Thomas T Pfluger

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We assessed the value of three-compartment magnetic resonance (MR) wrist arthrography in comparison with non-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of 13 individual wrist ligaments in 35 patients with refractory wrist pain. In 20 of these patients MR findings were correlated with the findings from multiportal wrist arthroscopy. For MR(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency and specificity of hypointense magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal changes alone with the frequency and specificity of a pathological MRI pattern consisting of a hyperintense lateral rim and a dorsolateral signal attenuation on T2-weighted MRIs in patients with parkinsonism of various origins. PATIENTS Ninety(More)
To analyse the diagnostic value of 18F-FDG PET and MRI for the evaluation of active lesions in paediatric Langerhans cell histiocytosis. We compared 21 18F-FDG PET scans with 21 MRI scans (mean time interval 17 days) in 15 patients (11 male, 4 female, age range 4 months to 19 years) with biopsy-proven histiocytosis. Primary criteria for the lesion-based(More)
 Objective. To compare three-compartment MR wrist arthrography with non-enhanced MRI in correlation with wrist arthroscopy, and to evaluate the potential of MR arthrography for consistently visualizing all parts of the scapholunate interosseous ligament of the wrist (SLIL) and exactly diagnosing the site and extent of SLIL defects. Design and Patients. In(More)
PURPOSE To acquire normative data of the hippocampus and its postnatal growth in 50 children (age, 1 month to 15 years) without epilepsy. METHODS Morphometry of the hippocampus was carried out by using a spoiled FLASH 3D sequence (sagittal orientation), whereas the volume of the brain was assessed with a T2-weighted spin-echo sequence (transverse(More)
Three-dimensional (3-D) images of 14 patients, in whom subdural electrodes were implanted for epilepsy surgery evaluation, were produced by fusing computerized tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance images (MRI) to determine the exact location of the electrodes. In 25% (198 of 806) of the subdural electrodes an exact location for resection strategy(More)
Published online: June 19, 2014. 2014;42:163-169. J. Nucl. Med. Technol. Michael G. Stabin, S. Ted Treves and Marina Vlajkovic Darlene M. Fink-Bennett, Pamela K. Hodges, Paul R. Jolles, Michael Lassmann, Alan H. Maurer, James E. Seabold, Stephanie E. Spottswood, Thomas Pfluger, Stephen P. Bartold, David Brandon, Nanci Burchell, Dominique Delbeke, SNMMI and(More)
We report a case of a 6-month-old girl suffering from a kaposiform hemangioendothelioma of the chest wall, associated with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon. Despite rapid intervention with cortisone and interferon alpha the tumor led to a life-threatening clinical condition with progressive growth and consumption coagulopathy under therapy. Because therapy for(More)
This workshop was held a year after the initial positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) workshop in Tübingen, which was recently reported in this journal. The discussions at the 2013 workshop, however, differed substantially from those of the initial workshop, attesting to the progress of combined PET/MR as an innovative imaging modality.(More)
PURPOSE To compare cortical areas involved in hand motor function in patients with persistent motor movements with those in healthy control subjects by using functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine patients (five patients with autosomal-dominant mirror movements, three with Kallmann syndrome, one with Wildervanck syndrome)(More)