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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432758/specificity-and-sensitivity-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-the-diagnosis-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy
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Stephen Bacchi, Ivana Chim, Sandy Patel
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative condition that can only be diagnosed conclusively on pathological examination. Currently, the diagnosis is based upon the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Society for PSP criteria. These criteria consist of purely clinical findings. Elements of brain MRI that are being investigated for this role include identifying structural features on conventional MRI, volume changes, signal abnormalities and diffusion changes. The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic search to identify which MRI findings have evidence to support their sensitivity/specificity/accuracy in the diagnosis of PSP...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432731/association-between-progressive-hepatic-morphology-changes-on-serial-mr-imaging-and-clinical-outcome-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Yu Xuan Kitzing, Siobhan A Whitley, Sara S Upponi, Brijesh Srivastava, Graeme Jm Alexander, David J Lomas
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic morphology changes are well described in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and characterised by a combination of atrophy and hypertrophy changes. This study investigates the relationship between progression of these changes over time and clinical outcome in patients with PSC. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with PSC (mean age 44, 28 males and 25 females) who underwent serial MRI liver studies at least one year apart were identified. The first and the last MRI studies were selected for the retrospective analysis...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432730/assessment-of-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-with-cine-imaging-for-breast-radiotherapy
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Reuben Patrick Estoesta, Lani Attwood, Diana Naehrig, Elizabeth Claridge-Mackonis, David Odgers, Darren Martin, Melissa Pham, Joanne Toohey, Susan Carroll
Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) techniques for breast cancer radiation therapy (RT) have reduced cardiac dose compared to Free Breathing (FB). Recently, a voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (vDIBH) technique was established using in-room lasers and skin tattoos to monitor breath-hold. An in-house quality assessment of positional reproducibility during RT delivery with vDIBH in patients with left-sided breast cancer was evaluated. The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was used in cinematographic (CINE) mode to capture a sequence of images during beam delivery...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419756/posterior-ankle-labral-changes-at-mri-a-preliminary-study
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Nasir Khan, Navdeep Sahota, Michael L Shepel, Haron Obaid
INTRODUCTION: The transverse ligament in the ankle joint has been described as a labrum-like structure in a previous cadaveric study. The purpose of this study is to assess the spectrum of abnormal changes related to this structure on imaging/MRI, and correlate these findings with other ankle joint findings and patient symptoms. METHOD: A retrospective observational review of 172 ankle MRI scans was carried out independently by two fellowship trained musculoskeletal Radiologists...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419744/establishment-of-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-database-and-interventional-radiology-led-follow-up-retrieval-rates-and-patients-lost-to-follow-up
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Sven Klinken, Charlotte Humphries, John Ferguson
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the rates of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval and the number of patient's lost to follow-up, before and after the establishment of an IVC filter database and interventional radiology (inserting physician) led follow-up. METHODS: On the 1st of June 2012, an electronic interventional radiology database was established at our Institution. In addition, the interventional radiology team took responsibility for follow-up of IVC filters...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419712/comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-image-guided-enema-reduction-techniques-for-paediatric-intussusception-a-review-of-the-literature
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Renny Chew, Michael Ditchfield, Eldho Paul, Stacy K Goergen
INTRODUCTION: There is variable international practice regarding the technique used for image-guided enema reduction in paediatric intussusception. A recent meta-analysis found pneumatic reduction to be more effective than hydrostatic techniques. Clinical practice variation may impact on perforation rates, ionizing radiation exposure and requirement for surgery. The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the efficacy and safety of fluoroscopically guided pneumatic reduction (FGPR) compared to ultrasound (US) guided intussusception reduction (USGIR) techniques for paediatric intussusception treatment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349676/flourodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-scan-may-be-helpful-in-the-case-of-ductal-variant-prostate-cancer-when-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-ligand-positron-emission-tomography-scan-is-negative
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Louise M McEwan, David Wong, John Yaxley
