Valerie N Yakemchuk

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PURPOSE A large proportion of the practice of radiotherapy in the management of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate is associated with palliation of pain from osseous metastases and improving quality of life. Radiation therapy is well known to be effective in treating painful sites and may also be effective in reducing the propensity for adjuvantly(More)
AIM To establish the prevalence of vertebral fracture (VF) in a representative sample of 750 Canadians and to examine the relationships between VF prevalence and bone mineral density (BMD) at the spine and proximal femur. MATERIALS AND METHODS X-ray-based dual-photon absorptiometry (DXA) was used to perform measurements of lumbar spine BMD, proximal femur(More)
AIM In Canada, staging of carcinoid tumors is largely based on computed tomography (CT) imaging sometimes complemented with somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS). This study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of 6-[¹⁸F]fluoro-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (¹⁸F-FDOPA) PET/CT in neuroendocrine tumors. METHODS We prospectively included 27 patients with either(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the systematic use of a lung segment reference chart can improve the inter- and intra-observer agreement for the interpretation of ventilation-perfusion lung scans. DESIGN A randomized trial. STUDY POPULATION Ventilation-perfusion lung scans were obtained in a series of 220 consecutive patients with clinically(More)
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