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Relation among stenosis severity, myocardial blood flow, and flow reserve in patients with coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Coronary arteriography is considered the "gold standard" for evaluating the severity of a coronary stenosis. Because the resistance to blood flow through a stenotic lesion depends on aExpand
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Morphologic and functional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that arises from the pleura and frequently extends to adjacent structures. MPM cells produce and respond to many angiogenic factors, suchExpand
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FDG-PET/CT Tumor Segmentation-Derived Indices of Metabolic Activity to Assess Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy and Progression-Free Survival in Esophageal Cancer: Correlation With Histopathology
Purpose:To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic abilities of PET tumor segmentation-derived indices of metabolic activity for the assessment of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy andExpand
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Evaluation of the combined effects of target size, respiratory motion and background activity on 3D and 4D PET/CT images.
Gated (4D) PET/CT has the potential to greatly improve the accuracy of radiotherapy at treatment sites where internal organ motion is significant. However, the best methodology for applying 4D-PET/CTExpand
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Systemic chemotherapy decreases brain glucose metabolism
Cancer patients may experience neurologic adverse effects, such as alterations in neurocognitive function, as a consequence of chemotherapy. The mechanisms underlying such neurotoxic syndromes remainExpand
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Intrathymic cyst: clinical and radiological features in surgically resected cases.
AIM To investigate radiological and clinical characteristics of pathologically proven cases of intrathymic cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 18 patients (five males, 13Expand
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Pre-operative estimation of esophageal tumor metabolic length in FDG-PET images with surgical pathology confirmation
ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate a 3D tumor segmentation method for fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in the context of noninvasive estimation of tumor metabolicExpand
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Assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma with (18)F-FDG dual-head gamma-camera coincidence imaging: comparison with histopathology.
UNLABELLED Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive primary neoplasm for which early detection and accurate staging are known diagnostic challenges. The role of (18)F-FDG dual-headExpand
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PET/CT-guided percutaneous biopsy of abdominal masses: initial experience.
PURPOSE To develop a technique for guiding percutaneous biopsies of abdominal masses in a positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scanner, and test its feasibility and safety inExpand
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Imaging characteristics of pathologically proven thymic hyperplasia: identifying features that can differentiate true from lymphoid hyperplasia.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to investigate the imaging characteristics of pathologically proven thymic hyperplasia and to identify features that can differentiate true hyperplasia fromExpand
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