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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432505/3d-double-echo-steady-state-sequence-assessment-of-hip-joint-cartilage-and-labrum-at-3-tesla-comparative-analysis-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-intraoperative-data
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Christoph Schleich, Tobias Hesper, Harish S Hosalkar, Fanni Rettegi, Christoph Zilkens, Rüdiger Krauspe, Gerald Antoch, Bernd Bittersohl
OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of a high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) double-echo steady-state (DESS) sequence with radial imaging at 3 Tesla (T) for evaluating cartilage and labral alterations in the hip. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data obtained at 3 T, including radially reformatted DESS images and intraoperative data of 45 patients (mean age 42 ± 13.7 years) who underwent hip arthroscopy, were compared. The acetabular cartilage and labrum of the upper hemisphere of the acetabulum and the central femoral head cartilage were evaluated...
April 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432504/3t-mri-of-the-knee-with-optimised-isotropic-3d-sequences-accurate-delineation-of-intra-articular-pathology-without-prolonged-acquisition-times
#2
Osamah M Abdulaal, Louise Rainford, Peter MacMahon, Eoin Kavanagh, Marie Galligan, James Cashman, Allison McGee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate optimised isotropic 3D turbo spin echo (TSE) and gradient echo (GRE)-based pulse sequences for visualisation of articular cartilage lesions within the knee joint. METHODS: Optimisation of experimental imaging sequences was completed using healthy volunteers (n=16) with a 3-Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. Imaging of patients with knee cartilage abnormalities (n=57) was then performed. Acquired sequences included 3D proton density-weighted (PDW) TSE (SPACE) with and without fat-suppression (FS), and T2*W GRE (TrueFISP) sequences, with acquisition times of 6:51, 6:32 and 5:35 min, respectively...
April 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409358/added-value-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-cholangiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-post-transplant-biliary-complications
#3
Sonja Kinner, Tilman B Schubert, Adnan Said, Joshua D Mezrich, Scott B Reeder
OBJECTIVES: Biliary complications after liver transplantation (LT) are common. This study aimed to ascertain the value of gadoxetic acid-enhanced T1-weighted (T1w) magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) to evaluate anastomotic strictures (AS), non-anastomotic strictures (NAS) and biliary casts (BC). METHODS: Sixty liver-transplanted patients with suspicion of biliary complications and T2w-MRCP and T1w-MRC followed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) were analysed...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409357/diffusion-weighted-mri-to-assess-response-to-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-main-interpretation-pitfalls-and-their-use-for-teaching
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Doenja M J Lambregts, Miriam M van Heeswijk, Andrea Delli Pizzi, Saskia G C van Elderen, Luisa Andrade, Nicky H G M Peters, Peter A M Kint, Margreet Osinga-de Jong, Shandra Bipat, Rik Ooms, Max J Lahaye, Monique Maas, Geerard L Beets, Frans C H Bakers, Regina G H Beets-Tan
OBJECTIVES: To establish the most common image interpretation pitfalls for non-expert readers using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to assess response to chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer and to explore the use of these pitfalls in an expert teaching setting. METHODS: Two independent non-expert readers (R1 and R2) scored the restaging DW MRI scans (b1,000 DWI, in conjunction with ADC maps and T2-W MRI scans for anatomical reference) in 100 patients for the likelihood of a complete response versus residual tumour using a five-point confidence score...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409356/flair-to-visualize-veins-in-white-matter-lesions-a-new-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-multiple-sclerosis
#5
T Campion, R J P Smith, D R Altmann, G C Brito, B P Turner, J Evanson, I C George, P Sati, D S Reich, M E Miquel, K Schmierer
