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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708735/evaluation-and-minimization-of-the-pseudohepatic-anisotropy-artifact-in-liver-intravoxel-incoherent-motion
#1
Oi Lei Wong, Gladys Goh Lo, Jing Yuan, Wai Kit Chung, Wing Hung Benny Ho, Michael D Noseworthy
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the pseudohepatic anisotropy artifact on liver intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) metrics and whether the use of multiple gradient directions in the IVIM acquisition minimizes the artifact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiple breath-holding and forced shallow free-breathing IVIM scans were performed on 8 healthy volunteers using 1 and 6 gradient directions. Cluster analysis was carried out to separate motion-contaminated parenchyma from liver parenchyma and vessels...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708734/t2-correction-in-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-glioblastoma-from-a-half-dose-of-high-relaxivity-contrast-agent
#2
Silvano Filice, Girolamo Crisi, Gunter Erb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the arterial input function (AIF) and tissue enhancement time curve (tissue function [TF]) obtained after the administration of a half-dose gadobenate dimeglumine (0.05-mmol/kg body weight [bw]) compared with a full dose (0.1-mmol/kg bw) of a standard-relaxivity contrast agent. METHODS: We enrolled 40 adult patients with glioblastoma in an interindividual comparative study. Patients were randomized to 1 of the 2 study arms: 20 patients received 0...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708733/an-assembled-prototype-multimaterial-three-dimensional-printed-model-of-the-neck-for-computed-tomography-and-ultrasound-guided-interventional-procedures
#3
Ramin Javan, Alexander L Cho
A low-cost, semirealistic, multimaterial prototype phantom of the neck was developed for computed tomography- and ultrasound-guided interventions, using three-dimensional (3D) printing with a variety of materials as well as through molding techniques. This dual-modality phantom can be used by trainees for practicing procedures and can also serve as a prototype for developing more complex and realistic 3D-printed models, particularly with the continued development and advancement in multimaterial 3D printing technologies...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708732/investigating-the-robustness-neighborhood-gray-tone-difference-matrix-and-gray-level-co-occurrence-matrix-radiomic-features-on-clinical-computed-tomography-systems-using-anthropomorphic-phantoms-evidence-from-a-multivendor-study
#4
Usman Mahmood, Aditya P Apte, Joseph O Deasy, C Ross Schmidtlein, Amita Shukla-Dave
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if optimized imaging protocols across multiple computed tomography (CT) vendors could result in reproducible radiomic features calculated from an anthropomorphic phantom. METHODS: Materials with varying degrees of heterogeneity were placed throughout the lungs of the phantom. Twenty scans of the phantom were acquired on 3 CT manufacturers with chest CT protocols that had optimized protocol parameters. Scans were reconstructed using vendor-specific standards and lung kernels...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708731/noncontrast-hybrid-arterial-spin-labeled-imaging-of-the-intracranial-arteries
#5
Ruth P Lim, Elena Trajcevska, Farah Al Rawi, Dinesh Gooneratne, Windell Ang, Yuliya Perchyonok, Gregory Fitt, Andrew Kemp, Shivraman Giri, Davide Piccini, Amy Brodtmann, Helen Dewey, Ioannis Koktzoglou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility, image quality (IQ), and accuracy of noncontrast hybrid arterial spin labeling (NoHASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with time of flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA in patients with known/suspected cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: Thirty inpatients were imaged at 1.5 T. Two neuroradiologists assessed 630 intracranial arterial segments for IQ (1, nondiagnostic; 3, satisfactory for diagnosis; and 5, excellent)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708730/physiological-laterality-of-superficial-cerebral-veins-on-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
#6
Satoshi Matsushima, Tetsuya Shimizu, Taku Gomi, Kunihiko Fukuda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether laterality of the superficial cerebral veins can be seen on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in patients with no intracranial lesions that affect venous visualization. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 386 patients who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging including SWI in our institute. Patients with a lesion with the potential to affect venous visualization on SWI were excluded. Two neuroradiologists visually evaluated the findings and scored the visualization of the superficial cerebral veins...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708729/t2-weighted-and-diffusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-differentiation-of-cerebral-fat-embolism-from-diffuse-axonal-injury
#7
Aaron M Rutman, Elliot J Rapp, Daniel S Hippe, Baoanh Vu, Mahmud Mossa-Basha
OBJECTIVE: This study differentiates cerebral fat embolism (CFE) and diffuse axonal injury (DAI) on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Consecutive CFE and DAI cases were retrospectively selected. Hemorrhages were characterized by number, size/shape, and distribution, whereas DWI lesions by pattern. The number of hemorrhages was compared using the Mann-Whitney test with adjustment for multiple comparisons, whereas DWI abnormality was compared using Fisher exact test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708728/differentiating-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-from-glioblastomas-and-inflammatory-demyelinating-pseudotumor-using-relative-minimum-apparent-diffusion-coefficients
