Ronald Booij

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Purpose The amount of atherosclerotic plaque and its components (calcifications, fibrous tissue, and lipid core) could be better predictors of acute events than the now currently used degree of stenosis. Therefore, we evaluated a dedicated software tool for volume measurements of atherosclerotic carotid plaque and its components in multidetector computed(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, CT arthrography (CTa) was introduced as a non-destructive technique to quantitatively measure cartilage quality in human knees. This study investigated whether this is also possible using lower radiation dose CT protocols. Furthermore, we studied the ability of (lower radiation) CTa to distinguish between local sulphated(More)
Cardiovascular CT acquisition protocol optimization in pediatric patients, including newborns is often challenging. This might be due to non-cooperative patients, the complexity and variety of diseases and the need for stringent dose minimization. Motion artifacts caused by voluntary and involuntary motion are most frequently seen in cardiac imaging with(More)
OBJECTIVE Similar to delayed gadolinium enhanced MRI of cartilage, it might be possible to image cartilage quality using CT arthrography (CTa). This study assessed the potential of CTa as a clinically applicable tool to evaluate cartilage quality in terms of sulphated glycosaminoglycan content (sGAG) and structural composition of the extra-cellular matrix(More)
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the renewed dynamic collimator in a third-generation dual source CT (DSCT) scanner and to determine the improvements over the second-generation scanner. Collimator efficacy is defined as the percentage overranging dose in terms of dose–length product (DLP) that is blocked by the dynamic collimator(More)
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