Peter Sögner

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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)
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 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)
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)
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. Pulmonary CTA was performed with five protocols: high-pitch DSCT (100 kV), high-pitch DSCT (120 kV), DECT (100/140 kV), SCT (100(More)
Sonography of the shoulder joint is a well-established technique in the hands of the experienced examiner, when using a standardized protocol. It has proved invaluable in assessing pathological soft tissue changes, especially after trauma. The static evaluation of anatomy and dynamic assessment of function are especially helpful in both preoperative staging(More)
Primary brachial plexus tumors are rare, usually benign, and in general have a good prognosis after surgical excision. We present a case of a schwannoma in which sonography enabled the correct diagnosis of a probably benign brachial plexus tumor. Key to the diagnosis was the demonstration of a smooth-bordered, longish, and well-defined nodule along a(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)
We assessed a data security system using biometric fingerprint techniques and smartcards to control access to a teleradiology system. Clinical cases were initially discussed between the referring physician and radiologist in Tyrol using a video-phone. Subsequent correspondence, including the transmission of images between the referring physician and the(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)