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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030674/magnetic-resonance-neurography-normal-values-and-demographic-determinants-of-nerve-caliber-and-t2-relaxometry-in-60-healthy-individuals
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Moritz Kronlage, Véronique Schwehr, Daniel Schwarz, Tim Godel, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Philipp Bäumer
PURPOSE: To establish normal values and to identify demographic determinants of quantitative biomarkers in magnetic resonance neurography (MRN). METHODS: In this study 60 healthy individuals (5 men and 5 women of every decade between 20 and 80 years) were examined according to a standardized MRN protocol at 3 T, including multiecho T2 relaxometry. Nerve cross-sectional area (CSA), transverse relaxation time (T2), and proton spin density (PSD) were assessed for the sciatic, tibial, median, ulnar, and radial nerves...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026931/imaging-patterns-of-rhino-orbital-cerebral-mucormycosis-in-immunocompromised-patients-when-to-suspect-complicated-mucormycosis
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Peter Raab, Ludwig Sedlacek, Stefanie Buchholz, Stefan Stolle, H Lanfermann
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe radiological imaging findings of a complicated sinusitis, which should raise the suspicion of rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis as being the underlying cause. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we describe the cases and imaging findings of 8 patients with proven mucormycosis. These patients presented mostly with new facial or orbital swelling and were referred for imaging to our institution. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography images were classified as abnormal or normal with respect to orbital, paranasal and cerebral signal results...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983683/in-vivo-metabolic-profiles-as-determined-by-31-p-and-short-te-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-no-difference-between-patients-with-idh-wildtype-and-idh-mutant-gliomas
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Katharina J Wenger, Elke Hattingen, Kea Franz, Joachim Steinbach, Oliver Bähr, Ulrich Pilatus
PURPOSE: Previous ex vivo spectroscopic data from tissue samples revealed differences in phospholipid metabolites between isocitrate dehydrogenase mutated (IDHmut) and IDH wildtype (IDHwt) gliomas. We investigated whether these changes can be found in vivo using (1)H-decoupled (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) with 3D chemical shift imaging (CSI) at 3 T in patients with low and high-grade gliomas. METHODS: The study included 33 prospectively enrolled, mostly untreated patients who met spectral quality criteria according to the World Health Organization (WHO II n = 7, WHO III n = 17, WHO IV n = 9; 25 patients IDHmut, 8 patients IDHwt)...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965126/low-dose-cct-to-exclude-contraindications-to-lumbar-puncture-benefits-and-limitations
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Stella Blasel, Sarah Alex, Hanns Ackermann, Julia Tichy, Joachim Berkefeld, Marlies Wagner
BACKGROUND: Low-dose cranial computed tomography (LD-CCT) based on iterative reconstruction has been shown to have sufficient image quality to assess cerebrospinal fluid spaces (CSF) and midline structures but not to exclude subtle parenchymal pathologies. Patients without focal neurological deficits often undergo CCT before lumbar puncture (LP) to exclude contraindications to LP including brain herniation or increased CSF pressure. We performed LD-CCT to assess if image quality is appropriate for this indication...
September 30, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951942/proton-density-fat-suppressed-mri-in-3t-increases-the-sensitivity-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-detection-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord
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Efstratios Karavasilis, George Velonakis, George Argiropoulos, Athanasios Athanasakos, Loukia S Poulou, Panagiotis Toulas, Nikolaos L Kelekis, Efstathios P Efstathopoulos
PURPOSE: Considering the number of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred for clinical spinal cord imaging, the optimization of imaging protocols plays a crucial role. We aimed to evaluate the use of proton density (PD) turbo spin-echo (TSE) with spectral attenuated inversion recovery (SPAIR) fat suppression and compare it with the currently recommended T2-TSE-SPAIR in sagittal plane in cervical spinal cord imaging. METHODS: In this study 35 MS patients with clinically suspected or known spinal cord lesions were scanned on a 3...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916872/correlation-of-ct-and-histopathology-in-resorption-of-the-distal-long-process-of-the-incus
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Katherine L Reinshagen, Joseph B Nadol, Amy F Juliano, Hugh D Curtin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913609/modulation-of-the-emotional-response-to-viewing-strabismic-children-in-mothers-measured-by-fmri
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J Berberat, M Montali, P Gruber, A Pircher, M Hlavica, F Wang, H P Killer, L Remonda
PURPOSE: Strabismus influences not only the individual with nonparallel eyes but also the observer. It has previously been demonstrated by fMRI that adults viewing images of strabismic adults have a negative reaction to the images as demonstrated by limbic activation, especially activation of the left amygdala. The aim of this study was to see if mothers would have a similar reaction to viewing strabismic children and whether or not that reaction would be different in mothers of strabismic children...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894884/characterization-of-skull-base-lesions-using-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling
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B Geerts, D Leclercq, S Tezenas du Montcel, B Law-Ye, S Gerber, D Bernardeschi, D Galanaud, D Dormont, N Pyatigorskaya
PURPOSE: Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) is a non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion technique. Our study aimed at estimating the diagnostic performance of the pCASL sequence in assessing the perfusion of skull base lesions both qualitatively and quantitatively and at providing cut-off values for differentiation of specific skull base lesions. METHODS: In this study 99 patients with histopathologically confirmed skull base lesions were retrospectively enrolled...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875326/neuroradiologic-characteristics-of-primary-angiitis-of-the-central-nervous-system-according-to-the-affected-vessel-size
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Christian Thaler, Ann-Katrin Kaufmann-Bühler, Tserenchunt Gansukh, Amarjargal Gansukh, Simon Schuster, Henrike Bachmann, Götz Thomalla, Tim Magnus, Jakob Matschke, Jens Fiehler, Susanne Siemonsen
