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UNLABELLED The goals of our study were to establish PET accuracy with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in finding localized formations of bronchioloalveolar lung carcinoma (BAC) and to investigate the correlation between FDG uptake and the degree of cell differentiation in adenocarcinoma of the lung. MATERIALS Twenty-nine patients with 30 adenocarcinomas of(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared, on a site by site basis, the morphologic features of coronary calcifications determined by electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) and angiographically defined coronary atherosclerosis. BACKGROUND Quantification of coronary calcification using EBCT is clinically useful for the prediction of coronary stenosis. However, the relation(More)
Apoptosis is well known to be mediated by oxidative stress. To evaluate the functional role of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) produced by neutrophils, we compared the rates of apoptosis in neutrophils isolated from normal donors and from patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a hereditary defect in ROI production. Spontaneous cell death in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate endometrial carcinoma involvement of the cervix using dynamic MR imaging compared with T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 42 patients with endometrial carcinoma, T2-weighted MR imaging using rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement, dynamic MR imaging(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare the usefulness of electron beam computed tomography for prediction of coronary stenosis with that of electrocardiographic (ECG) and thallium exercise tests. BACKGROUND Electron beam computed tomography can quantify coronary calcifications; however, its clinical value has yet to be established. METHODS Using(More)
Germline stem cells that produce oocytes in vitro and fertilization-competent eggs in vivo have been identified in and isolated from adult mouse ovaries. Here we describe and validate a fluorescence-activated cell sorting-based protocol that can be used with adult mouse ovaries and human ovarian cortical tissue to purify rare mitotically active cells that(More)
Thallium-201 SPECT was performed in 30 patients with suspected lung cancer. Both early and delayed scans demonstrated abnormal accumulation in all of 23 malignant pulmonary lesions including 21 lung cancer and in two of seven benign conditions. There were significant differences in delayed ratio (uptake ratio of the lesion to the normal lung on delayed(More)
PURPOSE High-grade serous ovarian cancers are heterogeneous not only in terms of clinical outcome but also at the molecular level. Our aim was to establish a novel risk classification system based on a gene expression signature for predicting overall survival, leading to suggesting novel therapeutic strategies for high-risk patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)