Chia Hung Kao

Summary

Affiliation: China Medical University Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cancer risk among gingivitis and periodontitis patients: a nationwide cohort study
    B W Wen
    M D, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    QJM 107:283-90. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Radiotherapy for esophageal cancer using simultaneous integrated boost techniques: dosimetric comparison of helical TomoTherapy, Volumetric-modulated Arc Therapy (RapidArc) and dynamic intensity-modulated radiotherapy
    Yao Ching Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 12:485-91. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A population-based cohort study in Taiwan--use of insulin sensitizers can decrease cancer risk in diabetic patients?
    C H Kao
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Ann Oncol 24:523-30. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Use of pretreatment metabolic tumour volumes to predict the outcome of pharyngeal cancer treated by definitive radiotherapy
    Chia Hung Kao
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 39:1297-305. 2012
  5. pmc Relationship of zolpidem and cancer risk: a Taiwanese population-based cohort study
    Chia Hung Kao
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Mayo Clin Proc 87:430-6. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A unique finding on gallium-67 scintigraphy: widespread fatal skin manifestations of Pseudomonas sepsis
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:e96-7. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The association between malignancy and end-stage renal disease in Taiwan
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 41:752-7. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Detecting para-aortic lymph nodal metastasis by positron emission tomography of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in advanced cervical cancer with negative magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Lian Shung Yeh
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R O C
    Oncol Rep 9:1289-92. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Urinary tract stone raises subsequent risk for urinary tract cancer: a population-based cohort study
    Li Min Sun
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    BJU Int 112:1150-5. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Dual-phase F-18 FDG PET cannot increase the diagnostic accuracy to differentiate solitary pulmonary nodules
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 29:281-3. 2004

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  1. doi request reprint Cancer risk among gingivitis and periodontitis patients: a nationwide cohort study
    B W Wen
    M D, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    QJM 107:283-90. 2014
    ..Periodontal disease encompasses gingivitis and periodontitis, which exerts systemic effects. We conducted a population-based study to evaluate the association between periodontal disease and the risk of cancer...
  2. doi request reprint Radiotherapy for esophageal cancer using simultaneous integrated boost techniques: dosimetric comparison of helical TomoTherapy, Volumetric-modulated Arc Therapy (RapidArc) and dynamic intensity-modulated radiotherapy
    Yao Ching Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 12:485-91. 2013
    ..RA provided an advantage in terms of the lowest MU and V20 of the lung, but its higher lung V5 was of some concern about lung toxicity. ..
  3. doi request reprint A population-based cohort study in Taiwan--use of insulin sensitizers can decrease cancer risk in diabetic patients?
    C H Kao
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Ann Oncol 24:523-30. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to explore the possible association between the use of insulin sensitizers (thiazolidinediones, TZDs) and the risk of cancer in Taiwanese diabetic patients...
  4. doi request reprint Use of pretreatment metabolic tumour volumes to predict the outcome of pharyngeal cancer treated by definitive radiotherapy
    Chia Hung Kao
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 39:1297-305. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the predictive role of pretreatment metabolic volume (MTV) in pharyngeal cancer (PC) patients treated with definitive (chemo) radiotherapy...
  5. pmc Relationship of zolpidem and cancer risk: a Taiwanese population-based cohort study
    Chia Hung Kao
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Mayo Clin Proc 87:430-6. 2012
    ..To evaluate the relationship between the use of zolpidem and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwanese patients...
  6. doi request reprint A unique finding on gallium-67 scintigraphy: widespread fatal skin manifestations of Pseudomonas sepsis
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:e96-7. 2011
    ..Eventually, the patient died of uncontrolled systemic infection despite the aggressive antibiotic treatment. This case reminded clinicians and nuclear medicine physicians to notice the potentially fatal finding on gallium-67 scan...
  7. doi request reprint The association between malignancy and end-stage renal disease in Taiwan
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 41:752-7. 2011
    ..Patients with end-stage renal disease are suggestive to have a higher risk for the development of some kinds of cancer. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible association between malignancy and end-stage renal disease in Taiwan...
