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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704281/the-diagnostic-value-of-3-dimensional-sampling-perfection-with-application-optimized-contrasts-using-different-flip-angle-evolutions-space-mri-in-evaluating-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombus
#1
Gang Wu, Ruyi Xie, Xiaoli Zhang, John Morelli, Xu Yan, Xiaolei Zhu, Xiaoming Li
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging utilizing sampling perfection with application optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolutions (SPACE) in detecting deep venous thrombus (DVT) of the lower extremity and evaluating clot burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Ninety-four consecutive patients (42 men, 52 women; age range, 14-87 years; average age, 52...
July 12, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678084/magnetic-resonance-lymphography-at-9-4-t-using-a-gadolinium-based-nanoparticle-in-rats-investigations-in-healthy-animals-and-in-a-hindlimb-lymphedema-model
#2
Andreas Müller, Peter Fries, Bijan Jelvani, François Lux, Claudia E Rübe, Stephanie Kremp, Pietro Giovanoli, Arno Buecker, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke, Florian S Frueh
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL) in small animals is a promising but challenging tool in preclinical lymphatic research. In this study, we compared the gadolinium (Gd)-based nanoparticle AGuIX with Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL in healthy rats and in a chronic rat hindlimb lymphedema model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study with AGuIX and Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL was performed in healthy Lewis rats (n = 6). For this purpose, 75 μL of 3 mM AGuIX (containing 30 mM Gd-DOTA side residues) and 75 μL 30 mM Gd-DOTA were injected simultaneously in the right and left hindlimbs...
July 3, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632688/high-quality-3-dimensional-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-prostate-without-endorectal-receive-coil-using-a-semi-laser-sequence
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Nassim Tayari, Isabell K Steinseifer, Kirsten M Selnæs, Tone F Bathen, Marnix C Maas, Arend Heerschap
OBJECTIVES: Inclusion of 3-dimensional H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (3D-H-MRSI) in routine multiparametric MRI of the prostate requires good quality spectra and easy interpretable metabolite maps of the whole organ obtained without endorectal coil in clinically feasible acquisition times. We evaluated if a semi-LASER pulse sequence with gradient offset independent adiabaticity refocusing pulses (GOIA-sLASER) for volume selection can meet these requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with suspicion of prostate cancer and 1 patient known to have prostate cancer were examined at 3 T with a multichannel body-receive coil...
June 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622249/dynamic-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-free-breathing-feasibility-of-a-cartesian-t1-weighted-acquisition-technique-with-compressed-sensing-and-additional-self-navigation-signal-for-hard-gated-and-motion-resolved-reconstruction
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Benjamin Kaltenbach, Andreas M Bucher, Julian L Wichmann, Dominik Nickel, Christoph Polkowski, Renate Hammerstingl, Thomas J Vogl, Boris Bodelle
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a free-breathing dynamic liver imaging technique using a prototype Cartesian T1-weighted volumetric interpolated breathhold examination (VIBE) sequence with compressed sensing and simultaneous acquisition of a navigation signal for hard-gated and motion state-resolved reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 consecutive oncologic patients (mean age, 66 ± 11 years; 44% female) underwent free-breathing dynamic liver imaging for the evaluation of liver metastases from colorectal cancer using a prototype Cartesian VIBE sequence (field of view, 380 × 345 mm; image matrix, 320 × 218; echo time/repetition time, 1...
June 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622248/quantitative-perfusion-analysis-of-the-rectum-using-golden-angle-radial-sparse-parallel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-initial-experience-and-comparison-to-time-resolved-angiography-with-interleaved-stochastic-trajectories
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Ulrike I Attenberger, Jing Liu, Philipp Riffel, Johannes Budjan, Robert Grimm, Kai T Block, Stefan O Schoenberg, Xiaoying Wang, Daniel Hausmann
OBJECTIVES: Purpose of this study was to compare the quality of perfusion maps obtained from prototypical free-breathing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with continuous golden-angle radial sampling and iterative reconstruction (GRASP) to conventional acquisition using time-resolved angiography with interleaved stochastic trajectories (TWIST) in patients with rectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty cases were included for retrospective analysis. Twenty of the patients received routine multiparametric MRI at 3 T for rectal cancer staging, including perfusion measurement with GRASP or TWIST (10 patients for each technique, including 5 prechemoradiation and 5 postchemoradiation)...
June 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492418/clinical-feasibility-of-free-breathing-dynamic-t1-weighted-imaging-with-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-a-combination-of-variable-density-sampling-and-compressed-sensing
#6
Jeong Hee Yoon, Mi Hye Yu, Won Chang, Jin-Young Park, Marcel Dominik Nickel, Yohan Son, Berthold Kiefer, Jeong Min Lee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the clinical feasibility of free-breathing dynamic T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) using Cartesian sampling, compressed sensing, and iterative reconstruction in gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, and the requirement for informed consent was waived. A total of 51 patients at high risk of breath-holding failure underwent dynamic T1WI in a free-breathing manner using volumetric interpolated breath-hold (BH) examination with compressed sensing reconstruction (CS-VIBE) and hard gating...
