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PURPOSE This study aimed to assess prospectively the efficacy of sequential [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in stage II and III breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Images were acquired with a PET/computed tomography scanner in 64 patients after administration of(More)
The intra-arterial administration of 131I-lipiodol is a therapeutic approach increasingly used for the treatment of inoperable hepatocellular carcinomas. This technique has even become the reference treatment for hepatocellular carcinomas with portal thrombosis and is the only effective treatment to reduce the risk of recurrence among patients who could(More)
BACKGROUND High-frequency bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a promising treatment in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD Using the crossover, randomized, and double-blind procedure adopted by the STOC study, 10 patients treated with high-frequency bilateral STN DBS underwent am 18-fluorodeoxyglucose(More)
UNLABELLED This study aimed to evaluate the long-term prognostic usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET for patients with metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEPNETs). METHODS Thirty-eight patients with metastatic GEPNETs were prospectively enrolled. Initial check-up comprised CT scan, (111)In-pentetreotide scintigraphy (SRS), and (18)F-FDG PET.(More)
RATIONALE Radioembolization is a field of interventional oncology that continues to evolve. The number of institutions adopting this approach is increasing; this trend is paralleled by a greater number of research investigations reported in the peer-reviewed literature. Therefore, developing standardization and reporting criteria therefore becomes of(More)
PURPOSE Although high-frequency deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN DBS) improves motor symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), clinical studies have reported cognitive, motivational and emotional changes. These results suggest that the STN forms part of a broadly distributed neural network encompassing the associative and limbic(More)
PURPOSE The utility of [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in assessing response at the end of induction therapy is well documented in Hodgkin's and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, but its role in follicular lymphoma (FL) remains undetermined. We investigated the prognostic significance of PET-CT(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the downstaging efficacy of yttrium-90 radioembolization (Ytt-90)-associated with chemotherapy and the results of surgery for initially unresectable huge intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). METHODS Between January 2008 and October 2013, unresectable ICC were treated with chemotherapy and Ytt-90. Patients with unique tumors localized(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in staging, prognosis evaluation and restaging of patients with follicular lymphoma. METHODS A retrospective study was performed on 45 patients with untreated biopsy-proven follicular lymphoma who underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT (FDG(More)
UNLABELLED Recurrences after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma are frequent. A single postoperative injection of (131)I-labeled lipiodol in the hepatic artery was shown in 1999 by Lau and colleagues to be an effective adjuvant treatment, and those results were strengthened by our experience with a case-control study, reported in 2003. The goal of this(More)