MAGNETOM Flash - November 2011
RSNA Edition

Siemens Healthcare |  Nov 01, 2011

For several years now we have distributed a new issue of the MAGNETOM Flash at the RSNA (we even call it the “RSNA issue”). Sharing knowledge and showing how MR imaging technology influences patient diagnosis are what MAGNETOM Flash magazine is all about. This issue is no different.

Here you can read, for example, about how the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta deals with imaging for surgical therapy planning of epilepsy in children1; about imaging protocols for imaging of the lumbosacral plexus at Johns Hopkins Hospital; and about the clinical reality of simultaneous MR/PET at the University Hospital of Tübingen. Of course, these are just three of many exciting and informative articles awaiting you on the following pages.


Enjoy reading the latest issue of MAGNETOM Flash!

Page Category Title Application Author 
6 Clinical
Pediatric Imaging
MR Tumor Staging for Treatment Decision in Case of Wilms Tumor
G. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.; P. Fries, M.D.
K. Wohlfarth; P. Winkler
Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg/Saar, Germany
Pediatric Imaging
Cerebral Arterio-Venous Malformation detected by syngo TWIST MRA
Ali Yusuf Oner; Turgut Tali; Nil Tokgoz
Gazi University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
Case Report: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) using Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging (syngo SWI)
Markus Lentschig
MR, Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Center Bremen Mitte, Bremen, Germany
Case Reports: Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging (syngo SWI) at 3T
Kate Negus; Peter Brotchie, MBBS, Ph.D.
Barwon Medical Imaging, The Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Clinical Orthopedic Imaging
3T MR Imaging of Peripheral Nerves Using 3D Diffusion-Weighted PSIF Technique
Avneesh Chhabra, M.D.; Theodore Soldatos, M.D.; Aaron Flammang; Wesley Gilson; Abraham Padua; John A Carrino, M.D., M.P.H.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Siemens Healthcare, MR RD Management, Malvern, PA, USA
Full Spine Imaging utilizing the Tim User Interface
James Hancock
MRI Radiographer Benson Radiology, Adelaide, South Australia
Knee Imaging with 4-Channel Flex Coils. The Influence of Patient Positioning and Coil Selection on Image Quality
Birgit Hasselberg; Marion Hellinger
Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany
Orthopedic Imaging
Case Report: Knee MR Imaging of Haemarthrosis in a case of Haemophilia A
M. A. Weber; J. K. Kloth
University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Heidelberg, Germany
Orthopedic Imaging
Advantages of MSK Imaging at 3 Tesla with special focus on Spine and Tumor Imaging
Marc-André Weber, M.D., M.Sc.
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Image Quality Improvement of Composed MR Images by Applying a Modified Homomorphic Filter
Vladimir Jellus; Wilhelm Horger; Berthold Kiefer
Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany
Abdomen / Pelvis
Value of Automated Retrospective Correction of Contrast-Enhanced Dynamic Liver MRI. Initial Clinical Experience
H.-P. Schlemmer; M.P. Lichy; C. Plathow; W. Horger; B. Geiger; B. Kiefer; C. Chefdhote; C. D. Claussen; U. Kramer
University of Tübingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Tübingen, Germany Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, USA German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg, Germany
Non Rigid 3D-Registration for Accurate Subtraction of Dynamic Liver Images for Improved Visualization of Liver Lesions with syngo dynaVIBE
Matthias P. Lichy, M.D.; Wilhelm Horger; Berthold Kiefer, Ph.D.
Siemens Healthcare, Magnetic Resonance, Erlangen, Germany
Product News
VIBE for Liver Imaging with syngo MR B17
Agus Priatna, Ph.D.; Stephan Kannengiesser, Ph.D.
MR R&D Collaborations, Siemens Medical Solutions, St Louis, MO, USA MR Applications Development, Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany

1MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefit of the MRI examination in comparison to other imaging procedures.