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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)
INTRODUCTION 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.(More)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The follow-up of treated low-grade glioma (LGG) requires the evaluation of subtle clinical changes and MRI results. When the result is inconclusive, additional procedures are required to assist decision-making, such as the use of advanced MRI (aMRI) sequences and nuclear medicine scans (SPECT and PET). The aim of this study was to determine whether(More)
We studied 12 normal subjects who underwent four 99Tcm-HIDA examinations. Imaging was performed with 111 MBq at 1 image/min for 60 min, and was registered on a computer on a 64 x 64 word matrix. Normalized and background corrected time-activity curves on the gallbladder were obtained from which total and cumulative 10 min interval emptying was calculated.(More)
Chemodectomas, or glomus tumours, are unusual head and neck paragangliomas. A non-invasive imaging technique, 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) scintigraphy, has long been used for the diagnosis of all types of paraganglioma. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare classic 123I-MIBG scintigraphy with the more recent 111In-pentetreotide(More)
The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) in a single device (PET/CT) offers a powerful diagnostic tool that opens up new horizons for imaging diagnosis. In order to correctly interpret PET/CT studies, knowledge of the biodistribution of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), the physiological variants as well as the(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)
PURPOSE The aim of this work was to describe the usefulness of a simple (201)Tl 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. METHODS The study population comprised 84 patients treated for low-grade(More)