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BACKGROUND Clinical trials indicate a beneficial effect of intracoronary infusion of progenitor cells on myocardial function in patients with ischemic heart disease. The extent and potential determinants of proangiogenic progenitor cell homing into the damaged myocardium after intracoronary infusion and the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. METHOD(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate positron emission tomography (PET) using [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for prediction of histopathologic response early during primary systemic therapy of large or locally advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective multicenter trial, 272 FDG-PET scans were performed in 104 patients at baseline (n = 104) and after(More)
PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic performance of myocardial computed tomographic (CT) perfusion imaging and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) perfusion imaging in the diagnosis of anatomically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) as depicted at invasive coronary angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT on diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN). MATERIALS AND METHODS We did 28 Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT in 21 MEN patients (10 female, 11 men; mean age 41.3 years). 109 lesions detected were classified into MEN-associated lesions [i.e., neuroendocrine tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) with the glucose analog F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is widely used in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Guidelines recommend voxel-based statistical testing to support visual evaluation of the PET images. However, the performance of voxel-based testing strongly depends on each single preprocessing(More)
To elucidate the role of somatic alterations for renal cancer etiology and prognosis, we analyzed 227 sporadic renal epithelial tumors for mutations and hypermethylations in the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor gene VHL. Tumors were classified according to the recommendations of the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC) and the American Joint(More)
PURPOSE In patients with neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs), survival rates are low and time to death is often less than 2 years. However, there are patients with a more favourable prognosis who develop metastases rather late or not at all. Since histopathology and tumour grading are not well correlated(More)
OBJECTIVE By performing sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, its detecting and predictive value to the cervical metastasis in the head and neck cancer patients was studied. METHODS Intraoperative SLN biopsy was done in 51 untreated head and neck cancer patients who all had no metastasis before operation. The lesions were: laryngeal cancer 23, pharyngeal(More)
During the past decade the clinical value of PET imaging has been investigated for many different tumors. As knowledge of the advantages and limitations of this modality increased, PET has gained acceptance in tumor imaging. (18)F-FDG PET is now successfully used and approved for procedure reimbursement in many types of cancer-for example, lung cancer,(More)
BACKGROUND The presence, extent and localization of distant metastases are key prognostic factors in breast cancer patients and play a central role in therapeutic decision making. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of positron emission tomography using 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG-PET) with that of computed(More)