Werner A. Kaiser

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The use of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is rapidly increasing. EUSOMA organised a workshop in Milan on 20-21st October 2008 to evaluate the evidence currently available on clinical value and indications for breast MRI. Twenty-three experts from the disciplines involved in breast disease management - including epidemiologists, geneticists,(More)
Difficulties in phonological processing are currently considered one of the major causes for dyslexia. Nine dyslexic children and eight control children were investigated using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during non-oral reading of German words. All subjects silently read words and pronounceable non-words in an event related potentials(More)
Cardiac disease is a major contributor to disease-related death in Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). We conducted the current study to determine the prevalence and clinical impact of cardiac involvement in CSS patients. We performed a multicenter, cross-sectional analysis of patients diagnosed with CSS. Cardiac workup included electrocardiography,(More)
Non-invasive in vivo detection of cortical neurotransmitter concentrations and their changes in the presence of pain may help to better understand the biochemical principles of pain processing in the brain. In the present study acute heat pain related changes of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate were investigated in the anterior insular cortex of(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to increase the accuracy of breast MRI using a semiquantitative analysis of typical MRI features and their diagnostic potential. The prevalence of recently reported MRI signs of breast lesions were analyzed and compared with other well-known signs. CONCLUSION New MRI features, especially from T2-weighted images, are promising(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop, standardize, and test reproducibility of a lexicon for reporting contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. To standardize breast MRI lesion description and reporting, seven radiologists with extensive breast MRI experience developed consensus on technical detail, clinical history, and(More)
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) techniques have shown potential to differentiate between benign and malignant neoplasms. However, the diagnostic significance of using DWI under routine conditions remains unclear. This study investigated the use of echo planar imaging (EPI) and half-Fourier acquired single-shot turbo spin echo (HASTE)-DWI with respect to(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate reference data and to examine whether there were weight-, height-, age-, and sex-related differences of the quantitative ultrasound bone parameters for healthy children and adolescents. A total of 3299 healthy Caucasian children and teenagers (1623 girls and 1676 boys), age range from 6–18 years (mean age(More)
Combining the Continuous Performance Test (CPT) with a modern functional imaging technique provides a powerful tool for investigating neurophysiological processes in the human brain. There is increasing evidence from single photon emission tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET) and presently also functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)(More)
The development of secondary osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has recently become well recognized, characterized by demineralization at axial and in particular periarticular peripheral bone sites. Our aim was to evaluate multisite quantitative ultrasound (QUS) compared to digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) by the quantification of cortical bone(More)