Gary J.R. Cook

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BACKGROUND The ability to distinguish malignant from benign retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) and to select patients who are likely to respond to steroid treatment using a noninvasive test would be a major step forward in the management of patients with RPF. OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the potential of [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission(More)
Bone scintigraphy augmented with radiographs or cross-sectional imaging, such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has remained the commonest method to diagnose and follow up skeletal metastases. However, bone scintigraphy is associated with relatively poor spatial resolution, limited diagnostic specificity and reduced(More)
AIM In patients with progressive, metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET), intra-arterial radionuclide infusions with high activities of In-[DTPA]-octreotide and more recently with non-carrier added (nca) Lu-[DOTA,Tyr]-octreotate have been performed with encouraging results. However, the affinity profiles (IC50) of these radiopeptides for human sst2(More)
BACKGROUND In arm lymphedema secondary to axillary surgery and radiotherapy (breast cancer-related lymphedema), the swelling is largely epifascial and lymph flow per unit epifascial volume is impaired. The subfascial muscle compartment is not measurably swollen despite the iatrogenic damage to its axillary drainage pathway, but this could be due to its low(More)
OBJECTIVE Tissue accumulation of (18)F-FDG is quantified as standardised uptake value (SUV), which may be expressed as the voxel maximum (SUVmax) or mean (SUVmean). SUVmax/SUVmean may be a marker of hepatic steatosis, while the coefficient of variation (CV) of SUV may be a marker of hepatic fat distribution heterogeneity (HFDH). Alternatively, they may(More)
OBJECTIVES The distribution and function of lymphatic vessels in normal and diseased human knees are understood incompletely. This study aimed to investigate whether lymphatic density is associated with clinical, histological or radiographic parameters in osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Sections of synovium from 60 knees from patients with OA were compared(More)
We describe the case of a 22-year-old Portuguese renal transplant patient whose post-transplant course was complicated by prolonged delayed graft function and pyrexia of unknown origin. Conventional imaging techniques were not definitive, but positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning identified abnormalities in the lung and mediastinum that led to a(More)
In early-stage breast cancer, the primary treatment option for most women is breast-conserving surgery (BCS). There is a clear need for more accurate techniques to assess resection margins intraoperatively, because on average 20% of patients require further surgery to achieve clear margins. Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) combines optical and molecular(More)