Margaretha Bååth

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BACKGROUND In Sweden, there are over 3000 new lung cancer cases every year. There are still numerous patients with undetermined lesions after routine diagnostic evaluation by clinical examination, chest radiography, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, and bronchoscopy. An appropriate method for further diagnostic workup is therefore needed. PURPOSE To(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesia per se results in atelectasis development in the dependent regions of the lungs. The effect of pneumoperitoneum on atelectasis formation is not known. The aim of the current study was to measure by spiral computed tomography the effect of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic surgery on the development of atelectasis,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the visibility of simulated lesions in digital breast tomosynthesis (BT) image volumes compared with 2D digital mammography (DM). METHODS Simulated lesions (masses and microcalcifications) were added to images of the same women acquired on a DM system (Mammomat Novation, Siemens) and a BT prototype. The same beam quality was used(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of a new somatostatin analog, 99mTc-Depreotide, in differentiating benign from malignant lesions in patients with pulmonary nodules or masses. MATERIAL AND METHODS A pilot study was performed on 28 patients referred to our Lung Department on suspicion of lung cancer. A chest X-ray, computed tomography (CT) of the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of scintigraphy with 99mTc-depreotide in the assessment of loco-regional nodal spread in patients with suspected lung cancer in comparison with computed tomography (CT). Eighty-six patients were investigated with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of the thorax after i.v.(More)
Tc-99m depreotide (NeoSpect) is a radiolabeled somatostatin analog introduced recently for scintigraphic imaging of patients with lung cancer. Eighteen patients were examined 2 to 4 hours after administration of 740 MBq mCi Tc-99m depreotide. In 13 patients (72.2%) bilateral symmetric activity corresponding to the large, deep apocrine sweat glands of the(More)
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