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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144403/multimodality-functional-imaging-using-dw-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-during-radiation-therapy-for-human-papillomavirus-negative-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-meixoeiro-hospital-of-vigo-experience
#1
David Aramburu Núñez, Antonio Lopez Medina, Moisés Mera Iglesias, Francisco Salvador Gomez, Abhay Dave, Vaios Hatzoglou, Ramesh Paudyal, Alfonso Calzado, Joseph O Deasy, Amita Shukla-Dave, Victor M Muñoz
AIM: To noninvasively investigate tumor cellularity measured using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and glucose metabolism measured by (18)F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) during radiation therapy (RT) for human papillomavirus negative (HPV-) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: In this prospective study, 6 HPV- HNSCC patients underwent a total of 34 multimodality imaging examinations DW-MRI at 1...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144402/impact-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-patients-with-renal-function-impairment
#2
Rossano Girometti, Tiziano Stocca, Elena Serena, Antonio Granata, Michele Bertolotto
AIM: To investigate the role of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in evaluating patients with renal function impairment (RFI) showing: (1) acute renal failure (ARF) of suspicious vascular origin; or (2) suspicious renal lesions. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patients addressed to CEUS over an eight years period to rule-out vascular causes of ARF (first group of 50 subjects) or assess previously found suspicious renal lesions (second group of 41 subjects with acute or chronic RFI)...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144401/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-the-brain-a-brief-review
#3
REVIEW
Maggie S M Chow, Sharon L Wu, Sarah E Webb, Katie Gluskin, D T Yew
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is employed in many behavior analysis studies, with blood oxygen level dependent- (BOLD-) contrast imaging being the main method used to generate images. The use of BOLD-contrast imaging in fMRI has been refined over the years, for example, the inclusion of a spin echo pulse and increased magnetic strength were shown to produce better recorded images. Taking careful precautions to control variables during measurement, comparisons between different specimen groups can be illustrated by fMRI imaging using both quantitative and qualitative methods...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144400/cutting-edge-clinical-applications-in-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#4
EDITORIAL
Carlo N De Cecco, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Akos Varga-Szemes, U Joseph Schoepf
Today, the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is widespread in clinical practice. The increased need to evaluate of subtle myocardial changes, coronary artery anatomy, and hemodynamic assessment has prompted the development of novel CMR techniques including T1 and T2 mapping, non-contrast angiography and four dimensional (4D) flow. T1 mapping is suitable for diagnosing pathologies affecting extracellular volume such as myocarditis, diffuse myocardial fibrosis and amyloidosis, and is a promising diagnostic tool for patients with iron overload and Fabry disease...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070246/commentary-on-evaluation-of-variations-in-sinonasal-region-with-computed-tomography
#5
Can A Çağıcı
This letter is a commentary on the article titled "Evaluation of variations in sinonasal region with computed tomography", published in the January 2016 issue of World Journal of Radiology. The authors definition of the secondary middle turbinate is incorrect. The authors stated that the secondary middle turbinate is an accessory turbinate that is seen between the superior and middle turbinates. It should originate from the middle meatus posterosuperior to the ethmoid infundibulum.
