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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)
We examined possible age- and gender-specific differences in the function and mass of left (LV) and right (RV) ventricles in 36 healthy volunteers using cine gradient-recalled echo magnetic resonance imaging. Subjects were divided into four groups (nine men and nine women in each): men aged under 45 years (32 +/- 7), women aged under 45 (27 +/- 6), men aged(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare cancer that has a poor response to cytotoxic treatment. METHODS We randomly assigned 304 patients with advanced adrenocortical carcinoma to receive mitotane plus either a combination of etoposide (100 mg per square meter of body-surface area on days 2 to 4), doxorubicin (40 mg per square meter on day 1), and(More)
INTRODUCTION Stapled transanal rectum resection is becoming increasingly popular as a surgical option for the treatment of obstructive defecation syndrome. However, details about the anatomical changes produced by stapled transanal rectum resection and its correlation with success or failure is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to correlate the(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) MR coronary angiography with the navigator technique for the detection of coronary artery stenoses in comparison with that of conventional radiographic angiography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with coronary artery disease were examined with an ECG-triggered 3D fast low-angle(More)
OBJECTIVE In this prospective study, the time to remission after Radiosynovectomy (RSV) was analyzed and the influence of age, sex, underlying disease, type of joint, and duration of illness on the success rate of RSV was determined. METHODS A total number of 57 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 33) and arthrosis (n = 21) with a total number of 130(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical dose of gadoteridol (ProHance, Bracco-Byk Gulden) to use for the assessment of blood-brain barrier breakdown on low-field magnetic resonance (MR) scanners that corresponds to a standard dose of gadoteridol on high-field MR scanners. METHODS This prospective study was carried out at four centers. A total(More)
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)
Discerning malignancy in adrenal tumors largely influences disease management and is, therefore, of utmost importance to both patient and physician. Clinical presentation (e.g. virilization) and baseline hormonal evaluation (e.g. high serum DHEAS) are occasionally of great value but usually provide only limited help in predicting malignancy. The probability(More)