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PURPOSE This is a retrospective study to evaluate the results of our early experience of using doxorubicin eluting beads (DEB) to treat patients with early and intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS A cohort of 19 patients (84.2% male; 15.8% female; mean age 59.2 years ± 11.0; range, 32-80 years) with documented HCC of size(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of qualitative and semi-quantitative assessment of ultrasound elastography in differentiating between benign and malignant breast lesions. This prospective study was conducted in two tertiary medical centers. Consecutive B-mode ultrasound and real-time elastographic images were obtained for 67(More)
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials. It also serves to protect the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects. It is very important to understand the background of the formation of(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular diseases are both common among patients with diabetes mellitus. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine if ultrasonography-diagnosed NAFLD is associated with prevalent ischemic heart disease (IHD) among patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study(More)
The creation of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt via a transjugular approach (TIPS) is an interventional radiological procedure used to treat the complications of portal hypertension. TIPS insertion is principally indicated to prevent or arrest variceal bleeding when medical or endoscopic treatments fail, and in the management refractory ascites. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To optimize the delay time before the initiation of arterial phase scan in the detection of focal liver lesions in contrast enhanced 5 phase liver CT using the bolus tracking technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS Delay - the interval between threshold enhancement of 100 hounsfield unit (HU) in the abdominal aorta and commencement of the first arterial(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is currently a widely available imaging technique in clinical practice. Technical developments of CT imaging, especially the emergence of multislice CT, with increased scanning speed and volume as well as higher spatial and temporal resolution, have significantly enhanced the diagnostic value of CT in many clinical applications. CT(More)
AIM To investigate the capability and diagnostic accuracy of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in differentiating benign from malignant breast lesions using 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Women with suspicious or indeterminate breast lesions detected at MRI, mammogram and/or ultrasound were recruited for dynamic(More)
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is reversible disease and can be treated, if it is identified at an early stage. However, if diagnosed at the later stage, it can progress to an advanced liver disease such as cirrhosis which may ultimately lead to death. Therefore, it is essential to detect it at an early stage before the disease progresses to an irreversible(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the reproducibility of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) over two-dimensional (2D) US in characterizing atherosclerotic carotid plaques using inter- and intra-observer agreement metrics. METHODS A Total of 51 patients with 105 carotid artery plaques were screened using 3D and 2D US probes attached to the same US scanner. Two(More)