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PURPOSE It has been proposed to use liver as reference organ when assessing tumor response with PET. We investigated whether liver FDG uptake is dependent on clinical, biological, or technical factors. METHODS Sixty-one women with breast carcinoma had FDG-PET/CT imaging at baseline and then after the second course of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. SUV values(More)
A high prevalence of non-C cell, thyroid gland disease associated with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) has been reported in 11 uncontrolled studies. Yet experimental evidence linking these thyroid and parathyroid gland lesions is lacking. To test the hypothesis that the coexistence of these lesions is significant, we analyzed 124 consecutive cases of(More)
This study evaluated the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scanning in the diagnosis of metastatic neck disease in primary squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx, and compared this modality with physical examination alone. The accuracy of the CT scan was found to be 62%, as compared with a 66% accuracy rate of physical examination. In(More)
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