Seong Young Kwon

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PURPOSE To investigate the clinical importance of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels just before high-dose I-131 ablation therapy (preablation Tg) for predicting therapeutic failure in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS Patients with PTC (n = 132) undergoing total thyroidectomy followed by the first high-dose I-131 ablation therapy(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the value of variable (18)F-FDG PET/CT parameters for the prediction of disease progression after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS One hundred sixteen pretreatment FDG PET/CT scans of inoperable stage III NSCLC were retrospectively reviewed (stage(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the restaging accuracy of repeat fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scan with pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with rectal cancer who have undergone preoperative chemoradiation. One hundred and eighty-one consecutive patients with locally(More)
Bone marrow involvement (BMI) in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) was naively regarded as an adverse clinical factor. However, it has been unknown which factor would separate clinical outcomes in DLBCL patients with BMI. Recently, metabolic tumor volume (MTV) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was suggested to predict(More)
PURPOSE Although (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT has improved the accuracy of evaluating lymph node (LN) staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), false-positive results remain a problem. The reason why benign LNs show high FDG uptake is still unclear. The aim of this study was to identify molecular and pathological characteristics of benign LNs(More)
AIM We evaluated the relationship of early metabolic responses on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) performed within one month after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with local tumor control and survival in patients with advanced stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS One(More)
We investigated the diagnostic and prognostic significance of metabolic parameters from 11C-methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with malignant glioma. The MET-PET was examined in 42 patients who had been previously treated with adjuvant treatment for malignant glioma. Both ratios of maximal MET uptake of the tumors to those of(More)
OBJECTIVE Measurement of recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH)-stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg) is generally recommended 72 h after the second rhTSH injection. However, due to the acute effect of I-131 on thyrocytes, Tg measured after radioiodine therapy (RIT) would not accurately reflect the thyroid tissue burden. We aimed to determine predictive values of(More)
OBJECTIVES In order to evaluate the effect of post-reconstruction Gaussian filtering on image quality and myocardial blood flow (MBF) measurement by dynamic N-13 ammonia positron emission tomography (PET), we compared various reconstruction and filtering methods with image characteristics. METHODS Dynamic PET images of three patients with coronary artery(More)