Michael David Starsiak

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A case of a 7-month-old white female who was referred for 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) initial evaluation of a lytic skull lesion with presumed diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis is described. Incidentally, she was found to have hypermetabolic nodules in the soft tissues of her anterior(More)
We report a case of a 62-year-old woman with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) presenting with a hypercalcemia-induced coma. A laboratory evaluation indicated nonparathyroid-mediated hypercalcemia with an initial serum calcium level of 18.6 mg/dL. Our patient’s parathyroid hormone (PTH)-related peptide level was undetectable. Initial imaging was negative, but PET(More)
A 46-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease was referred for myocardial perfusion imaging for the evaluation of chest pain. The patient underwent adenosine stress and rest dual-isotope myocardial perfusion imaging. There was no adenosine-induced chest pain or EKG changes specific for ischemia. Myocardial perfusion images(More)
Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) is a systemic fungal infection resulting from inhalation of the Coccidioides immitis or posadasii spores. In many cases, infection causes a self-limited community-acquired pneumonia; however, in patients with risk factors, such as immunosuppression or African or Pacific Island ancestry, significant morbidity and mortality(More)
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