Werner Kenn

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Fifty children between 3 months postnatal and 16 years of age were examined by means of a 1.5 T superconductive magnet, run at 0.35 and 1.0 T. The myelination was studied qualitatively and quantitatively (relaxation times, proton densities, image contrast). With increasing age, a decrease of T1 and proton density of white matter was found, which was(More)
(23)Na MRI may allow distinction of normal and ischemically injured myocardium. The aim of this study was to optimize (23)Na MRI of the human heart by improvement of spatial resolution and ECG-triggering and to measure the signal/noise of blood and myocardium and the myocardium/blood signal ratios in a volunteer study. A spoiled gradient echo sequence was(More)
The goal of this work was to verify in a phantom study the necessity of a calibration method for comparison in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. A perspex phantom with a dilution series of Gd-DTPA was used to measure the dynamic signal enhancement of a sequence. With nine MRI scanners from Bruker (0.23, 0.5, and 2(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The authors investigate changes in brain metabolites among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Twelve patients diagnosed with definite ALS (and 2 subgroups with either pronounced upper motoneuron signs or less obvious, probable upper motoneuron involvement) and 10 controls were examined. 1H studies were performed on a(More)
MR-CAT (combined acquisition technique), a modular hybrid imaging concept, was introduced recently. In this article it is demonstrated that the CAT principles can be applied to form a versatile combination of spin and gradient echoes for abdominal imaging. This CAT approach, which essentially integrates RARE and EPI modules in a sequential fashion, was used(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This study evaluates whether Computer Tomography is an effective procedure for preoperative staging of patients with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. METHOD A sample of 37 patients was analyzed with contrast enhanced abdominal Computer Tomography, followed by surgical staging. All Computer Tomography scans were evaluated 3 times by 2(More)
BACKGROUND Missed or delayed detection of progressive neuronal damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have negative impact on the outcome. We investigated whether routine follow-up CT is beneficial in sedated and mechanically ventilated trauma patients. METHODS The study design is a retrospective chart review. A routine follow-up cCT was performed(More)
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