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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.

Fluorodeoxyglucose versus Choline Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Response Evaluation in Two Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Patients Treated with Talc Pleurodesis and Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Cureus 2018 November 28 [Link] Kitajima K, Nakamichi T, Hasegawa S, Kuribayashi K, Yamakado K Abstract Talc pleurodesis has been reported to increase fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the high attenuation areas of pleural thickening, making it difficult to distinguish between benign granulomatous inflammatory processes and malignancies, which may therefore interfere with the post-chemotherapy disease evaluation […]

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Computed tomography features of local pleural recurrence in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy.

European Radiology 2019 January 28 [Link] Halpenny D, Raj M, Rimner A, Zheng J, Capanu M, Ginsberg MS Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted in order to describe the computed tomography (CT) features of local pleural recurrence in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy (IMPRINT) as part of multimodality treatment. METHODS: […]

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Correlation of patient survival with clinical tumor measurements in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

European Radiology 2019 January 7 [Link] Li F, Ahmad M, Qayyum F, Straus CM, MacMahon H, Kindler H, Armato SG Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate differences in the tumor response classifications that result from clinical measurements and to compare these response classifications with overall survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: One hundred thirty-one […]

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Pleural thickness after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a prognostic factor in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019 January [Link] Hashimoto M, Takeuchi J, Takuwa T, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Matsumoto S, Kondo N, Nakano T, Morimoto T, Hasegawa S Abstract OBJECTIVES: Definitive diagnosis of the T-component is sometimes challenging in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Pleural thickness has been reported to be a prognostic […]

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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: clinical aspects, and therapeutic perspectives.

Annals of Gastroenterology 2018 Nov-Dec [Link] Boussios S, Moschetta M, Karathanasi A, Tsiouris AK, Kanellos FS, Tatsi K, Katsanos KH, Christodoulou DK Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely, […]

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Dynamic contrast-enhanced CT for the assessment of tumour response in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a pilot study.

European Radiology 2018 July 2 [Link] Gudmundsson E, Labby Z, Straus CM, Sensakovic WF, Li F, Rose B, Cunliffe A, Kindler HL, Armato SG Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the utility of haemodynamic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) scans in the assessment of tumour response to […]

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Air in the Pleural Cavity Enhances Detection of Pleural Abnormalities by CT Scan

Chest 2018 June [Link] Fysh ETH, Thomas R, Tobin C, Kuok YJ, Lee YCG Abstract Detection of pleural abnormalities on CT scan is critical in diagnosis of pleural disease. CT scan detects minute parenchymal lung nodules, but often fails to detect similar-sized pleural nodularity. This is likely because the density of the visceral/parietal pleura and […]

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MR Imaging of Pleural Neoplasms

Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging [2018 April] [Link] Carter BW, Betancourt SL, Shroff GS, Lichtenberger JP 3rd Abstract The pleura may be affected by primary tumors or metastatic spread of intrathoracic or extrathoracic neoplasms. Primary pleural neoplasms represent ∼10% of all pleural tumors, and malignant lesions are more common than benign lesions. The most common […]

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Randomised controlled trial to compare the diagnostic yield of positron emission tomography CT (PET-CT) TARGETed pleural biopsy versus CT-guided pleural biopsy in suspected pleural malignancy (TARGET trial)

BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2018 February 19 [Link] de Fonseka D, Underwood W, Stadon L, Rahman N, Edey A, Rogers C, Maskell NA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pleural malignancy, particularly malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is increasing in incidence due to the long latency period from exposure to asbestos to development of the disease. MPM can be challenging […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Are There Imaging Characteristics Associated With Different Histologic Subtypes on Computed Tomography?

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 2018 April 2 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Escalon JG, Harrington KA, Plodkowski AJ, Zheng J, Capanu M, Zauderer MG, Rusch VW, Ginsberg MS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Determine imaging characteristics specific to epithelioid (eMPM), sarcomatoid (sMPM), and biphasic (bMPM) subtypes of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) on computed tomography. METHODS: Preoperative computed […]

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