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The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, which is defined as a plot of test sensitivity as they coordinate versus its 1-specificity or false positive rate (FPR) as the x coordinate, is an effective method of evaluating the performance of diagnostic tests. The purpose of this article is to provide a nonmathematical introduction to ROC analysis.(More)
This report is to complement the original Fleischner Society recommendations for incidentally detected solid nodules by proposing a set of recommendations specifically aimed at subsolid nodules. The development of a standardized approach to the interpretation and management of subsolid nodules remains critically important given that peripheral(More)
Radiation exposure to the patient has become a concern for the radiologist in the multidetector computed tomography (CT) era. With the introduction of faster multidetector CT scanners, various techniques have been developed to reduce the radiation dose to the patient; one method is automatic exposure control (AEC). AEC systems make use of different types of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the CT appearance and clinical significance of a right paratracheal air cyst at the level of the thoracic inlet. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-five consecutive patients with paratracheal air cysts were included in this study. The location, level, size, and shape of the paratracheal air cysts on CT were(More)
To describe our initial experience with percutaneous transthoracic biopsy (PCNB) of lung nodules using C-arm cone-beam CT (CBCT). Seventy-one consecutive patients with lung nodules of 30 mm or smaller underwent CBCT-guided PCNB using a coaxial cutting needle. We evaluated the procedure time, coaxial introducer dwell time, the numbers of pleural passages,(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance and complications of C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) in 1108 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board with waiver of patient informed consent. From January 2009 to(More)
Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis when droplet nuclei laden with bacilli are inhaled. In accordance with the virulence of the organism and the defenses of the host, tuberculosis can occur in the lungs and in extrapulmonary organs. A variety of sequelae and complications can occur in the pulmonary and extrapulmonary portions of(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively investigate the differentiating computed tomographic (CT) features between invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma (IPA) and preinvasive lesions appearing as ground-glass nodules (GGNs) in 253 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board. From January 2005 to October 2011, 272 GGNs were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of various multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) reconstruction parameters and nodule segmentation thresholds on the accuracy of volumetric measurement of synthetic lung nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS Synthetic lung nodules of four different diameters (3.2, 4.8, 6.4, and 12.7 mm) were scanned with multi-detector row(More)
The dual-energy computed tomographic (CT) technique allows the differentiation of materials with large atomic numbers such as iodine and xenon. The basic principle of dual-energy CT is material decomposition based on attenuation differences at different energy levels. By using dual-energy CT angiography for the evaluation of perfusion defects in cases of(More)