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PURPOSE This study used radionuclide angiography to evaluate semiquantitatively the hepatic arterial blood flow changes associated with cirrhosis. METHODS The parameters of net arterial hepatic perfusion were estimated by analysis of first-pass flow studies in 11 control participants and in 15 patients with cirrhosis (Child-Pugh classification B-C).(More)
PURPOSE The authors wanted to identify those patients assessed by exercise SPECT in whom the quantification of lung Tl-201 uptake helps to evaluate disease prognosis. METHODS One hundred forty-nine patients (114 men, 35 women; 74 after myocardial infarction [MI]; mean age, 54 +/- 9 years) underwent exercise Tl-201 SPECT. The SPECT patterns were divided(More)
INTRODUCTION Breast cancer treatment currently represents one of the biggest challenges in clinical oncology. The gold standard for axillary lymph node management is to perform sentinel node biopsy to avoid axillary dissection and its sequelae. The detection of radiocolloid flow outside the axillary nodes is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Positron emission tomography using 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18) F-FDG) is considered to be the most beneficial imaging method for staging patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The intensity of (18) F-FDG accumulation may be determined by calculating the so-called standardised uptake value (SUV). The study aimed at(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy and radio-guided surgery in endometrial cancer patients after intramyometrial administration of labelled colloid. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Palacký University Medical School and University Hospital,(More)
Dear Sir, We read with great interest the recent article by Glaudemans et al. [1]. The authors sought to identify the most accurate white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy acquisition and interpretation protocols in patients with musculoskeletal infections. They recommend using optimal acquisition times (at 3 – 4 h and at 20 – 24 h after injection) and(More)
Parathyroid cysts are uncommon lesions that do not have a specific sonographic appearance. We report a rare case of a functionally active cystic parathyroid adenoma as a cause of primary hyperparathyroidism and discuss the difficulties associated with the diagnosis. In this case, the association with a multinodular goiter made preoperative differentiation(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) using 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) combined with computed tomography (CT) represents a three-dimensional imaging method suitable for staging in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs). The aim of our prospective multicenter study was to assess the value of initial PET/CT as compared with CT and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate quantitatively arteriovenous shunts in malignant liver tumors by injection of99mTc macroaggregates of albumin (MAA) into the tumor-feeding artery after selective catheterization. In 40 patients with malignant liver tumors (33 hepatocellular carcinomas and 7 metastases of colorectal cancer), a mean dose of 200 MBq99mTc(More)
BACKGROUND The management of internal mammary nodes (IMNs) during multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer has been debated for the last four decades without unequivocal conclusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients with breast cancer who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy at our center from 2008 until 2012. IMN drainage was(More)