Learn More
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical usage of Virtual Touch tissue quantification (VTQ; Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) implementing sonographic acoustic radiation force impulse technology for differentiation between benign and malignant solid breast masses. METHODS A total of 143 solid breast masses were(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elasticity imaging for differentiating between benign and malignant thyroid lesions. METHODS Hospitalized patients needing thyroid surgery were evaluated. After routine thyroid sonography, the patients underwent ARFI elasticity imaging. Virtual Touch(More)
Gene therapy is a potentially viable approach for treating hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), it requires efficient delivery systems and a target gene. Inducing carcinoma cell apoptosis by inhibition of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) overexpression has been emerging as an attractive strategy for cancer therapy. In our study, the high(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to illustrate the features of renal oncocytoma on contrast-enhanced sonography. METHODS Five cases of surgical pathologically proven renal oncocytoma were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed in this study. The 5 patients studied included 3 men and 2 women with a mean age of 52.3 years (range, 32-66 years). All(More)
RFID complex event processing technology, which is proved to be a powerful tool in describing relationship between different events, such as timing, causality, and membership in RFID data streams or events, is a key point of RFID researching in these years. For the trend of great network application of RFID, to manage the tremendous and potentially infinite(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) ultrasound imaging and its potential value in the characterization of cervical cancer. ARFI ultrasound imaging of the uterine cervix was performed in 58 patients with cervical cancer prior to surgery. The diagnosis of cervical cancer was confirmed by(More)
This paper proposes a new paradigm called 'distributed dynamic integration' that attempts to dynamically implement system integration according to different application stages, system modules, and computing modes wherein each process stage possesses several characteristics. The concept, modelling, structure, and strategies of distributed dynamic integration(More)
Pollen-stigma interactions are essential for pollen germination. The highly regulated process of pollen germination includes pollen adhesion, hydration, and germination on the stigma. However, the internal signaling of pollen that regulates pollen-stigma interactions is poorly understood. KINβγ is a plant-specific subunit of the SNF1-related protein kinase(More)
Previous studies have found that the vaccinia related kinase 2 gene (VRK2) polymorphism was associated with schizophrenia (SCZ) in the worldwide population. This association was further supported by VRK2 mRNA expression patterns and brain structure variations. Here, we analyzed four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the VRK2 gene in a total(More)
  • 1