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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to observe sequential changes in rabbit VX2 liver tumors using transmission electron microscopy after high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation enhanced with the contrast agent SonoVuer (Bracco, Milan, Italy). METHODS Thirty New Zealand rabbits with VX2 liver tumors were randomly divided into two groups.(More)
We investigated sequential effects of HIFU ablation combined with contrast agent SonoVue by using histopathology examination, immunohistochemistry, and enzyme histochemistry. Forty rabbits with VX2 liver tumors were subjected to HIFU ablation. Before ablation, a bolus injection of 0.2 mL SonoVue was administrated in group II (n = 20), and normal saline(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the role of sonography in the implantation process of a VX2 rabbit liver tumor model and sequential evaluation. METHODS Fifty rabbits were divided into 2 groups. Animals in group I underwent surgical implantation, whereas those in group II received percutaneous sonographically guided implantation. At 7, 14, 21, and 28 days after(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to define the ultrasound imaging characteristics of adrenal tumors and to assess the performance of ultrasound in differentiating benign 'leave-alone' lesions from suspicious lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 882 patients in this study. The nature of each lesion was determined by histopathology. Ultrasound(More)
Conventionally, the topology of signal net routing is almost always restricted to Steiner trees, either unbuffered or buffered. However, introducing redundant paths into the topology (which leads to non-tree) may significantly improve timing performance as well as tolerance to open faults and variations. These advantages are particularly appealing for(More)
The long-term outcomes of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (USgHIFU) ablation treatment for adenomyosis and the relevant factors affecting the durability of symptom relief were assessed in this study.A total of 230 women with adenomyosis who were treated with USgHIFU ablation between January 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively(More)
We investigated effects of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) combined with contrast agent SonoVue on rabbit VX2 liver tumors by using conventional gray-scale ultrasonography (US), color/power Doppler (CD/PD) US, contrast-enhanced color Doppler (CE CD) US, and contrast-enhanced pulse-inversion harmonic (CE PIH) US. Fourteen days after implantation of(More)
Conventionally, signal net routing is almost always implemented asSteiner trees. However, non-tree topology is often superior on timing performance as well as tolerance to open faults and variations. These advantages are particularly appealing for timing critical net routings in nano-scale VLSI designs where interconnect delay is a performance bottleneck(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the change of prostatic elasticity during the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and its correlation with the degree of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in the canine model of BOO caused by BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten male beagle dogs were selected in this study. To establish canine model of BOO caused by BPH, each(More)
A 3-D Capacitance Extraction Algorithm Based on Kernel Independent Hierarchical Method and Geometric Moments. (May 2006) Wei Zhuang, B.S., Xi’an JiaoTong University; M.S., Xi’an JiaoTong University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Weiping Shi A three dimensional (3-D) capacitance extraction algorithm based on a kernel independent hierarchical method and(More)