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BACKGROUND An accurate, noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of coronary disease would be an important advance. We investigated the accuracy of coronary magnetic resonance angiography among patients with suspected coronary disease in a prospective, multicenter study. METHODS Coronary magnetic resonance angiography was performed during free breathing in(More)
INTRODUCTION The bomb attacks in Madrid (2004) and London (2005) have increased awareness that terrorist attacks are also a real threat in Germany. Hospitals and health care providers should be prepared. METHODS We distributed an anonymous online questionnaire to physicians working in trauma centers of different categories. The results were analyzed using(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection of the pelvine skeleton. Apart from rare haematogen diffusion, it can occur after pelvic trauma or operation. Furthermore, it exists a sterile osteitis pubis after repetitive periostial microtrauma. Chronic progressions are possible. Further problems are fistulas and abscesses. With involvement of(More)
Cardiovascular intervention, using MRI guidance, is challenging for clinical applications. Real-time imaging sequences with high spatial resolution are needed for monitoring intramyocardial delivery of drug, gene, or stem cell therapies. New generation MR scanners make local intramyocardial and vascular wall therapies feasible. Contrast-enhanced MRI is used(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine in swine the effects of cardiac-specific and hypoxia-inducible vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression gene on angiogenesis and arteriogenesis by using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for evaluation of infarct resorption and left ventricular (LV) function. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
The treatment of periprosthetic bone defects of the acetabulum is a therapeutic challenge in hip revision surgery. The aims are the biological reconstruction of osseous acetabular defects and the restoration of a load-bearing acetabular bone stock as well as restoring the physiological joint biomechanics and achieving primary and load-stable fixation of the(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to validate MRI-derived right ventricular (RV) pressure-volume loops for assessment of RV myocardial contractility and then to apply this technique in patients with chronic RV pressure overload for assessment of myocardial contractility, ventricular pump function, and VA coupling. METHODS AND RESULTS Flow-directed(More)
Current implementations of coronary artery magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) suffer from limited coverage of the coronary arterial system. Whole-heart coronary MRA was implemented based on a free-breathing steady-state free-precession (SSFP) technique with magnetization preparation. The technique was compared to a similar implementation of conventional,(More)
Hippocampal metabolite concentrations were determined by localized in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) in eleven patients suffering from refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), as well as in eleven age-matched healthy volunteers, and compared with patient history, postoperative outcome and histopathology. Main results are: 1) In(More)