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OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical value of dual-phase (18)F-FDG PET/CT with oral diuretics in preoperative staging of bladder cancer. METHODS The imaging data were analyzed of 73 patients with bladder cancer undergoing preoperative dual-phase (18)F-FDG PET/CT with oral diuretic between May, 2003 and May, 2012. All the patients underwent whole-body(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the tumor targeting efficacy of (18)F-AlF-NOTA-PRGD2, a novel radiotracer of Arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides. METHODS (18)F-AlF-NOTA-PRGD2 was synthesized in one-step by conjugating NOTA-PRGD2 with (18)F-AlF at 100 degrees celsius;. The tumor targeting efficacy and in vivo biodistribution profile of(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant carcinoma worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer mortality. However, current treatment strategies are not potent enough to combat this disease. Therefore, identification of novel and more effective treatments is crucial. Of the current methods, gene therapy, which targets cancer‑specific(More)
The cartoon-like stylization of color video images is one of the major types of non-photorealistic rendering. It has broad applications in the entertainment industry due to its lively style, flexible form, and autonomous creation. Our video cartoonization framework consists of color space conversion, bilateral filtering, color quantization and edge(More)
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