  8. ncbi request reprint Detecting para-aortic lymph nodal metastasis by positron emission tomography of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in advanced cervical cancer with negative magnetic resonance imaging findings
    Lian Shung Yeh
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R O C
    Oncol Rep 9:1289-92. 2002
    ..9%. As assessment of para-aortic lymph node metastases may be essential for therapy planning, FDG-PET is an alternative tool to detect para-aortic lymph node metastases in advanced cervical cancer with negative MRI findings...
  9. doi request reprint Urinary tract stone raises subsequent risk for urinary tract cancer: a population-based cohort study
    Li Min Sun
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    BJU Int 112:1150-5. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between urinary tract stone (UTS) and urinary tract cancer (UTC) in Taiwanese patients, as the results of epidemiological studies about the relationship between UTS and the development of UTC remain inconclusive...
  10. ncbi request reprint Dual-phase F-18 FDG PET cannot increase the diagnostic accuracy to differentiate solitary pulmonary nodules
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 29:281-3. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint Predicting chemotherapy response to paclitaxel-based therapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (stage IIIb or IV) with a higher T stage (> T2). Technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile chest single photon emission computed tomography and P-glycoprote
    Wu Huei Hsu
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Oncology 63:173-9. 2002
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  12. ncbi request reprint Differentiating solitary pulmonary metastases in patients with extrapulmonary neoplasmas using FDG-PET
    Wu Huei Hsu
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 21:47-52. 2003
    ..The accuracy of FDG-PET was 91%. We concluded that FDG-PET is an accurate modality to differentiate solitary pulmonary lesions in patients with extrapulmonary neoplasmas...
  13. ncbi request reprint Detecting mediastinal lymph node metastases in non-small-cell lung cancer using a combination of technetium-99m tetrofosmin chest single photon emission computed tomography and chest computed tomography
    Shih Chih Shiun
    Department of Chest Surgery, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:311-7. 2002
    ..The staging of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to detect mediastinal lymph node (MLN) metastases is very important for determining the therapeutic strategy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Differentiating recurrent or residual nasopharyngeal carcinomas from post-radiotherapy changes with 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography and thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography in patients with indeterminate computed t
    Ming Hsui Tsai
    Department of Otolaryngology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 23:3513-6. 2003
    ..0%, respectively. Based on this study's findings, we can conclude FDG-PET is more sensitive but equally specific as Tl-201 SPECT is differentiating recurrent/residual NPC from post-RT changes in patients with indeterminate CT findings...
  15. doi request reprint Relationship between zolpidem use and stroke risk: a Taiwanese population-based case-control study
    Wei Shih Huang
    Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:e433-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate the relationship between the use of zolpidem and risk of subsequent stroke in Taiwanese patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical usefulness of fused PET/CT compared with PET alone or CT alone in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 26:1471-7. 2006
    ..4%, 95.4%, 96% and 94.4%, respectively. Conclusion: PET/CT is more accurate than PET alone or CT alone for the depiction of NPC. Fused PET/CT is a valuable imaging tool in patients for staging diagnosis of NPC...
  17. ncbi request reprint Whole-body 18F-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in primary staging small cell lung cancer
    Yeh You Shen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 22:1257-64. 2002
    ..Our preliminary results support the usefulness of whole body FDG-PET for staging SCLC...
  18. ncbi request reprint Using thallium-201 SPECT to detect recurrent or residual nasopharyngeal carcinoma after radiotherapy in patients with indeterminate CT findings
    Yu Chien Shiau
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial, Taichung, Taiwan
    Head Neck 25:645-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of thallium-201 (Tl-201) single-photon emission CT (SPECT) to detect recurrent or residual nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) when CT findings are indeterminate...
  19. doi request reprint Non-apnea sleep disorders will increase subsequent liver cancer risk--a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Sleep Med 13:869-74. 2012
    ..However, little information exists regarding the relationship between non-apnea SD and the risk of cancer. The goal of this study was to determine if any association between SD and malignancy exists in Taiwan...
