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BACKGROUND Delusional disorder (DD) is a rare and understudied psychiatric disorder. There is limited number of studies concerning cognitive characteristics in DD. Using an established working memory paradigm with variable levels of memory load, we investigated alterations in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of brain regions in patients with DD.(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the prostate and to determine normative fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of healthy prostate with a 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Thirty volunteers with a mean age of 28 (25-35) years were scanned with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to visualize the human median nerve on diffusion tensor imaging and to determine the normal fractional anisotropy (FA) value and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the normal median nerve. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The wrists of 20 healthy volunteers and of two patients with carpel tunnel syndrome were examined(More)
We have implemented an effective and publicly available tool, VETOT, to track and quantify the evolution of tumors and organs over time. VETOT includes a framework both for registration and segmentation. We have evaluated the accuracy and reliability of different level set segmentation methods in order to validate this part of our software and evaluate its(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine the normative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values at 3T using high b-value (3000 s/mm(2)) diffusion-weighted images (DWI) and compare the signal characteristics of the high b value with standard b-value (1000 s/mm(2)) DWI. METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Diffusion Tensor Tractography (DTT) on the corticospinal tract alterations due to space occupying lesions in the brainstem before and after surgical resection. Pre- and post-surgical DTI data were acquired in 14 patients undergoing surgical resection of brainstem(More)
We present a new active contour-based, statistical method for simultaneous volumetric segmentation of multiple subcortical structures in the brain. Neighboring anatomical structures in the human brain exhibit co-dependencies which can aid in segmentation, if properly analyzed and modeled. Motivated by this observation, we formulate the segmentation problem(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of renal diffusion tensor imaging and determine the normative fractional anisotropy and apparent diffusion coefficient values at 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using parallel imaging and free breathing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 52 young healthy volunteers with no history of renal disease were(More)
Segmentation of brain structures from MR images is crucial in understanding the disease progress, diagnosis , and treatment monitoring. Atlases, showing the expected locations of the structures, are commonly used to start and guide the segmentation process. In many cases, the quality of the atlas may have a significant effect in the final result. In the(More)
PURPOSE The utility of DWI with high b-value in ischemic stroke is still unsettled. The purpose of this study is to compare high b-value (3000) and standard b-value (1000) diffusion-weighted images in patients with ischemic stroke at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS 27 patients with acute stroke who were admitted to the hospital during the first 24h after(More)