Jeong Mi Park

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PURPOSE To compare radiologists' diagnostic accuracy and recall rates for breast tomosynthesis combined with digital mammography versus digital mammography alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained at each accruing institution. Participating women gave written informed consent. Mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the incidence of, characteristics of, and risk factors for pulmonary cement embolism after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained. From June 2006 to September 2007, 75(More)
This paper proposes an adaptive image enhancement method for mammographic images, which is based on the first derivative and the local statistics. The adaptive enhancement method consists of three processing steps. The first step is to remove the film artifacts which may be misread as microcalcifications. The second step is to compute the gradient images by(More)
Mammography is an effective imaging tool for detecting breast cancer at an early stage and is the only screening modality proved to reduce mortality from breast cancer. However, the overlap of tissues depicted on mammograms may create significant obstacles to the detection and diagnosis of abnormalities. Diagnostic testing initiated because of a(More)
The purpose of this article is to describe the image findings of distant metastases to skeletal muscle with clinical correlation. The records of nine consecutive patients with biopsy-proven metastases to skeletal muscle from primary malignancies were retrospectively reviewed for clinical history and findings from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (eight(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and safety of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) embolization adjuvant to transarterial oily chemoembolization (P-TACE) in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with arterioportal shunts (APS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen patients who underwent PVA embolization for APS before a routine chemoembolization (TACE) procedure were(More)
This study examined the anti-inflammatory properties of Ikarisoside A, isolated from Epimedium koreanum (Berberidaceae), in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages. Ikarisoside A inhibited the expression of LPS-stimulated inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and mouse bone(More)
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant approved for the prevention of rejection following transplantation and is a substrate for CYP3A and P-glycoprotein. A pharmacokinetic interaction between St. John's wort (antidepressant herbal product and inducer of CYP3A and P-glycoprotein) and tacrolimus was evaluated in 10 healthy volunteers. The pharmacokinetics of(More)
We studied DNA copy number changes by CGH and allelic imbalance (AI) on 3p by LOH analysis on 22 phyllodes tumours (PT) of the breast in order to gain insight into the genetic basis of tumour progression in PT. Copy number changes were observed in 14 cases (63%). Gain in 1q with 1q21-23 as the minimal overlapping area was seen in 12 cases (55%). The gain(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prove that batch reading of screening mammograms can reduce recall rates without sacrificing cancer detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed recall rate, cancer detection, minimal cancer detection, detection of low-stage cancer, and tumor size from consecutive screening mammography examinations from October(More)