Ralph Noeske

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Using a two-element phased array receiver coil, single breath-hold, ECG gated cardiac images of signal-to-noise ratios up to 130 and contrast-to-noise ratios exceeding 35 between myocardium and blood were recorded at 3 T. At several locations within the myocardium, T*(2) and B(0) inhomogeneity were determined. Because of shorter T*(2) times and larger B(0)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the applicability of high magnetic field strengths for comprehensive functional and structural cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighteen subjects underwent comprehensive cardiac MRI at 1.5 T and 3.0 T. The following imaging techniques were implemented: double and triple(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), precision, and accuracy of phase-contrast flow measurements at 3 T with the help of an in vitro model and to compare the results with data from two 1.5-T scanners. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an identical setup of a laminar flow model and sequence parameters, measurements were done at one 3-T and at two(More)
The aim of this paper is to examine signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and image quality of cardiac CINE imaging at 1.5 T and 3.0 T. Twenty volunteers underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations using a 1.5-T and a 3.0-T scanner. Three different sets of breath-held, electrocardiogram-gated (ECG) CINE imaging(More)
Non-invasive detection of small temperature changes (< 1 degree C) is pivotal to the further advance of regional hyperthermia as a treatment modality for deep-seated tumours. Magnetic resonance (MR) thermography methods are considered to be a promising approach. Four methods exploiting temperature-dependent parameters were evaluated in phantom experiments.(More)
PURPOSE To compare image quality, signal-to-noise (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR) of different MRI sequences for cardiac imaging at 1.5 T and 3.0 T in volunteers. MATERIAL AND METHODS 10 volunteers (5 male, 5 female) with a mean age of 33 years (+/- 8) without any history of cardiac diseases were examined on a GE Signa 3.0 T and a GE Signa 1.5 T(More)
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) from voxels placed in the left anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) was measured from 14 boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 24 gender and age-matched typically developing (TD) control group. Our main aims were to compare the concentration of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) between the two groups, and to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of WHO grades II and III gliomas harbor a missense mutation in the metabolic gene isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) and accumulate the metabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (R-2HG). Prior studies showed that this metabolite can be detected in vivo using proton magnetic-resonance spectroscopy (MRS), but the sensitivity of this methodology and(More)
We compared the performance of a contrast-enhanced with a non-contrast breath-hold 3D-SSFP-sequence for Magnetic Resonance Coronary Angiography in seven healthy subjects and 14 patients. Visibility of coronary segments, vessel length, image quality and the influence of an extracellular contrast agent (Gadolinium-DTPA) were assessed. Overall, the performance(More)
PURPOSE Modern magnetic resonance imaging scanners with high-performance gradient systems have high maximum gradient strength (Gmax ) and slew rate (Smax ). Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is often a more limiting factor for gradient waveform design than Gmax and Smax . Traditionally, the slew rate is derated globally to adhere to PNS limitations. (More)