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Current issue – 07/2024

Ultra-short echo time (UTE) MR imaging: A brief review on technical considerations and clinical applications

Slawig A, Rothe M, Deistung A et al.

With the availability of MRI sequences with ultrashort echo times (UTE sequences), a signal can be gained from tissue, which was formerly only indirectly accessible. While already extensively employed in various research settings, the widespread transition of UTE imaging to clinical practice is just starting.








Diagnostic Delay in Patients with Osteoid Osteoma

Gassert FT, Gassert FG, Hofmann CH et al.

Osteoid osteoma is the third most common benign bone tumor, accounting for approximately 10–12 % of primary bone tumors. In this retrospective study, the diagnostic delay in patients with osteoid osteoma was assessed and influencing factors were analyzed. The diagnosis was verified by an expert panel of radiologists and orthopedic surgeons. The exclusion criteria were post-interventional recurrence, missing data on symptom onset, and lack of pretherapeutic CT images. Clinical parameters were retrieved from the local clinical information system. CT and MR images were assessed by a senior specialist in musculoskeletal radiology.







Development of a bioresorbable self-expanding microstent for interventional applications – an innovative approach for stent-assisted coiling

Paetow H, Streckenbach F, Brandt-Wunderlich C et al.

Stent-assisted coiling prevents coil migration in broad-based intracranial aneurysms. So far, only permanent metal stents are approved for intracranial use. Bioresorbable stents allow a new therapeutic approach that may prevent the need for lifelong anticoagulation. We developed a neurovascular bioresorbable microstent (NBRS) and compared it in vitro to the commercial Neuroform EZ stent.