Jin Chul Paeng

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BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to evaluate the prognostic value of quantitative metabolic parameters in [(18) F]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). METHODS A total of 140 DLBCL patients underwent FDG-PET scans before rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and(More)
Preoperative identification of aggressiveness is important for the establishment of a treatment strategy in patients with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). We compared the predictive values of various metabolic parameters derived from PET/CT with 18F-FDG, including maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) and metabolic tumour(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy (RoT) has good postoperative and excellent cosmetic outcomes. To assess the surgical completeness of BABA RoT, it was compared to open thyroidectomy (OT) after propensity score matching of the cohorts. METHODS Between 2008 and 2010, 760 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with(More)
INTRODUCTION ALK rearrangement in lung cancer has been identified as a novel molecular target in lung adenocarcinoma. In this study, we evaluated metabolic and metastatic features of lung adenocarcinoma by using FDG PET/CT, with regard to specific genotypes of ALK and EGFR mutation. METHODS Patients with lung adenocarcinoma initially diagnosed and(More)
Positron emission mammography (PEM) has been reported to have higher sensitivity than whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)due to higher spatial resolution. However, no direct evidence exists regarding the imaging sensitivity of PEM related to lesion size. In the present study, imaging sensitivity of PEM was investigated in relation to(More)
UNLABELLED Although several prognostic factors are used to predict recurrence and to select adequate candidates for liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), these prognostic factors have some clinical limitations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate (18)F-FDG PET as a prognostic factor and to optimize its ability to predict tumor(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET in detecting high-grade meningioma and predicting the recurrence in patients with meningioma after surgical resection. Fifty-nine patients (27 men and 32 women) with intracranial meningioma who underwent preoperative FDG PET and subsequent surgical resection were(More)
UNLABELLED Although the clinical applications of (18)F-FDG PET/CT and diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) are similar to each other in head and neck cancer, the image acquisition methods in the 2 modalities are significantly different. (18)F-FDG PET/CT traces glucose metabolism, a nonspecific process essential for tumor growth. On the other hand, DWI provides(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the reproducibility of an automatic quantitative algorithm for measuring regional myocardial wall motion and systolic thickening. METHODS 99mTc-sestamibi gated myocardial SPECT with dipyridamole stress was performed twice consecutively on 31 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, with the patients in the same(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The utility of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) in initial staging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has yet to be fully explored. We assessed the usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in initial staging of HCC. METHODS A total of 457 consecutive patients initially diagnosed(More)