  20. pmc 18F-FDG PET/CT-based gross tumor volume definition for radiotherapy in head and neck cancer: a correlation study between suitable uptake value threshold and tumor parameters
    Chia Hung Kao
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Radiat Oncol 5:76. 2010
    ..To define a suitable threshold setting for gross tumor volume (GTV) when using 18Fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomogram (PET/CT) for radiotherapy planning in head and neck cancer (HNC)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment maximal standardized uptake value of the primary tumor predicts outcome to radiotherapy in patients with pharyngeal cancer
    Shih Chieh Lin
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung Taiwan
    J Radiat Res 53:462-8. 2012
    ..Patients with a large tumor volume or a higher SUVp-max should be considered for requiring more aggressive treatment approaches...
  22. doi request reprint Meta-analysis study of lymph node staging by 18 F-FDG PET/CT scan in non-small cell lung cancer: comparison of TB and non-TB endemic regions
    Chih Ying Liao
    Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, Taichung Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Institute of Integrated Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 81:3518-23. 2012
    ..This study systematically reviews the literature regarding the diagnostic performance of PET/CT in lymph node staging of patients with NSCLC, and determines its pooled sensitivity and specificity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Utility of FDG-PET for investigating unexplained serum AFP elevation in patients with suspected hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei and China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 25:4719-25. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Application of PET and PEt/CT imaging for cancer screening
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 24:4103-8. 2004
    ..The use of ultrasound and tumor markers may complement the PET scan in cancer screening for hepatic and urologic neoplasms...
  25. ncbi request reprint Limited value of 18F-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography to detect hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus carriers
    Long Bin Jeng
    Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:2154-6. 2003
    ..The differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma from benign liver diseases in hepatitis B virus carriers by imaging studies based upon morphological aspects can be difficult...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance associated protein gene expression on Tc-99m MIBI imaging in hepatocellular carcinoma
    Chi Sen Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Department of Internal Medicine, Chung San Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Nucl Med Biol 30:111-7. 2003
    ..The result of Tc-99m MIBI imaging is more related to the expression of Pgp than MRP gene. It is possible that other membrane transporters as well as Pgp and MRP are involved in the efflux of Tc-99m MIBI...
  27. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of technetium-99m tetrofosmin scintimammography to detect breast cancer in mammographically dense breasts
    Mei Due Yang
    Department of Surgery, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:518-23. 2002
    ..In conclusion, Tc-TF scintimammography is a useful tool for detecting breast cancer in patients with indeterminate mammograms because of mammographically dense breasts...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fluorine-18 FDG-PET in detecting local recurrence and distant metastases in breast cancer--Taiwanese experiences
    Wan Yu Lin
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Department of Radiological Technology, Chung Tai College of Medical Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:725-9. 2002
    ..3, 85.2, and 84.4%, respectively. The FDG-PET is a useful diagnostic tool in detecting local recurrence, axillary LN involvement, and distant metastasis...
  29. pmc The clinical application of 4D 18F-FDG PET/CT on gross tumor volume delineation for radiotherapy planning in esophageal squamous cell cancer
    Yao Ching Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Radiat Res 53:594-600. 2012
    ..57). The auto-contouring function of the SUV threshold has the potential to assist in contouring the GTV. The SUV threshold setting of SUV 20% or SUV 2.5 achieves the optimal correlation of tumor length, VR, and CI using 4D-PET/CT images...
  30. doi request reprint Clinically unrecognized pulmonary aspiration during gastrointestinal endoscopy with sedation: a potential pitfall interfering the performance of 18F-FDG PET for cancer screening
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, and Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, China Medical University, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 80:e510-5. 2011
    ..The current studies aimed to analyze the incidence and the clinical relevance of this pulmonary finding...
  31. doi request reprint Which FDG/PET parameters of the primary tumors in colon or sigmoid cancer provide the best correlation with the pathological findings?
