Michael Ingrisch

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The statistical properties of background noise such as its standard deviation and mean value are frequently used to estimate the original noise level of the acquired data. This requires the knowledge of the statistical intensity distribution of the background signal, that is, the probability density of the occurrence of a certain signal intensity. The(More)
Dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI) is the current standard for the measurement of Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) and Cerebral Blood Volume (CBV), but it is not suitable for the measurement of Extraction Flow (EF) and may not allow for absolute quantification. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a methodology to measure CBF, CBV,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the influence of the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and temporal resolution of 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging on the quantification of pulmonary perfusion parameters by means of Monte-Carlo simulations and a volunteer study. METHODS Quantification of perfusion parameters such as pulmonary blood flow (PBF) and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The quantification of cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), and blood-brain barrier permeability in scattered lesions in the brain is a methodological challenge. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of a 3D T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI acquisition in combination with a 2-compartment modeling(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between dynamic gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging parameters and specific uptake values (SUVs) derived from ¹⁸fluorodeoxyglucose (¹⁸F-FDG) and ⁶⁸Ga-DOTA-Tyr(3)-octreotate (⁶⁸Ga-DOTATATE) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with liver(More)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) are functional imaging techniques. They aim to characterise the microcirculation by applying the principles of tracer-kinetic analysis to concentration–time curves measured in individual image pixels. In this paper, we review the basic principles of DCE-MRI and(More)
Liver imaging is an important clinical area in everyday practice. The clinical meaning of different lesion types in the liver can be quite different. Therefore, the result of imaging studies of the liver can change therapeutic concepts fundamentally. Contrast agents are used in the majority of MR examinations of the liver parenchyma—despite the already good(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether quantification of pulmonary perfusion from dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE MRI) yields more reproducible results with data acquired during free breathing than with data from conventional breath-hold measurements. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten healthy male volunteers(More)
PURPOSE The assessment of pulmonary perfusion using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI is still limited in the clinical routine due to the necessity of breath holding. An acquisition technique for the quantitative assessment of pulmonary perfusion in free breathing was investigated in our study. MATERIALS AND METHODS 10 healthy male volunteers underwent(More)
The Akaike information criterion and the associated Akaike weights (AW) rank pharmacokinetic models on the basis of goodness-of-fit and number of parameters. The usefulness of this information for improving the haemodynamic parameter estimates from DCE-MRI was investigated through two examples. In each of these, the estimates from the two-compartment(More)