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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092203/machine-learning-of-three-dimensional-right-ventricular-motion-enables-outcome-prediction-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-cardiac-mr-imaging-study
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Timothy J W Dawes, Antonio de Marvao, Wenzhe Shi, Tristan Fletcher, Geoffrey M J Watson, John Wharton, Christopher J Rhodes, Luke S G E Howard, J Simon R Gibbs, Daniel Rueckert, Stuart A Cook, Martin R Wilkins, Declan P O'Regan
Purpose To determine if patient survival and mechanisms of right ventricular failure in pulmonary hypertension could be predicted by using supervised machine learning of three-dimensional patterns of systolic cardiac motion. Materials and Methods The study was approved by a research ethics committee, and participants gave written informed consent. Two hundred fifty-six patients (143 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 63 years ± 17) with newly diagnosed pulmonary hypertension underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, right-sided heart catheterization, and 6-minute walk testing with a median follow-up of 4...
January 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092496/the-effect-of-contrast-material-on-radiation-dose-at-ct-part-i-incorporation-of-contrast-material-dynamics-in-anthropomorphic-phantoms
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Pooyan Sahbaee, W Paul Segars, Daniele Marin, Rendon C Nelson, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To develop a method to incorporate the propagation of contrast material into computational anthropomorphic phantoms for estimation of organ dose at computed tomography (CT). Materials and Methods A patient-specific physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model of the human cardiovascular system was incorporated into 58 extended cardiac-torso (XCAT) patient phantoms. The PBPK model comprised compartmental models of vessels and organs unique to each XCAT model. For typical injection protocols, the dynamics of the contrast material in the body were described according to a series of patient-specific iodine mass-balance differential equations, the solutions to which provided the contrast material concentration time curves for each compartment...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092495/nonhypervascular-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-differential-diagnosis-from-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinomas-at-mr-imaging-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Sun Kyung Jeon, Jeong Min Lee, Ijin Joo, Eun Sun Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Jin-Young Jang, Ji Kon Ryu, Kyung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose To determine useful magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features to differentiate nonhypervascular pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-four patients with surgically confirmed PNETs and 82 patients with PDACs who underwent gadobutrol-enhanced MR imaging were included. Two radiologists independently evaluated the morphologic characteristics and temporal enhancement patterns of each tumor...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076722/is-there-long-term-signal-intensity-increase-in-the-central-nervous-system-on-t1-weighted-images-after-mr-imaging-with-the-hepatospecific-contrast-agent-gadoxetic-acid-a-cross-sectional-study-in-91-patients
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Johannes Kahn, Helena Posch, Ingo G Steffen, Dominik Geisel, Christian Bauknecht, Thomas Liebig, Timm Denecke
Purpose To evaluate whether there is T1-weighted signal intensity (SI) increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) in relation to the middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP), pons, and thalamus after repeated administration of the liver-specific contrast agent gadoxetic acid. Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved, prospectively conducted (written informed consent acquired), cross-sectional study performed in a consecutively selected patient group (n = 91; patients received one to 37 doses of gadoxetic acid) and a control group (n = 52; subjects had never received injections of gadolinium-based contrast agent) examined with a standard T1-weighted two-dimensional spin-echo pulse sequence of the brain at 1...
January 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076721/effect-of-tumor-complexity-and-technique-on-efficacy-and-complications-after-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-stage-t1a-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Marki E Klapperich, E Jason Abel, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Sara Best, Meghan G Lubner, Stephen Y Nakada, J Louis Hinshaw, Christopher L Brace, Fred T Lee, Shane A Wells
Purpose To evaluate the effects of tumor complexity and technique on early and midterm oncologic efficacy and rate of complications for 100 consecutive biopsy-proved stage T1a renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) treated with percutaneous microwave ablation. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant, single-center retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. Ninety-six consecutive patients (68 men, 28 women; mean age, 66 years ± 9.4) with 100 stage T1a N0M0 biopsy-proved RCCs (median diameter, 2...
