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To assess functional parameters using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and echocardiography and to compare the results with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). End-diastolic-volume (EDV), end-systolic-volume (ESV), stroke-volume (SV), ejection-fraction (EF), and myocardial mass (MM) were calculated based on CT data sets from 52 patients.(More)
The purpose was to assess the practicability of low-dose CT imaging of late enhancement in acute infarction. Following temporary occlusion of the second diagonal branch, seven pigs were studied by multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Thus, 64-slice CT was performed at 3, 5, 10 and 15 min following the injection of(More)
Patients with extended vascular anomalies may suffer from significant aesthetic and functional impairment and represent a challenge to therapeutic planning, which is best met by an interdisciplinary concept. In agreement with the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), vascular lesions are classified into haemangiomas as(More)
Current magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology allows the determination of patient-individual coronary tree structure, detection of infarctions, and assessment of myocardial perfusion. Joint inspection of these three aspects yields valuable information for therapy planning, e.g., through classification of myocardium into healthy tissue, regions showing(More)
The influence of changes in spatial and temporal resolutions on functional parameters in the left ventricle (LV) were investigated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a modified true fast imaging with steady-state precession, or FISP, two-dimensional sequence that provided temporal resolution of 21-90 msec and spatial resolution of 1-3 mm. MR imaging(More)
PURPOSE To compare signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), contrast-to-noise (CNR) ratio, and diagnostic accuracy of a newly developed saturation recovery (SR)-TrueFISP-two-dimensional (2D) sequence with an SR-TurboFLASH-2D sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS In seven healthy subjects and nine patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), contrast-enhanced perfusion(More)
Preclinical evidence suggests that pharmacotherapy for obesity using combinations of agents targeted at distinct regulatory pathways may produce robust additive or synergistic effects on weight loss. This randomized placebo-controlled trial examined the safety and efficacy of the amylin analogue pramlintide alone or in combination with either phentermine or(More)
The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate an arterial spin-labeling technique, flow-sensitive alternating inversion-recovery (FAIR) true fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP), for noninvasive quantification of renal perfusion in patients without a history of renal artery stenosis (RAS) and in patients with proved RAS. The study was(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of detecting atherosclerotic vascular disease using an innovative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) protocol in combination with a dedicated whole-body MR scanner with new surface coil technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 10 volunteers and eight patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD)(More)
Increased T2 signal intensity (SI) can be regularly observed in myocardial infarction. However, there are controversial reports about the relationship of elevated T2 SI to myocardial viability and some authors propose that high T2 SI serves as a sign of irreversible myocardial injury. This study investigates increased T2 SI compared to myocardial function(More)