Marc C. J. M. Kock

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PURPOSE To prospectively compare therapeutic confidence in, patient outcomes (in terms of quality of life) after, and the costs of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) with those of multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) angiography as the initial diagnostic imaging test in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To compare multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) angiography and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) prior to revascularization in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease for the purpose of assessing recommendations for additional imaging and physician confidence ratings for chosen therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a(More)
PURPOSE To obtain the best available estimates of the diagnostic performance of multidetector computed tomographic (CT) angiography compared with that of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the assessment of symptomatic lower extremity arterial disease and to identify the most important sources of variation in diagnostic performance between studies. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retrospectively the effect of vessel wall calcifications on the clinical utility of multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) angiography performed in patients with peripheral arterial disease and to identify clinical predictors for the presence of vessel wall calcifications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to compare interobserver agreement for interpretations of contrast-enhanced 3D MR angiography and MDCT angiography in patients with peripheral arterial disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Of 226 eligible patients, 69 were excluded. The remaining 157 consecutive patients were prospectively randomized to either MR(More)
At many institutions, magnetic resonance (MR) angiography is the technique of choice for assessment of the renal arteries and renal parenchyma in potential living kidney donors. The renal arteries and renal veins have a varied anatomy and may consist of one or more vessels at several levels with variable calibers and levels of branching. These findings may(More)
BACKGROUND Low muscle mass (LMM) and low muscle attenuation (LMA) reflect low muscle quantity and low muscle quality, respectively. Both are associated with a poor outcome in several types of solid malignancies. This study determined the association of skeletal muscle measures with overall survival (OS) and time to next treatment (TNT). PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe and to correlate tumor characteristics on multiparametric 7 tesla (T) breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with prognostic characteristics from postoperative histopathology in patients with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and written informed consent of 15 women (46-70 years) with 17(More)
PURPOSE To determine the most cost-effective strategy for preoperative imaging performed in potential living renal donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a decision-analytic model, the societal cost-effectiveness of digital subtraction angiography (DSA), gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, contrast material-enhanced spiral computed(More)
With the introduction of multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT), scan speed and image quality has improved considerably. Since the longitudinal coverage is no longer a limitation, multi-detector row computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) is increasingly used to depict the peripheral arterial runoff. Hence, it is important to know the advantages and(More)