Paul B. Shyn

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PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for depicting pancreatic small, functional islet cell tumors and the minimum number of sequences for expedient diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients clinically suspected to have functional islet cell tumors underwent T1- and T2-weighted spin-echo (SE)(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of low-dose, combined (18)F-FDG PET/CT enterography (PET/CTE), compared with CT enterography (CTE) alone, in the assessment of patients with Crohn disease. METHODS Thirteen patients with Crohn disease were prospectively enrolled in this pilot study and underwent abdominal-pelvic(More)
PURPOSE To establish the feasibility of performing combined positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of abdominal masses by using previously acquired PET/CT images registered with intraprocedural CT images. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this HIPAA-compliant institutional review board-approved study, 14 patients underwent(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop non-rigid image registration between preprocedure contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images and intraprocedure unenhanced computed tomographic (CT) images, to enhance tumor visualization and localization during CT imaging-guided liver tumor cryoablation procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To develop a technique for guiding percutaneous biopsies of abdominal masses in a positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scanner, and test its feasibility and safety in patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors conducted a prospective study in 12 patients who were in need of both a diagnostic (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose(More)
AIM To determine whether a single 20 s breath-hold positron-emission tomography (PET) acquisition obtained during combined PET/computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous liver biopsy or ablation procedures has the potential to target 2-[(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG)-avid liver masses as accurately as up to 180 s breath-hold PET acquisitions. (More)
PURPOSE To compare the safety of image-guided percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective HIPAA-compliant study received institutional review board approval. Forty-two adult patients with cirrhosis underwent image-guided percutaneous(More)
Computed Tomography Enterography (CTE) and Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) are currently the dominant imaging tests used in the assessment of patients with Crohn’s disease. More recently, the possibility of utilizing F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or PET/CT has been explored in several preliminary studies. 18F-FDG(More)
A case is reported of the successful image-based detection, diagnosis, and percutaneous ablation of tumor seeding in a 61-year-old man that was caused by percutaneous biopsy of a renal cell carcinoma performed before cryoablation and was not detected until 4 years after the biopsy procedure. Although tumor seeding is a rare complication after percutaneous(More)
A primary intracranial ependymoblastoma presented only with symptoms of spinal cord compression due to metastatic spread of the tumor via the leptomeninges. Such a presentation is very rare among primary neoplasms of the central nervous system (CNS) and unique among the 12 previously reported ependymoblastomas. The previous cases all arose as primary brain(More)