Acute Abdomen in the Emergency Department: Is CT a Time-Limiting Factor?
Toronto, Canada. In Ajr Am J Roentgenol, Dec 2015
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to quantify and integrate key emergency department (ED) and radiology department workflow time intervals within the ED length of stay (LOS) for patients presenting with acute abdomen who require CT.
[Differential Vascular Medical Management of Visceral Artery Aneurysms in a Single-Centre Consecutive Patient Cohort as Part of an Ongoing Disease-Specific Systematic Clinical Prospective Observational Study].
Magdeburg, Germany. In Zentralbl Chir, Oct 2015
CONCLUSION: Decision-making for a specific therapeutic approach should be made (i) after adequate diagnostic measures (transabdominal ultrasound, MR angiography, duplex ultrasonography, CT-A/DSA if required), (ii) on an individual case-adapted base, (iii) in a vascular surgical centre, (iv) case-associated to the specific local finding (in particular, according to size/specific probability of rupture [cave: gravidity]) and (v) according to the individual risk profile using the whole spectrum of therapeutic options (conservative vs. interventional; image-guided radiological intervention [endovascular repair such as embolisation, stent or stent graft] vs. open vascular surgery [according to a step-up approach]; open vascular ligation vs. reconstruction after exclusion of the aneurysm) including sufficient quality assurance of the treatment results as well as control investigations (duplex ultrasonography; MR-A if required) in a specialised vascular surgical out-patient centre within appropriate time intervals.
PET/CT imaging in lung cancer: indications and findings.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In J Bras Pneumol, May 2015
In addition, the accuracy of PET/CT has been shown to be greater than is that of conventional modalities in some scenarios, making PET/CT a valuable noninvasive method for the investigation of lung cancer.
PET/CT imaging in gynecologic malignancies: a critical overview of its clinical impact and our retrospective single center analysis.
Padova, Italy. In Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 2012
In the setting of restaging, the ability to describe primary lesion, lymph nodes, possible metastases to peritoneum, bone, liver, lungs and brain renders PET/CT a potential alternative for a series of tests, including bone scanning, MRI or ultrasound, diagnostic CT, lymph node surgical sampling, that need to be used in combination in order to obtain a level of clinical confidence.