Michael Friebe

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OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided delivery of a solution containing contrast-medium and immediate online monitoring of its distribution to the vessel wall during MR-guided angioplasty in peripheral arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 3 pigs, the feasibility of MR-guided atraumatic delivery of a solution containing(More)
Techniques for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), the applications of tumor bed radiation immediately after surgery or utilising intracavitary access, have evolved in recent years. They are designed to substitute or complement conventional external beam radiation therapy in selected patients. IORT has become an excellent treatment option because of(More)
Nowadays for clinical applications such as sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast or prostate cancer, only pre-operative image data is used for navigation, i.e. CT, SPECT/CT or PET/CT. Freehand SPECT and freehand PET provide intra-operative functional imaging techniques that can be complemented with pre- and intra-operative MR imaging to allow for better(More)
Breast sentinel lymph nodes are still commonly assessed through complete lymph node dissections, which is a time-consuming and radical approach because the nodes are difficult to identify. To prevent false diagnosis and achieve accurate results, minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are applied and constantly improved. The purpose of this paper is to(More)
For the real-time fusion of different modalities, a variety of tracking methods are available including the optical, electromagnetic (EM) and image-based tracking. But as a drawback optical tracking suffers from line of sight issues and EM tracking requires the manual referencing for the fusion procedure and is not usable in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)(More)
The main purpose of this work is to present a simple quantitative approach for assessing artifacts in passive instruments when used in an MRI environment. It is mainly based on a quantitative indicator related with the amount of distortion produced by the instrument on a 3D surface obtained from the 2D MR image. After a preprocessing stage for attenuation(More)
There has been little technical innovation over the last few years for contrast media (CM) injectors that are used for diagnostic imaging (computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], and hybrid imaging systems, such as positron emission tomography-CT or magnetic resonance-positron emission tomography) examinations. The medical need of CM for(More)
Surgery, chemo- and/or external radiation therapy are the standard therapy options for the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Trans-oral access for the surgery reduces traumata and hospitalization time. A new trend in treatment is organ-preserving surgery. To avoid regrowth of cancer, this type of surgery can be combined with radiation therapy. Since external(More)
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guiding minimally invasive interventions requires surgical devices which on one hand are visible in the MR image but on the other hand do not generate large artifacts, which distort the overall imaging process. Passive markers are one way to visualize devices such as catheters or biopsy needles in MRI. The(More)
Recent advances in endoscopy have led to new technologies with significant optical imaging improvements. Since its development a few years ago, narrow-band imaging (NBI) has already been proved useful in detecting malignant lesions and carcinoma in clinical settings of urology, gastroenterology and ENT. The potential of this technology for imaging(More)
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