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BACKGROUND A new generation of subsecond multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) scanners, which allow complete coronary coverage, are becoming widely available. We investigated the potential value of MSCT angiography in a range of coronary disorders. METHODS We studied 35 patients, including 11 who had undergone percutaneous transluminal coronary(More)
Cerebral white matter lesions (WMLs) have been associated with cognitive dysfunction. Whether periventricular or subcortical WMLs relate differently to cognitive function is still uncertain. In addition, it is unclear whether WMLs are related to specific cognitive domains such as memory or psychomotor speed. We examined the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the value of high-dose dobutamine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with myocardial tagging for the detection of wall motion abnormalities as a measure of myocardial ischemia in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred eleven consecutive patients with(More)
White matter lesions are frequently found on cerebral MRI scans of elderly people and are thought to be important in the pathogenesis of dementia. Hyper tension has been associated with the presence of white matter lesions but this has been investigated almost exclusively in cross-sectional studies. We studied prospectively the association of these lesions(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the follow-up of intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs). From January 1998 to January 2002 27 MRA and intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (IADSA) examinations were analyzed for residual aneurysms and arterial patency(More)
PURPOSE To calculate the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomographic (CT) angiography in the diagnosis of cerebral aneurysms in patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) at presentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic search for relevant studies was performed of the PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. Two reviewers independently(More)
Cardiac morbidity and mortality are closely related to cardiac volumes and global left ventricular (LV) function, expressed as left ventricular ejection fraction. Accurate assessment of these parameters is required for the prediction of prognosis in individual patients as well as in entire cohorts. The current standard of reference for left ventricular(More)
The hippocampus plays a crucial role in the consolidation of memory. Anatomically, the hippocampal head, body, and tail are connected to separate regions of the entorhinal cortex, which conveys processed information from the association cortices to the hippocampus. Little is known, however, about the functional segregation along its longitudinal axis. In(More)
A method to obtain the optimal selection criteria, taking into account available resources and capacity and the impact on power, is presented for the Dutch-Belgian randomised lung cancer screening trial (NELSON). NELSON investigates whether 16-detector multi-slice computed tomography screening will decrease lung cancer mortality compared to no screening. A(More)
1H MR spectra obtained by chemical shift imaging (CSI) of contrast-enhancing brain tumors before and after the administration of Gd-contrast agent were quantitated and compared with the results in normal brain tissue included in the volume of interest. Twenty-seven combined magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI, MRS) examinations of brain tumor(More)