Edith M. Marom

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PURPOSE To evaluate and classify the various drainage patterns of the pulmonary veins as depicted with thin-section chest computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thin-section (2.5-mm collimation) contrast material-enhanced CT scans of 201 consecutive patients obtained over a 3-month period for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (n = 197), pulmonary(More)
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)
Purpose. To assess the MR imaging characteristics, presenting symptoms, age and nerve distribution of fibrolipomatous hamartoma. Design. A computer search was performed of the term fibrolipomatous hamartoma through the musculoskeletal section MR imaging results at our institution from June 7, 1996 to January 21, 1998 followed by a search of the terms(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency, radiographic findings, and clinical significance of a pulmonary embolism of cement occurring during percutaneous vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty as detected on conventional chest radiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Chest radiographs were obtained after 69 percutaneous vertebroplasty(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of our study was to retrospectively evaluate whether maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), or change therein using (18)F-FDG PET/CT performed before and after initial chemotherapy were indicators of patient outcome. METHODS Thirty-one consecutive patients who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT before and(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)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary zygomycosis (PZ), an emerging mycosis among patients with cancer, has a clinical manifestation similar to that of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). Most cases of PZ in such patients develop as breakthrough infections if treatment with antifungal agents effective against Aspergillus species is administered. However, clinical(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively establish normal values for pulmonary vein diameter, cross-sectional area, and shape depicted at computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board waived patient consent requirement and approved the study. Thin-section contrast material-enhanced spiral chest CT scans in 104 patients, 68 women and 36 men(More)
Computed tomography scans of documented pulmonary mold infections were reviewed for the presence of the reversed halo sign, a focus of ground-glass attenuation surrounded by a solid ring. The reversed halo sign was an early sign, seen in approximately 4% of patients with pulmonary mold infections, usually with zygomycosis.
PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with T1 (< or =3 cm) lung cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-five patients with 192 histopathologically proved T1 lung cancers underwent FDG PET imaging at the time of diagnosis. PET results were correlated with tumor size,(More)