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Hyperthermia, the procedure of raising the temperature of tumour-loaded tissue to 40-43 degrees C, is applied as an adjunctive therapy with various established cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The potential to control power distributions in vivo has been significantly improved lately by the development of planning systems and other(More)
We present the case of a 57-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital for preoperative cerebral angiography because of an intraspinal mass at the level of C1 and C2. Angiographic examination revealed an abnormal origin of the right vertebral artery, which normally originates from the right subclavian artery. Thus, the right vertebral artery was the(More)
To show that Wilson's disease is one likely cause of multiple low-intensity nodules of the liver we obtained MR images in 16 patients with clinically and histopathologically confirmed Wilson's disease. Corresponding to morphological changes MRI enabled the subdivision of the patients into two groups. Using a T2-weighted spin-echo sequence (TR/TE =(More)
PURPOSE To compare the usefulness of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) and gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) in the diagnosis of focal liver lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients with focal liver lesions underwent T2- and T1-weighted spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and(More)
The potential of colloidal subdomain ferrite particle suspensions (SDP) ('magnetic fluids'), exposed to an alternating magnetic field, is evaluated for hyperthermia. Power absorption measurements of different magnetic fluids are presented in comparison to multidomain ferrite particles (MDP). Variations with frequency as well as magnetic field strength have(More)
The aim of this study was to compare CT, MRI and FDG-PET in the prediction of outcome of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy in patients with locally advanced primary rectal cancer. A total of 23 patients with T3/4 rectal cancer underwent a preoperative radiochemotherapy combined with regional hyperthermia. Staging was performed using four-slice CT (n=23), 1.5-T(More)
72 consecutive patients with suspected parkinsonian syndromes (PS) were studied by dopamine transporter (DAT) and D2 receptor SPECT in order to evaluate the accuracy of combined SPECT imaging. In the follow-up, the patients were diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease (PD, n = 25), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB, n = 6), multiple system atrophy (MSA, n =(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the radiation dose to the interventional radiologist in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) concerning the risk of cancer and deterministic radiation effects and the relation to recommended dose limits. In 18 TIPS interventions radiation doses were measured with thermoluminescence dosemeters (TLD) fixed(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 Investigation of the efficacy of lead apron, testis capsule and thyroid collar for dose reduction in uterus, ovaries, testes and thyroid gland in computed tomography examinations. METHODS At an Alderson-Rando phantom dose of uterus, ovaries, testes and thyroid gland was measured with thermoluminescent dose meters. CT of the upper abdomen, the(More)