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Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098958/perilesional-hyperintensity-on-t1-weighted-images-in-intra-axial-brain-masses-other-than-cavernous-malformations
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S Ali Nabavizadeh, Dasha Pechersky, J Eric Schmitt, MacLean Nasrallah, Ronald Wolf, Laurie Loevner, Alexander C Mamourian
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in perilesional vasogenic edema has been reported as a useful sign for differentiating cavernous malformation from other hemorrhagic intra-axial masses. In this study, we investigated the frequency of perilesional hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in patients with intra-axial hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic brain masses. METHODS: The study was performed with the approval of the institutional review board...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066971/the-association-between-diffusion-mri-defined-infarct-volume-and-nihss-score-in-patients-with-minor-acute-stroke
#2
Shadi Yaghi, Charlotte Herber, Amelia K Boehme, Howard Andrews, Joshua Z Willey, Sara K Rostanski, Matthew Siket, Mahesh V Jayaraman, Ryan A McTaggart, Karen L Furie, Randolph S Marshall, Ronald M Lazar, Bernadette Boden-Albala
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown a correlation between the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and stroke volume on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI); data are more limited in patients with minor stroke. We sought to determine the association between DWI lesion(s) volume and the (1) total NIHSS score and (2) NIHSS component scores in patients with minor stroke. METHODS: We included all patients with minor stroke (NIHSS 0-5) enrolled in the Stroke Warning Information and Faster Treatment study...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054736/bilateral-hippocampal-restricted-diffusion-same-picture-many-causes
#3
Shamik Bhattacharyya, Taha Gholipour, Rene A Colorado, Joshua P Klein
With some regularity, we have encountered the unusual imaging abnormality of bilateral hippocampal restricted diffusion, either in isolation or in combination with other coincident abnormalities. In this retrospective case series, we examine clinical and imaging data to explore potential etiologies and clinical implications of this imaging finding. Sixteen cases with the imaging abnormality are presented, with etiologies including hypoxemia, hypoxemia-ischemia, and seizures.
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029187/off-label-uses-for-flow-diversion-in-intracranial-aneurysm-management
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Fawaz Al-Mufti, Krishna Amuluru, Gomez Francisco, Vincent Dodson, Mohammad El-Ghanem, Charles J Prestigiacomo, Chirag D Gandhi
Treatment of complex aneurysms using microsurgical and other conventional neuroendovascular techniques remains challenging. As a result, stent- and balloon-assisted coiling are instead performed to treat morphologically complex aneurysms, which include giant, wide-necked, and fusiform aneurysms. While these techniques have had success in treating these complex aneurysms, recanalization rates associated with these techniques are still problematic. In the constant effort to improve the outcome of complex aneurysm treatment, flow-diverting stents (FDSs) have emerged in recent years as the preferred treatment...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000975/hypointense-vessels-detected-by-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-identifies-tissue-at-risk-of-infarction-in-anterior-circulation-stroke
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Bastian Cheng, Nikolaus Schröder, Nils Daniel Forkert, Peter Ludewig, André Kemmling, Tim Magnus, Jens Fiehler, Christian Gerloff, Götz Thomalla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diagnostic value of susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of acute stroke patients has shown potential as a surrogate marker of impaired hemodynamics. We investigate the value of asymmetrical hypointense cerebral vessels (HV) for the identification of vessel status and tissue at risk of infarction (TaR). METHODS: Symmetry of HV was visually rated on SWI data from a well-defined population of acute anterior circulation stroke with onset <24 hours...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000971/safety-and-tolerability-of-sonovue%C3%A2-in-patients-with-large-artery-anterior-circulation-acute-stroke
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Claudio Baracchini, Federica Viaro, Silvia Favaretto, Anna Palmieri, Caterina Kulyk, Francesco Causin, Filippo Farina, Enzo Ballotta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) are routinely used to improve the visualization of intracranial arteries. Since a higher rate of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) has been observed in patients undergoing sonothrombolysis in combination with UCAs, we conducted this study with the aim of assessing safety and tolerability of SonoVue® in patients with acute ischemic stroke due to anterior circulation large artery occlusion (LAO) and eligible to intravenous thrombolysis and/or mechanical thrombectomy...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000960/neuroimaging-findings-in-pediatric-genetic-skeletal-disorders-a-review
#7
Matthias W Wagner, Andrea Poretti, Jane E Benson, Thierry A G M Huisman
