Steven Tanner

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The assessment of whether brain development is at an appropriate level for age has become an integral part of clinical MR reporting, although few studies have quantitatively defined the developmental changes occurring in premature infants. We have developed a simple scoring system to assess four parameters of cerebral(More)
Non-invasive monitoring of living cells in vivo provides an important tool in the development of cell-based therapies in cartilage tissue engineering. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to monitor target cell populations in vivo. However, the side-effects on cell function of the labelling reagents, such as superparamagnetic iron(More)
Image distortion is an important consideration in the use of magnetic resonance (MR) images for radiotherapy planning. The distortion is a consequence of system distortion (arising from main magnetic field inhomogeneity and nonlinearities in the applied magnetic field gradients) and of effects arising from the object/patient being imaged. A two stage(More)
The contrast agent gadofosveset, which binds reversibly to serum albumin, has a high longitudinal relaxivity at lower magnetic fields (≤3.0 T) but a much lower relaxivity at high fields. Spin locking is sensitive to macromolecular content; it is hypothesized that combining this technique with the albumin-binding properties of gadofosveset may enable(More)
We report a preterm newborn who presented extensive cerebral vein thrombosis on MRI but no abnormal neurological signs. The baby underwent MRI as germinal-matrix intraventricular haemorrhage was revealed by a routine ultrasound brain scan performed on day 16; earlier ultrasound scans (day 2, 7, 12) were all normal. Cerebral vein thrombosis was diagnosed at(More)
The eye is involved in several pathologies where precise identification of the underlying condition is essential for the optimal patient care. This preliminary report presents the potential of high-resolution microscopy coil magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) to undertake this task being actively used in the clinical setting. We used a commercially(More)
OBJECTIVE Dactylitis is a hallmark of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) where flexor tenosynovitis is common. This study explored the microanatomical basis of dactylitis using high-resolution MRI (hrMRI) to visualise the small entheses around the digits. METHODS Twelve patients with psoriatic dactylitis (4 fingers, 8 toes), and 10 healthy volunteers (6 fingers, 4(More)
A method has been developed that uses dynamic MR imaging to measure simultaneously the changes in signal intensity due to paramagnetic contrast agent in blood and tissue, using interleaved single-angle projection and imaging sequences. The basic projection/image sequence has a projection time resolution of 50 ms and can measure rapid changes in the blood(More)
PURPOSE There is currently no adequate method of mapping physiologic and pathophysiologic tissue albumin concentrations in human subjects. The objective of this study was to devise and evaluate a biomarker of regional albumin concentration using gadofosveset-enhanced MRI. THEORY AND METHODS A binding and relaxation model was devised and evaluated in vitro(More)