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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to explore the prognostic value of the Bone Scan Index (BSI) obtained at the time of diagnosis in a group of high-risk prostate cancer patients receiving primary hormonal therapy. METHODS This was a retrospective study based on 130 consecutive prostate cancer patients at high risk, based on clinical(More)
BACKGROUND There is little consensus on a standard approach to analysing bone scan images. The Bone Scan Index (BSI) is predictive of survival in patients with progressive prostate cancer (PCa), but the popularity of this metric is hampered by the tedium of the manual calculation. OBJECTIVE Develop a fully automated method of quantifying the BSI and(More)
To compare gender-related normal limits for left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF), end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes (EDV and ESV), obtained using two myocardial perfusion-gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) quantification methods. A total of 185 patients were retrospectively selected from a consecutive series of patients(More)
To assess the value of ECG-gating for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction using myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) and an artificial neural network. A total of 422 patients referred for MPS were studied using a one day (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin protocol. Adenosine stress combined with submaximal dynamic exercise was used. The images were interpreted by(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied long-term outcomes in severe aortic stenosis and the importance of prosthesis type (mechanical vs biologic) and size, preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction, diastolic function, and left ventricular mass. METHODS Patients undergoing valve replacement from 1991 to 1993 (n = 399, 45% women) were included. The diastolic function(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of imaging technologies for detecting prostate cancer in patients with elevated PSA-values or suspected findings on clinical examination. METHODS The databases Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane, CRD HTA/DARE/NHS EED and EconLit were searched until June 2013. Pre-determined inclusion criteria were used to select full(More)
PURPOSE Two patients with liver tumours were planned for a combined treatment, including surgery with preceding injections of β(-) radiation emitting (90)Y microspheres (SIRTEX(®)). The aim of this paper is to present a method of pre-surgical computer simulations of the absorbed dose rate on the surface of tumour tissue, combined with measurements of the(More)
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) are known to have increased left ventricular (LV) mass and diastolic dysfunction. It has been suggested that LV mass and diastolic function normalize after aortic valve replacement (AVR). In the present study, change in LV mass index and diastolic function 10 years after AVR for AS was evaluated. Patients who(More)
We have recently presented a decision support system for interpreting myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). In this study, we wanted to evaluate the system in a separate hospital from where it was trained and to compare it with a quantification software package. A completely automated method based on neural networks was trained for the interpretation of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was firstly to develop and evaluate an automated method for the detection of new lesions and changes in bone scan index (BSI) in serial bone scans and secondly to evaluate the prognostic value of the method in a group of patients receiving chemotherapy. METHODS The automated method for detection of new lesions was(More)