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Presenter: Sandy Srinivas

then categorized as nonmetastatic CRPC. “A large number of these patients have no evidence of disease on nuclear scans; CT imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis; or MRI, and become castration-resistant,” she said. Three randomized trials in

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Pamela J. DiPiro

examples of this use in breast cancer imaging, including MRI enhancement characteristics with specific tumor molecular subtypes or imaging with targeted monoclonal antibodies linked to PET agents to more clearly elucidate specific tumor expression, 10 in

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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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Martin C. Mahoney

://www.survivorshipguidelines.org/ . 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