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PURPOSE To determine whether in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 3T can provide accurate breast lesion characterization, and to determine the effect of gadolinium on the resonance of tCho. METHODS Twenty-four positive-mammogram patients were examined on a 3T MR scanner. 1H-MRS was performed before and after gadolinium administration. tCho(More)
The purpose of this work is to evaluate the predictive strength of the relative seriality, parallel and LKB normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models regarding the incidence of radiation pneumonitis, in a large group of patients following breast cancer radiotherapy, and furthermore, to illustrate statistical methods for examining whether certain(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of diffusion and perfusion MR metrics in the discrimination of intracranial brain lesions at 3T MRI, and to investigate the potential diagnostic and predictive value that pattern recognition techniques may provide in tumor characterization using these metrics as classification features. Conventional(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of 3T (1)H-MRS in grading cerebral gliomas using short and long echo times. METHODS 1H-MRS was performed on 71 patients with untreated cerebral gliomas. Metabolite ratios of NAA/Cr, Cho/Cr, Cho/NAA, and mI/Cr were calculated for short and long TE and compared between low and high grade gliomas. Lipids were(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to develop a user-friendly dosimetry toolkit that should aid the improvement of the quality of radionuclide therapy, which is critically dependent on patient-specific planning of each treatment. METHODS In this work, we present a new toolkit suitable for indicative radionuclide dose calculation. The software is built using open source(More)
PURPOSE Differentiation of glioblastomas from metastases is clinical important, but may be difficult even for expert observers. To investigate the contribution of machine learning algorithms in the differentiation of glioblastomas multiforme (GB) from metastases, we developed and tested a pattern recognition system based on 3T magnetic resonance (MR) data.(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is a well-established therapeutic method in selected patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to assess the incremental prognostic value of technetium-99m ((99m)Tc)-tetrofosmin myocardial gated-single- photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in asymptomatic patients after(More)
In this study we sought to evaluate and accent the importance of radiobiological parameter selection and implementation to the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models. The relative seriality (RS) and the Lyman-Kutcher-Burman (LKB) models were studied. For each model, a minimum and maximum set of radiobiological parameter sets was selected from(More)
To assess the impact of I-123 ioflupane single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging on classifying patients with striatal dopaminergic deficits. Sixty-one patients with an initial diagnosis of parkinsonism or uncertain tremor disorder were screened and followed-up for one year. All patients were re-examined by two neurologists at our centre(More)