June 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598900/interleaved-mapping-of-temperature-and-longitudinal-relaxation-rate-to-monitor-drug-delivery-during-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-induced-hyperthermia
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Esther Kneepkens, Edwin Heijman, Jochen Keupp, Steffen Weiss, Klaas Nicolay, Holger Grüll
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a method to heat lesions noninvasively to a stable, elevated temperature and a well-suited method to induce local hyperthermia (41°C-43°C) in deep-seated tissues. Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging provides therapy planning on anatomical images and offers temperature feedback based on near-real-time MR thermometry. Although constant acquisition of MR thermometry data is crucial to ensure prolonged hyperthermia, it limits the freedom to perform measurements of other MR parameters, which are of interest during hyperthermia treatments...
June 8, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574858/diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-diagnostic-accuracy-and-correlation-with-electrophysiology
#8
Moritz Kronlage, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Daniel Schwarz, Tim Godel, Sabine Heiland, Min-Suk Yoon, Martin Bendszus, Philipp Bäumer
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to assess diagnostic accuracy of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), to correlate DTI with electrophysiological parameters, and to evaluate whether radial diffusivity (RD) and axial diffusivity (AD) might serve as specific biomarkers of demyelinating and axonal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all participants...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562414/spatial-distribution-of-iron-within-the-normal-human-liver-using-dual-source-dual-energy-ct-imaging
#9
Andres F Abadia, Katharine L Grant, Kathleen E Carey, Wesley E Bolch, Richard L Morin
OBJECTIVES: Explore the potential of dual-source dual-energy (DSDE) computed tomography (CT) to retrospectively analyze the uniformity of iron distribution and establish iron concentration ranges and distribution patterns found in healthy livers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten mixtures consisting of an iron nitrate solution and deionized water were prepared in test tubes and scanned using a DSDE 128-slice CT system. Iron images were derived from a 3-material decomposition algorithm (optimized for the quantification of iron)...
May 29, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562413/renal-adiposity-confounds-quantitative-assessment-of-markers-of-renal-diffusion-with-mri-a-proposed-correction-method
#10
Behzad Ebrahimi, Ahmed Saad, Kai Jiang, Christopher M Ferguson, Hui Tang, John R Woollard, James F Glockner, Stephen C Textor, Lilach O Lerman
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have indicated that excessive fat may confound assessment of diffusion in organs with high fat content, such as the liver and breast. However, the extent of this effect in the kidney, which is not considered a major fat deposition site, remains unclear. This study tested the hypothesis that renal fat may impact diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) parameters, and proposes a 3-compartment model (TCM) to circumvent this effect. METHODS: Using computer simulations, we investigated the effect of fat on assessment of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), and TCM-derived pure-diffusivity...
May 29, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542096/modified-dual-energy-algorithm-for-calcified-plaque-removal-evaluation-in-carotid-computed-tomography-angiography-and-comparison-with-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Manoj Mannil, Jaychandran Ramachandran, Ilaria Vittoria de Martini, Susanne Wegener, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, Bernhard Krauss, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Winklhofer
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a valuable tool for the assessment of carotid artery stenosis. However, blooming artifacts from calcified plaques might result in an overestimation of the stenosis grade. The aim of this study was to investigate a new dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) technique with a modified 3-material decomposition algorithm for calcium removal in extracranial carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 30 calcified carotid plaques in 22 patients (15 men; mean age, 73 ± 10 years) with clinical suspicion of stroke were included...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542095/magnetization-transfer-magnetic-resonance-imaging-noninvasively-detects-renal-fibrosis-in-swine-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-at-3-0-t
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Kai Jiang, Christopher M Ferguson, John R Woollard, Xiangyang Zhu, Lilach O Lerman
OBJECTIVES: Renal fibrosis is a useful biomarker for diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic interventions of renal diseases but often requires invasive testing. Magnetization transfer magnetic resonance imaging (MT-MRI), which evaluates the presence of macromolecules, offers a noninvasive tool to probe renal fibrosis in murine renal artery stenosis (RAS) at 16.4 T. In this study, we aimed to identify appropriate imaging parameters for collagen detection at 3.0 T MRI and to test the utility of MT-MRI in measuring renal fibrosis in a swine model of atherosclerotic RAS (ARAS)...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542094/virtual-monoenergetic-imaging-and-iodine-perfusion-maps-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-with-suboptimal-contrast-attenuation
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Doris Leithner, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, Jesko Trommer, Simon S Martin, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Boris Bodelle, Carlo N De Cecco, Taylor Duguay, John W Nance, U Joseph Schoepf, Moritz H Albrecht
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) and dual-energy computed tomography perfusion maps (DECT-PMs) on reader confidence and diagnostic accuracy in dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (DE-CTPA) studies with suboptimal contrast attenuation, compared with standard linearly blended reconstruction series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography examinations with suboptimal contrast attenuation of 68 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538339/seven-tesla-mri-of-hippocampal-sclerosis-an-in-vivo-feasibility-study-with-histological-correlations
#14
Harald Stefanits, Elisabeth Springer, Ekaterina Pataraia, Christoph Baumgartner, Johannes A Hainfellner, Daniela Prayer, Christian Weisstanner, Thomas Czech, Siegfried Trattnig
INTRODUCTION: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most frequent form of focal epilepsy in adults. Because approximately half of these patients develop drug resistance, epilepsy surgery designed to remove the epileptogenic zone is an excellent option in selected patients. Histopathological analyses of hippocampal specimens in TLE patients revealed 4 types of Ammon's horn sclerosis, which are correlated with long-term epileptological outcome. The aim of this study was the correlation of noninvasive, high-resolution, morphological magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at an ultra-high-field (7 T) of the hippocampus in TLE patients with histopathological findings...
