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A retrospective analysis of the CT (n = 18) and MR (n = 4) examinations was performed in 21 patients with a histologically proven pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland. This group included 15 primary pleomorphic adenomas, 5 tumor recurrences and one carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma. There was a clear female predominance (15/21). On CT, pleomorphic(More)
BACKGROUND Several parameters of the tumor microenvironment, such as hypoxia, inflammation and angiogenesis, play a critical role in tumor aggressiveness and treatment response. A major question remains if these markers can be used to stratify patients to certain treatment protocols. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter-relationship and(More)
In the head and neck, squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common tumour types. Currently, the primary imaging modalities for initial locoregional staging are computed tomography and-to a lesser extent-magnetic resonance imaging, whilst [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography has additional value in the detection of subcentimetric(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of a gradient-echo sequence (3DFT-CISS) in the diagnosis of acoustic neuromas, two independent observers twice reviewed the images of the temporal bones of 83 patients. Contrast-enhanced T1-weighted spin echo images were used as the reference, showing 18 acoustic neuromas, including 5 purely intracanalicular and one(More)
We review the clinical history and imaging (CT and/or MR) studies in three patients with histologically proved extraorbital inflammatory pseudotumor of the head and neck. The imaging findings in all three cases were nonspecific, mimicking a malignant tumor or granulomatous disease.
PURPOSE Our goal was to describe the CT findings before and after radiation therapy in a series of patients with laryngeal chondroradionecrosis. METHODS The CT studies obtained before and after radiation therapy in nine patients with the diagnosis of laryngeal chondroradionecrosis were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS CT scans revealed abnormalities in(More)
PURPOSE To determine how the ADC value of parotid glands is influenced by the choice of b-values. MATERIALS AND METHODS In eight healthy volunteers, diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging (DW-EPI) was performed on a 1.5 T system, with b-values (in seconds/mm2) of 0, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 500, 750, and 1000. ADC values were calculated by two(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of functional MR imaging (fMRI) at 1.5 T, exploiting blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast, for detecting changes in whole-tumour oxygenation induced by carbogen (5% CO2+95% O2) inhalation of the host. Adult WAG/Rij rats with rhabdomyosarcomas growing subcutaneously in the lower flank were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to assess the geometric accuracy of diffusion weighted (DW)-MRI by quantification of geometric distortions in the gross tumor volume (GTV) in head and neck (HN) cancer. MATERIALS & METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on the data of 23 patients (with 24 lesions). For these patients, magnetic field maps and(More)