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Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu, E Mark Haacke, Chinthaka Chris Heyn, Trevor William Watkins, Timo Krings
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January 13, 2018: Neuroradiology
Erik H Middlebrooks, Vanessa M Holanda, Ibrahim S Tuna, Hrishikesh D Deshpande, Markus Bredel, Leonardo Almeida, Harrison C Walker, Barton L Guthrie, Kelly D Foote, Michael S Okun
PURPOSE: Deep brain stimulation is a common treatment for medication-refractory essential tremor. Current coordinate-based targeting methods result in variable outcomes due to variation in thalamic structure and the optimal patient-specific functional location. The purpose of this study was to compare the coordinate-based pre-operative targets to patient-specific thalamic segmentation utilizing a probabilistic tractography methodology. METHODS: Using available diffusion MRI of 32 subjects from the Human Connectome Project database, probabilistic tractography was performed...
January 6, 2018: Neuroradiology
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January 6, 2018: Neuroradiology
Máté Kiss, Petra Hermann, Zoltán Vidnyánszky, Viktor Gál
PURPOSE: To maintain alertness and to remain motionless during scanning represent a substantial challenge for patients/subjects involved in both clinical and research functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) examinations. Therefore, availability and application of new data acquisition protocols allowing the shortening of scan time without compromising the data quality and statistical power are of major importance. METHODS: Higher order category-selective visual cortical areas were identified individually, and rapid event-related fMRI design was used to compare three different sampling rates (TR = 2000, 1000, and 410 ms, using state-of-the-art simultaneous multislice imaging) and four different scanning lengths to match the statistical power of the traditional scanning methods to high sampling-rate design...
January 4, 2018: Neuroradiology
Stephan Kaczmarz, Vanessa Griese, Christine Preibisch, Michael Kallmayer, Michael Helle, Isabel Wustrow, Esben Thade Petersen, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Claus Zimmer, Christian Sorg, Jens Göttler
PURPOSE: Watershed areas (WSAs) of the brain are most susceptible to acute hypoperfusion due to their peripheral location between vascular territories. Additionally, chronic WSA-related vascular processes underlie cognitive decline especially in patients with cerebral hemodynamic compromise. Despite of high relevance for both clinical diagnostics and research, individual in vivo WSA definition is fairly limited to date. Thus, this study proposes a standardized segmentation approach to delineate individual WSAs by use of time-to-peak (TTP) maps and investigates spatial variability of individual WSAs...
January 3, 2018: Neuroradiology
Tae Jin Yun, Chul-Ho Sohn, Roh-Eul Yoo, Kyung Mi Kang, Seung Hong Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sun-Won Park, Moonjung Hwang, R Marc Lebel
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of transit time corrected cerebral blood flow (CBF) maps based on multi-phase arterial spin labeling MR perfusion imaging (ASL-MRP). METHODS: The Institutional Review Board of our hospital approved this retrospective study. Written informed consent was waived. Conventional and multi-phase ASL-MRPs and dynamic susceptibility contrast MR perfusion imaging (DSC-MRP) were acquired for 108 consecutive patients. Vascular territory-based volumes of interest were applied to CBF and time to peak (TTP) maps obtained from DSC-MRP and CBF maps obtained from conventional and multi-phase ASL-MRPs...
December 29, 2017: Neuroradiology
Rüdiger von Kummer
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December 27, 2017: Neuroradiology
Shai Shrot, Misun Hwang, Carl E Stafstrom, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
The current classification of malformations of cortical development is based on the type of disrupted embryological process (cell proliferation, migration, or cortical organization/post-migrational development) and the resulting morphological anomalous pattern of findings. An ideal classification would include knowledge of biological pathways. It has recently been demonstrated that alterations affecting the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway result in diverse abnormalities such as dysplastic megalencephaly, hemimegalencephaly, ganglioglioma, dysplastic cerebellar gangliocytoma, focal cortical dysplasia type IIb, and brain lesions associated with tuberous sclerosis...
December 26, 2017: Neuroradiology
Mayank Goyal, Claus Z Simonsen, Marc Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
Jacques Sedat, Yves Chau, Jean Gaudart, Marina Sachet, Stephanie Beuil, Michel Lonjon
PURPOSE: Coiling associated with placement of a self-expandable intracranial stent has improved the treatment of intracranial wide-necked aneurysms. Little is known, however, about the durability of this treatment. The purpose of this report is to present our experience with the LEO stent and to evaluate the complications, effectiveness, and long-term results of this technique. METHODS: We analyzed the records of 155 intracranial unruptured aneurysms that were treated by stent-assisted coiling with a LEO stent between 2008 and 2012...
December 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
Stephanie Eva Köcher, Erich Hofmann
Epidural venous thrombosis is a rare clinical entity with a characteristic constellation of findings in contrast-enhanced MRI, which should be considered in the differential diagnosis in the case of clinical symptoms that are initially indicative of disc herniation. The most important distinctive feature between epidural venous thrombosis and disc herniation is their topographical location in relation to the vertebral venous plexus. Particularly where morphological imaging shows a space-occupying lesion in close proximity to the internal vertebral venous plexus and a central contrast medium defect, epidural venous thrombosis should be taken into consideration...
