Stefan Puchner

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The noninvasive identification of plaque types prone to cause symptomatic disease is of great interest to improve the effectiveness of surgical or interventional management. The purpose of the present prospective pilot study was to evaluate the association between the results of imaging-the novel sonography technique B-flow imaging(More)
Driven by market needs and laws, automotive manufacturers develop ever more feature-rich and complex vehicles. This new functionality plays even an active role in driving, what poses many new challenges on assuring the safety of the vehicle. Safety cases constitute a proven technique to systematically use existing information about a system, its(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of commercially available software directly implemented on the ultrasound scanner for automated measurement of the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery on source images. MATERIALS AND METHODS Measurements were performed on a GE Vivid 3 ultrasound scanner.(More)
T(2) relaxation time mapping provides information about the biochemical status of intervertebral discs. The present study aimed to determine whether texture features extracted from T(2) maps or geometric parameters are sensitive to the presence of abnormalities at the posterior aspect of lumbar intervertebral discs, i.e. bulging and herniation. Thirty-one(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the feasibility of multidetector CT angiography (MDCTA) in the examination of vertebral artery (VA) pathologies and correlated the results with those of color Doppler sonography (CDS). METHODS In this retrospective cohort analysis, we identified 65 patients with suspected cerebrovascular disease, who underwent MDCTA and CDS of(More)
It was our aim to investigate the gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (Gd-DTPA(2-) ) enhancement kinetics in the menisci of the knee joint over a prolonged period of time. Six asymptomatic volunteers (four men and two women; mean age, 25 ± 2.4 years) were enrolled. Sagittal, T(1) -weighted, spin-echo MR sequences of the right knee joint were obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION Two medulloblastoma variants were recently added to the WHO classification of CNS tumours. We retrospectively analysed the imaging findings of 37 classic and 27 cases of variant medulloblastomas to identify imaging characteristics that might suggest a particular MB subtype. METHODS Sixty-four patients from three institutions were included.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In contrast to digital subtraction angiography (DSAdia), computed tomography angiography (CTA) provides exact delineation of the perfused lumen in the axial plane, thus allowing luminal (CTAdia) as well as cross-sectional area (CTAarea) internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) assessment. The purposes of the present study were to(More)
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