Maria Sokol

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PURPOSE To analyze prospectively the prognostic significance of 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo recorded from the tumor bed of patients after surgery for malignant glioma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty-one patients aged 20-68 years were examined using a MRI/MRS system (Elscint 2T Prestige). Of the 51 patients, 33 had Grade 3 gliomas and 18(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The determination of tumor boundaries, especially in high-grade glioma, is critically important for the proper planning of treatment, but the standard diagnostic imaging methods do not enable precise delimitation of the extent of tumor cell infiltration into the surrounding tissue. The objective of this study was to assess the(More)
Post-surgical radiation therapy is a routine procedure in the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors. Along with modest therapeutic effects conventional fractionated radiotherapy, in spite of any modifications, produces damage to non-malignant brain tissues lying within the treatment volume, the extent of which depends on radiation dose. Serial 1H-MRS(More)
PURPOSE Brain metabolism after surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (pRT) because of primary brain tumors was assessed by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in vivo. The study was designed to reveal the impact of pRT on normal brain tissue metabolism, which may potentially help in delineating the target volumes for reirradiated patients. (More)
In summary, dextran 40, when given after coronary stent placement, results in a marked decrease in hematocrit within 24 hours. Hematocrit often returns to near baseline levels within 48 hours of stopping dextran. This phenomenon most likely reflects dextran-related hemodilution. This hemodilutional decrease in hematocrit is often misinterpreted as acute(More)
BACKGROUND Although the vaccine research and development network in the United States remains vibrant, its continued success requires maintaining harmonious interaction among its many components. Changing one component is likely to affect the system overall. An examination of case studies of the development of selected vaccines would allow an examination of(More)
  • Maria Sokol
  • Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology…
  • 2001
Short echo time (TE) in vivo PRESS1H MR spectra (2 T. TE = 35 ms) of normal brain were fitted in the frequency domain using the second derivative method. In this approach, local maxima and hidden peaks are found as local minima of spectrum second derivative. The Lorentzian robust minimisation procedure (referred to as maximum likelihood or m-estimate(More)