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PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with that of positron emission tomography (PET) with 2-[fluorine 18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) for detecting metastatic lymph nodes in patients with cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Before radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy in 35 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The Advanced Breast Biopsy Instrumentation (ABBI) System is designed to excise nonpalpable breast lesions under stereotactic control. We report our experience with special regard to the histological evaluation of margins. PATIENTS AND METHODS Breast biopsies using the ABBI system were performed on 101 patients with microcalcifications. In(More)
PURPOSE A prospective, comparative study of 60 patients for optimizing contrast medium (CM) administration for spiral CT of the neck. METHODS Prior to the investigation, the patients were randomly assigned to three groups (n = 20 each): a) conventional CT technique, interscan duration 10 s, CM volume 150 ml of Ultravist 300 (30 ml at a flow rate of 1.5(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether a new software from the working group for interventional radiology (AGIR) is an appropriate tool for quality assurance in interventional radiology, and presentation of results acquired within the quality improvement process in 1999. PATIENTS AND METHODS AGIR-defined parameters such as patient data, risk profile, given(More)
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