Gustavo S. P. Meirelles

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological features of patients with fungal infection mimicking thoracic malignancy and to establish a diagnostic approach for both clinicians and radiologists to avoid misdiagnosis. METHODS In this retrospective study, we reviewed clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings from 27(More)
BACKGROUND Chest radiography (CXR) is inferior to Thin-section computed tomography in the detection of asbestos related interstitial and pleural abnormalities. It remains unclear, however, whether these limitations are large enough to impair CXR´s ability in detecting the expected reduction in the frequency of these asbestos-related abnormalities (ARA) as(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical utility of a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) analysis module of a picture archiving communication system (PACS) workstation in comparison to a dedicated PET/CT interpretation workstation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 32 consecutive patients referred for an(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze chest CT scans of patients with thoracic textiloma. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 16 patients (11 men and 5 women) with surgically confirmed thoracic textiloma. The chest CT scans of those patients were evaluated by two independent observers, and discordant results were resolved by consensus. (More)
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