Anna Metafa

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PURPOSE To evaluate the cytoprotective impact of the interval between amifostine administration and radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS In a nonrandomized study, we reviewed the records of 177 patients with tumors localized in the pelvis (prostate, bladder, or gynecologic cancer), upper abdomen (pancreas, stomach, kidney), thorax (lung and breast(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A prospective study was performed to compare the sensitivities of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and CTAP (CT during arterial portography) in the detection of focal malignant hepatic lesions. METHODOLOGY Twenty-eight (28) patients with primary and secondary hepatic malignant tumors were evaluated. All of these patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical improvement and radiographically monitor the effect of local radiotherapy in conjunction with disodium pamidronate (DP) on metastatic osteolytic disease. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-three patients with osteolytic metastasis from advanced breast cancer received radiotherapy with a 6-MV linear accelerator up to a dose of 30(More)
We present the findings and possible causes in three cases of postoperative adrenal hematomas. In 16 cases of 45 consecutive patients, following segmental right or left lobe hepatectomy, CT was performed in order to evaluate possible fluid collection or other complications. In all cases imaging findings and a correlation with preoperative CT scans were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the quality assurance of image-processing techniques in plain radiographs of skeletal structures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two patients were studied, each with one osteolytic metastasis. Accuracy and precision of tube voltage and timer were confirmed. The mean value of grey-level histograms in plain radiographs (MVGLHs) was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To compare the sensitivity of helical CT to that of helical CT arterial portography in the detection of hepatic primary or secondary malignancies, in 20 patients who subsequently underwent surgery to confirm findings. METHODOLOGY Twenty patients with suspected primary hepatic or secondary malignancies who all underwent helical CT and(More)
Introduction The low sensitivity of ultrasonography (US) in diagnosing axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients has sparked the evaluation of various tools in an attempt to increase pre-operative sensitivity. We compared axillary lymph node metastasis probability scores with post-surgical findings, using the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer(More)
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