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Automatic segmentation of the liver and its lesion is an important step towards deriving quantitative biomarkers for accurate clinical diagnosis and computer-aided decision support systems. This paper presents a method to automatically segment liver and lesions in CT abdomen images using cascaded fully convolutional neural networks (CFCNs) and dense 3D(More)
INTRODUCTION Lipoprotein a (Lp(a)) has been recognized as a risk factor for both coronary heart diseases and for cardiovascular events. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a well proven marker for coronary artery disease and risk factor for cardiovascular events. Still there are conflicting data regarding the relationship of Lp(a) and CAC. We therefore(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the agreement between tumour volume derived from semiautomated volumetry (SaV) and tumor volume defined by spherical volume using longest lesion diameter (LD) according to Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) or ellipsoid volume using LD and longest orthogonal diameter (LOD) according to World Health Organization(More)
CONCLUSION The length of the cochlea can be determined with good precision using a 3D-curved multiplanar reconstruction analysis technique and linear reconstruction of the cochlea. The method is not time-consuming and can be applied during clinical routine. OBJECTIVE A preoperative prediction of the best cochlear implant electrode length can help reduce(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy (DA) of CT-myocardial perfusion imaging (CT-MPI) and a combined approach with CT angiography (CTA) for the detection of haemodynamically relevant coronary stenoses in patients with both suspected and known coronary artery disease. DESIGN Prospective, non-randomised, diagnostic study. SETTING Academic(More)
PURPOSE Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) is a newly developed technique for the sonographic quantification of tissue elasticity. It has been used in the assessment of various abdominal organs. The testes are extraabdominal organs with limited overlying tissue, making them ideally suited to ARFI assessment. To our knowledge no published data(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the benefit of ultrasound (US) image fusion in the identifiability and assessment of the dignity of renal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS 25 patients with 29 renal lesions were investigated using standard US and CEUS (contrast enhanced US) with image fusion (CT or MRI). Identifiability and assessment of dignity was evaluated using(More)
INTRODUCTION Shear wave elastography (SWE) and its derivative Supersonic Shear Imaging (SSI) are newer techniques for the determination of tissue elasticity by measuring the velocity of generated shear waves (SWV), which correlates positively with tissue stiffness.The techniques are integrated into many modern ultrasound systems and have been examined in(More)
PURPOSE Real-time shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a newly developed technique for the sonographic quantification of tissue elasticity, which already is used in the assessment of breast and thyroid lesions. Due to limited overlying tissue, the testes are ideally suited for assessment using shear wave elastography. To our knowledge, no published data exist(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to correlate the presence of intradiscal vacuum phenomenon on CT to that of intradiscal fluid on MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In a prospective study, 20 patients with lumbar vacuum phenomenon on CT underwent two MRI examinations. One was performed after mobilization, and the other was performed after 6 hours of bed(More)