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PURPOSE Point-spread function (PSF) or PSF + time-of-flight (TOF) reconstruction may improve lesion detection in oncologic PET, but can alter quantitation resulting in variable standardized uptake values (SUVs) between different PET systems. This study aims to validate a proprietary software tool (EQ.PET) to harmonize SUVs across different PET systems(More)
CONTEXT Patients with progressive medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) undergo multiple imaging procedures for diagnosis of relapse and staging. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the sensitivity and prognostic value of 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT), and the imaging sensitivity of(More)
In 1998 we estimated the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) to be 1.8/1,000 per year. The aim of this study was to compare current VTE incidence to that observed in 1998. We prospectively recorded all cases of symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs diagnosed between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014 in(More)
UNLABELLED Ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) SPECT has been reported to improve the diagnostic performance of V/Q imaging for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). However, only sparse data based on an objective reference test are available, and the criteria used for interpretation have varied widely. Therefore, the aim of our study was to assess the(More)
PURPOSE Using gastric emptying scintigraphy the gastric retention rate is commonly calculated within a gastric region of interest (intragastric method). This technique may have significant limitations when left oblique anterior views are acquired, due in part to attenuation resulting from intragastric redistribution. To minimize these drawbacks, it was(More)
UNLABELLED The prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) varies from long- to short-term survival based on such prognostic factors as serum calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) doubling times (DTs). This prospective phase II multicenter trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of anti-CEA pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (pRAIT) in rapidly(More)
IMPORTANCE The optimal duration of anticoagulation after a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism is uncertain. OBJECTIVES To determine the benefits and harms of an additional 18-month treatment with warfarin vs placebo, after an initial 6-month nonrandomized treatment period on a vitamin K antagonist. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND Significant antitumor effects were previously observed with radioimmunotherapy (RIT) using an anti-carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) monoclonal antibody (F6) labeled with iodine-131 in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)-bearing nude mice. Nevertheless, no complete response was achieved. Because angiogenesis is critical for tumor growth, bevacizumab is(More)