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PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of a primary lesion correlates with local failure in primary head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively studied 38 patients with primary HNSCC (12 oropharynx, 20(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare observer performance in the detection of masses and microcalcifications of breast cancer among hard-copy reading and soft-copy readings using 3-megapixel (3M) and 5-megapixel (5M) liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. For the microcalcification detection test, we prepared 100 mammograms: 40 surgically verified cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to use T2* cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to quantify myocardial iron content in patients with heart failure (HF) and to investigate the relation between iron content, cardiac function, and the cause of HF. CMR data were analyzed from 167 patients with nonischemic and 31 with ischemic HF and 50 patients with normal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of dynamic contrast material-enhanced and diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to help detect early response to chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 41 patients (38 male and 3 female, ages 37-85 years) diagnosed with HNSCC (14 oropharynx, 22 hypopharynx, 4 larynx, 1 oral cavity) and(More)
Breast magnetic resonance imagings (MRIs) including diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) of 110 breast cancers (26 with pathologically proven axillary node metastasis and 84 without metastasis) were retrospectively studied. Axillary nodes were detected as high-signal-intensity areas on DWI in 71 cancers (24 with metastasis and 47 without) and not detected in 39(More)
PURPOSE To determine the value of adding diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to dynamic contrast material-enhanced MR imaging when distinguishing between benign and malignant parotid tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the informed consent requirement was waived.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for the differential diagnosis of breast tumors and to determine the relation between ADC and tumor cellularity. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-six female patients (age range, 17-83 years; average age, 51.7 years) with 140 histologically proven breast tumors underwent(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a combination of dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) in characterization of lesions showing non-mass-like enhancement on breast MR imaging and to find the strongest discriminators between carcinoma and benignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantify myocardial strain on the subendocardial and epicardial layers of the left ventricle (LV) using tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to investigate the transmural degree of contractile impairment in the chronic ischemic myocardium. METHODS 3T tagged CMR was performed at rest in 12 patients(More)