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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194993/preoperative-prediction-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-via-multiparameter-ultrasound
#1
Hui Juan Ma, Jing Chun Yang, Zhen Peng Leng, Ying Chang, Hua Kang, Liang Hong Teng
Background Accurate diagnosis of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is important for further management. Ultrasound (US) is the most frequently used imaging modality for PTMC. Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic value of conventional US, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and real-time elastography (RTE) for patients with PTMC. Material and Methods In total, 135 patients with subcentimeter thyroid nodules who underwent conventional US, CEUS, and RTE before surgery were enrolled. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the independent predictors of PTMC...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181466/microstructures-in-striato-thalamo-orbitofrontal-circuit-in-methamphetamine-users
#2
Yadi Li, Haibo Dong, Feng Li, Gaoyan Wang, Wenhua Zhou, Rongbin Yu, Lingjun Zhang
Background Striato-thalamo-orbitofrontal (STO) circuit plays a key role in the development of drug addiction. Few studies have investigated its microstructural abnormalities in methamphetamine (MA) users. Purpose To evaluate the microstructural changes and relevant clinical relevance of the STO circuit in MA users using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Material and Methods Twenty-eight MA users and 28 age-matched normal volunteers were enrolled. 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was employed to obtain structural T1-weighted (T1W) imaging and diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) data...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181465/the-effect-of-ulnar-variance-on-scapholunate-and-capitolunate-angles
#3
Ozgur Tosun, Atilla Hikmet Çilengir, Berna Dirim Mete, Muhsin Engin Uluc, Orhan Oyar, Aliye Tosun
Background Ulnar variance (UV), which is measured using anteroposterior (AP) X-rays, is associated with the development of multiple wrist pathologies. The scapholunate angle (SLA) and capitolunate angle (CLA) are measured using lateral X-rays, and these can be used in the diagnosis of intercalated segmental instability. Purpose To determine the effect of UV on SLA and CLA. Material and Methods A total of 140 patients (73 women, 67 men; mean age, 37.8 ± 14.6 years; 95% confidence interval [CI], 35.4-40...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173728/metabolic-changes-in-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-comparative-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
#4
Yunyun Duan, Zheng Liu, Yaou Liu, Jing Huang, Zhuoqiong Ren, Zheng Sun, Hai Chen, Huiqing Dong, Jing Ye, Kuncheng Li
Background Previous studies with a small sample size have not reported metabolic changes in neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Metabolic changes, such as decreased N-acetylaspartate (NAA), are well-established in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It remains unknown whether different patterns of metabolic changes occur in NMO and MS. Purpose To investigate the metabolic changes in normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) in NMO, compared with MS patients and healthy controls (HC), and correlate these changes with clinical disability...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173727/differentiation-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-versus-fibrocystic-changes-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-there-pathognomonic-imaging-features
#5
Matthias Dietzel, Clemens G Kaiser, Evelyn Wenkel, Paola Clauser, Michael Uder, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Pascal At Baltzer
Background In breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) remains controversial; the most challenging cause of false-positive DCIS diagnosis is fibrocystic changes (FC). Purpose To search for typical and pathognomonic patterns of DCIS and FC using a standard clinical MRI protocol. Material and Methods Consecutive patients scheduled for breast MRI (standardized protocols @ 1.5T: dynamic-T1-GRE before/after Gd-DTPA [0.1 mmol/kg body weight (BW)]; T1-TSE), with subsequent pathological sampling, were investigated...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173726/distally-extended-muscle-belly-of-the-flexor-digitorum-within-the-carpal-tunnel-is-it-a-risk-factor-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#6
Hye Jung Choo, Sun Joo Lee, Young-Mi Park, Dong Wook Kim
Background The distally extended muscle belly of the flexor digitorum (MB-FD) within the carpal tunnel has been suggested as a plausible cause for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) based on cadaveric studies. Purpose To evaluate whether MB-FD within the carpal tunnel is a risk factor for CTS by comparing asymptomatic volunteers and patients with CTS. Material and Methods Presence, length, and cross-sectional area of MB-FD within the carpal tunnel were evaluated in 63 wrists of 32 asymptomatic volunteers and 52 wrists of 33 patients with CTS using ultrasonography...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173725/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-using-sulfur-hexafluoride-is-safe-in-the-pediatric-setting
#7
Alvaro Torres, Seppo K Koskinen, Henrik Gjertsen, Björn Fischler
Background Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) by using sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles is not licensed for use in children, but its off-label use is widespread. Purpose To outline our experience with the off-label use of CEUS in children, specifically with regards to safety. Material and Methods We retrieved all records of 10681 patients aged under 18 years who underwent abdominal ultrasound (US) January 2004 to December 2014. We then identified those who underwent an abdominal CEUS using sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165290/improved-fat-suppression-homogeneity-with-mdixon-turbo-spin-echo-tse-in-pediatric-spine-imaging-at-3-0%C3%A2-t
