Wolfgang Schima

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In the past few years, great improvements have been made to achieve local tumour control of primary liver malignancies and liver metastases. For hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) and tumour ablation techniques, including percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), radiofrequency ablation (RF), and laser-induced interstitial(More)
The value of magnetic resonance (MR) to establish the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is well known. This study was undertaken to compare MR imaging of the brain of MS patients at high (1.5T) and mid (0.5T) field strength. 25 patients with MS underwent two consecutive MR studies within one hour, each consisting of axial proton density and T2-weighted(More)
A wide variety of artifacts can be seen in clinical MR imaging. This review describes the most important and most prevalent of them, including magnetic susceptibility artifacts and motion artifacts, aliasing, chemical-shift, zipper, zebra, central point, and truncation artifacts. Although the elimination of some artifacts may require a service engineer, the(More)
In contrast to other extrahepatic malignancies many colorectal cancers can be cured even when there is metastatic spread to the liver. The diagnosis of liver metastases relies totally on imaging to decide which patients may be surgical candidates. The diagnostic value of ultrasound with contrast agents, multidetector CT and MR imaging with non-specific(More)
The most important issues in pancreatic imaging are the detection and staging of pancreatic cancer, differentiation between cancer and focal pancreatitis, the characterization of cystic lesions and the search for neuroendocrine tumours. Magnetic resonance (MR) units (1.5 T) with strong gradients and a phased-array torso coil should be used, making(More)
UNLABELLED Imaging with radiolabeled somatostatin (SST) analogs has recently been established for the localization of various human SST receptor (hsstr)-positive tumors, including neuroendocrine tumors, lymphomas, and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS 111In-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N",N"'-tetraacetic acid-lanreotide (DOTA-LAN)(More)
AIMS Safety of liver surgery for colorectal cancer liver metastases after neoadjuvant chemotherapy has to be re-evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred Patients were prospectively analyzed after surgery for colorectal cancer liver metastases between 2001 and 2004 at our institution. Special emphasis was given to perioperative morbidity and mortality(More)
Primary benign and malignant neoplasm of the small bowel are rare. Malignant tumours often present late symptoms resulting in a poor prognosis. Early detection of small bowel neoplasms is desirable but challenging for both clinicians and radiologists. Conventional double contrast enteroclysis was the method of choice in small bowel imaging but is(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare videofluoroscopy that included a tablet test with impedance planimetry (EndoFLIP®) for the evaluation of oesophageal stenosis in patients with dysphagia. METHODS In 56 patients, videofluoroscopic examinations following the transit of a 14-mm tablet were retrospectively reviewed and correlated with impedance planimetry findings, a(More)
The liver presents with a variety of lesions for evaluation and appropriate triage with imaging. Ultrasound, MDCT and particularly MRI play a significant role in this objective. In patients without a known malignancy the vast majority of non-cystic lesions are benign (hemangioma, FNH, adenoma, focal fat, etc.), while a few are malignant. However, common(More)