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Digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography: a clinical performance study
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Clinical performance of tomosynthesis in one view at the same total dose as standard screen-film mammography is not inferior to digital mammography in two views. Expand
Natural history, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of medullary thyroid cancer: 37 years experience on 157 patients.
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The presence of lymph node and distant metastases at first diagnosis significantly worsened prognosis and survival rate in the authors' series of medullary thyroid cancer patients, and it appears reasonable to recommend radical surgery including total thyroidectomy plus CC lymphoadenectomy as the treatment of choice, plus LC lymphoadedenectomy in patients with palpable and/or ultrasound enlarged neck lymph nodes. Expand
Gamma-radiation upregulates MHC class I/II and ICAM-I molecules in multiple myeloma cell lines and primary tumors
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The findings suggest that upregulation of costimulatory molecules, such as of MHC class I/II antigens and ICAM-1 molecules in MM patients treated by γ-radiation, can increase the immunogenicity of the tumor cells. Expand
Error count of radiopaque markers in colonic segmental transit time study.
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With the barium trace technique, the anatomic conspicuity of colonic segments is improved, a correct segmental marker count can be obtained, and colonic inertia can be more easily distinguished from distal constipation. Expand
Utility of choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography for lymph node involvement identification in intermediate- to high-risk prostate cancer: a systematic literature review and
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Choline PET and PET/CT provide low sensitivity in the detection of lymph node metastases prior to surgery in PCa patients, and studies carried out on a larger scale with a homogeneous patient population together with the evaluation of cost effectiveness are warranted. Expand
Prospective assessment of imaging after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer.
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Current imaging techniques are inaccurate in restaging rectal cancer after CRT but are useful in predicting T ≤ 3 tumors, cases with negative nodes and tumor-free CRM. Expand
Importance of radio-guided minimally invasive parathyroidectomy using hand-held gamma probe and low (99m)Tc-MIBI dose. Technical considerations and long-term clinical results.
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In primary HPT patients with high scan/ultrasound probability of solitary parathyroid adenoma and normal thyroid gland, the gamma probe appears to be an effective, rapid and safe technique to perform minimally invasive radio-guided surgery. Expand
The Potential of Restaging in the Prediction of Pathologic Response After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer
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Current rectal cancer staging modalities after chemoradiotherapy allow good prediction of node-negative cases, although none of them is able to predict the pathologic complete response on the rectal wall. Expand
Trans-arterial chemoembolization of metastatic colorectal carcinoma to the liver adopting DC Bead®, drug-eluting bead loaded with irinotecan: results of a phase II clinical study.
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It is suggested that TACE adopting DC Bead®, drug-eluting bead loaded with irinotecan could be proposed as palliative therapy for unresectable and chemotherapy resistant liver metastases from CRC. Expand
Performance comparison of single-view digital breast tomosynthesis plus single-view digital mammography with two-view digital mammography
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Breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has emerged as a valuable adjunct to mammography (MX) in terms of ROC curve area, sensitivity and specificity and was superior to two-view MX in recognising benign lesions. Expand
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