Zohar Keidar

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UNLABELLED Precise PET/CT localization of focal (18)F-FDG uptake in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) may exclude malignancy in sites of physiologic activity but may also induce false-negative reports for malignant or premalignant lesions. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the nature and significance of unexpected focal(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the physiologic significance of coronary artery lesions with an integrated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) device. BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with SPECT is of value for assessing the physiologic significance of(More)
UNLABELLED This study assessed the clinical performance of a combined PET/CT system using (18)F-FDG in oncologic patients. METHODS (18)F-FDG PET/CT was used to evaluate 204 patients with 586 suspicious lesions. All patients had available follow-up data, enabling assessment of the clinical significance of hybrid PET/CT findings. Differences in(More)
UNLABELLED Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a challenging diagnostic problem. Timely identification and precise localization of the causing process are critical for appropriate patient management. The present prospective study evaluates the role of PET/CT using (18)F-FDG in the investigation of FUO. METHODS A total of 48 consecutive patients (25 men, 23(More)
OBJECTIVE Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) of neuroendocrine (NE) tumours is often challenging because of minute lesion size and poor anatomic delineation. This study evaluates the impact of sequentially performed single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT fusion on SRS study interpretation and clinical management of these tumours. (More)
UNLABELLED The goal of this study was to assess the value of hybrid imaging using a combined PET/CT device with 18F-FDG in the diagnosis and clinical management of suspected recurrent lung cancer. METHODS Forty-two patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with suspected recurrence due to new clinical, biochemical, and radiologic findings were(More)
Diagnostic imaging has gained a major role in the management of patients with cancer and has made a further step forward with the introduction of fusion techniques into the field. This technology provides hybrid images of two independent modalities, a functional scintigraphic technique and an anatomical procedure, yielding a superior imaging study.(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving chronic hemodialysis (HD) via an arteriovenous (A-V) access often develop unexplained pulmonary hypertension (PHT). This study evaluated the role of pulmonary calcification (PC) in this phenomenon. METHODS The clinical manifestations, systolic pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) values measured by(More)
UNLABELLED The present study evaluated the role of SPECT/CT as an adjunct to (67)Ga (GS) or (111)In-labeled white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy for diagnosis or localization of infection. METHODS Eighty-two patients (56 male and 26 female; mean age, 62 y) assessed for known or suspected infectious processes underwent 88 SPECT/CT studies. Forty-seven(More)
Osteomyelitis, the most serious complication of the diabetic foot, occurs in about 20 % of patients. Early diagnosis is crucial. Appropriate treatment will avoid or decrease the likelihood of amputation. The objective of this study was to assess the value of FDG PET/CT in diabetic patients with clinically suspected osteomyelitis. Enrolled in this(More)