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UNLABELLED A multicenter analysis was conducted to evaluate the main prognostic factors driving survival after radioembolization using yttrium-90-labeled resin microspheres in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at eight European centers. In total, 325 patients received a median activity of 1.6 GBq between September 2003 and December 2009, predominantly(More)
INTRODUCTION In unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), systemic chemotherapy often is viewed as the only option, although efficacy is limited. Radioembolization (RE) using yttrium-90 ((90)Y) microspheres is an accepted therapy for patients with hepatocellular-carcinoma or metastatic liver tumors. However, there are limited data on the value of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate safety, efficacy, and symptom-control of radioembolization in patients with unresectable liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors (NETLMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients (mean age of 62 years) with treatment-refractory NETLMs underwent radioembolization using yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres. Posttreatment tumor(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate technical success, technique effectiveness, and survival following radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer liver metastases and to determine prognostic factors. Forty-three patients with 111 breast cancer liver metastases underwent CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Technical success and(More)
Our objective was to evaluate image quality and radiation exposure of retrospectively ECG-gated multislice helical CT (MSCT) investigations of the heart with ECG-controlled tube current modulation. One hundred patients underwent MSCT scanning (Somatom VolumeZoom, Siemens, Forchheim, Germany) for detection of coronary artery calcifications. A continuous(More)
RATIONALE Radioembolization is a field of interventional oncology that continues to evolve. The number of institutions adopting this approach is increasing; this trend is paralleled by a greater number of research investigations reported in the peer-reviewed literature. Therefore, developing standardization and reporting criteria therefore becomes of(More)
PURPOSE To present data for radioembolization with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) resin microspheres in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases in whom currently available therapies had failed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review was conducted of case files of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases in whom chemotherapy had failed, prompting(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The European Network on Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 resin microspheres study group (ENRY) conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the outcomes among elderly (≥ 70 years) and younger patients (<70 years) with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who received radioembolization at 8 European centers. METHODS Patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of combining radiofrequency (RF) ablation and osteoplasty for pain reduction in the treatment of painful osteolytic metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Within 5 years, 22 patients (15 men and seven women; median age, 64 years) with 28 lesions located in the thoracic and lumbar spine, sacrum, pelvis,(More)
  • T. F. Jakobs, S. Saleem, +13 authors R. Salem
  • 2007
Purpose To identify changes in hepatic parenchymal volume, fibrosis, and induction of portal hypertension following radioembolization with glass microspheres for patients with metastatic disease to the liver. Results In our series of sequential bilobar (n = 17) treatments, a mean decrease in liver volume of 11.8% was noted. In this group, a mean splenic(More)