Gallium-68 prostate specific membrane antigen ligand (Ga-68 PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning is emerging as a useful imaging modality for the staging of suspected and known recurrent or metastatic prostate cancer and in staging of newly diagnosed higher grade prostate cancer. However, we have observed at our institution that in some cases of the more aggressive ductal variant, Ga-68 PSMA uptake has sometimes been poor compared with prominent 18-flourodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) avidity seen in F-18 FDG PET/CT, which would suggest that FDG PET/CT scans are important in staging of ductal pattern prostate cancer...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345307/quality-indicators-for-early-stage-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
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Daniel E Roos, Hui C Tee
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this project was to devise simple, practicable quality indicators (QIs) for the treatment of early stage (I-II) Hodgkin's lymphoma (ESHL), and to test their applicability retrospectively at a single large teaching hospital. METHODS: Of the available treatment guidelines, we chose the two eviQ (evidence and Quality, Cancer Institute New South Wales) documents first published in early 2012 (updated in 2015) for ESHL favourable and ESHL unfavourable (based upon German Hodgkin Study Group practice) as being most relevant to the Australian setting, and selected nine QIs from them viz...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345300/primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-multiple-detector-computed-tomography-findings-after-direct-lymphangiography
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Xiaoli Sun, Wenbin Shen, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Yongli Duan, Rengui Wang
INTRODUCTION: To analyse the findings of multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) after direct lymphangiography in primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with PIL were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent MDCT after direct lymphangiography. The pathologies of 16 patients were confirmed by surgery and the remaining 39 patients were confirmed by gastroendoscopy and/or capsule endoscopy. RESULTS: After direct lymphangiography, MDCT found intra- and extraintestinal as well as lymphatic vessel abnormalities...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345214/effects-from-changes-to-the-medicare-benefits-schedule-in-2014-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-panoramic-radiography-scans-across-australia
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Alyssa Zhang, Louise F Brown, Paul A Monsour
INTRODUCTION: This study examines the effects of the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) operating from 1st November 2014 on the number of Medicare rebated panoramic radiography (PR) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. METHODS: Data for rebated PR and CBCT scans were extracted from Medicare Australia Statistics online for four 12-month periods: November 2011-October 2012, November 2012-October 2013, November 2013-October 2014 and December 2014-November 2015...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345195/diagnosing-neonatal-transphyseal-fractures-of-the-distal-humerus
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Matthew Kay, Carly Simpkins, Peter Shipman, Colin Whitewood
A traumatic birth can cause significant upper limb injury; the presenting features are non-specific and the differential diagnosis long. Transphyseal fractures of the distal humerus are a rare but clinically important birth injury. This injury has typical radiographic findings, which due to the un-ossified nature of the distal humeral epiphysis can easily be misinterpreted. This article presents the radiographic appearance correlated with arthrography, ultrasound and MRI obtained from four cases of neonatal transphyseal fracture of the distal humerus...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345174/overall-evaluability-of-low-dose-protocol-for-computed-tomography-angiography-of-thoracic-aorta-using-80%C3%A2-kv-and-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-using-different-concentration-contrast-media
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Andrea Daniele Annoni, Maria E Mancini, Daniele Andreini, Alberto Formenti, Saima Mushtaq, Enrica Nobili, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Edoardo Conte, Mauro Pepi
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography (MDCTA) is presently the imaging modality of choice for aortic disease. However, the effective radiation dose and the risk related to the use of contrast agents associated with MDCTA is an issue of concern. Aim of this study was to assess image quality of a low dose ECG-gated MDCTA of thoracic aorta using different concentration contrast media without tailored injection protocol. METHODS: Two-hundred patients were randomised into four different scan protocols: Group A (Iodixanol 320 and 80 Kvp tube voltage), Group B (Iodixanol 320 and 100 Kvp tube voltage), Group C (Iomeprol 400 and 80 Kvp tube voltage) and Group D (Iomeprol 400 and 100 Kvp tube voltage)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266166/prognositc-significance-of-suvmax-on-pretreatment-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-a-meta-analysis
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Min Dong, Jing Liu, Xiaorong Sun, Ligang Xing
INTRODUCTION: The prognostic importance of the (18) F-FDG PET maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax ) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is not well defined. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy of SUVmax on pretreatment (18) F-FDG PET imaging to predict prognosis after SBRT. METHODS: All published English-language studies that assessed the treatment response after SBRT in patients with early-stage NSCLC using (18) F-FDG PET were collected from the EMBASE and MEDLINE databases...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266145/safety-and-efficacy-of-microwave-ablation-for-medically-inoperable-colorectal-pulmonary-metastases-single-centre-experience
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Craig D Ferguson, Chris R Luis, Karin Steinke
