Bradley S Sabloff

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PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the prevalence of focal fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake by the thyroid gland on combined positron emission tomographic (PET) and computed tomographic (CT) scans in patients undergoing staging of newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained,(More)
OBJECTIVE A potential source of false-positive FDG PET interpretations in oncologic imaging is FDG uptake in brown fat. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, location, and appearance of hypermetabolic brown fat in the mediastinum. MATERIALS AND METHODS All PET/CT scans obtained at our cancer institution from August to October 2003(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the prevalence and natural history of incidental pulmonary emboli in oncology patients, the number of such cases reported at initial thoracic computed tomographic (CT) image interpretation, and the factors that contribute to underdiagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval, which included(More)
BACKGROUND Integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography imaging with coregistration of anatomic and functional imaging data may improve the accuracy of malignant pleural mesothelioma staging. We evaluate the use of integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who are being(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of trastuzumab plus cisplatin and gemcitabine in patients with Her2-overexpressing stages IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to study the relationship between results from the two methods for determining levels of Her2 overexpression. Chemonaive(More)
Thymoma is a rare mediastinal neoplasm but is the most common primary neoplasm of the anterior mediastinum. There have been only a few published reports assessing this disease. Furthermore, many of these reports are from a single institution and span several decades, which may lead to potentially misleading conclusions related to diagnosis, staging, and(More)
PURPOSE Response of solid malignancies to therapy is usually determined by serial measurements of tumor size. The purpose of our study was to assess the consistency of measurements performed by readers evaluating lung tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group was composed of 33 patients with lung tumors more than 1.5 cm. Bidimensional (BD) and(More)
PURPOSE To study factors that may influence pneumothorax and chest tube placement rate, especially needle dwell time and pleural puncture angle. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 159 patients, 160 coaxial computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsies were performed. Dwell time, the time between pleural puncture and needle removal, was calculated. The smallest(More)