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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212052/proton-density-fat-fraction-measurements-at-1-5-and-3-t-hepatic-mr-imaging-same-day-agreement-among-readers-and-across-two-imager-manufacturers
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Suraj D Serai, Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout
Purpose To determine the agreement of proton density fat fraction (PDFF) measurements obtained with hepatic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging among readers, imager manufacturers, and field strengths. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board. After providing informed consent, 24 adult volunteers underwent imaging with one 1.5-T MR unit (Ingenia; Philips Healthcare, Best, the Netherlands) and two different 3.0-T units (750 W [GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis] and Ingenia) on the same day to estimate hepatic PDFF...
February 24, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212059/pediatric-chest-ct-diagnostic-reference-ranges-development-and-application
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Keith J Strauss, Marilyn J Goske, Alexander J Towbin, Debapriya Sengupta, Michael J Callahan, Kassa Darge, Daniel J Podberesky, Donald P Frush, Charles Maxfield, Sjirk J Westra, Jeffrey S Prince, Huimin Wu, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield
Purpose To determine diagnostic reference ranges on the basis of the size of a pediatric patient's chest and to develop a method to estimate computed tomographic (CT) scanner-specific mean size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs) as a function of patient size and the radiation output of each CT scanner at a site. Materials and Methods The institutional review boards of each center approved this retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, multicenter study; informed consent was waived. CT dose indexes (SSDE, volume CT dose index, and dose length product) of 518 pediatric patients (mean age, 9...
February 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212051/-99m-tc-mag3-image-wisely
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Andrew T Taylor, Russell D Folks, A K M Fazlur Rahman, Aruna Polsani, Eva V Dubovsky, Raghuveer Halkar, Amita Manatunga
Purpose To determine if commonly administered doses of technetium 99m ((99m)Tc) mertiatide (MAG3) in the range of 300-370 MBq (approximately 8-10 mCi) contribute to image interpretation and justify the resulting radiation exposure. Materials and Methods The respective institutional review boards approved this HIPAA-compliant study and waived informed consent. Baseline and furosemide (99m)Tc-MAG3 imaging examinations in 50 patients suspected of having renal obstruction and 48 patients suspected of having renovascular hypertension (RVH) were randomly selected from archived databases and were independently scored by three experienced readers without access to 2-second flow images...
February 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212047/multimaterial-decomposition-algorithm-for-the-quantification-of-liver-fat-content-by-using-fast-kilovolt-peak-switching-dual-energy-ct-clinical-evaluation
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Tomoko Hyodo, Norihisa Yada, Masatoshi Hori, Osamu Maenishi, Peter Lamb, Kosuke Sasaki, Minori Onoda, Masatoshi Kudo, Teruhito Mochizuki, Takamichi Murakami
Purpose To assess the clinical accuracy and reproducibility of liver fat quantification with the multimaterial decomposition (MMD) algorithm, comparing the performance of MMD with that of magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy by using liver biopsy as the reference standard. Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the institutional ethics committee, and patients provided written informed consent. Thirty-three patients suspected of having hepatic steatosis underwent non-contrast material-enhanced and triple-phase dynamic contrast-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (CT) (80 and 140 kVp) and single-voxel proton MR spectroscopy within 30 days before liver biopsy...
February 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187264/development-of-a-combined-mr-fingerprinting-and-diffusion-examination-for-prostate-cancer
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Alice C Yu, Chaitra Badve, Lee E Ponsky, Shivani Pahwa, Sara Dastmalchian, Matthew Rogers, Yun Jiang, Seunghee Margevicius, Mark Schluchter, William Tabayoyong, Robert Abouassaly, Debra McGivney, Mark A Griswold, Vikas Gulani
Purpose To develop and evaluate an examination consisting of magnetic resonance (MR) fingerprinting-based T1, T2, and standard apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping for multiparametric characterization of prostate disease. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study of prospectively collected data included 140 patients suspected of having prostate cancer. T1 and T2 mapping was performed with fast imaging with steady-state precession-based MR fingerprinting with ADC mapping...
February 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182861/diffuse-pulmonary-ossification-in-fibrosing-interstitial-lung-diseases-prevalence-and-associations
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Ryoko Egashira, Joseph Jacob, Maria A Kokosi, Anne-Laure Brun, Alexandra Rice, Andrew G Nicholson, Athol U Wells, David M Hansell
Purpose To investigate the prevalence of diffuse pulmonary ossification (DPO) in patients with fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD) and determine whether there are differences among the types of ILDs. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was given and patient consent was not required for this study. The study population comprised 892 consecutive patients with fibrosing ILD, including 456 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (men, 366; women, 90; median age, 72 years [range, 38-93 years]), 244 with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (men, 79; women, 165; median age, 60...
February 9, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170301/influence-of-parathyroidectomy-on-bone-calcium-concentration-evaluation-with-spectral-ct-in-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-prospective-feasibility-study
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Qiang Ma, Zhenghan Yang, Xue Han, Fen Liu, Dechun Su, Haidong Xing
Purpose To use spectral computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the influence of parathyroidectomy (PTX) on calcium concentration in trabecular bone and cortical bone in patients undergoing hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Materials and Methods This study was performed with institutional review board approval. Written consent was obtained from each patient. Thirty-eight men (mean age ± standard deviation, 55.69 years ± 8.05; range, 42-72 years) undergoing maintenance hemodialysis who underwent PTX and 40 patients (mean age, 56...
