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BACKGROUND Carotid stenting is a potential alternative to carotid endarterectomy but whether this technique is as safe as surgery and whether the long-term protection against stroke is similar to that of surgery are unclear. We previously reported that in patients in the Endarterectomy Versus Angioplasty in Patients with Symptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis(More)
PURPOSE To compare pure molecular diffusion, D, perfusion-related diffusion, D*, and perfusion fraction, f, determined from diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on the basis of the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) theory in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without liver steatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study(More)
PURPOSE Fibroids are a frequent cause of gynecology referral. Myomectomy is a conservative treatment alternative. The main risk from this procedure is hemorrhage. The main objective of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of preoperative uterine artery embolization with resorbable agents to reduce blood losses and facilitate myomectomy. Secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE In our multi center trial we compared the potentials of biphasic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and a novel tissue-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent gadoxetic acid disodium in liver lesion characterization. METHODS A total of 176 patients with 252 liver lesions were analyzed. There were 104 malignant and 148(More)
The aim of this study was to select the best candidate drug for transarterial chemoembolization by in-vitro cytotoxic evaluations of 11 anticancer drugs on three human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines. The SNU-398, HepG2, and SNU-449 human HCC cell lines were exposed for 30 min to 11 concentrations of doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the interobserver reproducibility of the quantification of the visceral and subcutaneous fat by computed tomography from an umbilical slice and study the effect of the level of the slice (slice going through the navel versus a slice going through disc L3-L4). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four breast cancer patients who had a CT-scan were(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose tissue releases angiogenic factors that may promote tumour growth. OBJECTIVE To determine whether body mass index (BMI), subcutaneous fat area (SFA) and visceral fat area (VFA) are associated with outcomes in patients given first-line bevacizumab-based treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (MCC). Patients CT was used to measure SFA(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy and outcomes of transcatheter arterial embolization for intractable bladder or prostate bleeding after failed conservative treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied the records of 2 women and 18 men with a mean +/- SD age of 73 +/- 17.2 years referred between 1999 and 2008 for selective pelvic(More)
BACKGROUND There is still no consensus about the best chemotherapeutic agent for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). A recent in vitro study demonstrated that idarubicin, an anthracycline, was by far the most cytotoxic drug on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines. Idarubicin is much more lipophilic than doxorubicin, leading to higher cell(More)