Tobias Meindl

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Cognitive function requires a high level of functional interaction between regions of a network supporting cognition. Assuming that brain activation changes denote an advanced state of disease progression, changes in functional connectivity may precede changes in brain activation. The objective of this study was to investigate changes in functional(More)
Mutations in the fukutin–related protein (FKRP) have recently been demonstrated to cause limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2I (LGMD2I), one of the most common forms of the autosomal recessive LGMDs in Europe. We performed a systematic clinical and muscle MRI assessment in 6 LGMD2I patients and compared these findings with those of 14 patients with(More)
A novel ureter phantom was developed for investigations of image quality and dose in CT urography. The ureter phantom consisted of a water box (14 cm×32 cm×42 cm) with five parallel plastic tubes (diameter 2.7 mm) filled with different concentrations of contrast media (1.88–30 mg iodine/ml). CT density of the tubes and noise of the surrounding water were(More)
To compare an isotropic three-dimensional (3D) high-resolution T2-weighted (w) MR sequence and its reformations with conventional sequences for imaging of the cervical spine. Fifteen volunteers were examined at 1.5 T using sagittal and axial 3D T2-w, sagittal and axial 2D T2w, and axial 2D T2*w MR sequences. Axial reformations of the sagittal 3D dataset(More)
The level of difficulty of a task can alter the neural network that activates for performance of the task. Previous studies have shown increased activation with task difficulty in the frontal lobes while the effects in the extrastriate visual areas have been unclear. We hypothesized that the face fusiform area (FFA), an area specialized for face processing,(More)
BACKGROUND Dystonia is clinically and genetically heterogeneous. Despite being a first-line testing tool for heterogeneous inherited disorders, whole-exome sequencing has not yet been evaluated in dystonia diagnostics. We set up a pilot study to address the yield of whole-exome sequencing for early-onset generalized dystonia, a disease subtype enriched for(More)
The purpose was to evaluate the benefit of an increased field strength for functional magnetic resonance imaging in a motor task. Six right-handed volunteers were scanned at 1.5 T and 3.0 T using a motor task. Each experiment consisted of two runs with four activation blocks, each with right- and left-hand tapping. Analysis was done using BrainVoyagerQX®.(More)
PURPOSE For nonsuperimposed and three-dimensional imaging of jaws and teeth, multislice computer tomography (MSCT) can be performed, or alternatively digital volume tomography as a cone beam technique can be applied. The radiation dose of both procedures should be evaluated with different methods of dose assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 4-row MSCT(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the cost-utility of contrast-enhanced MR angiography (ceMRA) in the diagnosis and the planning of surgical or interventional treatment in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Additional costs and incremental costs per quality-adjusted life-year for ceMRA were calculated by a decision model. The(More)
PURPOSE To assess image quality of chest CT with an 80 to 90 percent dose reduction in follow-up studies of patients with lung disease, dose and image quality of a low-dose protocol was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS A follow-up low-dose CT (ND-CT, 120 kV, 10 mAs/slice, 3 mm slice thickness) was performed on 35 patients with non-malignant lung(More)