    Shang Wen Chen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 82:e405-10. 2013
    ..To compare (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxdeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) related parameters of primary colon or sigmoid cancer (CSC) with pathological findings...
  32. ncbi request reprint A trial of single photon emission computed tomography of the liver with technetium-99m tetrofosmin to detect hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yung Jen Ho
    Department of Radiology, China Medical College Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 23:1743-6. 2003
    ..In this preliminary report, Tc-TF liver SPECT imaging is not a sensitive method to detect HCC. However, further studies are necessary to analyze the correlation of Tc-TF liver imaging findings and the MDR gene Pgp expression in HCC...
  33. ncbi request reprint Positive correlation between standardized uptake values of FDG uptake in the stomach and the value of the C-13 urea breath test
    Chun Yi Lin
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 31:792-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between standardized uptake values (SUVs) of FDG uptake in the stomach and the value of the C-13 urea breath test (UBT)...
  34. doi request reprint Analysis of Parkinson's disease and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Li Min Sun
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuoying Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Neuroepidemiology 37:114-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible association between PD and malignancy in Taiwan...
  35. ncbi request reprint Use of pretreatment metabolic tumor volumes on PET-CT to predict the survival of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus treated by curative surgery
    Weng Yoon Shum
    Department of Oncology, Jen Ai Hospital Ta Li, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Anticancer Res 32:4163-8. 2012
    ..To investigate the prognostic role of the pretreatment metabolic tumor volume (MTV) as determined by Positron emission tomography--computed tomography (PET-CT) in patients with esophageal cancer undergoing curative surgery...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the expression of P-glycoprotein, Ki-67, and P-53 to technetium-99m tetrofosmin mammoscintigraphic findings
    Tse Jia Liu
    Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:199-205. 2002
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  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk of cancer of focal thyroid incidentaloma identified by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for cancer screening in healthy subjects
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 25:1421-6. 2005
    ..The small size and moderate FDG uptake of thyroid incidentalomas per se cannot guarantee low risk in incidentally found thyroid cancers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Comparison between technetium-99m hexamethylpropyleneamineoxide labeled white blood cell abdomen scan and abdominal sonography to detect appendicitis in children with an atypical clinical presentation
    Chen Chang Chang
    Department of Surgery, China Medical College Hospital, No 2 Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:426-9. 2003
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Detection of cervical lymph node metastases in nasopharyngeal carcinomas: comparison with technetium-99m tetrofosmin single photon emission computed tomography and with magnetic resonance imaging
    Chia Jaan Tai
    Department of Otolaryngology, China Medical College Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 23:719-22. 2003
    ..The combined use of Tc-99m TF SPECT and MRI could significantly increase the accuracy compared with the single use of either Tc-99m TF SPECT or MRI to detect cervical LN metastases in NPC...
  40. ncbi request reprint Differentiation of low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma and high-grade gastric MALT lymphoma: the clinical value of Ga-67 citrate scintigraphy--a pilot study
    Chang Hu Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:939-43. 2002
    ..However, further investigation is needed to understand the relationship between the uptake of Ga-67 citrate in gastric MALT lymphoma and transformation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Detecting breast cancer in mammographically dense breasts: comparing technetium-99m tetrofosmin mammoscintigraphy and ultrasonography
    Hwei Chung Wang
    Department of Comprehensive Breast Service and Surgery, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 20:932-8. 2002
    ..However, due to its higher specificity, Tc-TF mammoscintigraphy is useful to confirm the ultrasonographic findings...
  42. ncbi request reprint Differentiation of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia: the clinical value of 201Tl SPECT--a pilot study
    Ching Chiang Yang
    Departments of Urology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Ann Nucl Med 17:521-4. 2003
    ..The purpose of this preliminary study was to evaluate the efficacy of 201Tl single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging for differentiating prostate cancer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Improvement of esophageal and gastric motility after 2-week treatment of oral erythromycin in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
    Chwen Tzuei Chang
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Diabetes Complications 17:141-4. 2003
    ..1 to 121.5+/-21.3 mg/dl (P value <.05). We conclude that a 2-week treatment course of oral erythromycin can significantly improve esophageal and gastric motility which results in a better control of blood sugar in patients with NIDDM...
