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Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to characterize patterns of cortical activation in response to sensory and motor tasks in patients with writer’s cramp. 17 patients and 17 healthy subjects were examined during finger-tapping, index finger flexion, and electrical median nerve stimulation of both hands during electromyographic monitoring. SPM2(More)
Current cross-sectional imaging modalities are inaccurate in characterizing nodal metastatic disease because of their use of size and/or morphology as differentiating factors. PET has overcome some of these limitations but it is constrained by its spacial resolution particularly for detecting small nodal metastases. These challenges have led to the(More)
Twenty-six patients with prostate cancer status post-radical prostatectomy who were candidates for salvage radiation therapy (SRT) underwent lymphotropic nanoparticle enhanced MRI (LNMRI) using superparamagnetic nanoparticle ferumoxtran-10. LNMRI was well tolerated, with only two adverse events, both Grade 2. Six (23%) of the 26 patients, previously(More)
Six patients with symptomatic diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis underwent technically successful uterine artery embolization. After a median follow-up of 16 months, five women presented with permanent alleviation of symptoms and a normalized quality of life according to the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life questionnaire. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) are novel MRI contrast agents. After cellular uptake, SPIO cause a negative T2 contrast in MRI. Passive targeting strategies rely on SPIO uptake in reticuloendothelial cells by receptor-mediated phagocytosis. Active targeting employs SPIO-conjugates with specific targeting ligands which selectively bind to(More)
Patients with pathologically confirmed lymphoma/leukemia were retrospectively identified from a large single-institution phase III clinical trial with ferumoxtran-10. Five (2.3%) of 220 patients had lymphoid malignancies involving lymph nodes. A subset of patients (n=27) with biopsy-proven nodal metastases from genitourinary or breast cancer was selected as(More)
Ferumoxtran-10 is an ultrasmall superparamagnetic biodegradable iron oxide which serves as a MRI contrast agent in the differentiation of metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes in primary malignancies and imaging of phagocyte-associated disease processes. Ferumoxtran-10 is supplied as a lyophilized powder containing 210 mg of iron, 631 mg of dextran, and(More)
Thirty patients with prostate or bladder cancer underwent CT and MRI for nodal staging. CT detected 189 nodes, and MRI detected 271 nodes. This difference was statistically significant in the external iliac (CT/MRI=73/87 nodes), obturator (CT/MRI=48/75 nodes), and internal iliac (CT/MRI=24/46 nodes) nodal chains. Based on size, the number of nodes detected(More)
Of 31 patients with lung cancer, 19 underwent PET-CT and 12 had CT followed by PET. Thoracic lymph nodes were sampled by mediastinoscopy or thoracotomy. Sensitivities, specificities, positive (PPV), and negative predictive values (NPV) were calculated based on histopathology. Ninety nodes (41 malignant) were identified. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and(More)
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