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Several studies on Twitter usage during disasters analyze tweets collected using ad-hoc keywords pre-defined by researchers. While recent efforts have worked to improve this methodology, open questions remain about which keywords can be used to uncover tweets contributing to situational awareness (SA) and the quality of tweets returned using different(More)
BACKGROUND Stent implantation for obstructive femoropopliteal artery disease has been associated with poor long-term outcomes. This study evaluated the effectiveness of shape memory alloy recoverable technology (SMART) nitinol self-expanding stents coated with a polymer impregnated with sirolimus (rapamycin) versus uncoated SMART Stents in superficial(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare triphasic helical CT and fast MRI with respect to detection, characterization and staging of suspected renal masses. To achieve this triphasic helical CT (plain, corticonephrographic and tubulonephrographic phase) and MRI with fast T(1) weighted and T(2) weighted sequences were performed in 29 patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVE High soft-tissue contrast and multiplanar imaging capabilities of MRI may be advantageous in biopsy guidance compared to CT. We report our first results with MR-guided core biopsies using a closed 1.0 T MR imager. METHODS AND PATIENTS In ten patients, seven liver lesions and one lesion each in the muscle of the back, the gluteal muscle and in(More)
Ultrasound is the most widespread diagnostic procedure in obstructive disease of the arteries supplying the brain. The combined non-invasive information on morphology and function makes duplex ultrasound the procedure of choice in screening and follow-up of carotid artery disease. This review deals with all relevant aspects of color duplex ultrasound of the(More)
PURPOSE MR spectroscopy allows the acquisition of a two-dimensional array of spatially resolved proton spectra of the human brain, known as MR spectroscopic imaging. Here the examination protocol and clinical applications in focal brain lesions are presented. METHOD An array of data is acquired from a tissue slice positioned in the brain. These data can(More)
The purpose of this review is to describe recent advances in non-invasive vascular imaging techniques and to discuss their current clinical applications for imaging of peripheral vessels. Principles for applying ultrasound, CT angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for non-invasive imaging of peripheral arteries and veins are presented.(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial revascularization with either internal thoracic artery (ITA) or radial artery (RA) appears to be particularly attractive in diabetic patients. Previous investigations have shown that endothelial dysfunction and artherosclerosis are seen more often in these patients. The aim of this study was to compare the vasoreactive properties of ITA(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this single-center study was to investigate whether trough level adjusted mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is more efficacious in combination with tacrolimus (TAC) or cyclosporine (CsA) and to evaluate the impact of either drug on MMF dosage. METHODS Sixty patients (TAC, n = 30; CsA, n = 30) undergoing heart transplantation were(More)
This review presents the options and limitations of MRI in non-vascular diseases of the mediastinum and the chest wall. In numerous thoracic pathologies, MRI is a useful supplement to spiral CT. This imaging procedure also allows a contrast-media-free differentiation of solid tumors and vascular lesions (e. g., aortic aneurysms). The advantages of MRI over(More)