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential of a post-processing technique combining FLAIR and T2* (FLAIR*) to distinguish between lesions caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) in a clinical setting. METHODS: FLAIR and T2* head datasets acquired at 3T of 25 people with relapsing MS (pwRMS) and ten with pwSVD were used. After post-processing, FLAIR* maps were used to determine the proportion of white matter lesions (WML) showing the 'vein in lesion' sign (VIL), a characteristic histopathological feature of MS plaques...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409355/percutaneous-mr-guided-focal-cryoablation-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer-following-radiation-therapy-retrospective-analysis-of-iceball-margins-and-outcomes
#6
Christiaan G Overduin, Sjoerd F M Jenniskens, J P Michiel Sedelaar, Joyce G R Bomers, Jurgen J Fütterer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate iceball margins after magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focal salvage prostate cryoablation and determine the correlation with local outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 47 patients that underwent percutaneous MR-guided focal cryoablation for biopsy-proven locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary radiotherapy. Preprocedural diagnostic and intraprocedural MR images were analysed to derive three-directional iceball margins...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409354/retrosplenial-cortical-thinning-as-a-possible-major-contributor-for-cognitive-impairment-in-hiv-patients
#7
Na-Young Shin, Jinwoo Hong, Jun Yong Choi, Seung-Koo Lee, Soo Mee Lim, Uicheul Yoon
OBJECTIVES: To identify brain cortical regions relevant to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) in HIV patients. METHODS: HIV patients with HAND (n = 10), those with intact cognition (HIV-IC; n = 12), and age-matched, seronegative controls (n = 11) were recruited. All participants were male and underwent 3-dimensional T1-weighted imaging. Both vertex-wise and region of interest (ROI) analyses were performed to analyse cortical thickness. RESULTS: Compared to controls, both HIV-IC and HAND showed decreased cortical thickness mainly in the bilateral primary sensorimotor areas, extending to the prefrontal and parietal cortices...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401339/evaluation-of-the-r2-value-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-with-respect-to-hypoxic-related-prognostic-factors-using-iterative-decomposition-of-water-and-fat-with-echo-asymmetry-and-least-squares-emission-ideal
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Mari Miyata, Takatoshi Aoki, Shohei Shimajiri, Atsuji Matsuyama, Shunsuke Kinoshita, Masami Fujii, Takefumi Katsuki, Yuzuru Inoue, Yoshika Nagata, Yuko Tashima, Yukunori Korogi
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the R2* value obtained by iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least-squares emission (IDEAL) with fibrotic focus (FF), microvessel density and hypoxic biomarker (HIF-1α) in breast carcinoma. METHODS: Forty-two patients who were diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast underwent breast MRI including IDEAL before surgery. The entire region of interest (ROI) was delineated on the R2* map, and average tumour R2* value was calculated for each ROI...
April 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396997/diffusion-weighted-dw-mri-in-lung-cancers-adc-test-retest-repeatability
#9
Alex Weller, Marianthi Vasiliki Papoutsaki, John C Waterton, Arturo Chiti, Sigrid Stroobants, Joost Kuijer, Matthew Blackledge, Veronica Morgan, Nandita M deSouza
PURPOSE: To determine the test-retest repeatability of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) measurements across institutions and MRI vendors, plus investigate the effect of post-processing methodology on measurement precision. METHODS: Thirty malignant lung lesions >2 cm in size (23 patients) were scanned on two occasions, using echo-planar-Diffusion-Weighted (DW)-MRI to derive whole-tumour ADC (b = 100, 500 and 800smm(-2)). Scanning was performed at 4 institutions (3 MRI vendors)...
April 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396996/ultrasound-positive-predictive-values-by-bi-rads-categories-3-5-for-solid-masses-an-independent-reader-study
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A Thomas Stavros, Andrea G Freitas, Giselle G N deMello, Lora Barke, Dennis McDonald, Terese Kaske, Ducly Wolverton, Arnold Honick, Daniela Stanzani, Adriana H Padovan, Ana Paula C Moura, Marilia C V de Campos
OBJECTIVE: We assessed multiple readers' positive predictive values (PPVs) for ACR BI-RADS 3, 4a, 4b, 4c and 5 masses on ultrasound (US) pre- and post-proposed guidelines. METHODS: This retrospective, IRB-approved study included four American and four non-American readers who assigned BI-RADS categories for US images of 374 biopsy-proved masses. Readers were offered guidelines and re-classified the masses. We assessed readers' abilities to achieve ACR benchmarks BI-RADS categories pre- and post-guidelines...