  44. ncbi request reprint Tc-99m (V) DMSA scintigraphy in malignant lymphoma: a negative report
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 27:845. 2002
  45. pmc A nationwide population-based cohort study: will anxiety disorders increase subsequent cancer risk?
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e36370. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible association between malignancy and anxiety disorders (AD) in Taiwan...
  46. ncbi request reprint The role of thallium-201 whole body scan with pelvic SPECT in patients with uterine cervical cancer treated by radiation therapy: a preliminary report
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Radiation Therapy and Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Ann Nucl Med 17:613-7. 2003
    ..However, further studies including more cases and longer follow-up are needed...
  47. doi request reprint Use of FDG-PET or PET/CT to detect recurrent colorectal cancer in patients with elevated CEA: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yu Yu Lu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1039-47. 2013
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  48. ncbi request reprint Abnormal FDG PET imaging in tuberculosis appearing like lymphoma
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 29:124. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Detection of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomas with thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography in patients with indeterminate magnetic resonance imaging findings after radiotherapy
    Chih Jaan Tai
    Department of Otolaryngology, China Medical College Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Head Neck 25:227-31. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of thallium-201 (Tl-201) single-photon emission CT (SPECT) to detect recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) when MRI findings are indeterminate...
  50. ncbi request reprint The use of dual phase 201Tl SPECT for differentiating pulmonary malignancies from benign lesions
    Yang Hao Yu
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 34:445-51. 2004
    ..This study examines the usefulness of thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography ((201)Tl SPECT) in differentiating pulmonary malignancies from benign lesions by using dual phase (201)Tl scintigraphy...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ga-67 scintigraphy in primary cervical lymphoma
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 28:869-70. 2003
  52. pmc Meta-analysis of the diagnostic performance of [18F]FDG-PET and PET/CT in renal cell carcinoma
    Hsin Yi Wang
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan H Y Wang and W Y Lin contributed equally to this work
    Cancer Imaging 12:464-74. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether the integration of computed tomography (CT) scans with the PET system could increase the applicability of FDG-PET for RCC...
  53. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of preoperative metabolic tumor volumes on PET-CT in predicting disease-free survival of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Yin Lin
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Anticancer Res 32:5087-91. 2012
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis of pretherapeutic lymph node staging of colorectal cancer by 18F-FDG PET or PET/CT
    Yu Yu Lu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Nucl Med Commun 33:1127-33. 2012
    ..However, 18F-FDG PET (PET/CT) could be used to strengthen the possibility of suspected metastatic lymph nodes detected by other imaging modalities...
  55. doi request reprint Meta-analysis: comparison of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography and bone scintigraphy in the detection of bone metastasis in patients with lung cancer
    Ming Che Chang
    Nuclear Medicine Department, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan
    Acad Radiol 19:349-57. 2012
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Benzodiazepine use possibly increases cancer risk: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Taiwan
    Chia Hung Kao
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:e555-60. 2012
    ..To evaluate the possible association between benzodiazepine use and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan...
  57. doi request reprint Malignancies associated with systemic lupus erythematosus in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Rheumatol Int 32:773-8. 2012
    ..99-1.59] and was significantly higher for developing prostate cancer (adjusted HR = 3.78, 95% CI = 1.30-11.0). Our study unexpectedly found that Taiwanese patients with SLE have a higher risk to develop prostate cancer...
  58. doi request reprint Sex- and age-related differences in brain FDG metabolism of healthy adults: an SPM analysis
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Neuroimaging 22:21-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of our study was aimed to analyze the sex- and age-related differences of brain metabolism in healthy individuals...
  59. ncbi request reprint Fusion images of Tl-201 SPECT and FDG PET with CT in detection of cervical carcinoma with bladder invasion
    Kuo Yang Yen
    Departments of Nuclear Medicine and the PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 30:278-80. 2005
    ..This noninvasive image technique may become a valuable alternative to identify bladder invasion in cervical cancer...
