Carl R Christensen

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OBJECTIVES With the increasing application of F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission imaging, there has been an evolving appreciation for the range of normal variants and the realization that false-positives can lead to serious consequences. RESULTS One of the most common causes of a false-positive study is the uptake of FDG in areas of(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to compare optimized whole-body (WB) and dedicated high-resolution contrast-enhanced PET/CT protocols and contrast enhanced CT in the preoperative staging of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. METHODS A total of 44 patients with clinically M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck underwent(More)
The significant degree of X-ray phase contrast created by air-tissue interfaces, coupled with the poor radiographic contrast of conventional chest radiographs, makes the inflated lung an ideal candidate for investigating the potential diagnostic improvement afforded by phase contrast X-ray imaging. In small animals these methods highlight the lung airways(More)
Multiple myeloma is a heterogeneous group of plasma cell neoplasms that primarily involve bone marrow but also may occur in the soft tissue. Although the disease varies in its manifestations and its course, it is eventually fatal in all cases. Over the past 2 decades, significant advances have been made in our understanding of the genetics and pathogenesis(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with thyroid cancer may require detailed anatomic imaging before 131I therapy. Imaging by contrast-enhanced CT is contraindicated because it may result in saturation of tissues with iodine, decreasing the avidity of thyroid or thyroid cancer cells to subsequent radioiodine for extended intervals. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI offers an(More)
Ovaries of heifers were examined daily by transrectal ultrasonography for one interovulatory interval before initiation of immunizations (control cycle, n = 14), and again after the fifth immunization with a sham-vaccine (Freund's adjuvant only; n = 7) or a recombinant porcine follistatin-vaccine (1 mg per vaccination; n = 7) to study the effect of(More)
An evaluation is given of the shortcomings of existing oral fluid therapies and their consequences: lack of protection of the intestinal wall and the supply of unabsorbed carbohydrates to the large intestine. The inclusion of specific mucopolysaccharides having a polyxylose backbone and galactose end residues in the side chains seems to offer effective(More)
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