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PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) in patients with bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients with metastatic bone lesions were treated in 18 MWA sessions. In patients whose lesions contained fractures, or who had a high(More)
PURPOSE To report the data of our initial experience with CT-guided thin cryoprobes for percutaneous cryoablation (PCA) in patients with primary and secondary pulmonary tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS CT-guided thin needles PCA was performed on 34 lung masses (11 NSCLC=32%; 23 secondary lung malignancies=68%) in 32 consecutive patients (24 men and 8 women;(More)
Aiming to reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining networking infrastructures, organizations are increasingly outsourcing their network functions (e.g., firewalls, traffic shapers and intrusion detection systems) to the cloud, and a number of industrial players have started to offer network function virtualization (NFV)-based solutions. Alas,(More)
This paper presents SplitBox, an efficient system for privacy-preserving processing of network functions that are outsourced as software processes to the cloud. Specifically, cloud providers processing the network functions do not learn the network policies instructing how the functions are to be processed. First, we propose an abstract model of a generic(More)
This chapter describes the characteristics and preliminary evaluation of The Virtual Environment for Body Image Modification (VEBIM), a set of tasks aimed at treating body image disturbances and body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders. Two methods are commonly used to treat body image: (1) a cognitive/behavioural therapy to influence patients'(More)
Virtual Reality Environments for Psychoneurophysiological Assessment and Rehabilitation-is an European Community funded project (Telematics for health-HC 1053 http:/(/)www.etho.be/ht_projects/vrepar/) whose aim is: to develop a PC based virtual reality system (PC-VRS) for the medical market that can be marketed at a price which is accessible to its possible(More)
Large-scale collection of contextual information is often essential in order to gather statistics, train machine learning models, and extract knowledge from data. The ability to do so in a privacy-preserving way – i.e., without collecting finegrained user data – enables a number of additional computational scenarios that would be hard, or outright(More)
To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of computed tomography-guided percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) and cementoplasty in patients with painful bone metastases at high risk of fracture. Thirty-five patients with 37 metastatic bone lesions underwent computed tomography-guided MWA combined with cementoplasty (polymethylmethacrylate injection).(More)
PURPOSE To assess retrospectively the safety and feasibility of palliative breast cryoablation to treat primary breast tumors in patients with stage IV breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 17 female patients (mean age ± SD, 59 y ± 13; range, 37-81 y) with 22 bone metastatic ductal invasive breast lesions (2.5 cm × 1.6 cm ± 1.4 × 1.1; range, 1.0 cm ×(More)
Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) in reducing the pain in patients with painful pelvic recurrence of rectal cancer ineligible for surgical resection. Material and methods: Twelve consecutive patients (10 men and 2 women; mean age 67 ± 10 years) with(More)