January 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051911/quantification-of-human-cortical-bone-bound-and-free-water-in-vivo-with-ultrashort-echo-time-mr-imaging-a-model-based-approach
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Shahrokh Abbasi-Rad, Hamidreza Saligheh Rad
Purpose To quantify free and bound water components of cortical bone with a model-based numeric approach with use of ultrashort echo time (UTE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in vivo in order to introduce a new predictor for age-related deterioration of cortical bone structure. Materials and Methods Human studies were compliant with HIPAA and approved by the institutional review board. Dual-repetition time three-dimensional hybrid-radial UTE imaging was performed, followed by the application of postprocessing algorithms, to quantify free and bound water parameters (concentration [ρ] and longitudinal relaxation time [T1]) of human cortical bone in vivo...
January 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051912/utility-of-pet-ct-to-evaluate-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-metastasis-in-high-risk-endometrial-cancer-results-of-acrin-6671-gog-0233-trial
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Mostafa Atri, Zheng Zhang, Farrokh Dehdashti, Susanna I Lee, Helga Marques, Shamshad Ali, Wui-Jin Koh, Robert S Mannel, Paul DiSilvestro, Stephanie A King, Michael Pearl, XunClare Zhou, Marie Plante, Katherine M Moxley, Michael Gold
Purpose To assess the diagnostic accuracy of fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with diagnostic contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) in detecting lymph node (LN) metastasis in high-risk endometrial cancer. Materials and Methods This prospective multicenter HIPAA-compliant study had institutional review board approval, and all participants gave written informed consent. Data were accrued between January 2010 and June 2013. Patients underwent PET/CT and pelvic and abdominal lymphadenectomy...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045644/pet-based-imaging-of-chemokine-receptor-2-in-experimental-and-disease-related-lung-inflammation
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Yongjian Liu, Sean P Gunsten, Deborah H Sultan, Hannah P Luehmann, Yongfeng Zhao, T Scott Blackwell, Zachary Bollermann-Nowlis, Jie-Hong Pan, Derek E Byers, Jeffrey J Atkinson, Daniel Kreisel, Michael J Holtzman, Robert J Gropler, Christophe Combadiere, Steven L Brody
Purpose To characterize a chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2)-binding peptide adapted for use as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for noninvasive detection of lung inflammation in a mouse model of lung injury and in human tissues from subjects with lung disease. Materials and Methods The study was approved by institutional animal and human studies committees. Informed consent was obtained from patients. A 7-amino acid CCR2 binding peptide (extracellular loop 1 inverso [ECL1i]) was conjugated to tetraazacyclododecane tetraacetic acid (DOTA) and labeled with copper 64 ((64)Cu) or fluorescent dye...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045604/technical-failure-of-mr-elastography-examinations-of-the-liver-experience-from-a-large-single-center-study
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Mathilde Wagner, Idoia Corcuera-Solano, Grace Lo, Steven Esses, Joseph Liao, Cecilia Besa, Nelson Chen, Ginu Abraham, Maggie Fung, James S Babb, Richard L Ehman, Bachir Taouli
Purpose To assess the determinants of technical failure of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography of the liver in a large single-center study. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Seven hundred eighty-one MR elastography examinations performed in 691 consecutive patients (mean age, 58 years; male patients, 434 [62.8%]) in a single center between June 2013 and August 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. MR elastography was performed at 3.0 T (n = 443) or 1...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045603/cost-effectiveness-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-markov-modeling-study
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Erqi L Pollom, Kyueun Lee, Ben Y Durkee, Madeline Grade, Daniel A Mokhtari, Daniel R Wahl, Mary Feng, Nishita Kothary, Albert C Koong, Douglas K Owens, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Daniel T Chang
Purpose To assess the cost-effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) versus radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for patients with inoperable localized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are eligible for both SBRT and RFA. Materials and Methods A decision-analytic Markov model was developed for patients with inoperable, localized HCC who were eligible for both RFA and SBRT to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the following treatment strategies: (a) SBRT as initial treatment followed by SBRT for local progression (SBRT-SBRT), (b) RFA followed by RFA for local progression (RFA-RFA), (c) SBRT followed by RFA for local progression (SBRT-RFA), and (d) RFA followed by SBRT for local progression (RFA-SBRT)...
