The Lisbon Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement imaging — part 2 Universiteit Antwerpen Vrije Universiteit Brussel Universiteit Gent
PET/CT studies of multiple myeloma using (18) F-FDG and (18) F-NaF Vrije Universiteit Brussel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the combined use of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) and fluorine-18 sodium fluoride ((18) F-NaF) PET/CT in the skeletal assessment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare the efficacy of these two PET tracers regarding detection of myeloma-indicative osseous lesions.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study includes 60 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) ...
(18)F-FDG dynamic PET/CT in patients with multiple myeloma Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PURPOSE: The value of F-FDG PET in the diagnostic approach of multiple myeloma (MM) remains incompletely elicited. Little is known about the kinetics of F-FDG in the bone marrow and extramedullary sites in MM. This study aimed to evaluate quantitative data on kinetics and distribution patterns of F-FDG in MM patients with regard to pelvic bone marrow plasma cell infiltration.
PROCEDURES: The study included 40 patients with primary MM. ...
Thigh muscles are more susceptible to age-related muscle loss when compared to lower leg and pelvic muscles Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BACKGROUND: A key hallmark of aging is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass. Due to limitations of the various methods typically applied to assess muscle mass, only limited information is available on age-related differences between various muscle groups. This study assessed differences in individual lower body muscle group volumes between healthy young and older males.
METHODS: Lower body muscle mass assessments were ...
Evaluation of Functional Marrow Irradiation Based on Skeletal Marrow Composition Obtained Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PURPOSE: To develop an imaging method to characterize and map marrow composition in the entire skeletal system, and to simulate differential targeted marrow irradiation based on marrow composition.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: Whole-body dual energy computed tomography (DECT) images of cadavers and leukemia patients were acquired, segmented to separate bone marrow components, namely, bone, red marrow (RM), and yellow marrow (YM). ...
Palliative endovascular treatment of cancer-related iliocaval obstructive disease Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related obstruction of large abdominal and pelvic veins might become symptomatic with clinical signs of lower limb venous congestion. Technical and clinical outcome after interventional treatment is not well studied yet.
PURPOSE: To retrospectively assess the technical and clinical outcome of endovascular management of symptomatic cancer-related iliocaval venous obstructive disease.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: ...