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PURPOSE To implement an arterial spin labeling technique that is feasible in routine examinations and to test the method and compare it with dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for evaluation of tumor blood flow (TBF) in patients with brain tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential clinical value of arterial spin-labeled (ASL) perfusion MRI in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) through comparison with dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) enhanced perfusion MRI. METHODS Pseudocontinuous ASL with 3-dimensional background-suppressed gradient and spin echo readout(More)
The purpose of the present study was to present a multi-delay multi-parametric pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) protocol with background suppressed 3D GRASE (gradient and spin echo) readout for perfusion imaging in acute ischemic stroke. PCASL data at 4 post-labeling delay times (PLD = 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 s) were acquired within 4.5 min in 24(More)
The amounts of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen in several brands of milk used for infant feeding have been measured, and the concentrations of these substances in the reconstituted milks calculated. The known variation in the electrolyte content of cows' milk and the addition of minerals in the manufacture of many types of milk foods may account(More)
Most approaches to arterial spin labelling (ASL) data analysis aim to provide a quantitative measure of the cerebral blood flow (CBF). This study, however, focuses on the measurement of the transfer time of blood water through the capillaries to the parenchyma (referred to as the capillary transfer time, CTT) as an alternative parameter to characterise the(More)
Focused ultrasound surgery is an outstanding novel technique for cancer treatment because it is completely noninvasive with the potential for complete and controlled local tumor destruction. Because focused ultrasound surgery is applied from outside of the patient's body, imaging such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging is required to plan and(More)
The authors describe a case of total vulvectomy without inguinal clearance using a CO2 laser for a micro-invasive epidermoid carcinoma. They agree with most that has been published in the literature and show that lasers can be used successfully for removal and coagulation in this type of operation. The authors show how well the patient did after the(More)