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UNLABELLED Superimposition of SPECT and computed tomography (CT) slices from the thoracoabdominal region was achieved without the use of external markers for 14 studies in 13 patients with endocrine carcinoma. Technical feasibility and clinical validation of this retrospective fusion method were assessed. METHODS Patients had a history of thyroid cancer(More)
108 children with repeated urinary tract infection were examined both with direct contrast cystography and radionuclide cystography. There was a good correlation between the two procedures in the majority of the cases (79), but in 21 cases, direct radionuclide cystography alone was positive and for 8 other children, direct contrast cystography showed a(More)
Multifactorial analyses (MFAs) of survival data of thyroid carcinoma patients have already been published by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer EORTC, the Institut Curie (IC), and the Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR). The aim of this study was to find out if the results obtained in these MFAs could be applied to a new population of(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on the gastric emptying rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using a double-isotope scintigraphic technique, we assessed the gastric emptying of a standard liquid-solid meal in 13 obese type 2 diabetic patients without autonomic neuropathy (age: 47.4 +/- 8.6 yr, body mass index: 33.9 +/- 4.8 kg/m(2),(More)
New algorithms for automated comparison of scintigraphic images have been developed and are described here. The first step presented here is the registration of the images, performed by optimizing, with respect to the registration parameters (two translational shifts, one angle of rotation, the two parameters of a linear transformation of the gray levels),(More)
BACKGROUND The gold standard for documenting vesicoureteric reflux is direct (retrograde) micturating cystography (MC). In children, radioisotopic MC has been advocated for increased sensitivity and lesser radiation exposure. In renal transplant recipients, where reflux can induce acute pyelonephritis, this technique has not been evaluated. The aim of this(More)
Recently proposed image comparison software is applied to immunoscintigraphy. The software performs geometric and gray level registration of two images and generates an image of the statistically significant differences. It permits the comparison of scintigraphic images recorded at different times. It is used to subtract 113mIn and 111In-phytate colloid(More)
Bone scanning agents are known to accumulate in extraskeletal sites. We report the case of a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism whose bone scan performed with [99mTc]HMDP revealed not only the classic pattern described in hyperparathyroidism, but also a striking visceral uptake in the lungs, heart, stomach, and thyroid gland. Metastatic calcification(More)
The association between gastric emptying and gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) has been widely recognised from scintigraphic studies. A prospective study to (a) validate US as a means of measuring gastric emptying, (b) determine physiological patterns of gastric emptying and (c) measure gastric emptying in symptomatic refluxers. Three cohorts were studied: (a)(More)