Heiko Schöder

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PURPOSE (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) is widely used for the staging of lymphoma. We investigated whether the intensity of tumor FDG uptake could differentiate between indolent and aggressive disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS PET studies of 97 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who were untreated or had relapsed and/or(More)
UNLABELLED The routine use of PET/CT fusion imaging in a large oncology practice has led to the realization that (18)F-FDG uptake into normal fat and muscle can be a common source of potentially misleading false-positive PET imaging in the neck, thorax, and abdomen. The goal of this study was to characterize this normal variant of (18)F-FDG uptake in terms(More)
PURPOSE Patients with recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) in this patient population. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 143 patients with(More)
PURPOSE In studies of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, positron emission tomography with [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) performed after two to four cycles of chemotherapy has demonstrated prognostic significance. However, some patients treated with immunochemotherapy experience a favorable long-term outcome despite a positive interim FDG-PET scan. To(More)
In the Western world, more than 90% of head and neck cancers are head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). The most appropriate treatment approach for HNSCC varies with the disease stage and disease site in the head and neck. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy has become a widely used means for the definitive treatment of locoregionally advanced HNSCC.(More)
PURPOSE To compare diagnostic accuracy of attenuation-corrected positron emission tomography (PET) with fused PET and computed tomography (CT) in patients with head and neck cancer and to evaluate the effect of PET/CT findings on patient care. MATERIALS AND METHODS Studies of 68 patients were reviewed by two physicians in consensus. Focal(More)
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Retrospective cohort study in 91 patients with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse following prostatectomy, imaged with 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a tertiary care cancer center between February 1997 and March 2003. Comparison was made with magnetic resonance imaging (n = 64), bone scan (n =(More)
UNLABELLED Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with chemoradiotherapy can now accomplish excellent locoregional disease control, but patient overall survival (OS) remains limited by development of distant metastases (DM). We investigated the prognostic value of staging (18)F-FDG PET/CT, beyond clinical risk factors, for predicting DM and OS(More)
UNLABELLED For patients with locoregional advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), concurrent chemoradiotherapy is a widely accepted treatment, but the need for subsequent neck dissection remains controversial. We investigated the clinical utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in this setting. METHODS In this Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of long-term smoking on coronary vasomotion and vasodilator capacity in healthy smokers is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Myocardial blood flow (MBF) was quantified with [13N]ammonia and positron emission tomography (PET) at rest, during cold pressor testing (endothelium-dependent vasomotion), and during dipyridamole-induced hyperemia(More)