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070245/horizontally-root-fractured-teeth-with-pulpal-vitality-two-case-reports
#6
Luciano Silva, Pâmella Álvares, José Alcides Arruda, Leni Verônica Silva, Cleomar Rodrigues, Ana Paula Veras Sobral, Marcia Silveira
This case study reports the successful outcome of horizontal root fractures of two different patients, which took place in permanent incisors. Report 1 describes a case of a 29-year-old patient who suffered a mandibular trauma affecting mainly the lower central incisors, caused by a car accident. A panoramic radiograph was taken right after the accident and showed a horizontal root fracture in the middle third of tooth 42, which went untreated. Report 2 illustrates a case of a 17-year-old male patient who searched for orthodontic therapy and the periapical radiograph showed horizontal root fracture in tooth 11 caused by a previous trauma, which went untreated as well...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070244/assessment-of-fetus-during-second-trimester-ultrasonography-using-hdlive-software-what-is-its-real-application-in-the-obstetrics-clinical-practice
#7
Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Eduardo Félix Santana, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: To show imaging results from application of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound lightening technique (HDlive™) in clinical obstetrics practice. METHODS: Normal and abnormal fetuses at second and third trimester of pregnancy undergoing routine scan with 4D HDlive™ (5DUS) in the rendering mode are described. Realistic features of fetal structures were provided by 5DUS in the rendering mode. Normal anatomy as well as pathology like cleft lip, hypoplastic face, micrognathia, low-set ears, corpus callosum, arthrogryposis, aortic arch, left congenital diaphragmatic hernia are highlighted in this study...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070243/value-of-serial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-brain-metastases-volume-control-during-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#8
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Francesco Agnello, Aurelia Banco, Francesco Bencivinni, Andrea Anastasi, Giovanna Giordano, Adele Taibbi, Massimo Galia, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta
AIM: To evaluate brain metastases volume control capabilities of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) through serial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging follow-up. METHODS: MR examinations of 54 brain metastases in 31 patients before and after SRS were reviewed. Patients were included in this study if they had a pre-treatment MR examination and serial follow-up MR examinations at 6 wk, 9 wk, 12 wk, and 12 mo after SRS. The metastasis volume change was categorized at each follow-up as increased (> 20% of the initial volume), stable (± 20% of the initial volume) or decreased (< 20% of the initial volume)...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070242/computed-tomography-and-patient-risk-facts-perceptions-and-uncertainties
#9
REVIEW
Stephen P Power, Fiachra Moloney, Maria Twomey, Karl James, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
Since its introduction in the 1970s, computed tomography (CT) has revolutionized diagnostic decision-making. One of the major concerns associated with the widespread use of CT is the associated increased radiation exposure incurred by patients. The link between ionizing radiation and the subsequent development of neoplasia has been largely based on extrapolating data from studies of survivors of the atomic bombs dropped in Japan in 1945 and on assessments of the increased relative risk of neoplasia in those occupationally exposed to radiation within the nuclear industry...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928471/radiological-imaging-findings-of-scheuermann-disease
#10
Erkan Gokce, Murat Beyhan
AIM: To find accompanying anomalies of typical and atypical Scheuermann's disease (SD) is reported in the present study. METHODS: Study included 20 patients (16 men and 4 women) who had radiological imaging radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, if available, due to back pain, curved back and low back pain in November 2011-February 2016 period. Patients were categorized into typical and atypical patterns based on the region involved...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928470/co2bold-assessment-of-moyamoya-syndrome-validation-with-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging
#11
Alain Pellaton, Philippe Bijlenga, Laurie Bouchez, Victor Cuvinciuc, Isabelle Barnaure, Valentina Garibotto, Karl-Olof Lövblad, Sven Haller
AIM: To compare the assessment of cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) using CO2BOLD magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) vs positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as reference standard. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (8 women, mean age of 41 ± 26 years) with moyamoya syndrome underwent 14 pre-surgical evaluations for external-internal carotid artery bypass surgery. CVR was assessed using CO2BOLD and PET (4)/SPECT (11) with a maximum interval of 36 d, and evaluated by two experienced neuroradiologists...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928469/mechanisms-underlying-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-accumulation-in-colorectal-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Kenji Kawada, Masayoshi Iwamoto, Yoshiharu Sakai
Positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a diagnostic tool to evaluate metabolic activity by measuring accumulation of FDG, an analogue of glucose, and has been widely used for detecting small tumors, monitoring treatment response and predicting patients' prognosis in a variety of cancers. However, the molecular mechanism of FDG accumulation into tumors remains to be investigated. It is well-known that most cancers are metabolically active with elevated glucose metabolism, a phenomenon known as the Warburg effect...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928468/sonoelastography-in-the-musculoskeletal-system-current-role-and-future-directions
