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This project involves the development of a fast semi-automatic segmentation procedure to make an accurate volumetric estimation of brain lesions. This method has been applied in the segmentation of demyelination plaques in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and right cerebral hemispheric infarctions in patients with neglect. The developed segmentation method includes(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of the pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of dynamic contrast enhanced (CE)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the detection of testicular ischemia and its ability to differentiate testicle torsion from other causes of acute scrotum. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventeen boys or young men with an acute scrotum were included(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is increasingly used in various diseases as a clinical tool for assessing the integrity of the brain's white matter. Reduced fractional anisotropy (FA) and an increased apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) are nonspecific findings in most pathological processes affecting the brain's parenchyma. At present, there is(More)
To compare different MRI sequences for the detection of lesions and the evaluation of response to chemotherapy in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), 18 patients with histology-confirmed DLBCL underwent 3-T MRI scanning prior to and 1 week after chemotherapy. The MRI sequences included T1-weighted pre- and post-contrast, T2 -weighted with(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate fetal volume and weight in diabetic and normal pregnancy using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was combined with semiautomatic segmentation technique. The accuracy of fetal volume estimations thus obtained was compared with conventional ultrasound-based weight estimations in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare quantitatively T2- and T2*-based magnetic resonance imaging sequences in patients with symptoms of Parkinson disease and to evaluate the information content of those sequences regarding brain iron concentration. MATERIALS AND METHODS We imaged 51 patients with symptoms of Parkinson disease on 3-T magnetic resonance imaging with(More)
Ten cadaver temporal bone blocks were studied with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in order to produce topographic images, which are more informative than ordinary CT slices. Virtual endoscopic images were produced with separate, commercially available software, paying attention to the middle ear cavity and ossicles. Four major viewing locations(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an increasingly used method for investigation of brain white matter integrity in both research and clinical applications. Familiarity with normal variation of fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and measurement reproducibility is essential when DTI measurements are(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES This novel study aims to investigate texture parameters in distinguishing healthy breast tissue and breast cancer in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A specific aim was to identify possible differences in the texture characteristics of histological types (lobular and ductal) of invasive breast cancer and to determine the(More)
This study was designed to (i) evaluate the influence of age on diffusion tensor imaging measures of white matter assessed using tract-based spatial statistics; (ii) determine if mild traumatic brain injury is associated with microstructural changes in white matter, in the acute phase following injury, in a large homogenous sample that was carefully(More)