Wen Kung Chu

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Thirteen patients with intracranial meningiomas of the skull base were treated with one or more high-activity iodine-125 seeds. In 11 patients, the seeds were implanted stereotactically under local anesthesia. A minimum dose of 100 to 500 Gy was delivered to the tumor at a dose rate of 5 to 25 cGy/h. Indications for this procedure included recurrence after(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of primary and recurrent skull base meningiomas presents a formidable surgical problem. METHODS Fifteen patients with primary and recurrent skull base meningiomas were treated by means of interstitial irradiation with iodine 125 (125I) seed implantation. The physical characteristics of 125I enabled the authors to administer a(More)
A simple, rapid, and accurate method for measuring limb-length discrepancies with computerized axial tomographic equipment is described. With this method less irradiation is delivered and some of the errors of computation are eliminated, compared with conventional methods. The costs of the technique are comparable with those of scanograms. The method is(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate if meningiomas can be effectively treated with brachytherapy using permanent implantation of high activity I-125 seeds. Thirteen patients with intracranial meningiomas were treated by means of permanent stereotactic implantation of one or more high-activity I-125 seeds. The physical characteristics of I-125 enabled(More)
Growth patterns of the cranium measured directly as head circumference have been well documented. With the availability of computed tomography (CT), cranial dimensions can be obtained easily. The objective of this project was to establish the mean values and their normal variance of CT cranial area of subjects at different ages. Cranial areas and its long(More)
Neurological manifestations of HIV disease occur in most adults and children with AIDS. Many of those affected will inevitably suffer clinical neurological deficits involving mental function, movement, and sensation. Surprisingly, there are not as yet adequate monitoring systems to predict the onset and/or progression of HIV infection of the CNS.(More)
Through the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences with T1 weighting (TR 600 msec/TE 20 msec) of the brain, the high intensity lesions due to hepatic encephalopathy have been demonstrated markedly. The data have been collected were based upon eleven patients with clinically proven hepatic encephalopathy. Three sets of normal brain MRI which were(More)
A minor accident occurred in our Magnetic Resonance imaging suite. It is minor, because no personal injury nor equipment damage resulted from it. However, this incident has prompted us to review and re-emphasize our safety precautions and to investigate means of insurance coverage for any potential effects that could result from such incidents.
Evidence indicates that the accumulation of glutamine in the brain plays an important role in the pathogenesis and severity of the encephalopathy of acute liver failure (ALF). This study uses in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) to assess brain glutamine (GLN) in five cases of acute liver failure. The findings are consistent with prior(More)