X-ray Reveals Intrapulmonary Mass in 38-Year-Old Patient
An otherwise healthy 38-year-old woman was found to have an intrapulmonary mass during a routine radiographic examination. What is your diagnosis?
Conclusions: Our study indicates that solid nodules have the highest risk of malignancy. Furthermore, the cytological evaluation of subsolid and partially calcified nodules is crucial for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate clinical management of lung nodule patients.
ConclusionThere is a close connection between UCMA SF levels and symptomatic and radiographic severities of knee OA. Therefore, UCMA can be a promising biomarker in the diagnosis and/or prognosis of OA disease.
ConclusionCXR oblique views in the assigned angle from the 10 ‐degree rotation angle recommendation are able to enhance contrast ratio between the possible obscured lesions and surrounding structures on CXR.
CONCLUSIONS: Asymptomatic interstitial lung abnormalities are an independent risk factor for lung cancer which can be incorporated into risk score models. PMID: 31404527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsOnly 3.2% of patients developed a symptomatic respiratory complication following CRS and HIPEC. A pleural effusion was identified in almost all patients requiring a diaphragmatic peritonectomy as part of their CRS; however, less than one in ten of these patients required pleural drainage. Prophylactic insertion of a pleural drainage tube is, therefore, not indicated following CRS and HIPEC.
This article presents a novel and completely automated algorithm for the detection of microcalcification clusters in a mammogram. A multiscale 2D non-linear energy operator is proposed for enhancing the contrast between the microcalcifications and the background. Several texture, shape, intensity, and histogram of oriented gradients (HOG) –based features are used to distinguish microcalcifications from other brighter mammogram regions. A new majority class data reduction technique based on data distribution is proposed to counter data imbalance problem. The algorithm is able to achieve 100% sensitivity with 2.59, 1.7...
ConclusionWe need to perform operations with sufficient anatomical knowledge of retroperitoneal fascia and careful surgical techniques. The critical thing to prevent an internal hernia following RLN is to close the mesenteric defects intraoperatively. It is also important to suspect an internal hernia and do proper examinations promptly when patients had the symptoms of SBO after nephrectomy.
T, Tsaur I Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare toxicity and response of docetaxel chemotherapy between metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) and castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients of the same therapeutic era for assessing of upfront docetaxel against the benchmark of docetaxel in the castrate resistant stage in the setting outside of clinical trials. METHODS: A prospectively collected database of real-world prostate cancer patients receiving docetaxel was divided in mHSPC and mCRPC cases and retrospectively analyzed. Principal objectives were toxicity measured by the c...
AbstractAdolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity. Current practice uses the Cobb method to measure spinal severity on postero-anterior (PA) radiographs. This method may underestimate spinal deformity and exposes patients to ionizing radiation, increasing the risk of cancer. This paper reports a new 3D ultrasound method using the voxel-based reconstruction technique with bilinear interpolation to reconstruct a 3D spinal image and measure true spinal curvature on the plane of maximal curvature (PMC). Axial vertebral rotation (AVR) was measured on the 3D image and utilized to estimate...
Conclusion Carbon-ion radiotherapy for pelvic recurrence of rectal cancer showed favorable clinical outcomes and is a highly curative and less invasive local treatment.