Michael O'Doherty

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BACKGROUND Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs) are difficult to detect in neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) individuals. The purpose was to evaluate [(18)F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) and PET computed tomography (CT) as a diagnostic tool for MPNST in NF1 patients with symptomatic plexiform neurofibromas and to(More)
PURPOSE Recent advances in imaging, use of prognostic indices, and molecular profiling techniques have the potential to improve disease characterization and outcomes in lymphoma. International trials are under way to test image-based response–adapted treatment guided by early interim positron emission tomography (PET)–computed tomography (CT). Progress in(More)
OBJECTIVES The ability of (18)fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG PET) to detect malignant change in plexiform neurofibromas from patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) was evaluated. METHODS Eighteen NF1 patients who presented with pain, increase in size, or neurological deficit associated with a plexiform neurofibroma were(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether patients with early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma and negative findings on positron-emission tomography (PET) after three cycles of chemotherapy with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) require radiotherapy. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed stage IA or stage IIA Hodgkin's lymphoma received three(More)
UNLABELLED The use of PET scanning in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection and fever of unknown origin, confusion and/or weight loss was investigated. METHODS Eighty patients were examined using PET. Fifty-seven patients had half-body scans with [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), and 23 patients had brain studies performed with FDG. Fourteen(More)
The accepted radionuclide method for imaging abnormal parathyroid tissue has been the combined use of [99mTc]pertechnetate 201Tl-chloride. Various problems with this approach, however, have suggested the need for an improved parathyroid imaging agent. This study examined the use of 99mTc-sestamibi as a parathyroid imaging agent compared with 201Tl-chloride.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare fully quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) measurements in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND Absolute quantification of myocardial perfusion and MPR with PET have proven(More)
A retrospective study was conducted into technetium-99m sestamibi imaging of primary hyperparathyroidism to determine the accuracy of identification and localization of parathyroid pathology. Of 56 patients studied, 48 had full preoperative scan data, operative data and pathological results analysed. Overall scan accuracy was 96 per cent. For single gland(More)
Less than 50% of newly diagnosed patients with aggressive histology Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) are cured with standard treatment. The ability to accurately monitor response to treatment is crucial in order to select out patients who need more intensive or salvage treatment. This study assesses the accuracy of FDG-PET as compared to CT in remission(More)
BACKGROUND The differentiation of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) from benign masses is difficult owing to their clinical and radiological similarities. Accurate staging is hindered by the large number of sites at which metastases may be found. This study examined the value of whole-body [18F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) in(More)