Kjetil Knutstad

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PURPOSE To relate the development of post-treatment hypothyroidism with the dose distribution within the thyroid gland in breast cancer (BC) patients treated with loco-regional radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS In two groups of BC patients postoperatively irradiated by computer tomography (CT)-based RT, the individual dose distributions in the(More)
A better understanding of the development of metastatic disease and the identification of molecular markers for cancer spread would be useful for the design of improved treatment strategies. This study was conducted to identify gene expressions associated with metastatic phenotypes of locally advanced cervical carcinomas and investigate whether gains or(More)
Central venous access is an important aspect of medical treatment. There are different designs of access devices for different purposes. In essence, they can be classified as short- and long-term devices. Insertion procedures vary for different devices. There is a risk for both acute and delayed complications. Radiology plays a central role both in(More)
To determine the accuracy and assess the clinical significance of surface-coil 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of locally advanced prostate cancer (PCa). Between December 2007 and January 2010, we examined 209 PCa patients (mean age = 62.5 years) who were consecutively treated with robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the recommended primary investigation method for metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). Initiating treatment before the development of motor deficits is essential to preserve neurological function. However, the relationship between MRI-assessed grades of spinal metastatic disease and neurological status has(More)
AIMS To evaluate potential prognostic factors for predicting survival after radiotherapy in patients with painful spinal metastases and normal neurological function. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total, 173 patients were included. The following prognostic factors were assessed: primary cancer site, age, gender, albumin and haemoglobin levels, Karnofsky(More)
5049 Background: Lymph node involvement is the first indication of cervical cancer spread and a strong prognostic factor. The aims of the present study were to identify genes associated with lymph node involvement. METHODS The nodal status and tumor volume were determined from MR images in 48 patients with FIGO stage 2a to 4a at the time of diagnosis.(More)
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