Thomas Wilfried Schlosser

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to quantify left ventricular function and mass derived from retrospectively ECG-gated 16-MDCT coronary angiography data sets using a new analysis software based on automatic contour detection in comparison to corresponding standard of reference measurements acquired with MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Multiplanar(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to establish the prognostic value of a comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) examination in risk stratification of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients. BACKGROUND With annual mortality rates ranging between 1% and 5%, depending on patient selection, a small but significant number of HCM patients are at risk for(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a 16-detector row computed tomography (CT) scanner for the assessment of coronary artery bypass grafts. BACKGROUND A new generation of multislice spiral CT scanners, equipped with more and thinner detector rows, allows for reliable noninvasive detection of obstructive coronary(More)
PURPOSE To quantify left ventricular function and mass derived from retrospectively ECG-gated 64-detector-row computed tomography coronary angiography data sets in comparison to cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as the reference standard. We hypothesized that the administration of beta-blockers prior to multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively analyze the myocardial distribution of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) with delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, to compare the prevalence of this distribution in nonprofessional male marathon runners with that in asymptomatic control subjects, and to examine the prognostic role of LGE. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess and compare the patterns of late enhancement (LE) in contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI caused by myocardial infarction and different myocardial diseases that are not related to ischemic infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 811 consecutive contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI studies performed for different indications(More)
Institutional review board approval and patient written informed consent were obtained. On two separate occasions, 24 hours apart, contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed prospectively at 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 minutes after injection of gadopentetate dimeglumine and gadobenate dimeglumine in 15 patients (11 men, four women)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and prognostic importance of the cardiac MRI finding of right ventricular involvement in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty patients (41 men, nine women; mean age, 58 +/- 11 years) with first-ST-segment elevation MI underwent(More)
This study aims to optimize the stereological method for estimating left-ventricular (LV) parameters from retrospectively electrocardiography-gated 16-row MDCT and to compare stereological estimations with those by MRI. MDCT was performed in 17 consecutive patients with known or suspected coronary disease. Stereological measurements based on point counting(More)
Selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) with the beta emitter yttrium-90 (Y90) is a rapidly developing therapy option for unresectable liver malignancies. Nontarget irradiation of the gallbladder is a complication of SIRT. Thus, we aimed to assess different strategies to avoid infusion of Y90 into the cystic artery (CA). After hepatic digital subtraction(More)