Suwit Saekho

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This article presents a small-flip-angle, three-dimensional tailored RF pulse that excites thin slices with an adjustable quadratic in-plane spatial variation. The quadratic spatial variation helps to compensate for the loss in image uniformity using a volume coil at 3 T due to the wavelike properties of the RF field. The pulse is based on a novel "fast-kz"(More)
This work presents a small tip-angle 3D tailored RF slab-select pulse for reducing the B1 field inhomogeneity at 3T. The compensated slice profile was determined from a B1 inhomogeneity map. SNR improvement and degree of artifact reduction were evaluated in a NiCl2 doped phantom and human brains. The technique was found to reduce inhomogeneities as large as(More)
Iron overload cardiomyopathy remains the major cause of death in β-thalassemia (β-thal). Conventional routine screening parameters such as serum ferritin and echocardiogram (ECG) do not permit early detection of this condition. Although non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI) is a reliable indicator for iron overload, it is still not universally available.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Heart failure due to iron-overload cardiomyopathy is one of the main causes of mortality. The cardiomyopathy is reversible if intensive iron chelation treatment is done in time, but the diagnosis is often delayed because the cardiac iron deposition is unpredictable and the symptoms are lately detected. There are many ways to assess(More)
Short stature is one of the most common endocrinopathies in transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT). This study aimed to determine the longitudinal pattern of growth in pediatric patients with TDT and study the relationship between growth and hemoglobin level, serum ferritin level/iron overload parameters, and other clinical factors. The interval(More)
BACKGROUND Iron overload cardiomyopathy remains the major cause of death in patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia. Cardiac T2* magnetic resonance imaging is costly yet effective in detecting cardiac iron accumulation in the heart. Heart rate variability (HRV) has been used to evaluate cardiac autonomic function and is depressed in cases of(More)
Heart failure due to iron-overload cardiomyopathy is one of the main causes of mortality. The cardiomyopathy is reversible if intensive iron chelation treatment is done in time. However, the diagnosis is often delayed because the cardiac iron deposition is unpredictable and the symptoms are lately detected. The widely used method in many countries is by(More)
PURPOSE To develop an in-house software program that is able to calculate and generate the biological dose distribution and biological dose volume histogram by physical dose conversion using the linear-quadratic-linear (LQL) model. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Isobio software was developed using MATLAB version 2014b to calculate and generate the biological(More)
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