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) for colorectal pulmonary metastases. METHODS: Retrospective review of CT-guided lung MWA at a single tertiary institution. Adverse events within 30 days of MWA were considered procedure-related complications. Imaging follow-up was with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and contrast-enhanced CT. Response of index tumours was assessed using modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumours (mRECIST)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256052/a-review-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-failures-during-radiation-therapy-in-three-sydney-hospitals
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Felicity J Hudson, Elaine A Ryan
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, using radiation energies greater than 10 MV in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) has been contra-indicated due to the risk of a power on reset (POR) occurring. The ICD is often greater than 30 cm from the treatment field and subject to scatter radiation only. The aim of this study was to use recent patient cases to verify published failure rates and treatment recommendations. METHOD: Five patients with ICDs who experienced a device malfunction during radiation therapy treatments were identified in three Sydney hospitals between 2008 and 2012...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244268/targeted-ultrasound-of-the-liver-impact-on-scanning-time-of-a-new-approach-in-chronic-liver-disease
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Nicole Harris, Alexandra Gorelik, Robert N Gibson
INTRODUCTION: Targeted ultrasound of the liver (TUSL) has been proposed as a new approach in chronic liver disease to meet the increasing demands on ultrasound services in this patient population. This study analyses the impact of TUSL on examination time. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of time taken to perform liver ultrasound on consecutive chronic liver disease patients pre- (n = 230) and post- (n = 147) introduction of TUSL. Within each cohort, patients were subdivided into three categories based on the clinical indication: Group 1...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244219/imaging-of-the-temporal-bone-in-children-using-low-dose-320-row-area-detector-computed-tomography
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Akihiro Tada, Shuhei Sato, Yoshihisa Masaoka, Susumu Kanazawa
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the image quality obtained using low-dose and standard-dose 320-row temporal bone computed tomography (CT) in paediatric patients. METHODS: Thirteen low-dose CT (120 kV/50 mAs) and nine standard-dose CT (120 kV/100 mAs) images from children up to 5 years of age were compared for their image quality. The noise and signal-to-noise ratio for bone, fat and air were measured. Two observers assessed the overall image quality and ability to visualize 14 small anatomic structures using a 5-point scale, with a score of 3-5 indicating imaging of diagnostic quality...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229525/bilateral-thalamic-lesions-a-pictorial-review
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Anıl Özgür, Kaan Esen, Hakan Kaleağası, Arda Yılmaz, Engin Kara, Altan Yıldız
Bithalamic lesions are uncommon, however, both focal and systemic disorders may present bilateral abnormalities in the thalamus in different acute and chronic clinical situations. Neuroimaging, in particular magnetic resonance imaging, plays an essential role in diagnostic approach. Imaging features such as signal alterations, diffusion restriction or contrast enhancement are helpful in characterization of these abnormalities. The location of the lesions may provide key information because some pathologies typically involve a certain part of the thalamus...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217888/computed-tomography-airway-lumen-volumetry-in-patients-with-acromegaly-association-with-growth-hormone-levels-and-lung-function
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Gustavo Bittencourt Camilo, Alysson Roncally Silva Carvalho, Alan Ranieri Medeiros Guimarães, Leandro Kasuki, Mônica Roberto Gadelha, Roberto Mogami, Pedro Lopes de Melo, Agnaldo José Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The segmentation and skeletonisation of images via computed tomography (CT) airway lumen volumetry provide a new perspective regarding the incorporation of this technique in medical practice. Our aim was to quantify morphological changes in the large airways of patients with acromegaly through CT and, secondarily, to correlate these findings with hormone levels and pulmonary function testing (PFT) parameters. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which 28 non-smoker patients with acromegaly and 15 control subjects underwent CT analysis of airway lumen volumetry with subsequent image segmentation and skeletonisation...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185419/accumulation-of-rectum-dose-volume-metrics-for-prostate-external-beam-radiotherapy-combined-with-brachytherapy-evaluating-deformably-registered-dose-distribution-addition-using-parameter-based-addition
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Calyn R Moulton, Michael J House, Victoria Lye, Colin I Tang, Michele Krawiec, David J Joseph, James W Denham, Martin A Ebert
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the accuracy of deriving dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters from deformably registered data by comparing values with the simple addition of DVHs from each phase of a combined external beam radiotherapy (EBRT)/high-dose-rate (HDR-BT) brachytherapy prostate treatment. METHODS: Eighty-two patients received EBRT in 23 fractions of 2 Gy and HDR-BT TG43 in three fractions of 6.5 Gy. The HDR-BT CT was deformably registered to the EBRT CT...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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