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The deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN) are a key element of the cortico-cerebellar loop. Because of their small size and functional diversity, it is difficult to study them using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To overcome these difficulties, we present here three related methodological advances. First, we used susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) at a(More)
The incorporation of RF coils into the tips of intravascular devices has been shown to enable the localization of catheters and guidewires under MR guidance. Furthermore, such coils can be used for endoluminal imaging. The long cable required to connect the coil with the scanner input inadvertently acts as a dipole antenna which picks up RF energy from the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided biopsy of focal liver lesions within a short, wide-bore 1.5-T MR system and to determine the duration and accuracy of needle placement using MR fluoroscopy guidance in 25 patients. Accuracy of needle placement was evaluated in two orthogonal planes, and the(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The increasing spread of high-field and ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners has encouraged new discussion of the safety aspects of MRI. Few studies have been published on possible cognitive effects of MRI examinations. The aim of this study was to examine whether changes are measurable after MRI examinations(More)
Recent observations have revealed some evidence of the influence of sex and menstrual cycle on cognitive functions. In order to examine further differences depending on different phases of menstrual cycle, the use of oral contraception, and gender, fMRI during verb generation tests was performed in 12 female volunteers at menstrual phase and at luteal(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data sets to perform virtual intraarterial endoscopy (VIE). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven female and 14 male patients (aged 9-86 years [mean, 42 years]) with various pathologic aortic conditions underwent three-dimensional gadolinium-enhanced spoiled gradient-echo MR imaging.(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of muscle mass and strength is a common symptom in the elderly population. This is partly a result of the structural changes that occur during the aging process. We applied diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTMRI) to determine if water diffusivity in skeletal muscle changes with age. METHODS Thirty-eight healthy men, ranging(More)
MR elastography (MRE) has been shown to be capable of non-invasively measuring tissue elasticity even in deep-lying regions. Although limited studies have already been published examining in vivo muscle elasticity, it is still not clear over what range the in vivo elasticity values vary. The present study intends to produce further information by examining(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that sporadic cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are systematically associated with venous malformations (VMs) using susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) at 7 Tesla (T) field MRI. METHODS A prospective unselected series of 20 patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic sporadic CCM diagnosed using 1.5 T(More)
OBJECTIVE One prerequisite for transferring ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (>3T) into clinical diagnostic workup is a low rate of side effects. To our knowledge, publications of subjective acceptance and willingness to undergo examinations at >3T are rare. We present first results from our research site. MATERIALS AND METHODS Exposure(More)