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OBJECTIVES Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) are remote manifestations of malignancy unrelated to tumour invasion or metastases. They pose a diagnostic challenge because of diverse presentations. (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET-CT is an emerging technique for the detection of malignancy; however, there is a paucity of data with regard to its role in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Radio-labelled Aprotinin has been shown to bind with amyloid fibrils in vitro as well as in vivo. The aim was to test the usefulness of 99mTc-Aprotinin imaging in systemic amyloidosis. METHODS Thirty-five cases who had 99mTc-Aprotinin scans for the assessment of systemic amyloidosis were reviewed retrospectively. Eighteen had(More)
A case of solitary bone metastasis from breast cancer, where MRI assessment of treatment response was inaccurate and whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) proved more reliable and objective, is presented.
18-fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET–CT) has an established role for the characterization of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN). Visual assessment of nodule morphology, together with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), is used to estimate likelihood of malignancy. We correlated SUVmax value(More)
Mobile wideband speech communication (HD Voice) is more and more available in the past years, primarily in 3G networks. The specifics of mobile communication - even if it is packet-switched - is that received frames with residual bit errors after channel decoding must not necessarily be marked as lost, instead they may be marked as bad (bad frame indicator,(More)
Lloyd-Max quantization (LMQ) is a widely used scalar non-uniform quantization approach targeting for the minimum mean squared error (MMSE). Once designed, the quantizer codebook is fixed over time and does not take advantage of possible correlations in the input signals. Exploiting correlation in scalar quantization could be achieved by predictive(More)
Islet transplantation is a therapeutic option for type 1 diabetes, but its long-term success is limited by islet allograft survival. Many factors imperil islet survival, especially the adverse effects and toxicity due to clinical immunosuppressants. Compound (Cpd) K is a synthesized analog of highly unsaturated fatty acids from Isatis tinctoria L.(More)
Variable-length codes (VLCs) are widely used in media transmission. Compared to fixed-length codes (FLCs), VLCs can represent the same message with a lower bit rate, thus having a better compression performance. But inevitably, VLCs are very sensitive to transmission errors. In this work, based on the trellis representation for VLCs and the BCJR algorithm,(More)