Andrej Lyshchik

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PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the elastographic appearance of thyroid gland tumors and explore the potential sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonographic (US) elastography for differentiating benign and malignant tumors, with histopathologic analysis as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was institutional review board approved,(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively estimate the accuracy of sonoelastography in the differentiation of benign and metastatic cervical lymph nodes (LNs) in patients suspected of having thyroid or hypopharyngeal cancer, with histologic nodal findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study protocol was approved by the hospital review board; each(More)
OBJECTIVES 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to be useful in diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. However, the prognostic value of FDG-PET remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate relations between the factors suggested to be related to the FDG accumulation in tumor tissue, such(More)
PURPOSE In vascular endothelial cells, low doses of ionizing radiation trigger the immediate activation of cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2). This event initiates prosurvival signaling that could be responsible for radioresistance of tumor vasculature. Thus, the development of radiosensitizers targeting these survival pathways may enhance tumor response to(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the elastic moduli of thyroid tissues under uniaxial compression and to establish the biomechanical fundamentals for accurate interpretation of thyroid elastograms. A total of 67 thyroid samples (24 samples of normal thyroid tissue, 2 samples of thyroid tissue with chronic thyroiditis, 12 samples of adenomatous goiter(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate accuracy, intraobserver variability, and repeatability of thyroid volume measurement by ultrasound using conventional two-dimensional ellipsoid model (2D US) and manual planimetry of three-dimensional images (3D US). The sonographic images of 47 children with thyroid nodular pathology who were referred for thyroid(More)
Recently, dual-phase 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) was shown to be useful in the differentiation between malignant and benign pancreatic lesions. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the value of dual-phase FDG-PET as a prognostic parameter in patients with pancreatic cancer. Sixty-five consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to characterize the relationship between retention of a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2)-targeted ultrasonographic contrast agent (UCA) and VEGFR2 expression in tumor vasculature of breast cancer. METHODS 67NR breast cancer tumors implanted in mice were evaluated in vivo with both VEGFR2-targeted(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy and change over time of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging for assessing residual blood flow after transarterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma with drug-eluting beads at 2 different follow-up intervals. METHODS Data from 16 tumors treated by transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to analyze the accuracy of quantitative analysis of tumor vascularity on power Doppler sonograms in differentiating malignant and benign solid thyroid nodules using tumor histologic evaluation as the reference standard. Methods. Eighty-six solid thyroid tumors (46 malignant and 40 benign) in 56 consecutive patients(More)