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PURPOSE This study evaluated the ability of (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging to predict early response to (90)Y-radioembolization in comparison with contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) using RECIST and lesion density (Choi) criteria. Progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with liver metastases at 2 years and decline in tumour markers were the primary end-points of the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to describe the normal physiological distribution of (68)Ga-DOTA-TATE using the SUV to reflect the density of somatostatin receptors in various organ systems. METHODS A total of 250 patients (90 men and 160 women) were imaged on a Biograph 64 PET/CT TruePoint (Siemens Medical Solutions) 60 to 80 minutes after injection(More)
PURPOSE to investigate the role of FDG-PET and PET/CT in the evaluation of vasculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS a systematic revision of the papers published in PubMed/Medline until December 2009 was done. RESULTS FDG-PET and PET/CT have been proven to be valuable in the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis, especially giant cells arteritis with(More)
The relatively new technique of positron emission tomography (PET) that incorporates both anatomy and function is increasingly being utilized in oncological imaging. This review assesses the use of PET of the liver for optimal and appropriate patient clinical management. The role of PET in both liver-lesion detection and characterization is discussed(More)
The development of gallium-68 -1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclodecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid ((68)Ga-DOTA) compounds was made possible due to the chemistry of (68)Ga, which matches the pharmacokinetics of many peptides, specially the chelators DOTA and DOTAderivatives with the formation of stable (68)Ga (3+) complexes. The availability of this tracer from a(More)
In 150 patients, 153 hepatic lesions (39 metastases, 27 hemangiomas, 26 hepatocellular carcinomas, 25 cysts, 15 adenomas, 8 focal nodular hyperplasias, 5 abscesses, 4 hamartomas, and 4 cholangiocarcinomas) were evaluated during a 24-month period. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of benign lesions (1.994×10(-3) mm(2) s(-1)) were significantly(More)
INTRODUCTION Localization of ectopic parathyroid adenoma is highly important to guide surgery, thus reducing morbidity and rate of recurrent hyperparathyroidism. The aim of this study was to establish the incidence of ectopic parathyroid adenoma and evaluate the role of multimodality imaging in diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 656 imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the value of SUV-based metabolic parameters derived from pretreatment F-FDG PET/CT of colorectal liver metastases in predicting disease response, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 70 colorectal patients with liver metastases who(More)
Adolescent cancers are treated with a host of chemotherapy agents, radiotherapy and stem cell transplantation. The complications of these treatments may contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality in this age group, with imaging playing a role in identifying some of these complications. This second article reviews the imaging of acute and early(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) has seen an increasing clinical utilization in the last decade, such that it is now a standard oncology imaging modality. Its success is based on the detection of altered fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) biodistribution, reflecting glucose transport/metabolism in malignant tumor tissues. Integrated PET/computed(More)