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PURPOSE To quantify interobserver variation in gross tumor volume (GTV) localization using CT images for patients with non-small-cell lung carcinoma and poorly defined tumors on CT and to determine whether variability would be reduced if coregistered 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG)-hybrid positron emission tomography (PET) with CT images were used. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a common evolution of large-volume ischemic lesions, particularly of cardioembolic origin. We used transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with 99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HMPAO), and the Toronto Embolic Scale (TES) to decide (1) whether(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively study the impact of coregistering (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-2-glucose hybrid positron emission tomographic (FDG-PET) images with CT images on the planning target volume (PTV), target coverage, and critical organ dose in radiation therapy planning of non-small-cell lung carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty patients with poorly defined(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is used in patients with acute stroke but as yet is of controversial value. We investigated an association of brain perfusion changes in stroke patients with stroke severity, volume of brain damage, and recovery. METHODS Consecutive patients with hemispheric stroke were studied(More)
OBJECTIVE Structural and functional lesion localization in patients with hemispatial neglect. DESIGN Location and severity of brain damage on CT and SPECT correlated with neglect performance as assessed with a battery of drawings, line bisection, and line and shape cancellation subtests. PATIENTS Participants included 120 consecutive stroke patients(More)
PURPOSE Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been used as an adjuvant treatment to radiation therapy (RT) for the management of locally advanced prostate carcinoma. Long-term ADT decreases bone mineral density (BMD) and increases the risk of osteoporosis. The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of risedronate for the prevention(More)
Hemispatial neglect, characterized as failure to attend to contralesional space, is hypothesized by current neuroanatomical models to result from damage to a network involving the frontal, parietal, and cingulate cortices, basal ganglia, and thalamus. This study investigated this model of neglect in 81 right hemisphere-damaged acute stroke patients using(More)
A prospective study was undertaken at a regional trauma unit (RTU) to determine the significance of cardiac complications in patients with blunt chest trauma. Radionuclide angiographic (RNA) imaging was performed as soon as possible after admission and Holter monitors were applied for 72 hours. Routine investigations included serial cardiac enzyme(More)
UNLABELLED Two observer studies were performed to determine the threshold (i.e., ratio of the counts in a lesion area to the counts in the corresponding contralateral region) at which two experienced observers diagnosed blood flow deficits in the cerebellum in 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT scans to be clinically significant, and investigate the effect of the intensity(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim was to conduct a Phase I clinical trial to determine the feasibility of intraoperative detection of tumor margins in HER2 positive breast carcinoma using a hand-held γ-probe following administration of (111)In-DTPA-trastuzumab Fab fragments. Accurate delineation of tumor margins is important for preventing local recurrence. METHODS(More)