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Presenter: Sandy Srinivas

therapy in bone disease, Dr. Srinivas explained. Conventional imaging techniques, such as bone scans, MRI, and CT, have shortcomings that appear to be overcome by more modern PET techniques. “Bone scans are not specific to prostate cancer and don

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James L. Mohler and Emmanuel S. Antonarakis

molecular-based test, 3P MRI, restaging prostate biopsy, surveillance 3P MRI, surveillance prostate biopsies, some combination thereof, or prospective clinical trials. 1 Androgen Deprivation Therapy “I am an advocate of using less androgen deprivation

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Timothy M. Schmidt and Natalie S. Callander

SMM Customarily, skeletal surveys have been used to screen for bone lesions in patients with MGUS; however, plain radiographs consistently underperform compared with newer techniques such as low-dose whole-body CT or MRI. 38 – 40 In patients with MGUS

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Martin C. Mahoney

:// . Accessed July 19, 2007 . 11. Saslow D Boetes C Burke W . American Cancer Society guidelines for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography . CA Cancer J Clin 2007 ; 57 : 75 – 89 . 12. Gail MH Brinton LA Byar DP

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Ju Dong Yang, Michael Luu, Amit G. Singal, Mazen Noureddin, Alexander Kuo, Walid S. Ayoub, Vinay Sundaram, Honore Kotler, Irene K. Kim, Tsuyoshi Todo, Georgios Voidonikolas, Todd V. Brennan, Kambiz Kosari, Andrew S. Klein, Andrew Hendifar, Shelly C. Lu, Nicholas N. Nissen, and Jun Gong

, contrast-enhanced CT or MRI scan is sometimes used as a surveillance test in high-risk individuals. 8 The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) endorsed an HCC surveillance program for high-risk patients with its first HCC practice

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Ralph Hauke

Roentgenol 1988 ; 151 : 497 – 501 . 16. Choyke PL . Detection and staging of renal cancer . Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 1997 ; 5 : 29 – 47 . 17. Janus CL Mendelson DS . Comparison of MRI and CT for study of renal and perirenal

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Richard T. Hoppe

systems, and treatment verification. These advances have been facilitated by improvements in diagnostic imaging, including MRI and PET/CT. At first, these innovations were used for the treatment of solid tumors, wherein it became possible to further

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Harold J. Burstein

matter of days or a few weeks before death. In my hospital network, hospitalization functions as a complicated catalyst for these transitions. Urgent testing, including diagnostic laboratory studies or CT and MRI scans, is more readily available at any

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Antonio Di Meglio, Nancy U. Lin, Rachel A. Freedman, William T. Barry, Eric P. Winer, and Ines Vaz-Luis

day 1 of first-line treatment. Specifically, we examined (1) imaging modality used (chest/abdomen/pelvis CT, bone scan, 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG]-PET/PET-CT, abdominal MRI, abdominal ultrasound, chest radiograph, spine MRI, head CT, brain MRI); (2

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Jeffrey S. Montgomery, David C. Miller, and Alon Z. Weizer

, lowering the imaging sensitivity for these findings. Cross-sectional imaging with either a CT scan or an MRI evaluates the local disease burden and assesses for nodal and distant metastases. The accuracy of CT and an MRI for staging the local extent of