#8
Amber L Pokorney, Jonathan M Chia, Cory M Pfeifer, Jeffrey H Miller, Houchun H Hu
Background Robust fat suppression remains essential in clinical MRI to improve tissue signal contrast, minimize fat-related artifacts, and enhance image quality. Purpose To compare fat suppression between mDIXON turbo spin echo (TSE) and conventional frequency-selective and inversion-recovery methods in pediatric spine MRI. Material and Methods Images from T1-weighted (T1W) and T2-weighted (T2W) TSE sequences coupled with conventional methods and the mDIXON technique were compared in 36 patients (5.8 ± 5...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142251/evaluation-of-a-proper-cutoff-value-on-quantitative-dual-energy-perfusion-ct-for-the-assessment-of-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#9
Yoshie Kunihiro, Munemasa Okada, Naofumi Matsunaga
Background The cutoff value for assessing the severity of acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) using relative volumetric evaluations of dual-energy perfusion computed tomography (DEpCT) is unclear. Purpose To determine the proper cutoff value for determining the severity of PTE using DEpCT volumetry. Material and Methods A total of 185 patients with venous thromboembolism were included in this study, of whom 61 were diagnosed with acute PTE. DEpCT images were three-dimensionally reconstructed at the following attenuation ranges: 1-2 HU (V2), 1-10 HU (V10), and 1-120 HU (V120)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132531/elastography-in-the-diagnosis-of-breast-lesions-comparison-of-different-elastographic-features
#10
Paolo Ricci, Elena Maggini, Ester Mancuso, Viorica Maldur, Olena Medvedyeva, Simona Carmen Ursu, Federica Pediconi
Background Breast elastography is a non-invasive and widely accessible method used in the differential diagnostic procedure in addition to B-mode imaging. Purpose To assess the role of elastographic features in the differentiation of breast lesions and to evaluate the importance of depth in the choice of reference fat tissue for the calculation of strain ratio. Material and Methods From January to August 2015, 242 breast lesions were evaluated using elastographic assessment based on qualitative and semi-quantitative parameters (color map, strain ratio, length ratio) as well as elastographic analysis...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132530/computed-tomography-lymphangiography-findings-in-27-cases-of-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
#11
Chunyan Zhang, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Qijin Zhang, Meng Huo, Jian Dong, Wen-Bin Shen, Rengui Wang
Background Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease involving the bronchi, lymphatic vessels, and veins. However, there are few reports about lymphatic vessel abnormalities associated with LAM. Purpose To evaluate computed tomography (CT) lymphangiography findings in cases of LAM, especially lymphatic vessel abnormalities. Material and Methods Twenty-seven patients with LAM underwent direct lymphangiography (DLG), followed by a post-procedural thoracoabdominal CT examination. Results All 27 patients were diagnosed with LAM, including 25 (93%) with chylothorax, eight (30%) with chyloperitoneum, seven (26%) with chylous fluid in the chest and abdomen, and one (4%) with lower-limb lymphedema...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114809/non-mass-breast-lesions-on-ultrasound-final-outcomes-and-predictors-of-malignancy
#12
Jong Won Park, Kyung Hee Ko, Eun-Kyung Kim, Cherie M Kuzmiak, Hae Kyoung Jung
Background Breast cancer can present as non-mass lesions (NMLs) on ultrasound. However, knowledge of and understanding about NMLs are scarce. Purpose To retrospectively investigate the final outcomes of sonographic breast NMLs and determine the clinical and radiologic variables associated with malignancy Material and Methods In our radiologic database of breast ultrasound examinations between 2011 and 2014, we found 119 women with 121 NMLs with available histopathologic or sonographic follow-up (over 2 years) data...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103710/radiography-and-abdominal-ct-compared-with-sacroiliac-joint-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-sacroiliitis
#13
Julian Melchior, Yusef Azraq, Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere, Anne-Christine Rat, Pedro Texeira, Alain Blum, Damien Loeuille
Background The presence of structural sacroiliitis is strong evidence for the diagnosis of spondyloarthritis (SpA). Purpose To assess the performance of abdominal computed tomography (CT) and pelvic plain radiography for the diagnosis of structural sacroiliitis compared with sacroiliac CT (SI joint CT) considered the reference technique in patients with SpA. Material and Methods All SpA patients eligible for biologic treatment were selected from 2005 to 2012. An assessment of sacroiliitis was based on radiography according to the modified New York criteria and on abdominal CT and SI joint CT scans depending on the presence of erosion on at least two consecutive slices...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103709/radiation-absorbed-dose-estimates-for-18f-bpa-pet
#14
Yuzuru Kono, Hiroaki Kurihara, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Naoko Yasui, Naoki Honda, Hiroshi Igaki, Jun Itami
Background Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a molecular radiation therapy approach based on the (10)B (n, α) (7)Li nuclear reaction in cancer cells. In BNCT, delivery of (10)B in the form of 4-borono-phenylalanine conjugated with fructose (BPA-fr) to the cancer cells is important. The PET tracer 4-borono-2-18F-fluoro-phenylalanine (FBPA) has been used to predict the accumulation of BPA-fr before BNCT. Purpose To determine the biodistribution and dosimetric parameters in 18F-BPA PET/CT studies. Material and Methods Human biokinetic data were obtained during clinical 18F-BPA PET studies between February and June 2015 at one institution...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103708/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-analysis-of-vertebral-bone-marrow-changes-after-radiation-exposure-from-diagnostic-imaging-and-interventional-procedures
