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The scintigraphic distribution of m-[131I]iodobenzylguanidine (I-131 MIBG), an adrenal medullary imaging agent, was studied to determine the patterns of uptake of this agent in man. The normal distribution of I-131 MIBG includes clear portrayal of the salivary glands, liver, spleen, and urinary bladder. The heart, middle and lower lung zones, and colon were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake features of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF). METHODS 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic (PET) or PET/computed tomographic findings were retrospectively reviewed in 6 patients with IRF. FDG PET or PET/computed tomography was performed 1 and 2 hours after FDG(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess quantitative methods of distinguishing adenomas from malignant adrenal lesions using chemical shift fast low-angle shot MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed 102 adrenal tumors in 88 patients (27 hyperfunctioning and 44 nonhyperfunctioning adenomas, 19 metastases, nine pheochromocytomas, and three other(More)
To correlate both primary lesion 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with clinicopathological prognostic factors and compare the prognostic value of these indexes in breast cancer. The study population consisted of 44 patients with 44 breast cancers(More)
The biodistribution and in vivo kinetics of [131I]lipiodol infused into the hepatic artery were studied to estimate the potential of internal radiotherapy of hepatic cancer in five patients. It accumulated only in the vascular tumors and adjacent hepatic tissue (AHT) supplied by the infused artery, and to a lesser extent in the lung throughout 8 days(More)
We investigated changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) before and after weight gain in patients with restrictive anorexia nervosa (AN-R) in comparison with findings in normal subjects. We assessed resting rCBF using single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime in 12 AN-R patients and 11 controls.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of hepatic falciform artery (HFA) occurrence on celiac or hepatic angiograms and elucidate the anatomy and clinical importance. MATERIAL AND METHODS Among 1,250 patients who underwent celiac or hepatic arteriography, we encountered 25 patients (2%) with a HFA. Prospectively, CT hepatic falciform arteriography (CTHA) was(More)
PURPOSE To compare primary tumor (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) obtained in the same patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) to clarify the prognostic significance of both indexes. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the pancreatic duct after administration of secretin. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single-shot turbo spin-echo T2-weighted dynamic magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) was performed in 85 patients who did not have pancreatic diseases (group 1) and in 50 patients who had focal severe stenosis of the main pancreatic duct (group(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy of steel coils for embolotherapy of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) by reimaging the embolized PAVMs. CONCLUSION We found a high incidence (57%; 8/14) of recanalization in PAVMs embolized with steel coils. Contrast-enhanced CT is useful for detection of recanalized PAVMs. Half of the recanalized PAVMs(More)