Jin-Sook Ryu

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of incidental thyroid F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in positron emission tomogram (PET) scan for evaluation in cancer patients and the role of standard uptake value (SUV) measurement in differentiation of thyroid malignancy from benign disease. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective single-center study. METHODS Four(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of 18Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) for predicting a pathologic response in locally advanced esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS All enrolled patients were treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by esophagectomy and underwent two FDG-PET scans,(More)
OBJECTIVE The effect of coexistent chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) on prognosis in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients remains controversial. We evaluated the influence of coexistent CLT on prognostic outcome and the association of coexistent CLT with clinicopathological parameters. DESIGN A retrospective study with a median follow-up of 70(More)
We prepared 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) from 3'-O-nosyl thymidine derivative 3 or its pyrimidine ring N-BOC-protected analogue 5 and optimized [(18)F]fluorination condition for a high radiochemical yield. The optimal condition for [(18)F]fluorination with precursor 3 was 30 mg (41.1 micromol)/300 microl CH(3)CN at 130 degrees C for 5(More)
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT To evaluate the usefulness of F-18 fluoro-fluorodeoxygulose positron emission tomography computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET-CT) in detecting clinically defined active disease in patients with Takayasu arteritis. METHODS F-18 FDG PET-CT was performed in 32 patients with Takayasu arteritis. Disease activity was assessed clinically by(More)
We investigated whether serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measured at the time of remnant ablation (ablation-Tg) could be a prognostic indicator complementary to serum Tg levels at the time of the first diagnostic whole-body scan (WBS) after thyroid hormone withdrawal (control-Tg; approximately 6-12 months after ablation-Tg) and whether ablation-Tg could predict the(More)
Imaging the pharmacodynamics of anti-cancer drugs may allow early assessment of anti-cancer effects. Increases in 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) uptake early after thymidylate synthase inhibition (TS) inhibition, the so-called flare response, is considered to be largely due to an increase in binding sites for type-1 equilibrative nucleoside(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in predicting malignancy in thyroid nodules cytologically diagnosed as follicular neoplasm. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 46 patients with thyroid nodules larger than 1 cm in diameter cytologically diagnosed as(More)
PURPOSE To determine the dose-response relationship between the probability of tumor control on the basis of pathologic tumor response (pTCP) and the residual metabolic rate of glucose (MRglc) in response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and to define the level of residual MRglc that corresponds to pTCP 50%(More)
BACKGROUND We compared the accuracy of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations in Korean patients and evaluated the difference in CKD prevalence determined using the two equations in the Korean general population. METHODS The accuracy of the two equations was(More)