February 7, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170300/effect-of-radiation-dose-reduction-and-reconstruction-algorithm-on-image-noise-contrast-resolution-and-detectability-of-subtle-hypoattenuating-liver-lesions-at-multidetector-ct-filtered-back-projection-versus-a-commercial-model-based-iterative-reconstruction
#8
Justin Solomon, Daniele Marin, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Bhavik Patel, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To determine the effect of radiation dose and iterative reconstruction (IR) on noise, contrast, resolution, and observer-based detectability of subtle hypoattenuating liver lesions and to estimate the dose reduction potential of the IR algorithm in question. Materials and Methods This prospective, single-center, HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board. A dual-source computed tomography (CT) system was used to reconstruct CT projection data from 21 patients into six radiation dose levels (12...
February 7, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157409/external-factors-that-influence-the-practice-of-radiology-proceedings-of-the-international-society-for-strategic-studies-in-radiology-meeting
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Geoffrey D Rubin, Barbara J McNeil, András Palkó, James H Thrall, Gabriel P Krestin, Ada Muellner, Herbert Y Kressel
In both the United States and Europe, efforts to reduce soaring health care costs have led to intense scrutiny of both standard and innovative uses of imaging. Given that the United States spends a larger share of its gross domestic product on health care than any other nation and also has the most varied health care financing and delivery systems in the world, it has become an especially fertile environment for developing and testing approaches to controlling health care costs and value. This report focuses on recent reforms that have had a dampening effect on imaging use in the United States and provides a glimpse of obstacles that imaging practices may soon face or are already facing in other countries...
February 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156203/feasibility-of-iterative-model-reconstruction-for-unenhancedlumbar-ct
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Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Ayumi Iyama, Masafumi Kidoh, Kazuhiro Katahira, Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yamashita
Purpose To evaluate the image quality and interobserver reproducibility of unenhanced lumbar spinal computed tomography (CT) images reconstructed with iterative model reconstruction (IMR). Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. The study included 34 patients scanned with unenhanced CT and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for lumbar canal spinal stenosis. The CT images were reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP), hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR), and IMR...
February 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156202/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-physes-a-possible-biomarker-for-skeletal-growth-experience-with-151-children
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Maria A Bedoya, Jorge Delgado, Jeffrey I Berman, Nancy A Chauvin, David Zurakowski, Raul Ramirez-Grueso, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Diego Jaramillo
Purpose To determine the changes of diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography in the distal femur and proximal tibia related to age, sex, and height. Materials and Methods Following institutional review board approval, with waiver of consent and with HIPAA compliance, the authors retrospectively analyzed DTI images of the knee in 151 children, 73 girls (median age, 14.1 years; range, 6.5-17.8 years) and 78 boys (median age, 16.6 years; range, 6.9-17.9 years), studied from January 2013 to October 2014...
February 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156201/neurogenic-and-myogenic-diseases-quantitative-texture-analysis-of-muscle-us-data-for-differentiation
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Kazuki Sogawa, Hiroyuki Nodera, Naoko Takamatsu, Atsuko Mori, Hiroki Yamazaki, Yoshimitsu Shimatani, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji
Purpose To assess the multiple texture features of skeletal muscles in neurogenic and myogenic diseases by using ultrasonography (US). Materials and Methods After institutional review board approval, muscle US studies of the medial head of the gastrocnemius were performed prospectively in patients with neurogenic diseases (n = 25 [18 men]; mean age, 66.0 years ± 12.3 [standard deviation]), in patients with myogenic diseases (n = 21 [12 men]; mean age, 68.3 years ± 11.5), and in healthy control subjects (n = 21 [11 men]; mean age, 70...
February 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156200/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-long-axis-strain-and-myocardial-contraction-fraction-using-standard-cardiovascular-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-nonischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathies
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Nisha Arenja, Johannes H Riffel, Thomas Fritz, Florian André, Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Matthias Mueller-Hennessen, Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus, Matthias G Friedrich, Sebastian J Buss
Purpose To assess the utility of established functional markers versus two additional functional markers derived from standard cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) images for their incremental diagnostic and prognostic information in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). Materials and Methods Approval was obtained from the local ethics committee. MR images from 453 patients with NIDCM and 150 healthy control subjects were included between 2005 and 2013 and were analyzed retrospectively...
February 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145809/quantitative-us-elastography-can-be-used-to-quantify-mechanical-and-histologic-tendon-healing-in-a-rabbit-model-of-achilles-tendon-transection
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Yohei Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Takahisa Sasho, Taisuke Fukawa, Yorikazu Akatsu, Ryuichiro Akagi, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Kenji Takahashi, Kengo Nagashima, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Purpose To determine the time-dependent change in strain ratios (SRs) at the healing site of an Achilles tendon rupture in a rabbit model of tendon transection and to assess the correlation between SRs and the mechanical and histologic properties of the healing tissue. Materials and Methods Experimental methods were approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. The Achilles tendons of 24 New Zealand white rabbits (48 limbs) were surgically transected. The SRs of Achilles tendons were calculated by using compression-based quantitative ultrasonographic elastography measurements obtained 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after transection...
