surgery and to assess the use of MR angiography for monitoring changes in neovascularity and evaluating response to(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic power of indirect MR arthrography (I-MRA) particularly in rotator cuff tears. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sonography, conventional MRI and I-MRA were compared with arthroscopy in 25 patients. Additionally literature about experience with the method in other shoulder disease was searched. (More)
PURPOSE Clinical and radiological evaluation of labral tears remains challenging. It has been shown that intravenous administration of contrast agents produces an MR arthrographic effect without the need for intraarticular injection. This is the first study evaluating this new technique of indirect MR arthrography in diagnosis of glenoid labrum tears. (More)
Histologic studies on resected specimen have shown that tumor neovascularity is related to prognosis and response to therapy in a variety of human neoplasms. In nine patients with osteogenic or Ewing sarcoma, we evaluated the use of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to assess neovascularity non-invasively in vivo and to monitor response to chemotherapy.(More)
AIM To study the effect of G-CSF therapy directly by MRI and 1H MRS in the lumbar and femoral bone marrow and differentiate between malignant bone marrow infiltration (MBMI) and reconversion of red marrow. METHODS Thirteen patients could be examined twice, before and during G-CSF medication and another six only during treatment. T1 weighted spin-echo and(More)