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OBJECTIVE Sacroiliitis is often caused by rheumatic diseases, and besides other therapeutic options, treatment consists of intraarticular injection of corticosteroids. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of ultrasound (US)-guided sacroiliac joint (SI joint) injection at 2 different puncture levels in cadavers and patients when defined(More)
INTRODUCTION Optimized workflows and communication between institutions involved in a patient's treatment process can lead to improved quality and efficiency in the healthcare sector. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provide a patient-centered access to clinical data across institutional boundaries supporting the above mentioned aspects. Interoperability is(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice CT with that of invasive angiography in the detection of greater than 50% graft stenosis within 2 weeks of coronary artery bypass grafting and to investigate the clinical value of 64-slice CT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-one patients (70 grafts, 46 arterial and 24(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare image quality and radiation dose of high-pitch dual-source computed tomography (DSCT), dual energy CT (DECT) and conventional single-source spiral CT (SCT) for pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) on a 128-slice CT system. METHODS Pulmonary CTA was performed with five protocols: high-pitch DSCT (100 kV), high-pitch DSCT (120 kV), DECT(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a 100-kilovoltage (kV) tube voltage protocol regarding radiation dose and image quality, in comparison with the standard 120 kV setting in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS 103 patients undergoing retrospective ECG-gated helical 64-slice CCTA were enrolled (100 kV group: 51 patients; 120 kV group: 52 patients).(More)
Telemedicine and new media (e.g. the Internet, tele-teaching and tele-learning) are increasingly being used in medicine. We surveyed the awareness and acceptance of these developments on the part of medical students (n =750) at the University of Innsbruck. A 16-item questionnaire was handed out in randomly chosen medical classes and collected immediately(More)
Using a new application of the endoluminal approach, we were able to demonstrate the sonographic anatomy of the eustachian tube in vitro and in vivo and correlate it with the plastic-embedded specimen. Five adult normocephalic cadavers, two patients, and one specimen especially prepared for embedding in plastic were examined. A specifically developed device(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a recently available contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) technique using second-generation microbubbles allows for the detection of active sacroiliitis, and to measure CEUS enhancement depth at the dorsocaudal part of the sacroiliac (SI) joints in healthy volunteers compared with patients with sacroiliitis. METHODS Forty-two(More)
The MEDLINE database was used to survey the period January 1964 to July 2003 for the number of publications relating to telemedicine (n = 5911), as well as their distribution by country (n = 42). Publications per million inhabitants were then correlated with each country's population density, gross national product, human development index (HDI) and number(More)
The Tyrolean telemedicine pilot project linked the University Clinic of Innsbruck and the district hospital in Reutte. Five medical specialties were investigated: teleradiology, telepathology, teledermatology, tele-ophthalmology and tele-oncology. A Tyrolean 'four-column model of quality management in telemedicine' was introduced to ensure a global view of(More)