  60. doi request reprint Unexpected findings on gallium-67 scintigraphy: detection of undifferentiated endometrial stromal sarcoma
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:132-3. 2011
    ..This case demonstrated the usefulness of gallium-67 scintigraphy in the detection of the primary disease and the evaluation of the metastatic disease...
  61. doi request reprint Utility of TL-201 SPECT in clarifying false-positive FDG-PET findings due to osteoradionecrosis in head and neck cancer
    Chih Hsiu Wang
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Head Neck 32:1648-54. 2010
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of skeletal tuberculosis with Tc-99m (V) DMSA scintigraphy and a negative Ga-67 scan
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 27:539. 2002
  63. doi request reprint Urinary tract infection increases subsequent urinary tract cancer risk: a population-based cohort study
    Li Min Sun
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Cancer Sci 104:619-23. 2013
    ..66; 95% confidence interval, 3.55-6.10). Further analyses indicated that risks are potentially related to the level of the lesion site. This study indicated that patients with UTI had a higher risk of developing UTC...
  64. ncbi request reprint Detection of recurrent or residual nasopharyngeal carcinomas after radiotherapy with technetium-99m tetrofosmin single photon emission computed tomography and comparison with computed tomography--a preliminary study
    Chih Jaan Tai
    Department of Otolaryngology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cancer Invest 21:536-41. 2003
    ..However, further studies, including a larger NPC patient population, are warranted to determine the exact role and clinical usefulness of Tc-TF SPECT to differentiate benign lesions and recurrent/residual NPC...
  65. ncbi request reprint Ga-67 scintigraphy in multicentric Castleman's disease
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 27:900. 2002
  66. ncbi request reprint Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma of the lung detected with Ga-67 SPECT imaging
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 27:604. 2002
  67. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection on Ga-67 citrate scintigraphy
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 27:666. 2002
  68. ncbi request reprint Esophageal cancer detected by Tl-201 chest SPECT
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 28:77. 2003
  69. doi request reprint Accuracy of whole-body FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT in M staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ming Che Chang
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Changhua Christian Hospital, No 135, Nanxiao Street, Changhua 500, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 82:366-73. 2013
    ..A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) or PET/CT in M staging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
  70. doi request reprint Potential value of dual-time-point ¹⁸F-FDG PET compared with initial single-time-point imaging in differentiating malignant from benign pulmonary nodules: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yu yi Lin
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Nucl Med Commun 33:1011-8. 2012
    ..Further prospective research is required to better define the potential benefits of DTP 18F-FDG PET imaging...
  71. pmc A population-based nested case-control study in taiwan: use of 5α-reductase inhibitors did not decrease prostate cancer risk in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia
    Ji An Liang
    Institute of Clinical Medicine Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Oncologist 17:986-91. 2012
    ..This study explored a possible association between the use of the 5ARIs finasteride and dutasteride and the subsequent risk of prostate cancer or other cancers...
  72. doi request reprint Clinical usefulness of dual-time FDG PET-CT in assessment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Weng Yoon Shum
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 81:1024-8. 2012
    ....
  73. doi request reprint The analysis of depression and subsequent cancer risk in Taiwan
    Ji An Liang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:473-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between depression and cancer risk in Taiwan...
  74. doi request reprint Condyloma mistaken for stool contamination in a human immunodeficiency virus patient by gallium-67 scintigraphy
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Am J Med Sci 339:83-5. 2010
    ..It is worth noting that a thorough literature search of the available databases to date failed to retrieve any case reports of condyloma with representative gallium-67 scintigraphic images...
  75. doi request reprint A mimic of breast lymphoma: extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease
    Yu Chin Wu
    Departmentsof Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Am J Med Sci 339:282-4. 2010
    ..However, the lump persisted and did not respond to the therapy. She was treated with lumpectomy of the recurrent right breast lesion at her request for cosmetic reasons and has regular postoperative follow-up for the last 2 years...
