Sang Young Oh

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OBJECTIVES One objective was to evaluate the air trapping index (ATI), measured by inspiration/expiration CT, in COPD patients and nonsmokers. Another objective was to assess the association between the pulmonary function test (PFT) and CT parameters such as ATI or other indices, separately in the whole lung, in emphysema, and in hyperinflated and normal(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate the diagnostic outcomes of CT-guided aspiration and core biopsy of 305 pulmonary nodules measuring less than 1 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS We determined the diagnostic yield of using CT-guided aspiration and core biopsy to analyze 305 lesions in 290 patients. Diagnostic performance was evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare air trapping in healthy volunteers with asthmatics using pulmonary function test and quantitative data, such as specific volume change from paired inspiratory CT and registered expiratory CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen healthy volunteers and 9 asthmatics underwent paired inspiratory/expiratory CT. ΔSV,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess perfusion patterns on a dual-energy pulmonary CT angiography (DECTA) of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) with variable causes and to assess whether the extent of perfusion defect can be used in the severity assessment of PHT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2007 and February 2011, DECTA scans of 62 consecutive patients (24 men, 38(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine optimal strength of sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) and to evaluate image quality (IQ) of low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) using SAFIRE compared with iterative reconstruction in image space (IRIS) and filtered back projection (FBP). METHODS Thirty patients underwent LDCT. Computed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of combined xenon-enhanced ventilation (V) and iodine-enhanced perfusion (Q) dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) to evaluate regional V and Q status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Combined V and Q DECT imaging was performed in 52(More)
To investigate the optimal threshold of subtraction method for quantification of air trapping on co-registered CT in COPD patients in correlation with pulmonary function parameters. From June 2005 to October 2010, 174 patients were included in our study. Inspiration and expiration CT were performed followed by non-rigid registration using in-house software.(More)
Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare, benign lung tumor that usually occurs in middle-aged women. It usually manifests as isolated pulmonary nodules and is often confused with other solitary, benign nodules. We present a case of sclerosing pneumocytoma with clustered lung nodules and surrounding ground-glass opacity in a single lobe in a young man.(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the detailed clinical, chest computed tomography (CT), and F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) characteristics of the tumor boundary for the diagnosis and investigate the outcome of pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) using confirmed large data of a tertiary referral center. Confirmed 76(More)
To evaluate the clinical usefulness of surgical resection of persistent malignant-looking ground-glass-opacity nodules (GGN) without a preoperative tissue diagnosis.From September 1998 to November 2011, we retrospectively enrolled 288 patients (126 men, 162 women; mean age, 59.3 years) with lung adenocarcinoma proven by surgery and which appeared as GGN on(More)