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PURPOSE To provide an overview of current clinical results of irreversible electroporation (IRE), a novel, nonthermal tumor ablation technique that uses electric pulses to induce cell death, while preserving structural integrity of bile ducts and vessels. METHODS All in-human literature on IRE reporting safety or efficacy or both was included. All adverse(More)
Objectives To investigate whether a new magnetic resonance image (MRI) technique called FLAIR* can differentiate between multiple sclerosis (MS) and vascular brain lesions, at 7 Tesla (T). Methods We examined 16 MS patients and 16 age-matched patients with (risk factors for) vascular disease. 3D-FLAIR and T2*-weighted images were combined into FLAIR*(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine and compare the diagnostic performance of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for the diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), using conventional coronary angiography (CCA) as the reference standard. METHODS We searched Medline and Embase for literature that evaluated stress MPI for the diagnosis of obstructive(More)
BACKGROUND Retinoblastoma is a pediatric eye cancer associated with RB1 loss or MYCN amplification (RB1 (+/+) MYCN(A) ). There are controversies concerning the existence of molecular subtypes within RB1(-/-) retinoblastoma. To test whether these molecular subtypes exist, we performed molecular profiling. METHODS Genome-wide mRNA expression profiling was(More)
BACKGROUND While RB1 loss initiates retinoblastoma development, additional somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) can drive tumor progression. Although SCNAs have been identified with good concordance between studies at a cytoband resolution, accurate identification of single genes for all recurrent SCNAs is still challenging. This study presents a(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyse the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) versus microwave ablation (MWA) in the treatment of unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) in proximity to large vessels and/or major bile ducts. METHOD AND MATERIALS A database search was performed to include patients with unresectable histologically(More)
MR and CT imaging characteristics and ablation zone geometry of locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma treated with irreversible electroporation Abstract Purpose To assess specific imaging characteristics after percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) for locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma (LAPC) with multiphasic contrast-enhanced (ce) MRI and ceCT(More)
INTRODUCTION Pineal cysts are a common incidental finding on brain MRI with resulting difficulties in differentiation between normal glands and pineal pathologies. The aim of this study was to assess the size and morphology of the cystic pineal gland in children (0-5 years) and compare the findings with published pineoblastoma cases. METHODS In this(More)
INTRODUCTION Differentiation between normal solid (non-cystic) pineal glands and pineal pathologies on brain MRI is difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the size of the solid pineal gland in children (0-5 years) and compare the findings with published pineoblastoma cases. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the size (width, height, planimetric(More)
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