December 22, 2017: Neuroradiology
Omar Choudhri, Mircea C Dobre, Abdullah Feroze, Nikhil Sharma, Huy M Do
A previously healthy 53-year-old male presented with a 2-month history of pulsatile tinnitus, worsening headaches, and neck pain. Given the clinical symptoms, a workup was initiated to assess for a vascular etiology such as a dural arteriovenous fistula.
December 19, 2017: Neuroradiology
Madhavi Tripathi, Manjari Tripathi, Shambo Guha Roy, Girish Kumar Parida, Kavish Ihtisham, Deepa Dash, Nishikant Damle, Shamim Ahmed Shamim, Chandrasekhar Bal
PURPOSE: F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is emerging to be a useful tool in supporting the diagnosis of AIE. In this study, we describe the metabolic patterns on F-18 FDG PET imaging in AIE. METHODS: Twenty-four antibody-positive patients (anti-NMDA-15, anti-VGKC/LGI1-6, and anti-GAD-3), 14 females and 10 males, with an age range of 2-83 years were included in this study. Each PET study was evaluated visually for the presence of hypometabolism or hypermetabolism and semiquantitatively using Cortex ID (GE) and Scenium (Siemens) by measuring regional Z-scores...
December 18, 2017: Neuroradiology
Sadhana Singh, Subash Khushu, Pawan Kumar, Satnam Goyal, Triptish Bhatia, Smita N Deshpande
PURPOSE: Schizophrenia patients show cognitive and mood impairments, including memory loss and depression, suggesting damage in the brain regions. The hippocampus is a brain structure that is significantly involved in memory and mood function and shows impairment in schizophrenia. In the present study, we examined the regional hippocampal changes in schizophrenia patients using voxel-based morphometry (VBM), Freesurfer, and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) procedures. METHODS: 1H MRS and high-resolution T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were collected in both healthy control subjects (N = 28) and schizophrenia patients (N = 28) using 3-Tesla whole body MRI system...
December 11, 2017: Neuroradiology
Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Lamiaa El-Serougy, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Gada Gaballa, Mona Talaat
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to differentiate recurrent/residual gliomas from postradiation changes using arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-derived metrics. METHODS: Prospective study was conducted upon 42 patients with high-grade gliomas after radiotherapy only or prior to other therapies that underwent routine MR imaging, ASL, and DTI. The tumor blood flow (TBF), fractional anisotropy (FA), and mean diffusivity (MD) of the enhanced lesion and related edema were calculated...
December 7, 2017: Neuroradiology
Eoin Mulroy, Andrew M Chancellor, Luciana Pelosi
PURPOSE: The mucolipidoses are rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorders. Neurologic involvement in these conditions is generally thought to be limited to cognitive delay and entrapment neuropathies (primarily carpal tunnel syndrome). We sought to evaluate peripheral nerves in this condition using nerve ultrasound. METHODS: We performed peripheral nerve ultrasound in two siblings with genetically confirmed mucolipidosis type 3 (alpha/beta). RESULTS: Peripheral nerves in mucolipidosis type 3 (alpha/beta) exhibit multifocal enlargement...
December 7, 2017: Neuroradiology
Antonio Di Ieva, Changho Choi, John S Magnussen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2017: Neuroradiology
Yen-Heng Lin, Yu-Fen Wang, Hon-Man Liu, Chung-Wei Lee, Ya-Fang Chen, Hong-Jen Hsieh
PURPOSE: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging/angiography (MRI/MRA) are used for the diagnosis of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of CTA and magnetic resonance imaging/angiography (MRI/MRA) for detection of cortical venous reflux (CVR) in intracranial DAVFs. METHODS: The records of patients with angiography-confirmed intracranial DAVFs who also received CTA and MRI/MRA from January 2008 to July 2016 were reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Neuroradiology
Simon R Khangure, Hadas Benhabib, Matylda Machnowska, Allan J Fox, Christer Grönlund, Wendy Herod, Robert Maggisano, Anders Sjöberg, Per Wester, Seyed-Parsa Hojjat, Julia Hopyan, Richard I Aviv, Elias Johansson
PURPOSE: Carotid near-occlusion is a tight atherosclerotic stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) resulting in decrease in diameter of the vessel lumen distal to the stenosis. Near-occlusions can be classified as with or without full collapse, and may have high peak systolic velocity (PSV) across the stenosis, mimicking conventional > 50% carotid artery stenosis. We aimed to determine how frequently near-occlusions have high PSV in the stenosis and determine how accurately carotid Doppler ultrasound can distinguish high-velocity near-occlusion from conventional stenosis...
November 25, 2017: Neuroradiology
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