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The aim of this study was to investigate the discrimination power of standard long-term heart rate variability (HRV) measures for the diagnosis of chronic heart failure (CHF). The authors performed a retrospective analysis on four public Holter databases, analyzing the data of 72 normal subjects and 44 patients suffering from CHF. To assess the(More)
Traditionally, tracer kinetic modelling and pixel classification of DCE-MRI studies are accomplished separately, although they could greatly benefit from each other. In this article, we propose an expectation-maximisation scheme for simultaneous pixel classification and compartmental modelling of DCE-MRI studies. The key point in the proposed scheme is the(More)
The aim of the study was to perform a risk management procedure in "Magnetic Resonance Examination" process in order to identify the critical phases and sources of radiological errors and to identify potential improvement projects including procedures, tests, and checks to reduce the error occurrence risk. In this study we used the proactive analysis(More)
PURPOSE To obtain breast vascular map and to assess correlation between predominant feeding vessel and tumor location with a semi-automatic method compared to conventional radiologic reading. METHODS 148 malignant and 75 benign breast lesions were included. All patients underwent bilateral MR imaging. Written informed consent was obtained from the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of an imaging protocol combining dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) in patients with suspicious breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 31 breast lesions (15 malignant and 16 benign proved by histological examination) in 26 female(More)