Maximilian I Ruge

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate an integrated battery of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tasks developed to identify cortical areas associated with tactile, motor, language, and visual functions. METHODS Sensitivity of each task was determined by the probability that a targeted region was activated for both healthy volunteers (n = 63) and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of O-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) PET for differentiating local recurrent brain metastasis from radiation necrosis after radiation therapy because the use of contrast-enhanced MRI for this issue is often difficult. METHODS Thirty-one patients (mean age ± SD, 53 ± 11 y) with(More)
Stereotactic linear accelerator-based radiosurgery (LINAC-RS) is increasingly used for microsurgically inaccessible or recurrent pituitary adenomas. This single-center study evaluates the long-term follow-up after LINAC-RS of nonsecreting pituitary adenomas (NSA). Between 1992 and August 2008, 65 patients with NSA were treated. Patient treatment and(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases represent the most common intracranial tumors and are associated with very poor prognosis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility, survival, and cerebral disease control of patients with singular brain metastases treated with stereotactic 125iodine brachytherapy (SBT), to identify prognostic factors, and to compare results(More)
Although the correspondence between functional-magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) representations of the sensorimotor cortex and intraoperative electrophysiology (including somatosensory evoked potential, SSEP, recordings and direct cortical stimulation) has been reported, a similar correspondence between fMRI and intraoperative localization of the(More)
This report from the Working Group on Stereotaktische Radiotherapie of the German Society of Radiation Oncology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Radioonkologie, DEGRO) provides recommendations for the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on patients with brain metastases. It considers existing international guidelines and details them where appropriate. The(More)
OBJECT This prospective longitudinally designed study was conducted to evaluate language functions pre- and postoperatively in patients who underwent microsurgical treatment of tumors in close proximity to or within language areas and to detect those patients at risk for a postoperative aphasic disturbance. METHODS Between 1991 and 2005, 153 awake(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in pediatric patients presents a unique set of problems due to the need for patient compliance, the frequent need for sedation and an early developmental status. A new method for using fMRI in sedated infants and young children is presented using passive stimuli focused on visual, sensorimotor and language(More)
PURPOSE Resection is generally considered the gold standard for treatment of low-grade (WHO grades I and II) gliomas (LGGs) in childhood. However, approximately 30% to 50% of these tumors are inoperable because of their localization in highly eloquent brain areas. A few reports have suggested stereotactic brachytherapy (SBT) with implantation of iodine-125(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a widely available method and is therefore progressively utilized in neurosurgical practice. This study was carried out to determine fMRI sensitivity and specificity and to emphasize the threshold dependence of fMRI data. A total of 17 consecutive patients, scheduled for surgery on intracerebral lesions near(More)