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Medical Ultrasonography The present study aims to investigate the pain, anxiety and other factors that are associated with percutaneous computed tomography (CT)- and ultrasound (US)-guided biopsies of tumors. The study prospectively included 60 consecutive patients, of which 24 underwent CT-guided biopsies and 36 US-guided biopsies. The location of targeted tumors was within the thorax, abdomen, pelvis and limbs. READ MORE
International Journal of Vascular Medicine The role for inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in the oncology population is poorly defined. Our primary endpoint was to determine the rate of filter placement in cancer patients without an absolute contraindication to anticoagulation and the rate of recurrent VTE after filter placement in both retrievable and permanent filter groups. READ MORE
Current Opinion in Biotechnology Cryoablation is a hypothermic modality exercised as a focal therapy for annihilating cancer lesions. Its application leaves the ablated tumor in situ, allowing multifarious tumor antigens to be available to the host's immune system. This ensues the activation of innate and adaptive immunity against the tumor antigens. Therefore, cryoablation can be employed as an in vivo vaccination tool to fortify the impact of immunotherapies.READ MORE
European Radiology The objective of this study was to assess the value of qualitative and quantitative MRI radiomics features for noninvasive prediction of immuno-oncologic characteristics and outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).READ MORE
BioMed Research International One reason for the high recurrence and metastatic rates of tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by microwave ablation (MWA) is the presence of residual foci in the tumor due to heat sink effect. Microbubble-enhanced ultrasound (MEUS) can noninvasively disrupt and block the tumor blood perfusion and has the potential to overcome the heat sink effect and enhance the therapeutic effect of MWA. The study aimed at evaluating the potential additional benefit of microbubble-enhanced ultrasound (MEUS) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by microwave ablation (MWA).READ MORE
Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics Early diagnosis of lung cancer via computed tomography can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality rates associated with the pathology. However, search lung nodules is a high complexity task, which affects the success of screening programs. While computer aided detection systems can be used as second observers, they may bias radiologists and introduce significant time overheads. With this in mind, this study assesses the potential of using gaze information for integrating automatic detection systems in the clinical practice.READ MORE