Volker Aurich

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This paper presents a comparison study between 10 automatic and six interactive methods for liver segmentation from contrast-enhanced CT images. It is based on results from the "MICCAI 2007 Grand Challenge" workshop, where 16 teams evaluated their algorithms on a common database. A collection of 20 clinical images with reference segmentations was provided(More)
In a previous study, a three-dimensional (3D) MRI atlas of the human cerebellar nuclei was introduced based on findings in one healthy human subject [Dimitrova, A., Weber, J., Redies, C., Kindsvater, K., Maschke, M., Kolb, F.P., Forsting, M., Diener, H.C., Timmann, D., 2002. MRI atlas of the human cerebellar nuclei. NeuroImage 17, 240-255]. The present MRI(More)
OBJECTIVE This study established the relationship between kinematic and grip force parameters in prehension tasks, disease severity and cerebellar atrophy in patients with cerebellar degeneration. METHODS Prehension was tested in a condition during which the hand reached out, grasped, and lifted an object. Task complexity was modified by limiting the(More)
Although it is widely agreed that the cerebellum is necessary for learning and consolidation of new motor tasks, it is not known whether adaptation to kinematic and dynamic errors is processed by the same cerebellar areas or whether different parts play a decisive role. We investigated arm movements in a visuomotor (VM) rotation and a force field (FF)(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the severity of cerebellar ataxia as measured by the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) by Trouillas et al. [ J Neurol Sci 1997;145:205-211] with the cerebellar volume in chronic cerebellar disease. Fifteen patients with pure cerebellar degeneration were investigated. Seven patients suffered(More)
The acquisition and timing of delay-conditioned eyeblink responses (CRs) have been shown to be significantly impaired in patients with disorders restricted to the cortex of the superior cerebellum. We were interested if patients improve incidences and timing of CRs across three sessions on three consecutive days. A standard delay paradigm was used in 9(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study compared multislice CT colonography with ultra-low-dose technique to high-resolution videocolonoscopy as the standard for detection of colorectal cancer and polyps. METHODS After standard bowel preparation, 115 patients underwent multislice CT colonography with an ultra-low-dose multislice CT colonography protocol(More)
PURPOSE Assessment of Multi-Slice CT-colonography (MSCTC) with standard and low-dose technique in comparison to conventional colonoscopy (CC). MATERIALS AND METHODS After standardized bowel cleansing, 28 men and 24 women (mean age 60,3 years) underwent CC within two hours after MSCTC had been performed (4 x 2.5 mm collimation, 3 mm slice width, 17.5 mm(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of MDCT colonography in an ultra-low-dose technique in the detection of endoluminal colonic lesions compared with high-resolution video colonoscopy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS After standard bowel cleansing, 137 patients (77 men, 60 women; mean [+/- SD] age, 57.1 +/- 11.3 years) underwent(More)