Lian-ming Wu

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PURPOSE To perform a meta-analysis of all available studies of the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in patients with hepatic metastases. METHODS Databases including MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for relevant original articles published from January 2000 to February 2012. We determined sensitivities and(More)
Clinical evidence regarding the value of MRI for therapy responses assessment in breast cancer is increasing. The objective of this study is to compare the diagnostic capability of diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DW-MRI) and contrast-enhanced MR imaging (CE-MRI) to evaluate and predict pathological response in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant(More)
PURPOSE To assess the overall diagnostic accuracy of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) in detecting bone metastases with a meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cancerlit, and Cochrane Library databases were searched from January 1995 to September 2010 for studies evaluating the accuracy of WB-MRI in detecting bone(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To prospectively assess the incremental value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) combined with T2-weighted images (T2WI) in determining the T stage of bladder cancer by using pathologic findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study is approved by the institutional review board; informed consent was waived.(More)
AIM To analyze the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) angiography in the diagnosis of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHODS The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cancerlit, Cochrane Library database, Sciencedirect, Springerlink and Scopus, from January 1995 to December 2009, were searched for studies evaluating the accuracy of CT angiography in diagnosing acute(More)
GOALS To evaluate the overall diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing the activity of Crohn's disease (CD) in the small bowel. BACKGROUND Cross-sectional imaging techniques are playing an increasing role in the evaluation of suspected CD. Advantages of MRI include a lack of ionizing radiation, the ability to provide dynamic(More)
Gadoxetic acid is a recently developed hepatobiliary-specific contrast material used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which enables highly sensitive detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed a meta-analysis of all available studies of the diagnostic performance of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI (Gd-EOB-MRI) for detection of HCC in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) has been considered to be useful in diagnosing upper urinary tract (UUT) disease; however, the value of DW-MRI with different b values has not been reported. PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of using conventional MRI alone and in combination with DWI with different b values in diagnosing(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of computed tomographic urography (CTU), static-fluid magnetic resonance urography (static-fluid MRU) and combinations of CTU, static-fluid MRU and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in the diagnosis of upper urinary tract cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 2010 and June 2011, patients with suspected UUT cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evaluation of bone marrow infiltration is an essential step in the staging of lymphoma. The accuracy of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET), combined (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing bone(More)