Michael Peller

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Blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast MRI is a potential method for a physiological characterization of tissue beyond mere morphological representation. The purpose of this study was to develop evaluation techniques for such examinations using a hyperoxia challenge. Administration of pure oxygen was applied to test these techniques, as pure(More)
MRI perfusion studies have focussed mainly on acute ischaemia and characterisation in ischaemia. Our purpose was to analyse regional brain haemodynamic information in acute, subacute, and chronic ischaemia. We performed 16 examinations of 11 patients on a 1.5 T MR images. Conventional and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging were employed in all examinations.(More)
Model-free measurement of perfusion from bolus-tracking data requires a discretization of the tracer kinetic model. In this study a classification is provided of existing approaches to discretization, and the accuracy of these methods is compared. Two methods are included which are delay invariant (circulant and time shift) and three methods which are not(More)
Thermosensitive liposomes are a promising tool for external targeting of drugs to solid tumors when used in combination with local hyperthermia or high intensity focused ultrasound. In vivo results have demonstrated strong evidence that external targeting is superior over passive targeting achieved by highly stable long-circulating drug formulations like(More)
The aim of this study was to propose and evaluate a methodology to analyze simultaneously acquired T2*-weighted dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI and T(1)-weighted dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI data. Two generalized models of T2*-relaxation are proposed to account for tracer leakage, and a two-compartment exchange model is used to separate(More)
The behavior of the signal intensity in MRI of human lungs was investigated during inhalation of pure oxygen. Nine volunteers were examined, five using a breath-hold and four using a non-breath-hold technique. Four coronal slices were acquired in each volunteer using an inversion recovery turbo spin-echo sequence. The inversion time of the sequence was(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize T(1), particularly in the hyperthermia temperature range (ca. 37-44 degrees C), in order to control regional hyperthermia with MR monitoring using 0.2 Tesla, and to improve T(1) mapping. A single-slice and a new multislice "T One by Multiple Read-Out Pulses" (TOMROP) pulse sequence were used for fast T(1)(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an optimized multislice acquisition technique for oxygen-enhanced MRI of the lung using slice-selective inversion and refocusing pulses in combination with parallel imaging. An inversion recovery HASTE sequence was implemented with respiratory triggering to perform imaging in end-expiration and with ECG triggering(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the flip angle dependence and to optimize the statistical precision of a fast three-dimensional (3D) T1 mapping technique based on the variable flip angle (VFA) method. The proposed single flip angle (1FA) approach acquires only a single 3D spoiled gradient echo data set for each time point of the dynamical series in combination with a(More)
Introduction: Parallel imaging is routinely used for clinical and research MRI of humans. For investigation of small animals , however, parallel acquisition techniques are not well established since many high-field MRI systems still lack the required multi-channel capabilities as well as appropriate multi-element RF coils, and because of substantial(More)