Pertti Ryymin

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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)
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)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate whether texture analysis (TA) can detect subtle changes in cerebral tissue caused by mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and to determine whether these changes correlate with neuropsychological and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients with MTBIs were(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)
BACKGROUND Few of the structural changes caused by Parkinson's disease (PD) are visible in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with visual inspection but there is a need for a method capable of observing the changes beyond the human eye. Texture analysis offers a technique that enables the quantification of the image gray-level patterns. PURPOSE To(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is shown to reveal changes caused by cerebral infarction. The aim of this study is to reveal those changes also in the conventional magnetic resonance (MR) images using a quantitative image analysis method, texture analysis (TA). METHODS Thirty patients who had suffered their first ever infarction(More)
BACKGROUND This paper addresses two subtypes of multiple sclerosis (MS), primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The separation of PPMS and RRMS is challenging in certain cases. PURPOSE To quantitatively determine MS subtypes using texture analysis (TA) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the brain, there is a paucity of reports addressing the applicability of DTI in the evaluation of the spinal cord. Most normative data of cervical spinal cord DTI consist of relatively small and arbitrarily collected populations. Comprehensive normative data are necessary for clinical decision-making.(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Early-stage diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is essential in making decisions related to treatment and prognosis. However, there is no specific diagnostic test for the diagnosis of PD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of texture analysis (TA) of magnetic resonance images in detecting subtle changes between the(More)