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INTRODUCTION Accurate staging of lymph node involvement is a critical aspect of the initial management of nonmetastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We sought to determine whether the current N descriptors should be maintained or revised for the next edition of the international lung cancer staging system. METHODS A retrospective international lung(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)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the sensitivity of the performance of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system applied to full-field digital mammograms for detection of breast cancers in a screening group, with histologic findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study had institutional review board approval, and patient informed(More)
Little is known about the ultrasonographic (US) features of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast because this entity usually manifests as pure mammographic calcifications and is rarely evaluated with US. US findings were recorded in 70 patients with DCIS and then analyzed and correlated with mammographic and histologic findings. A microlobulated(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system for the automated detection of lung nodules at low-dose CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A CAD system developed for detecting lung nodules was used to process the data provided by 50 consecutive low-dose CT scans. The results of an initial report, a second look review by two chest(More)
This study was designed to compare the detectability of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) and bedside chest radiography (CR) for a pneumothorax. During the last 14 months, 97 consecutive patients who were admitted to our institute to undergo a transthoracic needle aspiration and biopsy (TNAB) of the lung were included. Both HRUS and CR were performed(More)
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) is being used more and more to differentiate benign from malignant focal lesions and it has been shown to be more efficacious than conventional chest computed tomography (CT). However, FDG is not a cancer-specific agent, and false positive findings in benign diseases have been reported. Infectious(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of saline chase injected at 2 different rates on computed tomography (CT) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by our institutional animal study committee. Three injection protocols were used; contrast injection (24 mL, 0.8 mL/s) without saline chase (protocol A), contrast injection with saline(More)
SUMMARY To assess the radiologic findings of systemic arterial supply to the normal basal segments of the left lower lobe, chest radiographs and CT scans of all 11 patients were reviewed retrospectively by two chest radiologists. On posteroanterior chest radiographs (n = 11), the anomalous systemic artery arising from the descending thoracic aorta was shown(More)
Most radiologists are unfamiliar with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) because PTCL represents a relatively small proportion of lymphomas and has a lower prevalence in Western countries. The World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms announced in 1999 resolved criticisms about lymphoma classification and aroused new interest in PTCL.(More)