Benoit Gallix

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PURPOSE To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value (NPV), and positive predictive value (PPV) of ultrasonography (US), Doppler US, and laboratory findings in the diagnosis of appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 125 consecutive patients suspected of having appendicitis were prospectively included for US appendiceal(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to describe the standardization and dissemination of dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) for the evaluation of antiangiogenic treatments in solid tumors across 19 oncology centers in France and to define a quality score to account for the variability of the evaluation criteria used to collect DCE-US(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scan imaging in distinguishing lymphedema from deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and lipodystrophy (lipedema) in patients with swollen legs. MATERIAL AND METHODS CT scans of the lower limbs were performed in 55 patients with 76 swollen legs (44 lymphedemas, 12 DVT and 20 lipedemas). Thirty-four(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a software program that automatically analyzes the liver surface to diagnose significant fibrosis, by comparing it to the subjective analysis of a radiologist and to transient elastography (Fibroscan(®)). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred fourteen patients with chronic liver disease(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine whether magnetic resonance (MR) volumetry of rectal cancer is a reproducible method for predicting disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with locally advanced low or midrectal tumors who undergo combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CRT) before total mesorectal excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional(More)
To compare adrenal gland volume in septic shock patients and control patients by using semi-automated volumetry. Adrenal gland volume and its inter-observer variability were measured with tomodensitometry using semi-automated software in 104 septic shock patients and in 40 control patients. The volumes of control and septic shock patients were compared and(More)
This study compared superparamagnetic iron-oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (SPIO-MRI) and combined fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in evaluating liver metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma following chemotherapy. Nineteen patients were included in this retrospective study. SPIO-MRI and(More)
BACKGROUND Multiplexed methods permit simultaneous quantification of multiple cytokines. As several manufacturers offer reagents to quantify the same cytokines on a single instrument, comparison of the distribution should be made to determine whether these data are comparable from one assay to another. METHODS We performed the quantification of cytokines(More)