Roland Talanow

Lincoln College USA, Lincoln, Illinois, United States

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Publications (41)21.31 Total impact

  • Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This article introduces the new Continuing Medical Education (CME) section of the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports. This section provides SA-CMEs which are a new requirement for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and other medical specialties.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2014; 8(1):47-8.
  • R Talanow, H Vieweg, R Andresen
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    ABSTRACT: We present a case of late breast cancer metastasis over 15 years since the initial diagnosis which was highly unusual because of its solitary aspect with no other evidence of the disease and its uncommon localization in the esophagus. With a history of breast cancer, several differential diagnoses for suspicious space-occupying masses need to be considered, like radiation-induced cancer or multiple neoplasm. A multimodal diagnostic approach can lead to the correct diagnosis. Endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) including EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA), CT and PET/CT findings are provided.
    Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 07/2013; 51(7):635-637. · 1.41 Impact Factor
  • András Székely, Roland Talanow, Péter Bágyi
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Smartphones are phone devices that may also be used for browsing, navigation and running smaller computer programs called applications. One may consider them as compact personal computers which are primarily to be used for making phone calls. Tablets or "tablet PCs" are fully functioning standalone computers the size of a thin LCD monitor that use the screen itself for control and data input. Both of these devices may be categorized based on the mobile operating system that they use. The aim of this study is to illustrate how smartphones and tablets can be used by diagnostic imaging professionals, radiographers and residents, and to introduce relevant applications that are available for their field. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search was performed on iTunes, Android Market, Blackberry App World, and Windows Phone Marketplace for mobile applications pertinent to the field of diagnostic imaging. The following terms were applied for the search strategy: (1) radiology, (2) X-ray, (3) ultrasound, (4) MRI, (5) CT, (6) radiographer, (7) nuclear medicine. Two radiologists and one radiology resident reviewed the results. Our review was limited to english-language software. Additional applications were identified by reviewing the list of similar software provided in the description of each application. We downloaded and installed all applications that appeared relevant to an appropriate mobile phone or tablet device. RESULTS: We identified and reviewed a total of 102 applications. We ruled out 1 non-English application and 20 other applications that were created for entertainment purposes. Thus our final list includes 81 applications in the following five categories: diagnostic reading, decision support applications, medical books, interactive encyclopedias, and journal reading programs. CONCLUSION: Smartphones and tablets offer new opportunities for diagnostic imaging practitioners; these easy-to-use devices equipped with excellent display may be used for diagnostic reading, reference, learning, consultation, and for communication with patients.
    European journal of radiology 01/2013; · 2.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chondrosarcoma of the mandible is rare, especially in children. The available literature consists mostly of a few case reports which are partly integrated in small studies. Growing this small pool of literature is helpful in solidifying knowledge about this disease and facilitating appropriate treatment for children. Therefore, we present such a case in a 12-year-old boy, exhibit comprehensive and relevant information concerning this entity, and discuss our findings in the context of other publications.
    Case reports in pediatrics. 01/2013; 2013:837617.
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    Roland Talanow, Hendryk Vieweg, Reimer Andresen
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    ABSTRACT: We present an unusual case of a biopsy-proven Mycobacterium chelonae infection (MCI) of skin and soft tissue, which led to osteomyelitis in a 55-year-old Caucasian male. We provide clinical data and discussion about MCI and its diagnostic workup and demonstrate comprehensive imaging findings, including clinical pictures, radiographs, three-phase bone scintigraphy, and combined SPECT/CT findings of this entity, which have not yet been presented in the medical literature.
    Case reports in infectious diseases. 01/2013; 2013:528795.
  • Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted on or after January 1, 2013 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 12/2012; 6(12):51-2.
  • Roland Talanow, Frederik Giesel
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    ABSTRACT: This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2012 to the high quality and success of this journal.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 12/2012; 6(12):53-5.
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted after January 20, 2012 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2012; 6(1):38.
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    ABSTRACT: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with a propensity for extranodal involvement. The role of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in common types of lymphoma has been well-established. However, there is limited information in the literature about the utility of FDG-PET imaging in patients who have MCL. The aim of this study was to determine the role of FDG-PET imaging in assessment of disease activity in MCL compared with conventional imaging techniques such as computerized tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (CT/MRI). FDG-PET images of 20 patients with MCL who were referred to our center for assessment of extent of disease were reviewed retrospectively. The FDG-PET findings were compared with those of CT/MRI and were correlated with clinical information, histopathology, and outcome. The diagnostic sensitivity for PET was 90% (17/19), and specificity was 100% (1/1). For CT/MRI, the sensitivity was 87% (14/16) and specificity was 50% (2/4). PET was better than CT/MRI in detecting nodal involvement. With respect to extranodal involvement, PET detected more cases of spleen involvement than CT/MRI. PET was equivalent to conventional imaging in detecting bowel involvement. PET imaging has a high sensitivity in detecting both nodal and extranodal involvement in patients who have MCL. Based on the available data in patients who had other subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the specificity of PET also appears to be superior to anatomic imaging techniques. FDG-PET imaging may prove to be the single most effective method for detection.
    Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia 06/2011; 11(3):261-6.
  • Roland Talanow, Sankaran Shrikanthan
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    ABSTRACT: A 45-year-old man with history of B-cell lymphoma and new back pain underwent PET/CT that showed tracer uptake in multiple lumbosacral nerve roots, concerning for neurolymphomatosis. Histology after lumbar puncture revealed lymphoma involvement in the central nervous system. After cycle 3 of chemotherapy (RICE), restaging PET/CT (2 months after initial PET/CT) showed resolution of all abnormalities including nerve root uptake. Maximum standardized uptake value was 2.4 (equivalent to background level; prechemotherapy max SUV was 7.2; both SUVs were measured after time of flight (TOF) reconstruction). A subsequent cerebrospinal fluid analysis was negative for malignant cells consistent with response to treatment. This case is of particular interest, because we can demonstrate the utility of PET/CT imaging in nerve root neurolymphomatosis and are able to evaluate the therapy response by comparing tracer uptake on pre- with postchemotherapy imaging.
    Clinical nuclear medicine 05/2011; 36(5):389-91. · 3.92 Impact Factor
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: An objective tool is desired, which optimally prepares for Radiology boards examination. Such program should prepare examinees with pertinent radiological contents and simulations as expected in the real examination. Many countries require written boards examinations for Radiology certification eligibility. No objective measure exists to tell if the examinee is ready to pass the exam or not. Time pressure and computer environment might be unfamiliar to examinees. Traditional preparation lectures don't simulate the "real" Radiology exam because they don't provide the special environment with multiple choice questions and timing. This online program consists of 4 parts. The entry section allows to create questions with additional fields for comprehensive information. Sections include Pediatrics/Mammography/GI/IR/Nucs/Thoracic/Musculoskeletal/GU/Neuro/Ultrasound/Cardiac/OB/GYN and Miscellaneous. Experienced radiologists and educators evaluate and release/delete these entries in the administrator section. In the exam section users can create (un)timed customized exams for individual needs and learning pace. Exams can either include all sections or only specific sections to gear learning towards areas with weaker performance. Comprehensive statistics unveil the user's strengths and weaknesses to help focussing on "weak" areas. In the search section a comprehensive search and review can be performed by searching the entire database for keywords/topics or only searching within specific sections. www.RadiologyBoards.org is a new working concept of Radiology boards preparation to detect and improve the examinee's weaknesses and finally to increase the examinee's confidence level for the final exam. It is beneficial for Radiology residents and also board certified radiologists to refresh/maintain radiological knowledge.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2011; 5(2):23-30.
  • Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This article describes updates on author guidelines for manuscripts submitted after February 1st 2011 to the interactive Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2011; 5(1):30-3.
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    Roland Talanow, Frederik Giesel
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    ABSTRACT: This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2011 to the high quality and success of this journal.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2011; 5(12):1-3.
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2011, summarizing the journal's experience, demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports and journal updates planned for the year 2012.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2011; 5(12):4-6.
  • Clinical nuclear medicine 07/2010; 35(7):550-1. · 3.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The rapid increase in the use of radiology and related exams and procedures has led to a concomitant increase in associated radiation risk. An application for the iPhone and iPod Touch called 'Radiation Passport' is described, which provides radiation dose estimates and associated cancer risks (non fatal and fatal) and serves as a method by which to track an individual's cumulative exposure.
    Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR 04/2010; 7(4):277-80.
  • Roland Talanow, Sankaran Shrikanthan
    Journal of Nuclear Medicine 03/2010; 51(4):662; author reply 662. · 5.77 Impact Factor
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2009, summarizing the journal's experience and demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2010; 4(1):3-4.
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This article focuses on Radiology Olympics (www.RadiologyOlympics.com) - a collaboration with the international Radiology community for Radiology education, Radiolopolis (www.Radiolopolis.com). The Radiology Olympics honour the movers and shakers in Radiology education and offer an easy to use platform for educating medical professionals based on Radiology cases.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2010; 4(10):32-4.
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    Roland Talanow
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    ABSTRACT: This is a quick retrospective view back to the year 2010, summarizing the journal's experience and demonstrating submission statistics of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports.
    Journal of Radiology Case Reports 01/2010; 4(12):3-4.

Publication Stats

36 Citations
21.31 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2012–2014
    • Lincoln College USA
      Lincoln, Illinois, United States
  • 2010–2012
    • Lexington Medical Center
      West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • 2007–2010
    • Cleveland Clinic
      • eRadiology
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • 2005
    • University of Leipzig
      Leipzig, Saxony, Germany