Sotirios Bisdas

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Dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) assesses the vascular support of tumours through analysis of temporal changes in attenuation in blood vessels and tissues during a rapid series of images acquired with intravenous administration of iodinated contrast material. Commercial software for DCE-CT analysis allows pixel-by-pixel calculation of(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The accurate delineation of tumor recurrence and its differentiation from radiation injury in the follow-up of adjuvantly treated high-grade gliomas presents a significant problem in neuro-oncology. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hemodynamic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) T1-weighted(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no reproducibility study of fractional anisotropy (FA) measurements at 3T using regions of interest (ROIs). Our purpose was to establish the extent and statistical significance of the interrater variability, the variability observed with 2 different b-values, and in 2 separate scanning sessions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve(More)
UNLABELLED Simultaneous PET and MRI using new hybrid PET/MRI systems promises optimal spatial and temporal coregistration of structural, functional, and molecular image data. In a pilot study of 10 patients with intracranial masses, the feasibility of tumor assessment using a PET/MRI system comprising lutetium oxyorthosilicate scintillators coupled to(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)
Tracer kinetic methods employed for quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) share common roots with earlier tracer studies involving arterial-venous sampling and other dynamic imaging modalities. This article reviews the essential foundation concepts and principles in tracer kinetics that are relevant to DCE(More)
The purpose of this study was to correlate intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging with classical perfusion-weighted MRI metrics in human gliomas. Parametric images for slow diffusion coefficient (D), fast diffusion coefficient (D*), and fractional perfusion-related volume (f) in patients with high-grade gliomas were generated. Maps of Fp (plasma flow),(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion techniques and MR spectroscopy (MRS) provide specific physiological information that may allow distinction between recurrent glioma and progression from stable disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients underwent conventional MR imaging, dynamic contrast-enhanced T1-weighted perfusion imaging,(More)
AIMS A safe total resection followed by adjuvant chemoradiotherapy should be the primary goal in the treatment of glioblastomas (GBMs) to enable patients the longest survival possible. 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)- and intraoperative MRI (iMRI)-assisted surgery, have been shown in prospective randomized trials to significantly improve the extent of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging and its value in differentiating the histologic grade among human gliomas. The IVIM model generated parametric images for apparent diffusion coefficient ADC, slow diffusion coefficient D (or D slow), fast diffusion coefficient D* (or D fast), and(More)