Sinchun Hwang

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine the overall proportion of clinically worrisome and benign pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) occurring in patients with cancer and to evaluate associated risk factors and CT features. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied the CT examinations of 84 patients treated at our tertiary cancer center.(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging plays an integral role in the detection and characterization of marrow lesions, planning for biopsy or surgery, and post-treatment follow-up. To evaluate findings in bone marrow on MR imaging, it is essential to understand the normal composition and distribution of bone marrow and the changes in marrow that occur with age, as well(More)
Myxofibrosarcoma frequently shows curvilinear extensions of high T2 signal that also enhance on magnetic resonance imaging; these “tails” represent fascial extension of tumor at histopathological examination. This study was performed to determine whether the tail sign is helpful in distinguishing myxofibrosarcoma from other myxoid-containing neoplasms. The(More)
To determine the prevalence and appearance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal changes that occur in local bone marrow after radiation therapy (RT) and/or chemotherapy for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Seventy patients with primary STS at the level of a long bone who also had undergone pretreatment MRI and at least one post-treatment MRI of(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a common primary malignant tumor of bone that produces osteoid matrix. According to the World Health Organization, OS of bone is classified into eight subtypes with distinct biologic behaviors and clinical outcomes: conventional, telangiectatic, small cell, low-grade central, secondary, parosteal, periosteal, and high-grade surface.(More)
A small number of tumors bearing histological resemblance to axial chordoma arising from the bone or soft tissue outside the axial skeleton have been reported. These lesions have historically been referred to as parachordoma, chordoma periphericum (CP), or extra-axial chordoma (EAC). With the introduction of the immunohistochemical stain brachyury, a(More)
After observing metaphyseal changes in pediatric and young adult patients with osteosarcoma who were treated with pamidronate, we initiated a retrospective study to identify bone findings on computed radiography of the chest and extremities, chest CT, extremity MRI, and radionuclide bone scans in this population. To review the generalized skeletal imaging(More)
To determine common imaging features of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS), a rare subtype of fibrosarcoma with a benign histological appearance but with a propensity for local recurrence and metastasis. By review of medical records, 29 patients (14 males, 15 females) with mean age of 41 years (range, 11–64 years) with diagnosis of LGFMS and imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the proportion of bone lesions with indeterminate results after initial percutaneous CT-guided bone biopsy that ultimately are found to be malignant and whether CT features are associated with diagnostic outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS The results of 800 consecutive percutaneous CT-guided bone biopsies(More)