Genetic skeletal disorders (GSDs) are a heterogeneous group characterized by an intrinsic abnormality in growth and (re-)modeling of cartilage and bone. A large subgroup of GSDs has additional involvement of other structures/organs beside the skeleton, such as the central nervous system (CNS). CNS abnormalities have an important role in long-term prognosis of children with GSDs and should consequently not be missed. Sensitive and specific identification of CNS lesions while evaluating a child with a GSD requires a detailed knowledge of the possible associated CNS abnormalities...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996178/quantitative-analysis-of-extracranial-arterial-tortuosity-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#8
Karen Buch, Rahul Arya, Bhavya Shah, Rohini N Nadgir, Naoko Saito, Muhammad M Qureshi, Osamu Sakai
PURPOSE: Compared to the intracranial vasculature in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, the morphologic changes of the extracranial vasculature in SCD patients are less well understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tortuosity of the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries in patients with SCD compared to age-matched controls. METHODS: Following Institution Review Board approval, between January 2004 and December 2013, Magnetic resonance angiogram neck examinations were retrospectively reviewed on 56 patients with SCD and 56 age-matched controls...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935138/characteristics-of-accredited-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-laboratories-in-the-united-states
#9
Mary Beth Farrell, John Y Choi, Endrit Ziu, Kevin M Cockroft
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe in detail the characteristics and accreditation compliance of laboratories in the United States applying for Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) transcranial Doppler (TCD) accreditation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all applicant laboratories from 2012 to 2015. We used the IAC database to extract laboratory characteristics and guideline compliance metrics. RESULTS: Evaluation of 97 laboratories demonstrated that 67% were hospital-based and located in the South (43...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918139/an-observational-study-to-assess-brain-mri-change-and-disease-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-practice-the-ms-mrius-study
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Robert Zivadinov, Nasreen Khan, Jennie Medin, Pia Christoffersen, Jennifer Price, Jonathan R Korn, Ian Bonzani, Michael G Dwyer, Niels Bergsland, Ellen Carl, Diego Silva, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: To describe methodology, interim baseline, and longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition parameter characteristics of the multiple sclerosis clinical outcome and MRI in the United States (MS-MRIUS). MATERIAL & METHODS: The MS-MRIUS is an ongoing longitudinal and retrospective study of MS patients on fingolimod. Clinical and brain MRI image scan data were collected from 600 patients across 33 MS centers in the United States. MRI brain outcomes included change in whole-brain volume, lateral ventricle volume, T2- and T1-lesion volumes, and new/enlarging T2 and gadolinium-enhancing lesions...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917559/prognostic-value-of-nerve-ultrasound-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-saturday-night-palsy
#11
Antonios Kerasnoudis, Panagiota Ntasiou, Efthymia Ntasiou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We report on the prognostic role of the cross-sectional area (CSA) enlargement and conduction block (CB) in radial neuropathy (Saturday night palsy [SNP]). METHODS: Reference CSA values were defined in 30 healthy subjects. Twenty-four patients with SNP underwent evaluation (Thessaloniki Hypesthesia Score [THS], Medical Research Council [MRC], ultrasound, electrophysiology). All patients were followed up 3 months after initial presentation...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896893/an-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-like-illness-in-the-elderly-neuroimaging-and-neuropathology-findings
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Ulrike W Kaunzner, Elliott Salamon, Elena Pentsova, Marc Rosenblum, Sasan Karimi, Nancy Nealon, Ehud Lavi, Dara G Jamieson
INTRODUCTION: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that classically occurs in children and adolescents. It characteristically presents with acute inflammation, resulting in demyelination, often following an infectious disease. ADEM has been described in adult patients, but the incidence in the adult and especially elderly population is low. CASES: We describe five older adults (age 57 to 85) who presented with acute neurological symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897360/central-atrophy-early-in-multiple-sclerosis-third-ventricle-volumetry-versus-planimetry
#13
Theodor Lutz, Barbara Bellenberg, Ruth Schneider, Florian Weiler, Odo Köster, Carsten Lukas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral atrophy has been suggested to be a reliable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) predictor of subsequent disability in all stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, no accepted methodology for routine clinical use exists to date. We sought an easy to apply and fast technique to evaluate cerebral ventricular volume in patients with MS with similar accuracy as a semiautomatic volumetric method. METHODS: The study included 104 patients, 61 diagnosed with MS and 43 with clinically isolated syndrome...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892636/impaired-retinal-vasoreactivity-an-early-marker-of-stroke-risk-in-diabetes
#14
