Okka Wilkea Hamer

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Fat accumulation is one of the most common abnormalities of the liver depicted on cross-sectional images. Common patterns include diffuse fat accumulation, diffuse fat accumulation with focal sparing, and focal fat accumulation in an otherwise normal liver. Unusual patterns that may cause diagnostic confusion by mimicking neoplastic, inflammatory, or(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of intraarterial (i.a.) and i.v. MR angiography (MRA) of the infrainguinal arteries in comparison with the reference standard selective digital subtraction angiography (DSA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial(More)
The two most frequently performed diagnostic X-ray examinations are those of the extremities and of the chest. Thus, dose reduction in the field of conventional skeletal and chest radiography is an important issue and there is a need to reduce man-made ionizing radiation. The large-area flat-panel detector based on amorphous silicon and thallium-doped(More)
AIM To assess the outcome of patients with acute necrotizing pancreatitis treated by percutaneous drainage with special focus on the influence of drainage size and number. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 80 patients with acute pancreatitis requiring percutaneous drainage therapy for infected necroses. Endpoints were mortality and length(More)
PURPOSE Contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography is increasingly used in postinterventional imaging after implantation of endovascular stents. The main limitations are stent-related artifacts compromising the visibility of the stent lumen. The aim of this in vivo study is the evaluation of contrast-enhanced MR angiography imaging(More)
AIMS Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may be a risk factor for expansion of infarct size early after acute myocardial infarction (MI) by exposing the heart to repetitive oxygen desaturations and increased cardiac afterload. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of SDB on myocardial salvage and infarct size within 3 months after acute MI. (More)
UNLABELLED The Fleischner Society has published several recommendations for terms for thoracic imaging. The most recent glossary was released in 2008. One glossary in German language was published in 1996. This review provides an updated German glossary of terms for thoracic imaging. It closely adheres to the Fleischner Society terminology. In some(More)
In vitro study to investigate the suitability of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CEMRA) for determination of stent patency and grading of in-stent stenoses in 10 metallic stents. The Acculink carotid, DynaLink, Easy Wallstent, JostentSelfX XF, Luminexx, Omnilink, sinus-SuperFlex, SMART, Symphony and ZA stent were separately placed in a(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary sarcoidosis shows a remarkable heterogeneity of phenotypes ranging from bihilar lymphadenopathy to progressive fibrosis. Individual disease assessment is demanding and requires sensible, practical measures. We tested whether gas exchange measurements during exercise reflects disease activity and clinical course in sarcoidosis. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study was a prospective in vivo study to evaluate whether MR angiography is suitable for assessing stent patency and grading in-stent stenoses and to examine whether the accuracy of MR angiography changes with time after stent implantation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In a prospective study, 34 iliac stenoses in 27 patients were treated by(More)