#8
Jian-Bo Wen, Wei-Yuan Huang, Wei-Xing-Zi Xu, Gang Wu, Dao-Ying Geng, Bo Yin
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted imaging, the relative minimum apparent diffusion coefficient (rADCmin) in differentiating primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) from glioblastomas (GBMs) and inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumors (IDPs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance images were reviewed retrospectively in 82 patients including 39 PCNSLs, 35 GBMs, and 8 IDPs. Regions of interest were drawn around the tumor on contrast-enhanced axial images; these images were transferred onto coregistered ADC maps to obtain the ADCmin, and the normalized ADCmin ratios (rADCmin) were calculated using the formula rADCmin = ADCmin of the lesion / ADCmin of the normal white matter...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708727/splenic-involvement-in-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-infection-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
#9
Haley Clark, Gaurav Khatri, Payal Kapur, Ivan Pedrosa
We report the imaging findings of a patient with disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex presenting with multiple splenic lesions incompletely characterized on computed tomography in whom magnetic resonance imaging helped narrow the differential diagnosis. We discuss the magnetic resonance imaging findings suggesting the diagnosis, including the presence of focal susceptibility artifact within the lesions (ie, signal drop on T1 in-phase imaging), marked hypointensity on diffusion-weighted imaging, and faint progressive peripheral enhancement after contrast administration...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708726/measuring-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induced-by-hyperventilation-challenge-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-healthy-volunteers
#10
Aude Pavilla, Alessandro Arrigo, Mehdi Mejdoubi, Régis Duvauferrier, Giulio Gambarota, Hervé Saint-Jalmes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility to assess cerebral hypoperfusion with a hyperventilation (HV) challenge protocol using intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging experiments were performed on 10 healthy volunteers at 1.5 T, with a diffusion IVIM magnetic resonance imaging protocol using a set of b-values optimized by Cramer-Rao Lower Bound analysis. Hypoperfusion was induced by an HV maneuver...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708725/dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-stroke-imaging-technical-and-clinical-considerations-of-virtual-noncontrast-images-for-detection-of-the-hyperdense-artery-sign
#11
Sebastian Winklhofer, Ilaria Vittoria De Martini, Chrisitian Nern, Iris Blume, Susanne Wegener, Athina Pangalu, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Roman Guggenberger
OBJECTIVE: The technical feasibility of virtual noncontrast (VNC) images from dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for the detection of the hyperdense artery sign (HAS) in ischemic stroke patients was investigated. METHODS: True noncontrast (TNC) scans of 60 patients either with or without HAS (n = 30 each) were investigated. Clot presence and characteristics were assessed on VNC images from DECT angiography and compared with TNC images. Clot characterization included the level of confidence for diagnosing HAS, a qualitative clot burden score, and quantitative attenuation (Hounsfield unit [HU]) measurements...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708724/impact-of-ssf-on-diagnostic-performance-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-within-1-heart-beat-in-patients-with-high-heart-rate-using-a-256-row-detector-computed-tomography
#12
Junfu Liang, Hui Wang, Lei Xu, Li Dong, Zhanming Fan, Rui Wang, Zhonghua Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a motion-correction algorithm on diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) within 1 heart beat in patients with high heart rate (HR) using a 256-row detector CT. METHOD: Sixty-four consecutive patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (symptomatic) and with HR of 75 beats per minute or greater (mean [SD] HR, 82.6 [7.3] beats per minute) undergoing CCTA and invasive coronary angiography within 4 weeks were prospectively enrolled...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708723/preliminary-results-can-dual-energy-computed-tomography-help-distinguish-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-and-acute-interstitial-lung-disease
#13
Hitoshi Takeuchi, Shigeru Suzuki, Haruhiko Machida, Takuya Ishikawa, Eiko Ueno
OBJECTIVE: We compared iodine concentration in pulmonary ground-glass opacity on iodine density images of contrast-enhanced chest dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) between patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) and acute interstitial lung disease (AILD). METHODS: Five of 12 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced chest DECT to exclude pulmonary embolism were clinically diagnosed with CPE and 7, with AILD. We compared the mean CT value on monochromatic images at 65 keV and iodine concentration on iodine density images between the affected and normal areas...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708722/asymptomatic-bartholin-cyst-evaluation-with-multidetector-row-computed-tomography
#14
Christopher Silman, Shunro Matsumoto, Ryo Takaji, Akira Matsumoto, Ayumi Otsuka, Hiromu Mori, Yoshihiro Nishida, Hisashi Narahara, Tadasuke Ando, Hidetoshi Miyake
