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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) enables quantification of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow and total cerebral blood (tCBF) flow and may be of value for the etiological diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. This investigation aimed to study CSF flow and intracerebral vascular flow in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and(More)
Respiratory motion correction in positron emission tomography (PET) seeks to incorporate motion information into an image reconstruction algorithm by using the full counting statistics of an acquisition to generate a single, motion-free volume. Here, we present a motion-incorporated ordered subsets expectation maximization (MOSEM) reconstruction based on a(More)
We present a novel CT-based method for minimizing the influence of respiratory motion in positron emission tomography (PET) images. The method relies on selection of events (i.e. detected coincidences) corresponding to the respiratory state in breath-hold X-ray computed tomography (CT) from respiratory-gated List Mode (LM) acquisitions. The low counting(More)
Combined PET/computed tomography (CT) is of value in cancer diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment planning. For cancers located in the thorax or abdomen, the patient's breathing causes artifacts and errors in PET and CT images. Many different approaches for artifact avoidance or correction have been developed; most are based on gated acquisition and(More)
PURPOSE We propose a respiratory-correlated PET data processing method (called "BH-CT-based") based on breath-hold CT acquisition to reduce the smearing effect and improve the attenuation correction. The resulting images are compared with the ungated PET images acquired using a standard, free-breathing clinical protocol. METHODS The BH-CT-based method(More)
Congestive heart failure as a cause of acute liver failure is rarely documented with only a few cases. Although the pathophysiology is poorly understood, there is rising evidence, that low cardiac output with consecutive reduction in hepatic blood flow is a main causing factor, rather than hypotension. In the setting of acute liver failure due to congestive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent studies of the organization of the cerebral venous system in healthy subjects using phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) show its structural complexity and inter-individual variations. Our objective was to study the venous blood and CSF flows in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS PC-MRI(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility and the additional interest of a parametric imaging (PI) method to monitor the early tumour metabolic response in a prospective series of oesophageal cancer patients who underwent positron emission tomography with fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG-PET/CT) before and during curative-intent(More)