Paul Stolzmann

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the performance of low-dose, dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) coronary angiography in the step-and-shoot (SAS) mode for the diagnosis of significant coronary artery stenoses in comparison with conventional coronary angiography (CCA). DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS Prospective, single-centre study conducted in a referral centre(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality and sensitivity of ultralow radiation dose single-energy computed tomography (CT) with tin filtration for spectral shaping and iterative reconstructions for the detection of pulmonary nodules in a phantom setting. METHODS Single-energy CT was performed using third-generation dual-source(More)
The energy spectrum of X-ray photons after passage through an absorber contains information about its elemental composition. Thus, tissue characterisation becomes feasible provided that absorption characteristics can be measured or differentiated. Dual-energy CT uses two X-ray spectra enabling material differentiation by analysing material-dependent(More)
BACKGROUND As the largest single lymphatic organ in the human body, the spleen is responsible for central immunological and haematological tasks. Therefore, the spleen can be subject to a wide range of pathologic disorders. Computed tomography (CT) represents the most widely applied cross-sectional abdominal imaging technique and is considered the imaging(More)
BACKGROUND Hybrid positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) shows high potential for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. Dental implants can cause substantial artifacts in the oral cavity impairing diagnostic accuracy. Therefore, we evaluated new MRI sequences with multi-acquisition variable-resonance image combination (MAVRIC SL) in(More)
We studied the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) for the diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to conventional coronary angiography (CCA) in patients with primary cardiac tumors. Thirty-eight consecutive patients with primary cardiac tumors (27 females, 11 males; mean age 56+/-6 years, range(More)
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echo-cardiography are often the primary imaging techniques for many patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, with modern generations of CT systems and recent advances in temporal and spatial resolution, cardiac CT has been gaining an increasing reputation in the field of cardiac imaging and in the(More)
Over the past years, the number of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) studies performed worldwide has been steadily increasing. Performing a coronary CTA study with appropriate protocols tailored to the individual patient and clinical question is mandatory to obtain an image quality that is diagnostic for the study purpose. This process can be(More)
BACKGROUND 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/ computed tomography (CT) imaging demands guidelines to safeguard sufficient image quality at low radiation exposure. Various FDG dose regimes have been investigated; however, body weight-adapted dose regimens and related image quality (IQ) have not yet been compared in the(More)
Determining the relevance of coronary artery pathologies is a major task in diagnosis and therapy planning for coronary heart disease. Magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion imaging provides non-invasive means to assess the influence of artery stenosis on the myocardial perfusion. The overall goal of the presented approach is to enable a fully automatic data(More)