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OBJECTIVE To compare 3D time-of-flight MR angiography (TOF-MRA) at 3 Tesla (3T) with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for the evaluation of intracranial aneurysm occlusion after endovascular coiling. METHODS In a prospective study, 51 consecutive patients (25 females, 26 males; median age, 51 years) with 51 saccular aneurysms treated with(More)
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher's disease is a progressive encephalopathy with demyelination of the cerebral white matter. The diagnosis can not be made on clinical or biological grounds: pathological investigation is necessary to confirm tigroid demyelination. CT scanning failed to visualize this type of anomaly but detection is now possible with the advent of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in detection and quantification of liver iron overload. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging at 0.5 T was prospectively performed on 77 patients (67 with liver iron overload and 10 without) who underwent a liver biopsy with biochemical determination of the liver iron concentration (LIC) (normal, <(More)
Idiopathic thoracic spinal cord herniation (TISCH) is a rare cause of surgically treatable progressive myelopathy. The authors report 3 cases of TISCH diagnosed based on conventional T1- and T2-weighted Spin-Echo (SE) MR images in one case, and T1- and T2-weighted SE images combined with 3D-FIESTA (Fast Imaging Employing Steady state Acquisition) and(More)
We set out to validate the concept of three-dimensional (3D) angiography. We evaluated the sensitivity and the quality of morphological analysis mode possible by an experimental system for imaging cerebrovascular disease versus standard digital subtraction angiography (DSA). The system, the 3D Morphometer, is a computerised X-ray angiography unit capable of(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of single-energy computed tomography in determining iron overload in idiopathic hemochromatosis, with special reference to slightly overloaded cases. Liver attenuation was determined in 100 patients (46 cases of idiopathic hemochromatosis, 32 cases of chronic liver disease, and 22 normal(More)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide (AMI 25) is a promising new contrast agent for imaging the reticuloendothelial-system. Iron oxide crystals possess a large magnetic susceptibility and enhance proton relaxation rates, especially transverse relaxation (T2). In order to guide the clinical utilization of this contrast media we analyzed 4 patients with malignant(More)
Spinal schwannomas and meningiomas are mostly benign, intra-dural extramedullary tumours. We retrospectively reviewed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of 52 spinal schwannomas and meningiomas operated on at our institution since 1998. The series included 28 schwannomas and 24 meningiomas. We compared MRI features of schwannomas and(More)
We set out to assess the influence of a teleradiology network on the relations between a general hospital and a 100 km distant university hospital in the context of neurosurgical emergencies, and compared a commercially available technology, N-ISDN (Narrowband Integrated Service/Digital Network), to an emerging technology, ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode).(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE No practical tool has been reported in the literature to evaluate the quality of cerebral TR-3D-CE-MRA techniques. Our study assessed a large list of parameters used to propose a quality-evaluation scheme for TR-3D-CE-MRA. MATERIALS AND METHODS A large list of visual and quantitative parameters used to study the quality of images(More)