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, morphology, and attenuation characteristics of Bartholin cysts on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in asymptomatic women. METHODS: A total of 3280 consecutive MDCT examinations were assessed for Bartholin cysts. The diagnosis was based on shape, contrast enhancement, and anatomical location. Age, laterality, size, and attenuation patterns were recorded. Scans from patients with paravaginal-related symptoms were excluded, and any available follow-up MDCT scans or magnetic resonance images were evaluated...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708721/development-of-correction-for-signal-to-noise-ratio-using-a-t2-with-improved-phase-method
#15
Natsuki Ikemitsu, Yuki Kanazawa, Yuki Matsumoto, Toshiaki Sasaki, Hiroaki Hayashi, Mitsuharu Miyoshi, Masafumi Harada
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the phase image focusing T2 and to develop an improved phase (iPhase) image acquired high SNR. METHODS: The iPhase images of phantom and brain were acquired with multi-echo spoiled gradient-echo. The phantom component was a gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) solution made of different concentrations (0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt%) and Gd-DTPA (0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt%) with agar (1.0 wt%). We applied the iPhase image to susceptibility weighed image (SWI) and evaluated SNR of SWI...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708720/predicting-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-nonconcentric-shrinkage-pattern-of-breast-cancer-using-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging
#16
Juan Zhou, Peng-Gang Qiao, Hong-Tao Zhang, Gong-Jie Li, Ze-Fei Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in nonconcentric shrinkage pattern of breast cancer (BC) patients using H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-five BC patients were the study cohort. All patients received AT-based regimen as first-line treatment. Tumor response to chemotherapy was evaluated after the second and fourth cycles using magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708719/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-intracranial-hypotension-diagnostic-value-of-combined-qualitative-signs-and-quantitative-metrics
#17
Kerim Aslan, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Leman Tomak, Zafer Ozmen, Lutfi Incesu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of combination quantitative metrics (mamillopontine distance [MPD], pontomesencephalic angle, and mesencephalon anterior-posterior/medial-lateral diameter ratios) with qualitative signs (dural enhancement, subdural collections/hematoma, venous engorgement, pituitary gland enlargements, and tonsillar herniations) provides a more accurate diagnosis of intracranial hypotension (IH). METHODS: The quantitative metrics and qualitative signs of 34 patients and 34 control subjects were assessed by 2 independent observers...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708718/pulmonary-apical-opacities-on-thin-section-computed-tomography-relationship-to-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-young-male-patients-and-corresponding-histopathologic-findings
#18
Noriko Sudo Kobayashi, Atsushi Nambu, Masashi Kawamoto, Takana Yamakawa Hayashi, Masato Watanabe, Takehiro Okumura, Shozo Fujino, Tatsuya Aso, Mikiko Takahashi, Yugo Okabe, Hikari Koyama, Tadashi Kohyama, Masao Tago
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that apical opacities on computed tomography (CT) are related to occurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) in young male patients. METHODS: We compared the frequency of apical opacities on thin-section CT between 70 male patients with PSP (PSP group) and 74 male patients without a history of PSP (non-PSP group). We also evaluated histopathologic findings of 39 specimens from 37 surgical cases in the PSP group...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708717/automatic-measurement-of-the-total-visceral-adipose-tissue-from-computed-tomography-images-by-using-a-multi-atlas-segmentation-method
#19
Pierre Decazes, Alexandra Rouquette, Annaëlle Chetrit, Pierre Vera, Isabelle Gardin
BACKGROUND: The visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume is a predictive and/or prognostic factor for many cancers. The objective of our study was to develop an automatic measurement of the whole VAT volume using a multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) method from a computed tomography. METHODS: A total of 31 sets of whole-body computed tomography volume data were used. The reference VAT volume was defined on the basis of manual segmentation (VATMANUAL). We developed an algorithm, which measured automatically the VAT volumes using a MAS based on a nonrigid volume registration algorithm coupled with a selective and iterative method for performance level estimation (SIMPLE), called VATMAS_SIMPLE...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708716/the-influence-of-contrast-agent-s-osmolarity-on-iodine-delivery-protocol-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-comparison-between-iso-osmolar-iodixanol-320-and-low-osmolar-iomeprol-370
#20
Xiaohan Yang, Weiwei Huang, Wangyan Liu, Yinsu Zhu, Yi Xu, Guanyu Yang, Lijun Tang, Xiaomei Zhu
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess whether iodine-contained contrast agents with different osmolarity affect iodine delivery protocol during coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS: Patients who underwent CCTA were randomized to receive contrast media either iodixanol-320 (iso-osmolar group) or iopromide-370 (low-osmolar group). Contrast protocols were recorded. Tube voltage of 100 kV was chosen for patients with body mass index of less than or equal to 25 (n = 224) and tube voltage of 120 kV for patients with body mass index of greater than 25 (n = 165)...
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