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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we investigated cerebral blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows in patients with communicating hydrocephalus (CH) and in healthy volunteers to determine the contribution of CSF flow to brain pressure regulation in CH patients. METHODS Cine phase-contrast MRI data from 16 healthy(More)
Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) is a noninvasive reliable technique, which enables quantification of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and total cerebral blood flows (tCBF). Although it is used to study hydrodynamic cerebral disorders in the elderly group (hydrocephalus), there is no published evaluation of aging effects on both tCBF and CSF(More)
Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) present impaired motor skills, frequently associated with impaired attentional and executive functions. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of DCD on effective connectivity applied to a putative model of inhibition. fMRI was performed in 9 children with DCD and 10 control children(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the contributions of phase-contrast magnetic resonance (PCMR) and transcranial color Doppler (TCCD) imaging in the investigation of cerebral hydrodynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13 healthy subjects were studied. Blood velocity measurements were performed with TCCD and gated PCMR imaging in major intracranial and extracranial(More)
FDG PET has been suggested to have predictive value in the prognosis of oesophageal carcinoma. However, the retrospective studies reported in the literature have shown discordant results. Additionally, only four studies have evaluated FDG PET during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with different histological lesions. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Although crucial in regulating intracranial hydrodynamics, the cerebral venous system has been rarely studied because of its structural complexity and individual variations. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the organization of cerebral venous system in healthy adults. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) was performed in 18 healthy(More)
To assess prospectively the prognostic value of FDG PET/CT during curative-intent radiotherapy (RT) with or without concomitant chemotherapy in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with histological proof of invasive localized NSCLC and evaluable tumour, and who were candidates for curative-intent radiochemotherapy (RCT) or RT were(More)
AIM To assess the extent to which bone marrow scintigraphy (BMS) makes the interpretation of leucocyte scintigraphy (LS) easier and improves its diagnostic value. METHODS Seventy-three 111In LSs, 99mTc hydroxymethylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphies (BSs) and 99mTc sulfur colloid BMSs were performed in 60 patients with suspected infection related to a(More)
Our knowledge of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics has been considerably improved with the recent introduction of phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (phase-contrast MRI), which can provide CSF and blood flow measurements throughout the cardiac cycle. Key temporal and amplitude parameters can be calculated at different sites to elucidate the(More)