  76. doi request reprint Synchronous squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus and renal pelvis
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:e171-4. 2011
    ..Subsequently, the renal pelvic lesion was confirmed as squamous cell carcinoma. However, a primary tumor rather than metastasis in the renal pelvis was considered according to the histologic characteristics and radiologic findings...
  77. doi request reprint Clinical value of FDG PET or PET/CT in urinary bladder cancer: a systemic review and meta-analysis
    Yu Yu Lu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Eur J Radiol 81:2411-6. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current study was to conduct a systemic review and meta-analysis of the published literature to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FDG PET or PET/CT in urinary bladder cancer...
  78. doi request reprint Parotid gland metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus detected by FDG PET/CT
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 37:1001-2. 2012
    ..The current case adds another differential diagnosis of parotid FDG-avid lesion to the existing literature...
  79. pmc A higher dosage of oral alendronate will increase the subsequent cancer risk of osteoporosis patients in Taiwan: a population-based cohort study
    Wen Yuan Lee
    China Medical University Hospital Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e53032. 2012
    ..Controversy still exists regarding whether alendronate (ALN) use increases the risk of esophageal cancer or breast cancer...
  80. doi request reprint FDG PET/CT of a late-term pregnant woman with breast cancer
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 37:489-91. 2012
    ..60 mGy and 6.29 mGy, respectively. In contrast to the existing few literatures, our case also demonstrated previously unreported uptake in the fetal kidneys...
  81. ncbi request reprint Findings of cerebral metastasis demonstrated on Tc-99m TRODAT-1 SPECT
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 35:107-8. 2010
    ..After detailed survey, it was confirmed as cerebral metastasis from colon cancer. This reminds us to pay more attention to other coincidental findings on routine examinations...
  82. ncbi request reprint Thallium-201 scintigraphy of myxofibrosarcoma
    Yu Chin Wu
    From the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, daggerDivision of Heamatology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, and double daggerDepartment of Pathology, China Medical University Hospital and section signDepartment of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, and paragraph signSchool of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 34:943-5. 2009
    ..Close follow-up with appropriate functional imaging (such as thallium-201 scintigraphy and FDG PET) may aid in the early detection of malignant transformation and metastatic disease...
  83. doi request reprint Mimicry of physiological urinary FDG excretion: squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus metastasizing to psoas muscle
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Departments of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University and Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:36-7. 2011
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis: report of a case of successful treatment with serial FDG-PET follow-up
    Wei Chun Chang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, China Medical University Hospital, No 2 Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, ROC
    J Reprod Med 52:450-2. 2007
    ..This is the first report of successful treatment of a case of choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis using serial 2-(18F)-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) before, during and after treatment...
  85. ncbi request reprint Detection of recurrent or persistent nasopharyngeal carcinomas after radiotherapy with technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography: comparison with 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission
    Chia Hung Kao
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography Center, China Medical College Hospital, No 2 Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Cancer 94:1981-6. 2002
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Rare breast and adrenal gland metastases from small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of uterine cervix
    Te Chun Hsieh
    From the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin Chu Branch, Hsin Chu, Taiwan Departments of Pathology and Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan and School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 37:280-3. 2012
    ..The following pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of rare breast and adrenal gland metastases from small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of uterine cervix...
  87. ncbi request reprint Zolpidem improves neuropsychiatric symptoms and motor dysfunction in a patient with Parkinson's disease after deep brain stimulation
    Hung Yu Huang
    Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Neurol Taiwan 21:84-6. 2012
    ..To illustrate the beneficial effect of zolpidem on the neuropsychiatric and motor symptoms in a patient with Parkinson disease (PD) after bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation...
  88. doi request reprint Shorter-time dual-phase FDG PET/CT in characterizing solid or ground-glass nodules based on surgical results
    Chen Feng Chiu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Imaging 36:509-14. 2012
    ..We compared the accuracy of shorter-time dual-phase (18)F-FDG PET/CT in evaluating 94 different lung nodules classified as solid or ground-glass nodules (GGNs)...
