Karen A Buesing

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The aim of the present study is to determine new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging-related factors predictive of progression-free survival as well as survival in patients with recurrent malignant glioma (MG) prior to and after re-irradiation. Fifty-six patients with recurrent MG who underwent re-irradiation treatment and pretherapeutic dynamic(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the first case of an intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in a patient with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who was followed up with a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method-(23)Na-MRI-in comparison to a standard contrast-enhanced (1)H-MRI and (18)F-FET-PET. METHODS A 56-year-old female patient with diagnosed GBM in(More)
PURPOSE Dynamic [18 F]fluoro-ethyl-L-tyrosine positron emission tomography ([18 F]FET-PET) is used to identify tumor lesions for radiotherapy treatment planning, to differentiate glioma recurrence from radiation necrosis and to classify gliomas grading. To segment different regions in the brain k-means cluster analysis can be used. The main disadvantage of(More)
BACKGROUND While intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in anal cancer is feasible and improves high-dose conformality, the current RTOG/AGITG contouring atlas and planning guidelines lack specific instructions on how to proceed with external genitalia. Meanwhile, the RTOG-Protocol 0529 explicitly recommends genital sparing on the basis of specific genital(More)
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