Sigrid Stroobants

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PURPOSE Standardized response criteria are needed to interpret and compare clinical trials and for approval of new therapeutic agents by regulatory agencies. METHODS The International Working Group response criteria (Cheson et al, J Clin Oncol 17:1244, 1999) were widely adopted, but required reassessment because of identified limitations and the increased(More)
The aim of this guideline is to provide a minimum standard for the acquisition and interpretation of PET and PET/CT scans with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). This guideline will therefore address general information about [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) and is provided to help the physician and(More)
PURPOSE To develop guidelines for performing and interpreting positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for treatment assessment in patients with lymphoma both in clinical practice and in clinical trials. METHODS An International Harmonization Project (IHP) was convened to discuss standardization of clinical trial parameters in lymphoma. An imaging(More)
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist physicians in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of FDG PET/CT for oncological imaging of adult patients. PET is a quantitative imaging technique and therefore requires a common quality control (QC)/quality assurance (QA) procedure to maintain the accuracy and precision of(More)
BACKGROUND The management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) has evolved very rapidly in the last 4 years. The objectives of this international consensus meeting were to describe the optimal management procedures for patients with GIST in localized and advanced stages, as well as research issues for the future. MATERIALS AND METHODS A panel of(More)
PURPOSE A prospective study of preoperative tumor-node-metastasis staging of patients with esophageal cancer (EC) was designed to compare the accuracy of 18-F-fluoro-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with conventional noninvasive modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-four patients with carcinomas of the esophagus (n = 43) or(More)
BACKGROUND Less than half of all patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) are cured with standard chemotherapy. Therefore, it is important to distinguish between responders to standard treatment and non-responders who may benefit from an early change to a more effective therapy. This study was intended to assess the value of a midtreatment(More)
We describe the diagnostic contribution of [(18)F]fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scan in 58 consecutive cases of fever of unknown origin (FUO) and compare this new approach with gallium scintigraphy. This investigation was performed from March 1996 through October 1998 at Gasthuisberg University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium. A(More)
PURPOSE A complete remission (CR) after first-line therapy is associated with longer progression-free survival (PFS). However, defining CR is not always easy because of the presence of residual masses. Metabolic imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) offers the ability to differentiate between viable and(More)
In order to perform attenuation correction in emission tomography an attenuation map is required. We propose a new method to compute this map directly from the emission sinogram, eliminating the transmission scan from the acquisition protocol. The problem is formulated as an optimization task where the objective function is a combination of the likelihood(More)