José M. Llamas-Elvira

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The poor prognosis of gallbladder cancer (GBC) is related to its dissemination capacity and usually late diagnosis due to its non-specific clinical appearance. Recent improvements in hepatobiliary surgery have underlined the importance of an early specific diagnosis, which requires a multidisciplinary approach and, when possible, specialized equipment. The(More)
Reliable differential diagnosis between tumour recurrence and treatment-induced lesions is required to take advantage of new therapeutic approaches to recurrent gliomas. Structural imaging methods offer a high sensitivity but a low specificity, which might be improved by neurofunctional imaging. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that incorporation of(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in operable breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2008-2011, 88 women, mean age 49.4 years, with infiltrating breast carcinoma, were studied prospectively. Patients were T1-3, N0-1, M0. Prior to surgery, the patients(More)
The aim of this work was to describe the usefulness of a simple 201Tl single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) technique in the differential diagnosis between tumour recurrence and radionecrosis during the follow-up of patients treated for low-grade gliomas. The study population comprised 84 patients treated for low-grade gliomas who showed(More)
Objectives were to analyze the relationship between a positive 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) result and clinical and tumor factors in patients treated for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and under suspicion of recurrence or metastasis, and to determine the diagnostic validity of PET in DTC patients with elevated serum(More)
In patients with colorectal cancer (CC), preoperative evaluation and staging should focus on techniques that might alter the preoperative or intraoperative surgical plan. Conventional imaging methods (CT, MRI) have low accuracy for identifying the depth of tumour infiltration and have limited ability to detect regional lymph node involvement. The aim of(More)
Image segmentation consists in partitioning an image into different regions. MRI image segmentation is especially interesting, since an accurate segmentation of the different brain tissues provides a way to identify many brain disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia or even the Alzheimer’s disease. A large variety of image segmentation approaches have(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare various published thallium-201 uptake indexes in the differential diagnosis in recurrent brain gliomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thallium-201 SPECT studies were performed in 79 patients previously treated for glial tumor with clinical or radiologic suspicion of recurrence. Regions of interest were established in the tumor area and in(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in hepatobiliary surgery have underscored the need for presurgical diagnosis of gallbladder cancer. Frequently, clinical presentation, biochemical analysis, and structural ultrasound or computed axial tomography images do not enable definitive differentiation of cholecystitis or cholethiasis from gallbladder cancer. The aim of(More)
To assess the role of scintigraphy with 111In-DTPA-D-Phe-octreotide (111In-octreotide) in the diagnosis of pituitary adenomas and in the evaluation of post-surgical recurrent or residual tumours, we performed scintigraphy with 111In-DTPA-D-Phe-octreotide (SRS) in 35 patients: 14 patients with confirmed pituitary tumours and 15 with confirmed recurrent(More)