Susan Moyher Noworolski

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Tumor progression is often difficult to distinguish from nonneoplastic treatment response on the basis of MR images alone. This study correlates metabolite levels measured by preoperative MR spectroscopic (MRS) imaging with histologic findings of biopsies, obtained during image-guided resections of brain mass lesions, to clarify the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated relative regional cerebral blood volume (rCBV) reflects the increased microvascularity that is associated with brain tumors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential role of rCBV in the determination of recurrent/residual disease in patients with treated gliomas. METHODS Thirty-one rCBV studies were(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) have been shown to be very useful for identifying prostate cancers. For high sensitivity, the MRI/MRSI examination is often acquired with an endorectal probe that may cause a substantial deformation of the prostate and surrounding soft tissues. Such a probe is removed prior(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies have primarily used single-voxel techniques to obtain MR spectra from the neonatal brain. In this study, we applied 3D MR spectroscopic imaging techniques to detect the spatial distribution of MR spectroscopic imaging-detectable compounds in premature and term infants. The goals were to test the feasibility of(More)
OBJECT A novel method of estimating metabolite T1 relaxation times using MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) is proposed. As opposed to conventional single-voxel metabolite T1 estimation methods, this method investigates regional and gray matter (GM)/white matter (WM) differences in metabolite T1 by taking advantage of the spatial distribution information(More)
This study characterized dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI of prostate tissues: cancerous peripheral zone (PZ), normal PZ, stromal benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and glandular BPH. MRI, MRSI, and DCE MRI were performed on 25 patients. Tissues were identified with MRI, MRSI, and (when available) biopsy results. Motion between MRI and DCE MRI, and(More)
High-resolution MR imaging and spectroscopic imaging were used to study differences in proton spectra between cortical gray matter and subcortical white matter in 23 normal volunteers using a 1.5 T scanner and surface coil receivers. A point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) volume with an 8 x 8 x 8 phase-encoding matrix was used to acquire over 1900 0.09-0.2(More)
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