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PURPOSE To standardize the indications, techniques, multimodality treatment approaches, and dosimetry to be used for yttrium-90 (Y90) microsphere hepatic brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Members of the Radioembolization Brachytherapy Oncology Consortium met as an independent group of experts in interventional radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear(More)
We have tested the reliability of a large collection of basic UNIX utility programs, X-Window applications and servers, and network services. We used a simple testing method of subjecting these programs to a random input stream. Our testing methods and tools are largely automatic and simple to use. We tested programs on nine versions of the UNIX operating(More)
PURPOSE Salvage therapy for patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases that were refractory to oxaliplatin and irinotecan was performed via radioactive microspheres. High doses of radiation were delivered to tumors from permanently implanted 90Y microspheres, delivered through the hepatic arterial vessels. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients from 7(More)
The anatomy of the mesenteric system and the hepatic arterial bed has been demonstrated to have a high degree of variation. This is important when considering pre-surgical planning, catheterization, and trans-arterial hepatic therapies. Although anatomical variants have been well described, the characterization and understanding of regional hepatic(More)
Management of hepatic malignancies is a ubiquitous medical problem. Surgical resection of primary or metastatic liver cancer, with or without adjuvant chemotherapy, is the most effective method for enhancing survival; however, hepatic malignancies in the vast majority of patients are unresectable both at initial manifestation and at recurrence. In these(More)
PURPOSE To present data for radioembolization with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases in whom currently available therapies had failed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review was conducted of case files of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases in whom chemotherapy had failed, prompting(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic variables that influence response and survival in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors who are treated with hepatic arterial embolization (HAE) or chemoembolization (HACE). METHODS Patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors who underwent HAE or HACE were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumors have a predilection for metastasizing to the liver. The presence of liver metastases is associated with poor prognosis and also results in significant deterioration of patient's quality of life. Several reports suggest that hepatic artery embolization or chemoembolization can be used for control of liver disease in these(More)
Extensible Indexing is a SQL-based framework that allows users to define domain-specific indexing schemes, and integrate them into the Oracle8i server. Users register a new indexing scheme, the set of related operators, and additional properties through SQL data definition language extensions. The implementation for an indexing scheme is provided as a set(More)
Riad Salem, MD, MBA, Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, Vanessa L. Gates, MS, Charles W. Nutting, DO, Ravi Murthy, MD, Steven C. Rose, MD, Michael C. Soulen, MD, Jean-Francois H. Geschwind, MD, Laura Kulik, MD, Yun Hwan Kim, MD, Carlo Spreafico, MD, Marco Maccauro, MD, Lourens Bester, MD, Daniel B. Brown, MD, Robert K.W. Ryu, MD, Daniel Y. Sze, MD, PhD, William S.(More)