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  • K A Miles
  • 1991
A method for quantifying tissue perfusion by dynamic computed tomography (CT) is described. By applying a nuclear medicine data processing technique to time-density data from a single-location dynamic CT sequence, tissue perfusion can be determined from the maximum gradient of the tissue time-density curve divided by the peak enhancement of the aorta. Using(More)
  • K A Miles
  • 2003
Perfusion CT is a technique that can be readily incorporated into the existing CT protocols that continue to provide the mainstay for anatomical imaging in oncology to provide an in vivo marker of tumour angiogenesis. By capturing physiological information reflecting the tumour vasculature, perfusion CT can be useful for diagnosis, risk-stratification and(More)
Functional Computed Tomography (CT) describes the use of existing technologies and conventional contrast agents to capture physiological parameters that reflect the vasculature within tumours and other tissues. The technique is readily incorporated into routine conventional CT examinations and, in tumours, the physiological parameters obtained provide an(More)
PURPOSE To determine if computed tomographic (CT) texture features of primary colorectal cancer are related to 5-year overall survival rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board waiver was obtained for this retrospective analysis. Texture features of the entire primary tumor were assessed with contrast material-enhanced staging CT studies(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to undertake dual assessment of tumour blood flow and glucose metabolism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in order to assess how the relationships between these parameters vary with tumour size(More)
PURPOSE To assess the utility of texture analysis of liver computed tomographic (CT) images by determining the effect of acquisition parameters on texture and by comparing the abilities of texture analysis and hepatic perfusion CT to help predict survival for patients with colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study comprised a phantom test and a(More)
AIM To undertake a pilot study assessing whether tumour heterogeneity evaluated using computed tomography texture analysis (CTTA) has the potential to provide a marker of tumour aggression and prognosis in oesophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 21 patients, unenhanced CT images of the primary oesophageal lesion obtained using positron-emission(More)
PURPOSE To assess changes in tumor computed tomographic (CT) texture after two cycles of treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and to determine if tumor texture correlates with measured time to progression in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer who received TKIs. MATERIALS AND METHODS A waiver of institutional review board approval was(More)
We describe a new application for imaging with computed tomography (CT) in which a quantifiable map of tissue perfusion is created and displayed by means of a colour scale. A rapid sequence of images is acquired without table movement immediately after a bolus intravenous injection of radiographic contrast medium. The rate of enhancement in each pixel(More)