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BACKGROUND Hypercholesterolemia causes an upregulation of vascular angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor expression in cell culture and animal models. The presented studies were undertaken to examine AT1 receptor overexpression in hypercholesterolemic men and therapeutic interventions thereof by HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
UNLABELLED Accurate γ-photon attenuation correction (AC) is essential for quantitative PET/MRI as there is no simple relation between MR image intensity and attenuation coefficients. Attenuation maps (μ-maps) can be derived by segmenting MR images and assigning attenuation coefficients to the compartments. Ultrashort-echo-time (UTE) sequences have been used(More)
Transthoracic echocardiography is usually the initial diagnostic test in patients with a suspected cardiac mass. However, this technique is restricted by its small field of views and insufficient acoustic window in some patients. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, since its introduction, multislice spiral computed tomography allow for detailed(More)
Most patients with a history of common solid tumors will in the end develop liver metastases. Next to that, primary liver cancer, is a frequent cancer with fatal liver failure in the majority of patients. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), has gradually been introduced over the recent years and is a promising, innovative albeit palliative(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of intravenous contrast medium and different contrast medium phases on attenuation correction, PET image quality and clinical staging in combined PET/CT in patients with a suspicion of lung cancer. METHODS Sixty patients with a suspicion of lung cancer were prospectively enrolled for combined (18)F-FDG-PET/CT(More)
Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EO), primarily a gastro-enterological disease, should be known to the surgeon and endoscopist as a differential diagnosis of dysphagia. We present a chronic and recurrent case of EO. As frequently seen, macroscopic findings are indicative of the causal illness. The diagnosis is finally made by the histological findings of a(More)
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