  89. doi request reprint FDG PET or PET/CT for detecting intramedullary and extramedullary lesions in multiple Myeloma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yu Yu Lu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital Biostatistics Center and Graduate Institute of Biostatistics, China
    Clin Nucl Med 37:833-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FDG PET or PET/CT for intramedullary and extramedullary lesions in multiple myeloma...
  90. ncbi request reprint Preliminary study of detecting urothelial malignancy with FDG PET in Taiwanese ESRD patients
    Shung Shung Sun
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R O C
    Anticancer Res 29:3459-63. 2009
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Lower Neck Neurilemmoma Can Masquerade as Lymph Node Metastasis on FDG PET/CT in Patient With Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Te Chun Hsieh
    From the Departments of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Radiology, and Pathology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, and School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan and Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin Chu Branch, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:e217-9. 2011
    ..The subsequent histologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of neurilemmoma...
  92. doi request reprint A rare case of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome imaged with FDG PET/CT and MRI
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University and Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:574-5. 2011
    ..This case of Tolosa-Hunter syndrome with representative (FDG PET/CT) images may imply that FDG PET/CT is a useful tool in detecting and monitoring of this disease...
  93. pmc Correlation between epilepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a population-based cohort study
    I Ching Chou
    Children s Medical Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e57926. 2013
    ..This study presents an evaluation of the bidirectional correlation between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy using 2 cohorts from the same population database...
  94. doi request reprint Bilateral breast uptake demonstrated on FDG PET/CT scans in 3 male patients with hepatocellular carcinomas
    Yu Chin Wu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Hsin Chu Branch, Hsin Chu, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 37:520-1. 2012
    ..All of their scans demonstrated obvious FDG uptake in bilateral breasts. These uptakes might be owing to gynecomastia caused by an increase in free estrogen related to the cirrhotic liver...
  95. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous Rectal Schwannoma and Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Detected on FDG PET/CT
    Yu Chin Wu
    From the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan and School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:948-9. 2011
    ..To our best knowledge, this is the first case of rectal schwannoma with representative FDG PET/CT scan in the literature...
  96. doi request reprint Population-based cohort study on the increase in the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus development from nonapnea sleep disorders
    Yun Ju Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Puli Branch of Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Sleep Med 14:913-8. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to examine if nonapnea sleep disorders increase the risk for DM using a population-based retrospective cohort study from 1997 to 2010...
  97. doi request reprint Less may be as good as more: feasible and effective method to differentiate gastric uptake solely on planar gallium scan in the era of SPECT/CT
    Yu Ren Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 38:557-9. 2013
    ....
  98. doi request reprint A mass resulting from cerebral spinal fluid collection of ventriculopleural shunt: radiographic and radionuclide findings
    Yu Yu Lu
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 38:215-6. 2013
    ..The chest radiograph revealed a mass at the right lung. The mass was a capsular collection of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the right pleural cavity diagnosed based on radionuclide shuntogram findings...
  99. doi request reprint Findings of subdural hematoma on Tc-99m-TRODAT-1 SPECT
    Te Chun Hsieh
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 34:245-6. 2009
    ..This reminds us to be vigilant about other possible coincidental findings on routine examinations...
  100. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of gallbladder function in patients with non-diabetic chronic renal failure by quantitative radionuclide cholescintigraphy
    Min Tsung Kao
    Nephrological Section, Medical Department, China Medical College Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:613-5. 2002
    ..We investigated quantitatively the motor function of the gallbladder in patients with non-diabetic chronic renal failure by the Tc-99m DISIDA cholescintigraphy...
  101. doi request reprint F-18 FDG PET for evaluation of bone marrow involvement in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a meta-analysis
    Yen Kung Chen
    Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Nucl Med 36:553-9. 2011
    ..However, iliac crest BMB is associated with a high rate of false-negative results. We assess the ability of FDG PET or PET/CT scan to ascertain the presence of BM involvement in aggressive and indolent NHL...