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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To propose a novel measure, namely the 'asphericity' (ASP), of spatial irregularity of FDG uptake in the primary tumour as a prognostic marker in head-and-neck cancer. METHODS PET/CT was performed in 52 patients (first presentation, n = 36; recurrence, n = 16). The primary tumour was segmented based on thresholding at the volume-reproducible(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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the clinical efficacy of In-111 DTPA octreotide SPECT/CT and Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/CT for detection of primary tumors in patients with either neuroendocrine tumor of unknown primary (NETUP) or clinically suspected primary NET (SNET). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 123 patients were included from 2006 to 2009, 52 received Ga-68 DOTATOC(More)