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UNLABELLED The diagnostic accuracy of fused positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was compared with CT alone and PET alone in the staging and re-staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-six fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) PET/CT studies were retrospectively performed in 70 patients(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET), a functional imaging modality has opened a new field in clinical imaging that informs about glucose metabolism of tissues. However, increased FDG uptake is not limited to malignant tissues alone. We hypothesize that the intensity of physical FDG uptake in the(More)
UNLABELLED Focally increased (18)F-FDG uptake in the lateral pharyngeal recess (LPR) of the nasopharynx due to a benign or malignant lesion is not an uncommon finding on PET images. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether, on PET/CT images, (18)F-FDG uptake occurs with characteristic patterns and intensities in various regions of Waldeyer's ring that(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential application of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) and PET/CT for cancer screening in asymptomatic individuals. The subjects consisted of 3631 physical check-up examinees (1947 men, 1684 women; mean age +/- SD, 52.1 +/- 8.2 y) with non-specific medical histories. Whole-body FDG PET(More)
The aim of this study was to define the clinical prevalence and rate of malignancy of focal thyroid incidentaloma in a relatively large number of individuals with application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in asymptomatic individuals. The subjects consisted of 4803 physical check-up examinees (2638 men, 2165 women; mean(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to further localize cerebral perfusion abnormalities, and to better correlate these abnormalities with the clinical severity of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS A single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) study was performed on 27 patients with PD and 24 age-matched controls. SPECT images were spatially(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has become widespread for the staging of lymphoma. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), the bone marrow (BM) involvement is a sign of extensive disease, and the iliac crest BM biopsy (BMB) is the established method for the detection of BM(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the appearance of Graves' disease in whole-body 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. SUBJECTS Twenty patients (three men, 17 women; mean age +/- SD, 37.2 +/- 12.1 years) with newly diagnosed Graves' disease without anti-thyroid drug treatment took part in the study.(More)
Integrated (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has been clinically used to detect infectious lesions. We present a case with pyrexia and bacteremia of unknown origin. Whole body FDG PET/CT was arranged to look for an occult source of infection and it revealed a focal lesion with increased FDG uptake(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of integrated FDG-PET/CT and tumor markers for the depiction of recurrent ovarian carcinoma. METHODS Patients with pathologically proven ovarian cancer, who underwent cytoreductive surgery and 3-6 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy, were included in this study. They all underwent a thorough physical examination, tumor(More)