INTRODUCTION: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has an important impact in diagnosing primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS). However, neuroradiologic findings may vary immensely, making an easy and definite diagnosis challenging. METHODS: In this retrospective, single center study, we analyzed neuroradiologic findings of patients with PACNS diagnosed at our hospital between 2009 and 2014. Furthermore, we classified patients according to the affected vessel size and compared imaging characteristics between the subgroups...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875230/b-flow-sonography-for-evaluation-of-basal-cerebral-arteries-in-newborns
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M Groth, M Ernst, P Deindl, J Herrmann
The aim of the study was to evaluate the B‑flow sonography (BFS) to image the basal cerebral arteries in newborn infants. For this purpose 34 newborns, who underwent standardized ultrasound of the brain including BFS, color Doppler (CDS) and power Doppler (PDS) techniques were retrospectively assessed. Delineation of the anterior communicating (Acom), the posterior communicating (Pcom), the middle cerebral (M1 and M2 segments), the anterior cerebral (A1 and A2 segments), and the posterior cerebral artery (P1 and P2 segments) were visually scored...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828579/quantitative-evaluation-of-the-compressed-l5-and-s1-nerve-roots-in-unilateral-lumbar-disc-herniation-by-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Jiulong Zhang, Feng Zhang, Fuxia Xiao, Zuogang Xiong, Dong Liu, Ting Hua, Nekitsing Indima, Guangyu Tang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nerve root compression by lumbar disc herniation (LDH) induces a series of clinical symptoms, seriously affecting the patient's life and work. The purpose of this study is to investigate microstructural changes and fiber bundle abnormalities of the compressed L5 and S1 nerve roots in young patients with unilateral LDH by using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHODS: Forty young patients with unilateral LDH and 17 healthy volunteers participated in the study, and 33 patients received follow-up DTI examination after one month of conservative treatment...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828497/freiburg-neuropathology-case-conference-cystic-posterior-fossa-tumor
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Christian A Taschner, S Doostkam, J M Shah, H Urbach, M Jäger, M Prinz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812108/ultra-early-detection-of-microcirculatory-injury-as-predictor-of-developing-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Philipp Gölitz, Philip Hoelter, Julie Rösch, Karl Roessler, Frauke Knossalla, Arnd Doerfler
PURPOSE: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) still remains a major complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of our study was to evaluate whether flow analysis of admission digital subtraction angiography (DSA) using parametric color coding (PCC), a postprocessing algorithm, allows ultra-early identification of SAH patients at risk for developing subsequent symptomatic vasospasm. METHODS: In this study 52 patients who suffered SAH from aneurysm rupture, were retrospectively enrolled...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808729/twig-like-middle-cerebral-artery-a%C3%A2-seldom-vessel-anomaly-of-important-relevance
#14
Theodor Lutz, Peter Mönnings, Ilya Ayzenberg, Carsten Lukas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801828/a%C3%A2-new-classification-system-is-helpful-in-diagnosing-intracranial-complications-of-acute-mastoiditis-in-ct
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R Saat, G Kurdo, N Brandstack, A Laulajainen-Hongisto, J Jero, A Markkola
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of the new computed tomography (CT) classification criteria proposed by Horowitz et al. and their effect on inter-observer agreement when estimating intracranial complications of acute mastoiditis. METHODS: In this study 53 contrast-enhanced CT scans of patients with acute mastoiditis were each retrospectively reviewed by two radiologists, using two different assessment criteria for intracranial complications. According to the new criteria, intracranial CT findings in the perisinuous area were graded into four classes (I normal, II linear halo, III nodular halo ≤4 mm thick and IV nodular halo >4 mm thick), where classes III and IV indicate a high risk for epidural abscesses...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801806/editorial-report
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EDITORIAL
László Solymosi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801711/safety-of-onyx-transarterial-embolization-of-skull-base-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-from-meningeal-branches-of-the-external-carotids-also-fed-by-meningeal-branches-of-internal-carotid-or-vertebral-arteries
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Thiago G Abud, Emmanuel Houdart, Jean-Pierre Saint-Maurice, Daniel G Abud, Carlos E Baccin, Andrew D Nguyen, Nitamar Abdala
PURPOSE: To analyze the angiographic and clinical results of transarterial embolization with Onyx (Medtronic-Covidien, Irvine, CA) in dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) partially fed by arteries arising from the carotid siphon or the vertebral arteries. METHODS: We isolated 40 DAVFs supplied by either the tentorial artery of the internal carotid artery (ICA) or the posterior meningeal artery of the vertebral artery. These DAVFs were embolized with Onyx through the middle meningeal artery or the occipital artery...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791434/progressive-occlusion-of-small-saccular-aneurysms-incompletely-occluded-after-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-analysis-of-related-factors-and-long-term-outcomes
#18
Jeong Wook Lim, Jeongjun Lee, Young Dae Cho
PURPOSE: Incompletely occluded aneurysms after coil embolization are subject to recanalization but occasionally progress to a totally occluded state. Deployed stents may actually promote thrombosis of coiled aneurysms. We evaluated outcomes of small aneurysms (<10 mm) wherein saccular filling with contrast medium was evident after stent-assisted coiling, assessing factors implicated in subsequent progressive occlusion. METHODS: Between September 2012 and June 2016, a total of 463 intracranial aneurysms were treated by stent-assisted coil embolization...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776156/progressive-spontaneous-resolution-of-an-anterior-communicating-artery-berry-aneurysm-following-radiation-treatment-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Troy Wooding, Constantine Phatouros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766007/multicentric-chordoma-an-uncommon-and-incompletely-understood-presentation
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Jason R Jones, Anita Huttner, Ajay Malhotra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
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