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OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of FDG-PET/CT and MR with diffusion-weighted imaging (MR-DWI) for diagnosing peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from gastrointestinal malignancies. METHODS Thirty consecutive patients referred for staging of gastrointestinal malignancy underwent FDG-PET/CT and MR-DWI in this retrospective study. Extent of PC was characterised(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow (BM) cells are promising tools for vascular therapies. Here, we focused on the possibility of targeting the hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery hypertension remodeling with systemic delivery of BM-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into non-irradiated rats. METHODS Six-week-old Wistar rats were exposed to 3-week chronic hypoxia(More)
BACKGROUND There is currently little support to understand which pathological factors led to differences in tumor texture as measured from FDG PET/CT images. We studied whether tumor heterogeneity measured using texture analysis in FDG-PET/CT images is correlated with pathological prognostic factors in invasive breast cancer. METHODS Fifty-four patients(More)
The recent introduction of tissue harmonic imaging could resolve the problems related to ultrasound in technically difficult patients by providing a marked improvement in image quality. Tissue harmonics are generated during the transmit phase of the pulse-echo cycle, that is, while the transmitted pulse propagates through tissue. Tissue harmonic images are(More)
MSCs constitute a population of multipotential cells giving rise to adipocytes, osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and vascular-smooth muscle-like hematopoietic supportive stromal cells. It remains unclear whether MSCs can be isolated from adult peripheral blood under stationary conditions and whether they can be mobilized in a way similar to hematopoietic stem(More)
We aimed to assess the accuracy of Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) in detecting right ventricle (RV) dysfunction and electromechanical coupling alteration following pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in rat. PHT was induced by chronic hypoxia exposure (hypoxic PHT) or monocrotaline treatment (monocrotaline PHT). In both PHT models, we observed transparietal RV(More)
PURPOSE We assessed early hemodynamic characteristics of various types of retinal vein occlusion using color Doppler imaging and spectral analysis. METHODS We measured the maximum systolic and diastolic blood flow velocities and the resistance index (RI) in the central retinal artery and the maximum and minimum blood flow velocities in the central retinal(More)
Findings from animal studies have suggested that bone remodeling is under beta-adrenergic control. However, the level of adrenergic inhibition required to achieve the most favorable effects on the skeleton remains unknown. To address this question, we compared the effects of low (0.1 mg/Kg/day), medium (5 mg/Kg/day) or high (20 mg/Kg/day) doses of(More)
The objective of this study was to test if three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound (US) provides accurate determination of the cardiac volumes and ejection fraction. The 3-D device (Model 1-Volumetrics, ) is a 3-D acquisition system using a 2-Mhz matrix probe that insonates the whole cardiac volume in a 4-chamber view and collects the entire backscattered US(More)
Coronary blood flow control is not uniform along the vascular tree and particularly between the right coronary artery and the left anterior descending artery. Resting membrane potential that contributes largely to the vascular tone is mainly regulated by K(+) channels in coronary myocytes. In the present study, we hypothesized that right coronary artery(More)