January 31, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128708/detection-of-stem-cell-transplant-rejection-with-ferumoxytol-mr-imaging-correlation-of-mr-imaging-findings-with-those-at-intravital-microscopy
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Heike E Daldrup-Link, Carmel Chan, Olga Lenkov, Seyedmeghdad Taghavigarmestani, Toktam Nazekati, Hossein Nejadnik, Fanny Chapelin, Aman Khurana, Xinming Tong, Fan Yang, Laura Pisani, Michael Longaker, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir
Purpose To determine whether endogenous labeling of macrophages with clinically applicable nanoparticles enables noninvasive detection of innate immune responses to stem cell transplants with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods Work with human stem cells was approved by the institutional review board and the stem cell research oversight committee, and animal experiments were approved by the administrative panel on laboratory animal care. Nine immunocompetent Sprague-Dawley rats received intravenous injection of ferumoxytol, and 18 Jax C57BL/6-Tg (Csf1r-EGFP-NGFR/FKBP1A/TNFRSF6) 2Bck/J mice received rhodamine-conjugated ferumoxytol...
January 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128707/distinguishing-between-hepatic-inflammation-and-fibrosis-with-mr-elastography
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Meng Yin, Kevin J Glaser, Armando Manduca, Taofic Mounajjed, Harmeet Malhi, Douglas A Simonetto, Ruisi Wang, Liu Yang, Shennen A Mao, Jaime M Glorioso, Faysal M Elgilani, Christopher J Ward, Peter C Harris, Scott L Nyberg, Vijay H Shah, Richard L Ehman
Purpose To investigate the utility of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived mechanical properties in the discrimination of hepatic inflammation and fibrosis in the early stages of chronic liver diseases. Materials and Methods All studies were approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. A total of 187 animals were studied, including 182 mice and five pigs. These animals represented five different liver diseases with a varying combination and extent of hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, congestion, and portal hypertension...
January 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121523/agreement-between-breast-percentage-density-estimations-from-standard-dose-versus-synthetic-digital-mammograms-results-from-a-large-screening-cohort-using-automated-measures
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Emily F Conant, Brad M Keller, Lauren Pantalone, Aimilia Gastounioti, Elizabeth S McDonald, Despina Kontos
Purpose To evaluate agreement between automated estimates of breast density made from standard-dose versus synthetic digital mammograms in a large cohort of women undergoing screening. Materials and Methods This study received institutional review board approval with waiver of consent. A total of 3668 negative (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 1 or 2) digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening examinations consecutively performed over a 4-month period at one institution for which both standard-dose and synthetic mammograms were available for analysis were retrospectively analyzed...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121522/-18-f-fluorocholine-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-and-inconclusive-conventional-imaging-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Wouter P Kluijfhout, Jesse D Pasternak, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Menno R Vriens, Bart de Keizer, Thomas A Hope, Christine M Glastonbury, Miguel H Pampaloni, Insoo Suh
Purpose To investigate the performance of flourine 18 ((18)F) fluorocholine (FCH) positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients with hyperparathyroidism and nonlocalized disease who have negative or inconclusive results at ultrasonography (US) and technetium 99m ((99m)Tc) sestamibi scintigraphy. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board. Between May and December 2015, 10 patients (mean age, 70.4 years; range, 58-82 years) with biochemical primary hyperparathyroidism and inconclusive results at US and (99m)Tc sestamibi scintigraphy were prospectively enrolled...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121521/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-with-refractory-ascites-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-by-using-8-and-10-mm-ptfe-covered-stents
#19
Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Fabio Tuzzolino, Ioannis Petridis, Mario D'Amico, Angelo Luca
Purpose To compare the efficacy and complications of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation performed by using a 10-mm or an 8-mm-diameter polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent in a consecutive series of patients with cirrhosis with refractory ascites (RA). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and informed consent was waived. One hundred seventy-one patients with RA (mean age, 58.7 years ± 10.3; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 57...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195823/clinical-safety-of-bariatric-arterial-embolization-preliminary-results-of-the-beat-obesity-trial
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Clifford R Weiss, Olaguoke Akinwande, Kaylan Paudel, Lawrence J Cheskin, Brian Holly, Kelvin Hong, Aaron M Fischman, Rahul S Patel, Eun J Shin, Kimberley E Steele, Timothy H Moran, Kristen Kaiser, Amie Park, David M Shade, Dara L Kraitchman, Aravind Arepally
Purpose To conduct a pilot prospective clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of bariatric embolization, a recently developed endovascular procedure for the treatment of obesity, in patients with severe obesity. Materials and Methods This is an institutional review board- and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved prospective physician-initiated investigational device exemption study. This phase of the study ran from June 2, 2014, to August 4, 2015. Five severely obese patients (four women, one man) who were 31-49 years of age and who had a mean body mass index of 43...
January 17, 2017: Radiology
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