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The optimal treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is still a matter of debate. This study assessed the outcome of LRRC patients treated with multimodality treatment, consisting of neoadjuvant radio (chemo-) therapy, extended resection, and intraoperative radiotherapy. One hundred and forty-seven consecutive patients with LRRC who underwent(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of Multi-detector row CT (MDCT) for the prediction of tumor invasion of the mesorectal fascia (MRF). A total of 35 patients with primary rectal cancer underwent preoperative staging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MDCT. The tumor relationship to the MRF, expressed in 3 categories (1—tumor free MRF = tumor distance ≥ 1 mm;(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for identification of tumor invasion into pelvic structures in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer scheduled to undergo curative resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this study, and informed consent was waived(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to analyze the patterns of local recurrence (LR) after intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) containing multimodality treatment of locally advanced rectal carcinoma (LARC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred and ninety patients with LARC who underwent multimodality treatment between 1994 and 2006 were(More)
Association between aortic stiffness, carotid vessel wall thickness and stenosis severity in peripheral arterial occlusive disease: a comprehensive MRI study Summary Aortic pulse wave velocity sampled in the descending aorta is associated with maximal stenosis severity, visually scored on CE-MRA in patients with PAOD whereas stenosis severity is correlated(More)
Standardized single-injection 3-station moving-table 3T contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CE-MRA) is reliable for stenosis detection and classification in peripheral arterial occlusive disease with equivalent diagnostic performance as 1.5T CE-MRA, while contrast-to-noise ratio significantly increased at 3T for identical contrast dosage.
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