Rolf Vosshenrich

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The purpose of this paper is to define and evaluate a classification category for contrast-enhanced (CE) MR imaging of the breast based on the BI-RADS mammographic categories of the American College of Radiology. Using five evaluation criteria for MR findings (initial signal increase, postinitial signal behavior, shape, border, and contrast material(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to compare fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with early aortitis, at the time of initial diagnosis and during immunosuppressive therapy. The study population consisted of 15 patients (nine females and six males; median age 62(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation of MRI and [(18)F]FDG-PET scans with the clinical course and inflammatory markers in patients with aortitis. METHODS Eight patients with aortitis presenting with unspecific GCA-like symptoms were examined. Aortitis was diagnosed and followed up by [(18)F]FDG-PET and MRI. The aorta was divided into three vascular(More)
The goal of this prospective study was to compare a full-field digital mammography system (FFDM) to a conventional screen-film mammography system (SFM) for the detection and characterization of microcalcifications. Fifty-five patients with 57 isolated microcalcification clusters were examined using a FFDM system (Senographe 2000D, GE Medical Systems,(More)
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a relative new disease affecting predominantly patients with severely impaired kidney function. Strict adherence to a concordant clinical and pathological definition has allowed for careful separation of this entity from other fibrosing disorders, leading eventually to the realization that gadolinium based contrast(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate two different systems for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided breast intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with 34 lesions detected exclusively with contrast material-enhanced MR imaging underwent 51 interventional procedures (23 needle biopsies and 28 preoperative wire localizations) with two different systems.(More)
Takayasu aortitis (TA) is a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic vasculitis of large- and medium-sized arteries. Early stages of the disease show a panarteritis and inflammatory wall thickening of the aorta and its branches, whereas advanced (fibrotic) stages comprise stenosis, aneurismatic transformation and occlusion. Magnetic resonance imaging visualises(More)
A guiding attachment is described that transforms a conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging surface coil into a stereotaxic biopsy unit. Eight patients, aged 38-66 years (mean, 54 years), with suspect breast lesions detected exclusively at contrast material-enhanced MR imaging underwent MR-guided needle biopsy with this unit. Diagnostic material was(More)
A software-driven device for bolus-triggered start of helical computed tomography (CT) was evaluated in liver studies of 30 patients with suspected metastatic liver disease. Compared with results in a control group of 30 patients who underwent conventional contrast material-enhanced helical CT, the study group had significantly higher and more constant(More)
When contrast agents are approved, the label describes the approved indications and particular circumstances of use such as age, organ function or pregnancy. The use of contrast agents outside their labelled indications is increasing, namely with contrast agents used for MRI. The aim of this paper is to improve the knowledge about this topic. The basis for(More)