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PURPOSE The aim of our study was to correlate perfusion indices and apparent diffusion coefficients with therapy outcome after chemoradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS In 34 patients with primary rectal carcinoma (cT3) undergoing preoperative chemoradiation, pretherapeutic perfusion indices and apparent diffusion coefficients were obtained by dynamic or(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of multislice CT using a radiation dose equivalent to that of conventional abdominal x-ray (KUB). One hundred forty-two patients were prospectively examined with ultrasound and a radically dose-reduced CT protocol (120 kV, 6.9 eff. mAs). Number and size of calculi, presence of urinary(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging is a means to characterize and differentiate morphologic features, including edema, necrosis, and tumor tissue, by measuring differences in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). We hypothesized that DW imaging has the potential to differentiate recurrent or progressive tumor growth from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) to monitor response of primary carcinoma of the rectum to preoperative chemoradiation by measuring tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Diffusion data of nine patients undergoing preoperative combined chemoradiation for clinical(More)
Sixty-four-slice CT typified the dramatic race in technical development in radiology. Featuring high spatial resolution with 0.5-mm thin slices and 0.3-second gantry revolution times, it has become state-of-the-art technology in CT imaging shortly after its clinical introduction. Three-dimensional tube modulation together with adaptive x-ray shutters led to(More)
We sought to determine the feasibility and image quality of 320-slice volume computed tomography (CT) angiography for the evaluation of patients with acute chest pain. Thirty consecutive patients (11 female, 19 male, mean age 63.2 ± 14.2 years) with noncritical, acute chest pain underwent 320-slice CT using a protocol consisting of a nonspiral, nongated CT(More)
To study changes of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with primary rectal carcinoma during a course of combined chemoradiation. Diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging at 1.5 T was performed in patients (n = 8) with primary rectal carcinoma (cT3) undergoing preoperative chemoradiation. Mean(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a whole-organ perfusion protocol of the pancreas in patients with primary pancreas carcinoma and to analyse perfusion differences between normal and diseased pancreatic tissue. Thirty patients with primary pancreatic malignancy were imaged on a 320-slice CT unit. Twenty-nine cancers were histologically proven. CT(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of dose reduction on the performance of computer-aided lung nodule detection systems (CAD) of two manufacturers by comparing respective CAD results on ultra-low-dose computed tomography (ULD-CT) and standard dose CT (SD-CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) data sets of 26 patients (13 male and 13(More)
PURPOSE To compare two injection strategies for contrast media injection in whole-body MR angiography quantitatively and qualitatively with regard to contrast and image quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS 40 patients were examined at 1.5 Tesla using either a single injection protocol or a double injection protocol with two separate bolus injections. Vessel(More)