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Magnetic resonance imaging uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays (as in CAT or CT scans) to provide pictures of internal organs and tissues.

The value of delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2017 August [Link] Patel AM, et.al. Abstract BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can underestimate the presence of local tumor invasion. Since accurate staging is vital optimal choice of therapy, techniques that optimize pleural imaging are needed. Here we estimate the optimal timing of MPM enhancement on magnetic resonance […]

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Clinical staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma: current perspectives

Lung Cancer 2017 August [Link] Bonomi M, De Filippis C, Lopci E, Gianoncelli L, Rizzardi G, Cerchiaro E, Bortolotti L, Zanello A, Ceresoli G Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a disease with limited therapeutic options, the management of which is still controversial. Diagnosis is usually made by thoracoscopy, which allows multiple biopsies with histological […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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Can CT and MR Shape and Textural Features Differentiate Benign Versus Malignant Pleural Lesions?

Academic Radiology 2017 April 20 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Pena E, Ojiaku M, Inacio JR, Gupta A, Macdonald DB, Shabana W, Seely JM, Rybicki FJ, Dennie C, Thornhill RE Abstract RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to identify a radiomic approach based on CT and or magnetic resonance (MR) features (shape and texture) that […]

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Does selective pleural irradiation of malignant pleural mesothelioma allow radiation dose escalation? : A planning study

Stahlentherapie und Onkologie 2017 February 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Botticella A, Defraene G, Nackaerts K, Deroose C, Coolen J, Nafteux P, Vanstraelen B, Joosten S, Michiels LA, Peeters S, De Ruysscher D Abstract BACKGROUND: After lung-sparing radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), local failure at sites of previous gross disease represents the dominant […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma with lacrimal gland metastasis

Acta Ophthalmologica 2016 December 9 [Epub 2016 July 16] [Link] Hanafi H, Verdijk RM, Paridaens D Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a rare clinical case of biopsy-proven metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland which responded well to chemo and radiation therapy. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman with an untreated malignant biopsy-proven pleural mesothelioma […]

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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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Evaluation of imaging techniques for the assessment of tumour progression in an orthotopic rat model of malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2014 Oct 25 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Meerang M, Boos A, Kenkel D, Broggini-Tenzer A, Berard K, Lauk O, Ami S, Weder W, Opitz I. Abstract Objectives An orthotopic rat tumour recurrence model for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) provides clinical similarity to patients and is useful for drug testing […]

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Visual Assessment by Using Pleural Pointillism at Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging

Radiology. 2014 September 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Coolen J, De Keyzer F, Nafteux P, De Wever W, Dooms C, Vansteenkiste J, Derweduwen A, Roebben I, Verbeken E, De Leyn P, Van Raemdonck D, Nackaers K, Dymarkowski S, Verschakelen J. Abstract Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the visual assessment of malignant pleural […]

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Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Staging of Limited Pleural Mesothelioma: Initial Results

Investigative Radiology. 2008 Oct;43(10):737-44. [Link] Plathow C, Staab A, Schmaehl A, Aschoff P, Zuna I, Pfannenberg C, Peter SH, Eschmann S, Klopp M. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany. christian.plathow@uniklinik-freiburg.de Abstract Objective: To evaluate and compare the role of computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), PET/CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) […]

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