Daniel Pinto dos Santos

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To compare the overall survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who were treated with lipiodol-based conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) with that of patients treated with drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE). By an electronic search of our radiology information system, we identified 674 patients that(More)
The written radiological report is the most important means of communication between the radiologist and the referring medical doctor. There is no universal definition of a radiological report concerning its structure and content. The majority of clinicians and radiologists prefer structured reporting rather than free text reports of findings. Structured(More)
OBJECTIVES Multicentre evaluation of the precision of semi-automatic 2D/3D measurements in comparison to manual, linear measurements of lymph nodes regarding their inter-observer variability in multi-slice CT (MSCT) of patients with lymphoma. METHODS MSCT data of 63 patients were interpreted before and after chemotherapy by one/two radiologists in five(More)
OBJECTIVES In chemotherapy monitoring, an estimation of the change in tumour size is an important criterion for the assessment of treatment success. This requires a comparison between corresponding lesions in the baseline and follow-up computed tomography (CT) examinations. We evaluate the clinical benefits of an automatic lesion tracking tool that(More)
Due to economic considerations and thanks to technological advances there is a growing interest in the integration of teleradiological applications into the regular radiological workflow. The legal and technical hurdles which are still to be overcome are being discussed in politics as well as by national and international radiological societies. The(More)
PURPOSE Comparison of manual one-/bi-dimensional measurements versus semi-automatically derived one-/bi-dimensional and volumetric measurements for therapy response evaluation of malignant lymphoma during CT follow-up examinations in a multicenter setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS MSCT data sets of patients with malignant lymphoma were evaluated before(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of different reconstruction kernels on the semi-automated segmentation of liver lesions in MDCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total 62 liver lesions were measured by three independent radiologists with the semi-automated segmentation software Oncology-Prototype (Fraunhofer MEVIS, Siemens Healthcare, Germany) using MDCT datasets(More)
Due to increasing amounts of data in radiology methods for image compression appear both economically and technically interesting. Irreversible image compression allows markedly higher reduction of data volume in comparison with reversible compression algorithms but is, however, accompanied by a certain amount of mathematical and visual loss of information.(More)
BACKGROUND Suspected recurrence of thyroid carcinoma is a diagnostic challenge when findings of both a radio iodine whole body scan and ultrasound are negative. PET/CT and MRI have shown to be feasible for detection of recurrent disease. However, the added value of a consensus reading by the radiologist and the nuclear medicine physician, which has been(More)
Radiology plays an important role in introduction and use of information technology (IT) systems in the daily clinical routine. The radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) are the main systems used in a digital radiology department. In this article the basic principles and functions of these systems and(More)