Tobias Falke

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PURPOSE This was a multinational, open-label, randomized phase III trial comparing yttrium-90-labeled murine HMFG1 (90Y-muHMFG1) plus standard treatment versus standard treatment alone in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who had attained a complete clinical remission after cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND(More)
To compare the potential of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and scintigraphy performed with radiotracer-labeled metaiodobenzyl-guanidine (MIBG) in localization and characterization of functioning paragangliomas, the authors analyzed results of both modalities in 33 patients. Overall sensitivity for detection was 91% for MR imaging and 80% for MIBG(More)
Infrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava is a congenital anomaly, resulting in venous drainage of the lower extremities by way of a compensatory enlarged vena azygos system. We report the case of a 37-year-old male who presented with symptoms of deep vein thrombosis of the entire right lower extremity. A right-sided mediastinal mass on the chest(More)
The appearance of the pancreas in 17 adult patients with cystic fibrosis was evaluated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The pancreas was abnormal in 15 patients. Three patterns were observed: (a) lobulated enlarged pancreas with complete replacement by fatty tissue (n = 9), (b) small atrophic pancreas with partial replacement by fat tissue (n = 5), and(More)
While studying the uptake of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine ([123I]MIBG) in chemodectomas, we coincidentally detected catecholamine secreting tumors in 5 out of 14 patients. In three of these cases, a norepinephrine secreting abdominal paraganglioma was subsequently removed. One patient had a norepinephrine secreting chemodectoma and one had a dopamine(More)
In a double-blind, prospective study, the authors analyzed bone scintigrams and magnetic resonance (MR) images of the spine in 71 patients with histologically proved skeletal metastases. Bone scintigrams and MR images were separately reviewed by four independent observers. Bone scintigraphy permitted identification of 499 abnormal vertebrae and MR imaging,(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES In this phase III study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a negative contrast medium, ferristene (oral magnetic particles), among 277 patients undergoing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the abdomen. METHODS Enhanced (800 ml ferristene) MR images were compared with unenhanced MR images in an intraindividual-patient(More)
Candida vertebral osteomyelitis was diagnosed in a patient with systemic lupus erythematodes following X-ray evidence of osteomyelitis and the repeated culturing of Candida albicans from material obtained by needle biopsies from the third lumbar vertebra. The patient had been on glucocorticosteroids and parenteral nutrition six months previously. At that(More)
OBJECTIVE Because the distinction between adenomas and nonadenomas of the adrenal gland is essential, we investigated which of the following parameters--size, CT attenuation values, MRI signal intensity ratios on T1- and T2-weighted sequences, calculated T2 relaxation times, or T2 relaxation time ratios--provides better discrimination. MATERIALS AND(More)