May 23, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
#15
Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463932/compressed-sensing-for-breast-mri-resolving-the-trade-off-between-spatial-and-temporal-resolution
#16
Suzan Vreemann, Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Dominik Nickel, Laura Heacock, Linda Appelman, Jan van Zelst, Nico Karssemeijer, Elisabeth Weiland, Marnix Maas, Linda Moy, Berthold Kiefer, Ritse M Mann
OBJECTIVE: Ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the breast enables assessment of the contrast inflow dynamics while providing images with diagnostic spatial resolution. However, the slice thickness of common ultrafast techniques still prevents multiplanar reconstruction. In addition, some temporal blurring of the enhancement characteristics occurs in case view-sharing is used. We evaluate a prototype compressed-sensing volume-interpolated breath-hold examination (CS-VIBE) sequence for ultrafast breast MRI that improves through plane spatial resolution and avoids temporal blurring while maintaining an ultrafast temporal resolution (less than 5 seconds per volume)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463931/multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-prostate-repeatability-of-volume-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-quantification
#17
Andriy Fedorov, Mark G Vangel, Clare M Tempany, Fiona M Fennessy
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the repeatability of a region of interest (ROI) volume and mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in standard-of-care 3 T multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate obtained with the use of endorectal coil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant, with institutional review board approval and written informed consent...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459800/t2-weighted-4d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-application-in-magnetic-resonance-guided-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
#18
Joshua N Freedman, David J Collins, Hannah Bainbridge, Christopher M Rank, Simeon Nill, Marc Kachelrieß, Uwe Oelfke, Martin O Leach, Andreas Wetscherek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and verify a method to obtain good temporal resolution T2-weighted 4-dimensional (4D-T2w) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by using motion information from T1-weighted 4D (4D-T1w) MRI, to support treatment planning in MR-guided radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with primary non-small cell lung cancer were scanned at 1.5 T axially with a volumetric T2-weighted turbo spin echo sequence gated to exhalation and a volumetric T1-weighted stack-of-stars spoiled gradient echo sequence with golden angle spacing acquired in free breathing...
April 28, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459799/mapping-an-extended-neurochemical-profile-at-3-and-7-t-using-accelerated-high-resolution-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging
#19
Stephan Gruber, Eva Heckova, Bernhard Strasser, Michal Považan, Gilbert J Hangel, Lenka Minarikova, Siegfried Trattnig, Wolfgang Bogner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare high-resolution free induction decay magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (FID-MRSI) at 3 T and 7 T in the brain of healthy subjects and to showcase the clinical potential of accelerated FID-MRSI at 7 T in 2 brain tumor cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved study, 10 healthy volunteers (8 men/2 women; age: 31 ± 6 years) were measured at 3 T and 7 T (Trio and 7T-Magnetom; Siemens Healthcare, Germany) and 2 patients (a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old man), 1 with an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma (grade III) and 1 with a low-grade glioma (oligodendroglioma), were measured at 7 T...
April 28, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448310/comparison-of-power-versus-manual-injection-in-bolus-shape-and-image-quality-on-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-an-experimental-study-in-a-swine-model
#20
Takahiro Tsuboyama, Gregor Jost, Hubertus Pietsch, Noriyuki Tomiyama
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare power versus manual injection in bolus shape and image quality on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three types of CE-MRA (head-neck 3-dimensional [3D] MRA with a test-bolus technique, thoracic-abdominal 3D MRA with a bolus-tracking technique, and thoracic-abdominal time-resolved 4-dimensional [4D] MRA) were performed after power and manual injection of gadobutrol (0...
April 26, 2017: Investigative Radiology
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