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Computerized axial tomography (or computed tomography) scan is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to create cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of internal organs and structures within the body.

Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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Chest ultrasonography in health surveillance of asbestos-related lung diseases.

Toxicology and Industrial Health 2017 January [Epub ahead ofprint] [Link] Smargiassi A, Pasciuto G, Pedicelli I, Lo Greco E, Calvello M, Inchingolo R, Schifino G, Capoluongo P, Patriciello P, Manno M, Cirillo A, Corbo GM, Soldati G, Iavicoli I Abstract OBJECTIVES: Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to different lung diseases, such as pleural thickening […]

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Malignant pericardial mesothelioma : A systematic review of current practice

Herz 2017 January 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cao S, Jin S, Cao J, Shen J, Zhang H, Meng 1, Pan B, Yu Y. Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive tumor, with a high misdiagnosis rate and overall bleak prognosis. In 0.7% of all cases, the origin is the pericardium. METHODS: […]

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Metabolic response assessment with 18F-FDG-PET/CT is superior to modified RECIST for the evaluation of response to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of of Radiology [2017 January] [Link] Kanemura S, Kuribayashi K, Funaguchi N, Shibata E, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Hasegawa S, Nakano T Abstract PURPOSE: Efficient monitoring of tumor responsiveness to chemotherapy is essential to mitigate high mortality risks and cytotoxic effects of chemotherapeutics. However, there is no consensus on the most […]

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Prognostic value of pretreatment volume-based quantitative 18F-FDG PET/CT parameters in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of Radiology 2017 January [Epub 2016 November] [Link] Kitajima K, Doi H, Kuribayashi K, Hashimoto M, Tsuchitani T, Tanooka M, Fukushima K, Nakano T, Hasegawa S, Hirota S Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the relationships between pretreatment volume-based quantitative 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) parameters and overall survival (OS) in patients with […]

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Deciduoid mesothelioma of the thorax: A comprehensive review of the scientific literature

The Clinical Respiratory Journal 2016 December 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Paliogiannis P, Putzu C, Ginesu GC, Cossu ML, Feo CF, Attene F, Scognamillo F1, Nonnis R1, Cossu A1, Palmieri G4, Pirina P5, Fois A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Deciduoid mesothelioma is a rare variant of malignant epithelioid mesothelioma. It often involves the peritoneum, but also […]

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Computer-aided volumetric assessment of malignant pleural mesothelioma on CT using a random walk-based method

International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2016 December 27 [Link] Chen M1,2, Helm E3, Joshi N4, Gleeson F3, Brady M Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the performance of a computer-aided semi-automated algorithm we have adapted for the purpose of segmenting malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) on CT. METHODS: Forty-five […]

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Percutaneous Cryoablation for the Treatment of Recurrent Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Safety, Early-Term Efficacy, and Predictors of Local Recurrence

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2016 December 12 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Abtin F, Quirk MT, Suh RD, Hsu W, Han SX, Kim GJ, Genshaft S, Sandberg JK, Olevsky O, Cameron RB Abstract PURPOSE: To determine safety and early-term efficacy of CT-guided cryoablation for treatment of recurrent mesothelioma and assess risk factors for […]

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Giant primary malignant mesothelioma of the liver: A case report

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2016 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Haji Ali R, Khalife M, El Nounou G, Zuhri Yafi R, Nassar H, Aidibe Z, Raad R, Abou Eid R, Faraj W Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and […]

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Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: A review of the 13th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group

Lung Cancer 2016 November [Epub 2016 September 5] [Link] Armato SG, Blyth KG, Keating JJ, Katz S, Tsim S, Coolen J, Gudmundsson E, Opitz I, Nowak AK Abstract Imaging plays an important role in the detection, diagnosis, staging, response assessment, and surveillance of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The etiology, biology, and growth pattern of mesothelioma present […]

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