April 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396995/mid-term-outcomes-after-percutaneous-cryoablation-of-symptomatic-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-comparison-with-surgery-alone-in-a-single-institution
#11
Julie Maillot, Jean Luc Brun, Vincent Dubuisson, Marc Bazot, Nicolas Grenier, François H Cornelis
OBJECTIVES: To compare the outcomes of percutaneous image-guided cryoablation of symptomatic abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) versus surgery alone. METHODS: From 2004 to 2016, cryoablation or surgery alone was performed under local (n = 5) or general anaesthesia (n = 15) for AWE in a single institution in 7 (mean age, 36.1 years) and 13 (mean age, 31.9 years) patients, respectively. Fifteen lesions were treated by cryoablation (mean size, 2.3 cm; range, 0...
April 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396994/identifying-the-white-matter-impairments-among-art-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-patients-a-multivariate-pattern-analysis-of-dti-data
#12
Zhenchao Tang, Zhenyu Liu, Ruili Li, Xin Yang, Xingwei Cui, Shuo Wang, Dongdong Yu, Hongjun Li, Enqing Dong, Jie Tian
OBJECTIVE: To identify the white matter (WM) impairments of the antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve HIV patients by conducting a multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) data METHODS: We enrolled 33 ART-naïve HIV patients and 32 Normal controls in the current study. Firstly, the DTI metrics in whole brain WM tracts were extracted for each subject and feed into the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operators procedure (LASSO)-Logistic regression model to identify the impaired WM tracts...
April 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386721/multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-prostate-with-computer-aided-detection-experienced-observer-performance-study
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Valentina Giannini, Simone Mazzetti, Enrico Armando, Silvia Carabalona, Filippo Russo, Alessandro Giacobbe, Giovanni Muto, Daniele Regge
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of experienced readers in detecting prostate cancer (PCa) using likelihood maps generated by a CAD system with that of unassisted interpretation of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI). METHODS: Three experienced radiologists reviewed mp-MRI prostate cases twice. First, readers observed CAD marks on a likelihood map and classified as positive those suspicious for cancer. After 6 weeks, radiologists interpreted mp-MRI examinations unassisted, using their favourite protocol...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386720/subcentimeter-hypervascular-nodules-with-typical-imaging-findings-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-outcomes-of-early-treatment-and-watchful-waiting
#14
Jung Han Woo, Kyoung Doo Song, Seong Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVES: To compare treatment outcomes of subcentimeter hypervascular nodules at high risk for developing into hepatocellular carcinomas (SHNHR) between early treatment and watchful waiting until progression to overt hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) groups. METHODS: SHNHRs were defined as subcentimeter hypervascular nodules with the usual imaging features of HCC on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Among 63 patients with 74 SHNHRs, 27 (37 SHNHRs) received early treatment (treatment of < 1 cm nodules), and 36 (37 SHNHRs) underwent watchful waiting until progression to overt HCC...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386719/ct-and-histopathologic-characteristics-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-pure-ground-glass-nodules-10-mm-or-less-in-diameter
#15
Fang Wu, Shu-Ping Tian, Xin Jin, Rui Jing, Yue-Qing Yang, Mei Jin, Shao-Hong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate CT and histopathologic features of lung adenocarcinoma with pure ground-glass nodule (pGGN) ≤10 mm in diameter. METHODS: CT appearances of 148 patients (150 lesions) who underwent curative resection of lung adenocarcinoma with pGGN ≤10 mm (25 atypical adenomatous hyperplasias, 42 adenocarcinoma in situs, 38 minimally invasive adenocarcinomas, and 45 invasive pulmonary adenocarcinomas) were analyzed for lesion size, density, bubble-like sign, air bronchogram, vessel changes, margin, and tumour-lung interface...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386718/globus-pallidus-mr-signal-abnormalities-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-or-porto-systemic-shunting
