Marie Wasielewski

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BACKGROUND Acute rejection is a major factor impacting survival in the first 12 months after cardiac transplantation. Transplant monitoring requires invasive techniques. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), noninvasive testing, has been used in monitoring heart transplants. Prolonged T2 relaxation has been related to transplant edema and possibly rejection. We(More)
PURPOSE To use four-dimensional (4D)-flow MRI for the comprehensive in vivo analysis of hemodynamics and its relationship to size and morphology of different intracranial aneurysms (IA). We hypothesize that different IA groups, defined by size and morphology, exhibit different velocity fields, wall shear stress, and vorticity. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
STUDY DESIGN This research utilized a cross-sectional design with control group inclusion. OBJECTIVES Preliminary evidence suggests that a portion of the patient population with chronic whiplash may have sustained spinal cord damage. Our hypothesis is that in some cases of chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), observed muscle weakness in the legs(More)
Muscle fat infiltration (MFI) is an expected consequence of incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). The MFI magnitude may have clinical value in determining functional recovery. However, there is a lack of understanding of how MFI relates to the volitional muscle activity in people with motor incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). Five iSCI and 5 uninjured(More)
Background Edema is a generic tissue response to acute myocardial injury and, therefore; a potential marker of impending tissue damage. Currently in clinical use, T2 weighted imaging provides a qualitative technique in assessing myocardial edema. We hypothesize that quantitative T2 mapping in patients with suspected cases of myocarditis, myocardial(More)
Introduction Right heart catheterization (RHC) is required for definitive diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and serial echocardiograms or RHC are necessary for long term disease management. However, RHC is invasive, costly and risky for the patient[1]. Echocardiography is a non-invasive alternative but recent studies have questioned its accuracy and(More)
Introduction Cardiac transplantation is the treatment for some patients with end-stage heart failure. After transplantation asymptomatic acute allograft rejection is a major factor impacting survival in the first 12 months. Current transplant monitoring requires frequent right heart catheterizations, endomyocardial biopsies (EMB), and echocardiography. CMR(More)
Purpose To validate mitral valve annular velocities extracted in an automated fashion using an established algorithm for database guided landmark detection and temporal propagation based on inverse consistent non-rigid registration [1] in a normal population. To correlate the derived early diastolic myocardial peak-velocity measurements (e prime or e’)(More)
STUDY DESIGN This research utilized a cross-sectional design. OBJECTIVES Spinal cord edema length has been measured with T2-weighted sagittal MRI to predict motor recovery following spinal cord injury. The purpose of our study was to establish the correlational value of axial spinal cord edema using T2-weighted MRI. We hypothesized a direct relationship(More)
Introduction MRI is the accepted gold standard for assessment of left ventricular systolic function; however, no standards are available to assess diastolic function at MRI. E/A and E/ e’ ratios are currently used in echocardiography to evaluate left ventricular diastolic function. Measuring these ratios with phase contrast MRI may provide a complementary(More)