Won Jun Kang

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UNLABELLED Adult stem cell therapy is expected to improve left ventricular function in patients with myocardial infarction. Because of the low risk of arrhythmia and the maximal concentration at the target tissue, intracoronary infusion of stem cells is preferred. The aim of this study was to investigate the homing and tissue distribution of intracoronary(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the value and clinical impact of integrated PET/CT using (18)F-FDG in the diagnosis and management of women with suspected cervical cancer recurrence. METHODS Fifty-two patients with cervical cancer with suspected recurrence because of clinical, cytological, biochemical and radiological findings were retrospectively evaluated. A final(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of integrated positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) for depiction of suspected recurrent ovarian carcinoma after treatment, with use of clinical or histological findings as the reference standard. Seventy-seven women (median age, 51 years) with ovarian carcinoma treated with primary cytoreductive surgery(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of intracoronary infusion of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) has not been compared between patients with acute (AMI) versus old myocardial infarction (OMI). In addition, the potential risk of restenosis associated with G-CSF-based stem cell therapy has not been evaluated in(More)
To evaluate the usefulness of FDG PET/CT to differentiate malignant endobronchial lesions with distal atelectasis from benign bronchial stenosis. This retrospective study reviewed 84 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced chest CT and then PET/CT and had histological (n = 81) or follow-up imaging (n = 3) confirmation. Two chest radiologists reviewed(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT in mediastinal lymph node staging of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a region with a high prevalence of granulomatous disease. Between March 2004 and February 2006, all patients with NSCLC underwent FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced thoracic CT, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate response and survival for platinum-based combination chemotherapy in chemonaive patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) according to pretreatment standardized uptake values (SUV) by fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with advanced NSCLC who had not previously received chemotherapy(More)
To retrospectively evaluate concordance rates and predictive values in concordant cases among multiparametric MR techniques and FDG-PET to grade cerebral gliomas. Multiparametric MR imaging and FDG-PET were performed in 60 consecutive patients with cerebral gliomas (12 low-grade and 48 high-grade gliomas). As the dichotomic variables, conventional MRI,(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of pretreatment (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in pediatric neuroblastoma patients. METHODS The study included 50 pediatric neuroblastoma patients who underwent diagnostic work-up FDG PET before any treatment. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)) of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of integrated positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) for the identification of suspected recurrent endometrial cancer after treatment. Thirty-one women (median age, 53 years) with endometrial cancer treated by primary staging laparotomy who had [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)(More)