January 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045646/initial-experience-of-using-dual-energy-ct-with-an-iodine-overlay-image-for-hand-psoriatic-arthritis-comparison-study-with-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging
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Takeshi Fukuda, Yoshinori Umezawa, Shinjiro Tojo, Takenori Yonenaga, Akihiko Asahina, Hidemi Nakagawa, Kunihiko Fukuda
Purpose To determine the feasibility of dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT) with an iodine overlay image (IOI) for evaluation of psoriatic arthritis in the hand. Materials and Methods Approval from the institutional ethics committee and written informed consent from all patients were obtained. This prospective study included 16 patients who had psoriasis with finger joint symptoms from January 2015 to January 2016. Contrast material-enhanced (CE) DE CT and 1.5-T CE magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were performed within 1 month of each other...
December 29, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005489/mr-neurography-of-brachial-plexus-at-3-0-t-with-robust-fat-and-blood-suppression
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Xinzeng Wang, Crystal Harrison, Yogesh K Mariappan, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Avneesh Chhabra, Robert E Lenkinski, Ananth J Madhuranthakam
Purpose To develop and evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) neurography of the brachial plexus with robust fat and blood suppression for increased conspicuity of nerves at 3.0 T in clinically feasible acquisition times. Materials and Methods This prospective study was HIPAA compliant, with institutional review board approval and written informed consent. A low-refocusing-flip-angle three-dimensional (3D) turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence was modified to acquire both in-phase and out-of-phase echoes, required for chemical shift (Dixon) reconstruction, in the same repetition by using partial echoes combined with modified homodyne reconstruction with phase preservation...
December 22, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977329/reducing-artifacts-during-arterial-phase-of-gadoxetate-disodium-enhanced-mr-imaging-dilution-method-versus-reduced-injection-rate
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Young Kon Kim, Wei-Chan Lin, Kyunghyun Sung, Steven S Raman, Daniel Margolis, Yaeji Lim, Seonhye Gu, David Lu
Purpose To compare two contrast material-administration protocols (dilution vs slow injection) in terms of their effectiveness in arterial phase artifact reduction at gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant retrospective case-controlled cohort study was approved by the institutional review board, with a waiver of informed patient consent. A total of 318 consecutive patients undergoing gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR imaging were placed into one of two subcohorts of 159 consecutive patients each: the dilution subcohort (gadoxetic acid was diluted 1:1 with saline and injected at a rate of 2...
December 15, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982761/liver-stiffness-in-pediatric-patients-with-fatty-liver-disease-diagnostic-accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-shear-wave-elastography
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Matteo Garcovich, Silvio Veraldi, Enrico Di Stasio, Maria Assunta Zocco, Lidia Monti, Paolo Tomà, Maurizio Pompili, Antonio Gasbarrini, Valerio Nobili
Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of shear-wave elastography (SWE) in identifying different degrees of fibrosis in a cohort of consecutive children and adolescents with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Materials and Methods Consecutive pediatric patients scheduled to undergo liver biopsy were studied with an ultrasonography-based SWE system. Elastography was performed in 68 of 69 patients with biopsy-proved NASH (37 boys and 31 girls; mean age, 12.6 years ± 2.48; age range, 8-17 years). The correlations among laboratory findings, liver stiffness, and fibrosis score were analyzed, and the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was used to assess the presence of any fibrosis (score ≥F1) or significant fibrosis (score ≥F2)...
December 13, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982760/two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-performance-in-the-noninvasive-evaluation-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-comparison-with-serum-fibrosis-indexes
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Yuan Zhuang, Hong Ding, Yue Zhang, Huichuan Sun, Chen Xu, Wenping Wang
Purpose To investigate the value of two-dimensional (2D) shear-wave elastography (SWE) in the assessment of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and to compare the diagnostic performance of this modality with that of liver fibrosis indexes. Materials and Methods The ethics committee approved this study, and informed consent was obtained. From July 2015 to May 2016, 539 subjects who underwent partial hepatectomy were divided into groups according to the Scheuer system by using a resected liver specimen...