#16
Sylviane Hanquinet, Claire Morice, Delphine S Courvoisier, Vladimir Cousin, Mehrak Anooshiravani, Laura Merlini, Valérie A McLin
OBJECTIVES: Detection of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in children is difficult. We aimed to assess the changes in imaging of the central nervous system in children with chronic liver disease using MR imaging, diffusion, and (1)H -spectroscopy. METHODS: Forty three children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting (111.4±56.9 months) and 24 controls (72.0±51.8 months) underwent brain MRI/spectroscopy on a 1.5T to examine T1, T2, ADC, Cho/Cr, ml/Cr, Glx/Cr ratio spectroscopy in the globus pallidus...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386717/co-registration-of-pre-operative-ct-with-ex-vivo-surgically-excised-ground-glass-nodules-to-define-spatial-extent-of-invasive-adenocarcinoma-on-in-vivo-imaging-a-proof-of-concept-study
#17
Mirabela Rusu, Prabhakar Rajiah, Robert Gilkeson, Michael Yang, Christopher Donatelli, Rajat Thawani, Frank J Jacono, Philip Linden, Anant Madabhushi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an approach for radiology-pathology fusion of ex vivo histology of surgically excised pulmonary nodules with pre-operative CT, to radiologically map spatial extent of the invasive adenocarcinomatous component of the nodule. METHODS: Six subjects (age: 75 ± 11 years) with pre-operative CT and surgically excised ground-glass nodules (size: 22.5 ± 5.1 mm) with a significant invasive adenocarcinomatous component (>5 mm) were included...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386716/importance-of-variants-in-cerebrovascular-anatomy-for-potential-retrograde-embolization-in-cryptogenic-stroke
#18
Michael Markl, Edouard Semaan, LeRoy Stromberg, James Carr, Shyam Prabhakaran, Jeremy Collins
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that variants in cerebrovascular anatomy will affect the number of patients demonstrating a plausible retrograde embolization mechanism from plaques in the descending aorta (DAo). METHODS: Thirty-five patients (aged 63 ± 17 years) with cryptogenic stroke underwent 4D flow MRI for the assessment of aortic 3D blood flow and MR angiography for the evaluation of circle of Willis, posterior circulation, and aortic arch architecture...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382537/delayed-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-known-or-suspected-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-feasibility-study
#19
Tadao Aikawa, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Masanao Naya, Hiroshi Ohira, Ayako Sugimoto, Ichizo Tsujino, Masahiko Obara, Osamu Manabe, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic value of delayed contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DE-CT) for cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) in patients with or without implantable devices, including a quantitative comparison with late gadolinium enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR). METHODS: Twenty-four patients (mean age, 64 ± 9 years; 17 women) with known or suspected CS underwent retrospective electrocardiogram-gated DE-CT at 80 kV with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction...
April 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382536/follow-up-assessment-of-coiled-intracranial-aneurysms-using-zte-mra-as-compared-with-tof-mra-a-preliminary-image-quality-study
#20
Song'an Shang, Jing Ye, Xianfu Luo, Jianxun Qu, Yong Zhen, Jingtao Wu
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess coiled intracranial aneurysms using a novel non-contrast enhanced zero echo time (zTE) MR angiography (MRA) method, and compare its image quality with time-of-flight (TOF) MRA, using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as reference. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (10 males and 15 females; age 53.96 ± 12.46 years) were enrolled in this monocentric study. MRA sequences were performed 24 h before DSA. Susceptibility artefact intensity and flow signal within the parent artery were carried out using a 4-point scale...
April 5, 2017: European Radiology
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