#15
Min A Yoon, Suk-Joo Hong, Chang Hee Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Kyung-Sik Ahn, Baek Hyun Kim
Background High cumulative radiation dose in cancer patients warrants systemic examination of possible changes in bone marrow. Purpose To assess retrospectively changes in vertebral bone marrow diffusion and perfusion using intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM-DWI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients after exposure to radiation from diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. Material and Methods A total of 21 IVIM-DWI sets in 20 HCC patients, consisting of baseline and follow-up liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with an interval less than 100 days, were reviewed after varying levels of radiation exposure from transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), multiphase liver CT, and abdominal radiography...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098497/magnetic-resonance-arthrography-results-that-indicate-surgical-treatment-for-partial-articular-sided-supraspinatus-tendon-avulsion-a-retrospective-study-in-a-tertiary-center
#16
Seok Hahn, Young Han Lee, Yong-Min Chun, Eun Hae Park, Jin-Suck Suh
Background Specific findings on magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) that indicate the need for surgery in patients with partial articular-sided supraspinatus tendon avulsion (PASTA) are not well understood. Purpose To determine which MRA findings are characteristic of patients who undergo surgery for PASTA. Material and Methods From July 2011 to February 2014, MRA findings for patients treated for PASTA were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups: conservative treatment and surgical repair...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090794/novel-sluggish-speed-signs-on-ultrasound-is-indicative-of-hemangiomas
#17
Taisuke Furuta, Shoji Shimose, Yuko Nakashima, Tadahiko Kubo, Mitsuo Ochi
Background Hemangiomas are sometimes difficult to diagnose with current techniques. Sluggish speed signs (SSS) are a phenomenon that: (i) cannot be depicted as Doppler flow on Doppler ultrasound; (ii) can be observed as fluid movements on Doppler ultrasound; and (iii) cannot be depicted as waveforms on pulse Doppler mode. We hypothesized that SSS could be diagnostic indicators for hemangiomas. Purpose To evaluate whether ultrasound findings, in particular those relating to SSS, are a reliable tool for detecting hemangiomas compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the gold standard for hemangioma diagnosis: pathological examination by biopsy or after surgical resection...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090793/development-and-validation-of-a-predictor-of-insufficient-enhancement-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Enming Cui, Wansheng Long, Liangping Luo, Maoqing Hu, Liebin Huang, Xiangmeng Chen
Background Insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma negatively affects diagnostic accuracy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently, there is no reliable method for predicting insufficient enhancement during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Purpose To develop a predictor for insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma during HBP in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Material and Methods In order to formulate a HBP enhancement test (HBP-ET), clinical factors associated with relative enhancement ratio (RER) of liver parenchyma were retrospectively determined from the datasets of 156 patients (Development group) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI between November 2012 and May 2015...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090792/cerebral-schistosomiasis-diffusion-weighted-imaging-helps-to-differentiate-from-brain-glioma-and-metastasis
#19
Jinbai Huang, Jing Luo, Jie Peng, Tao Yang, Huanghua Zheng, Chunping Mao
Background Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was introduced into clinical use some years ago. However, its use in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis has not been reported. Purpose To investigate the ability of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value of DWI in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis, and to differentiate it from brain high-grade gliomas and metastasis. Material and Methods Conventional brain MRI with pre-contrast, post-contrast, and DWI was performed on 50 cases of cerebral schistosomiasis, high-grade glioma, and brain metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090791/additive-value-of-otosclerosis-weighted-images-for-the-ct-diagnosis-of-fenestral-otosclerosis
#20
Koji Yamashita, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Masatoshi Kondo, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Takashi Inoguchi, Junki Maehara, Yusuke Kyuragi, Hiroshi Honda
Background Otosclerotic foci are usually seen as minute low-density lesions and this may be attributed to relatively low sensitivity on visual assessment using computed tomography (CT). Otosclerotic foci can be detected by using the accurate region of interest (ROI) setting, while small ROI settings by less-experienced radiologists may result in false negative findings. Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic ability of our proposed method ("otosclerosis-weighted" imaging [OWI]), which is based on reversing the density, compared with conventional CT (CCT) imaging alone...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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