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BACKGROUND The objective of the current study was to determine the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for detecting lymph node metastases in patients with uterine cervical carcinoma compared with thin-section histopathologic results from systemic lymphadenectomy. METHODS Twenty-two(More)
We evaluated the additional diagnostic value of magnetic resonance/positron emission tomography (MR/PET) fusion in the detection of metastatic lymph nodes in cervical cancer patients. Seventy nine patients with FIGO stage IB-IVA cervical cancer who had undergone both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare the usefulness of T2-weighted imaging with and without fat suppression for differentiating angiomyolipomas (AMLs) without visible fat from other renal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI was performed in 111 patients (66 men and 46 women; age range, 17-78 years) who had pathologically(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to assess the accuracy of MRI in detecting pelvic and paraaortic lymph node metastasis from uterine cervical cancer using various imaging criteria. CONCLUSION Although MRI analysis resulted in relatively low sensitivity, size and margin (spiculated or lobulated) were useful criteria for predicting lymph node(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate preoperative diagnosis of fat scanty angiomyolipomas is an important clinical issue. By evaluating the low signal intensity of angiomyolipomas in MR T2-weighted images the diagnostic accuracy can be elevated. PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the usefulness of T2-weighted MR imaging for differentiating low-fat angiomyolipomas (AMLs)(More)
OBJECTIVE The computed tomography (CT) findings of ovarian metastases from colon cancer were evaluated and were compared with those of primary malignant ovarian tumors. METHODS Sixteen patients with 21 masses from colon cancer and 20 patients with 31 primary malignant ovarian tumors were included in this study. The CT findings (laterality, size, margin,(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor vascularity is a potential predictor of treatment outcomes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), and contrast enhancement of tumors in computed tomography (CT) is correlated significantly with microvessel density. In this study, the authors investigated whether tumor enhancement in contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) is useful for predicting(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of the preoperative staging of uterine cervical cancer by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in 115 patients in a prospective study. METHODS A prospective study was performed in 115 patients who underwent MR imaging at 1.5 T before surgery or biopsy. Histopathologic findings were correlated with MR imaging results for all(More)
The purpose of the study was to perform a node-by-node comparison of an ADC-based diagnosis and various size-based criteria on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) with regard to their correlation with PET/CT findings in patients with uterine cervical cancer. In 163 patients with 339 pelvic lymph nodes (LNs) with short-axis diameter >5 mm, the minimum apparent(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the accuracy of portal venous phase helical multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) for bladder lesion evaluation in patients with hematuria by using cystoscopy as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional review board for human investigation, and informed consent was(More)