Nilendu Chandrakant Purandare

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BACKGROUND Incidental colonic uptake of 18F-flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) is not an infrequent finding encountered during whole body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Almost all studies on this topic are in Western populations, which have a markedly different epidemiological profile for colorectal premalignant and malignant conditions as compared to(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess diagnostic performance of response assessment fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in patients with HNSCC treated with high-precision definitive (chemo)radiation. METHODS Fifty-seven patients treated on a prospective clinical trial having post-treatment response assessment(More)
PURPOSE To study the impact of multiparametric MRI and (18)F-FDG-PET on the outcome of children with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). MATERIALS AND METHODS Imaging data from a phase-II prospective therapeutic study in children with newly diagnosed DIPG were considered for evaluation. They included baseline MRI with contrast enhancement before(More)
AIM To study the role of PET-CT in evaluating sarcomatous transformation in osteochondromas. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of a prospective data base of 12 patients from 2005 to 2007 with a clinical diagnosis of an osteocartilaginous lesion who were referred for a FDG PET-CT study to evaluate for possible malignant(More)
Sarcomas of the seminal vesicle are very rare and poorly documented; as it is not always possible to pinpoint a truly vesicular origin of the pelvic mass due to local spread at the time of presentation. The purpose of the article is to document and characterize a rhabdomyosarcoma of the seminal vesicle of which to the knowledge of the authors there has been(More)
BACKGROUND Transarterial radioembolization using Y microspheres is a novel therapeutic option for inoperable hepatic malignancies. As these spheres are radiolucent, real-time assessment of their distribution during the infusion process under fluoroscopic guidance is not possible. Bremsstrahlung radiations arising from 90Y have conventionally been used for(More)
The penis is an uncommon site of metastasis; with only about 300 cases reported in literature. The majority (75%) of primary tumors are located in the pelvis, and they arise from the genitourinary tract and rectum. We report on a patient with esophageal squamous carcinoma who underwent a curative resection and later developed metastatic nodules over the(More)
There are little data on the efficacy and safety of taxane/platinum with definitive radiotherapy (RT) for esophageal/GEJ cancer. This article is a retrospective analysis of patients who received weekly paclitaxel 50 mg/m(2) and carboplatin AUC 2 with radical definitive RT for locally advanced esophageal/GEJ cancer. Between February 2011 and July 2014, 179(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to estimate the incremental value of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) in aiding treatment decisions in a specific cohort of patients with lower esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who were considered for potentially curative treatment on the basis of(More)
Ablation of neoplastic lesions by using radiofrequency energy is gaining popularity in clinical practice because of the minimally invasive nature of radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Primary and secondary tumors of the liver and lung are treated with RFA when surgery is precluded because of comorbidity. Benign bone tumors are also treated with RFA to relieve(More)