Mark L Schiebler

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BACKGROUND To assess changes in right heart flow and pulmonary artery hemodynamics in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) we used whole heart, four dimensional (4D) velocity mapping (VM) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS CMR studies were performed in 11 subjects with rTOF (5M/6F; 20.1 ± 12.4 years) and 10 normal volunteers(More)
The thoracic inlet can now be studied with high-resolution MR imaging. Recent advances in fold-over suppression (antialiasing software) allow for small fields of view without the usual problems of aliasing from the shoulders. This pictorial assay shows the normal anatomy that can be seen in this area on transaxial MR images. The vagus, phrenic, and(More)
1H-spectra at 360 MHz from perchloric extracts of 35 human prostate specimens were obtained. First, we sought to define what peaks can be assigned in vitro, and thus, potentially seen in vivo. Second, we sought to try to discriminate between adenocarcinoma, normal peripheral zone and benign prostatic hyperplasia using spectral fingerprints. Thirteen samples(More)
The current Dana Point Classification system (2009) distinguishes elevation of pulmonary arterial pressure into pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary hypertension. Fortunately, PAH is not a common disease. However, with the aging of the First World's population, heart failure has become an important outcome of pulmonary hypertension, with up(More)
The article discusses the many types of thoracic magnetic resonance imaging artifacts, their derivations, and their current solutions. Magnetic resonance imaging artifacts of the thorax can be divided into two major categories. First, there are machine-related artifacts related to the machine's hardware: the intrinsic magnetic field, chemical shift,(More)
PURPOSE To optimize 3D radial ultrashort echo time MRI for high resolution whole-lung imaging. METHODS 3D radial ultrashort echo time was implemented on a 3T scanner to investigate the effects of: (1) limited field-of-view excitation, (2) variable density readouts, and (3) radial oversampling. Improvements in noise performance and spatial resolution were(More)
The appearance on magnetic resonance (MR) images of the normal pars interarticularis in 13 patients was reviewed and contrasted with that of the pars in eight patients with spondylolysis. The pars defect usually had an intermediate signal intensity with all pulse sequences; however, this intensity was somewhat variable depending on the exact ratio of(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate a free-breathing chemical-shift-encoded (CSE) spoiled gradient-recalled echo (SPGR) technique for whole-heart water-fat imaging at 3 Tesla (T). METHODS We developed a three-dimensional (3D) multi-echo SPGR pulse sequence with electrocardiographic gating and navigator echoes and evaluated its performance at 3T in healthy(More)
Eleven patients with gliomas in the optic chiasm were studied using a 0.5 Tesla superconducting system and third generation computed tomography scanners. All tumors were identified with both modalities, but in the majority of cases, the posterior extension of the tumor and its relationship to adjacent brain, important to both prognosis and management, were(More)
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