Patrick Rogalla

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With the superb spatial resolution of modern multislice CT scanners and their ability to complete a thoracic scan within one breath-hold, software algorithms for computer-aided detection (CAD) of pulmonary nodules are now reaching high sensitivity levels at moderate false positive rates. A number of pilot studies have shown that CAD modules can successfully(More)
BACKGROUND Taurolidine (TRD) is a novel agent with multimodal antineoplastic effects. We present the case of a tumor remission after intravenous administration of taurolidine in a patient with gastric cancer re-recurrence. CASE PRESENTATION A 58 years old male patient suffering from a gastric adenocarcinoma was submitted to partial gastrectomy and partial(More)
The study investigates the effect of a substantial dose reduction on the variability of lung nodule volume measurements by assessing and comparing nodule volumes using a dedicated semiautomated segmentation software on ultralow-dose computed tomography (ULD-CT) and standard-dose computed tomography (SD-CT) data. In 20 patients, thin-slice chest CT datasets(More)
The signal-enhancing characteristics of a new monodisperse monogadolinated macromolecular MR contrast medium (P792) were evaluated for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the coronary arteries. A total of 15 cardiac examinations were performed in pigs at 1.5 T using a 3D gradient-echo sequence. Images were acquired during breath-hold before and up to 35(More)
17 medicamundi Virtual endoscopy is a recent development in postprocessing techniques for cross-sectional images. Unlike conventional 3D reconstructions, the images obtained are given a perspective which, when highly magnified, creates the impression of a true endoscopic image [1]. There are two basic methods that can be used to obtain an artificial(More)
Tomosynthesis is a 3-dimensional mammography technique that generates thin slices separated one to the other by typically 1 mm from source data sets. The relatively high image noise in these thin slices raises the value of 1-cm thick slices computed from the set of reconstructed slices for image interpretation. In an initial evaluation, we investigated the(More)
While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the first line modality in depicting intramedullary spinal lesions, computed tomographic (CT) myelography has gained renewed attention due to the introduction of multislice scanning (MS-CT). Compared with conventional CT, MS-CT permits rapid, high-resolution imaging of various spinal pathologies with extended scan(More)
A superior diagnostic quality compared to other post-processing (PP) techniques for three-dimensional (3D) inner ear imaging has been attributed to volume rendering (VR). We defined and assessed a VR protocol for 3D visualization of the inner ear in a routine imaging setting. Following definition of a VR protocol by using lower threshold values, surface(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to assess the value of high-resolution multislice computed tomography (MSCT) data of the petrous bone for the virtual endoscopic visualization of the tympanic cavity. BACKGROUND The recently introduced MSCT technology has improved spatial resolution in the z axis as well as scan speed in computed tomography.(More)