Max Wintermark

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In this paper we report the set-up and results of the Multimodal Brain Tumor Image Segmentation Benchmark (BRATS) organized in conjunction with the MICCAI 2012 and 2013 conferences. Twenty state-of-the-art tumor segmentation algorithms were applied to a set of 65 multi-contrast MR scans of low- and high-grade glioma patients-manually annotated by up to four(More)
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is associated with long-term cognitive deficits. This study compared the detection rate of acute post-traumatic focal lesions on computed tomography (CT) and 3T (Tesla) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with neurocognitive outcomes. Adults (n = 36; age range, 19-52 years) with a single episode of mTBI (Glasgow Coma Scale(More)
Despite early diagnosis, one-third of Amish infants with glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (GA1) develop striatal lesions that leave them permanently disabled. To better understand mechanisms of striatal degeneration, we retrospectively studied imaging results from 25 Amish GA1 patients homozygous for 1296C>T mutations in GCDH. Asymptomatic infants had(More)
  • Bruno P. Soares, Jan Willem Dankbaar, Joerg Bredno, SuChun Cheng, Sumail Bhogal, William P. Dillon +1 other
  • 2009
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to compare the variability of PCT results obtained by automatic selection of the arterial input function (AIF), venous output function (VOF) and symmetry axis versus manual selection. METHODS Imaging data from 30 PCT studies obtained as part of standard clinical stroke care at our institution in patients with(More)
Segmenting and quantifying gliomas from MRI is an important task for diagnosis, planning intervention, and for tracking tumor changes over time. However, this task is complicated by the lack of prior knowledge concerning tumor location, spatial extent, shape, possible displacement of normal tissue, and intensity signature. To accommodate such complications,(More)
This note is to report how histological preparation techniques influence the extravasation pattern of the different molecular sizes of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextrans, typically used as markers for blood-brain barrier leakage. By using appropriate preparation methods, false negative results can be minimized. Wistar rats underwent a 2-h middle(More)
  • Nicholas Said, W Jeff Elias, Prashant Raghavan, Alan Cupino, Nicholas Tustison, Robert Frysinger +3 others
  • 2014
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the corticospinal tract (CST) is a reliable surrogate for intraoperative macrostimulation through the deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads. The authors hypothesized that the distance on MRI from the DBS lead to the CST as determined by DTI would correlate with(More)
INTRODUCTION Postictal ("Todd's") paralysis, or "epileptic hemiplegia," is a well-known complication of focal or generalized epileptic seizures. However, it is unclear whether the pathophysiology of Todd's paralysis is related to alterations in cerebral perfusion. We report CT perfusion findings in a patient presenting with postictal aphasia and right(More)
During the first few hours after onset, stroke symptoms may evolve rapidly. We studied the correlation between brain perfusion and aphasia changes during the hyperacute phase of stroke using a new technique of perfusion computed tomography (P-CT). Using an aphasia score developed for each language modality, language was evaluated within 6 hours after onset,(More)
Atherosclerosis at the carotid bifurcation is a major risk factor for stroke. As mechanical forces may impact lesion stability, finite element studies have been conducted on models of diseased vessels to elucidate the effects of lesion characteristics on the stresses within plaque materials. It is hoped that patient-specific biomechanical analyses may serve(More)