December 13, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982759/mr-imaging-derived-oxygen-metabolism-and-neovascularization-characterization-for-grading-and-idh-gene-mutation-detection-of-gliomas
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Andreas Stadlbauer, Max Zimmermann, Melitta Kitzwögerer, Stefan Oberndorfer, Karl Rössler, Arnd Dörfler, Michael Buchfelder, Gertraud Heinz
Purpose To explore the diagnostic performance of physiological magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of oxygen metabolism and neovascularization activity for grading and characterization of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene mutation status of gliomas. Materials and Methods This retrospective study had institutional review board approval; written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Eighty-three patients with histopathologically proven glioma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade II-IV) were examined with quantitative blood oxygen level-dependent imaging and vascular architecture mapping...
December 13, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930091/arthroscopic-hip-surgery-frequency-of-postoperative-mr-arthrographic-findings-in-asymptomatic-and-symptomatic-patients
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Chan-Hi Olaf Kim, Tobias J Dietrich, Patrick O Zingg, Claudio Dora, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Reto Sutter
Purpose To determine and compare the frequency of imaging abnormalities in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients after arthroscopic hip surgery. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board. Informed consent was obtained from all patients. Thirty-four patients (17 asymptomatic and 17 symptomatic patients) underwent 1.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography of the hip 1 year after arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement. Two readers independently analyzed all MR arthrographic images for the presence of abnormal imaging findings, including capsular adhesions at the femoral neck, obliteration of the paralabral sulcus, labral defects, and defects of the hip capsule in several anatomic positions (anterior to posterior)...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930090/sonoelastography-of-the-common-flexor-tendon-of-the-elbow-with-histologic-agreement-a-cadaveric-study
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Andrea S Klauser, Mathias J Pamminger, Ethan J Halpern, Mohamed M H Abd Ellah, Bernhard Moriggl, Mihra S Taljanovic, Christian Deml, Judith Sztankay, Guenter Klima, Leonhard Gruber, Werner R Jaschke
Purpose To determine the correlation of the results of conventional B-mode ultrasonography (US) and compression sonoelastography with histologic results in common flexor tendons of the elbow in human cadavers. Materials and Methods Twenty-five common flexor tendons were evaluated in 16 fresh, unembalmed cadavers of 11 women with a median age of 85 years (range, 71-101 years) and five men with a median age of 78 years (range, 70-88 years). Informed consent was provided according to the last will of the donors...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930089/radiation-segmentectomy-versus-tace-combined-with-microwave-ablation-for-unresectable-solitary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-up-to-3-cm-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Derek M Biederman, Joseph J Titano, Vivian L Bishay, Raisa J Durrani, Etan Dayan, Nora Tabori, Rahul S Patel, Francis S Nowakowski, Aaron M Fischman, Edward Kim
Purpose To compare the outcomes of radiation segmentectomy (RS) and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with microwave ablation (MWA) in the treatment of unresectable solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) up to 3 cm. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and the requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. From January 2010 to June 2015, a total of 417 and 235 consecutive patients with HCC underwent RS and TACE MWA, respectively. A cohort of 121 patients who had not previously undergone local-regional therapy (RS, 41; TACE MWA, 80; mean age, 65...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925871/no-signal-intensity-increase-in-the-dentate-nucleus-on-unenhanced-t1-weighted-mr-images-after-more-than-20-serial-injections-of-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
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Alexander Radbruch, Robert Haase, Pascal J Kieslich, Lukas D Weberling, Philipp Kickingereder, Wolfgang Wick, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Martin Bendszus
Purpose To determine the effect of more than 20 serial injections of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) on the signal intensity (SI) of the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images. Materials and Methods In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 33 patients who underwent at least 20 consecutive MR imaging examinations (plus an additional MR imaging for reference) with the exclusive use of macrocyclic GBCAs gadoterate meglumine and gadobutrol were analyzed...
December 7, 2016: Radiology
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