Kerstin Bettermann, Julia Slocomb, Vikram Shivkumar, David Quillen, Thomas W Gardner, Mary E Lott
Diabetes is a common cause of small vessel disease leading to stroke and vascular dementia. While the function and structure of large cerebral vessels can be easily studied, the brain's microvasculature remains difficult to assess. Previous studies have demonstrated that structural changes in the retinal vessel architecture predict stroke risk, but these changes occur at late disease stages. Our goal was to examine whether retinal vascular status can predict cerebral small vessel dysfunction during early stages of diabetes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878926/the-effects-of-dwi-infarct-lesion-volume-on-dwi-flair-mismatch-is-there-a-need-for-size-stratification
#15
Seyedmehdi Payabvash, Shayandokht Taleb, John C Benson, Jeffrey B Rykken, Mark C Oswood, Alexander M McKinney, Benjamin Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The lack of fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensity in areas of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) high signal, or DWI-FLAIR mismatch, is a potential imaging biomarker for timing of stroke onset. We aimed to determine the effects of DWI infarct lesion volume on DWI-FLAIR mismatch and its accuracy for identification of strokes within intravenous (IV) the thrombolytic therapy window. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients with magnetic resonance imaging scan within 12 hours of witnessed stroke were included...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859975/population-level-correction-of-systematic-motion-artifacts-in-fmri-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#16
Csaba Aranyi, Gábor Opposits, Marianna Nagy, Ervin Berényi, Csilla Vér, László Csiba, Péter Katona, Tamás Spisák, Miklós Emri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to reveal potential sources of systematic motion artifacts in stroke functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) focusing on those causing stimulus-correlated motion on the individual-level and separate the motion effect on the fMRI signal changing from the activation-induced alteration at population level. METHODS: Eleven ischemic stroke patients were examined by fMRI. The fMRI paradigm was based on passive ankle movement on both the healthy and the paretic leg's side...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862614/transorbital-sonography-and-visual-outcome-for-the-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-optic-neuritis
#17
Piergiorgio Lochner, Maurizio A Leone, Klaus Fassbender, Roberto Cantello, Lorenzo Coppo, Raffaele Nardone, Gianni Zorzi, Martin Lesmeister, Cristoforo Comi, Francesco Brigo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transorbital sonography (TOS) is a promising tool to support the clinical diagnosis of optic neuritis (ON) by showing thickening of optic nerve. In this study, we aimed to define its specific role in follow-up of ON patients. METHODS: We measured ultrasonography parameters and visual acuity (VA) at presentation and after 1 year in 45 patients with newly diagnosed ON. Two vascular sonographers used B-mode TOS to evaluate mean optic nerve diameter (OND) and optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD)...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072502/wallerian-degeneration-beyond-the-corticospinal-tracts-conventional-and-advanced-mri-findings
#18
REVIEW
Yin Jie Chen, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, Arastoo Vossough, Sunil Kumar, Laurie A Loevner, Suyash Mohan
Wallerian degeneration (WD) is defined as progressive anterograde disintegration of axons and accompanying demyelination after an injury to the proximal axon or cell body. Since the 1980s and 1990s, conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences have been shown to be sensitive to changes of WD in the subacute to chronic phases. More recently, advanced MRI techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), have demonstrated some of earliest changes attributed to acute WD, typically on the order of days...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862549/diffusion-tensor-imaging-defined-sulcal-enlargement-is-related-to-cognitive-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Zafer Keser, Khader M Hasan, Benson Mwangi, Refaat E Gabr, Flavia M Nelson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain can be compartmentalized into two main divisions: ventricular CSF and subarachnoid space (sulcal CSF). Changes in CSF volumetry are seen in many neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS) and found to correlate with clinical outcomes. We aimed to test the relation between the volumetry of sulcal and ventricular CSF and cognitive impairment (CI) based on the minimal assessment of cognitive function in MS (MACFIMS) in patients with MS...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805298/telestroke-imaging-a-review
#20
Fahad J Laghari, Maxim D Hammer
The use of telecommunications technology to provide the healthcare services, telemedicine, has been in use since the 1860s. The use of technology has ranged from providing medical care to far-off places during wartimes to monitoring physiological measurements of astronauts in space. Since the 1990s, reports have been published on diagnoses of neurological diseases with the use of video links. Studies confirm that the neurological examinations, including the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, performed during teleneurology are dependable...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
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