#13
REVIEW
Naomi Winn, Radhesh Lalam, Victor Cassar-Pullicino
Ultrasound is an essential modality within musculoskeletal imaging, with the recent addition of elastography. The elastic properties of tissues are different from the acoustic impedance used to create B mode imaging and the flow properties used within Doppler imaging, hence elastography provides a different form of tissue assessment. The current role of ultrasound elastography in the musculoskeletal system will be reviewed, in particular with reference to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue tumours...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928467/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-liver-current-applications
#14
REVIEW
Kazuhiro Saito, Yu Tajima, Taiyo L Harada
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the liver can be performed using most commercially available machines and is currently accepted in routine sequence. This sequence has some potential as an imaging biomarker for fibrosis, tumor detection/characterization, and following/predicting therapy. To improve reliability including accuracy and reproducibility, researchers have validated this new technique in terms of image acquisition, data sampling, and analysis. The added value of DWI in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging was established in the detection of malignant liver lesions...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928466/metabolic-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-cancer-pairing-lipid-metabolism-with-glycolysis
#15
EDITORIAL
Sandi A Kwee, John Lim
The limitations of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in detecting some cancers has prompted a longstanding search for other positron emission tomography (PET) tracers to complement the imaging of glycolysis in oncology, with much attention paid to lipogenesis based on observations that the production of various lipid and lipid-containing compounds is increased in most cancers. Radiolabeled analogs of choline and acetate have now been used as oncologic PET probes for over a decade, showing convincingly improved detection sensitivity over FDG for certain cancers...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843543/presumptive-case-of-sparganosis-manifesting-as-a-hepatic-mass-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Gyeong Deok Jo, Jae Young Lee, Sung-Tae Hong, Jung Hoon Kim, Joon Koo Han
A 60-year-old man was admitted due to rectosigmoid colon cancer, and a hepatic mass was incidentally found during the staging work-up. The mass appeared cystic with a thick wall and contained multiple bizarre cord-like structures on ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The differential diagnoses included organizing abscess/hematoma, foreign body granuloma and parasite infestation. Serologic study revealed anti-sparganum antibodies. Over 4-year follow-up, the patient did not complain of symptoms, and no changes in the characteristics of the liver mass were observed...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843542/role-of-molecular-imaging-in-the-management-of-patients-affected-by-inflammatory-bowel-disease-state-of-the-art
#17
Federico Caobelli, Laura Evangelista, Natale Quartuccio, Demetrio Familiari, Corinna Altini, Angelo Castello, Mariapaola Cucinotta, Rossella Di Dato, Cristina Ferrari, Aurora Kokomani, Iashar Laghai, Riccardo Laudicella, Silvia Migliari, Federica Orsini, Salvatore Antonio Pignata, Cristina Popescu, Erinda Puta, Martina Ricci, Silvia Seghezzi, Alessandro Sindoni, Martina Sollini, Letterio Sturiale, Anna Svyridenka, Vittoria Vergura, Pierpaolo Alongi, Young Aimn Working Group
AIM: To present the current state-of-the art of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed in order to find important original articles on the role of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by IBD. The search was updated until February 2016 and limited to articles in English. RESULTS: Fifty-five original articles were included in this review, highlighting the role of single photon emission tomography and positron emission tomography...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843541/blunt-diaphragmatic-lesions-imaging-findings-and-pitfalls
#18
REVIEW
Matteo Bonatti, Fabio Lombardo, Norberto Vezzali, Giulia A Zamboni, Giampietro Bonatti
Blunt diaphragmatic lesions (BDL) are uncommon in trauma patients, but they should be promptly recognized as a delayed diagnosis increases morbidity and mortality. It is well known that BDL are often overlooked at initial imaging, mainly because of distracting injuries to other organs. Sonography may directly depict BDL only in a minor number of cases. Chest X-ray has low sensitivity in detecting BDL and lesions can be reliably suspected only in case of intra-thoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Thanks to its wide availability, time-effectiveness and spatial resolution, multi-detector computed tomography (CT) is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing BDL; several direct and indirect CT signs are associated with BDL...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843540/radium-223-and-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-all-that-glitters-is-not-gold
#19
REVIEW
Carlo Aprile, Marco G Persico, Lorenzo Lodola, Federica E Buroni
After being approved by the National Drug Agency in several countries, Radium-223 (Ra-223) is gaining wide acceptance in the treatment of bone metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The exact mechanism of action remain unclear: The established model of direct alpha-particle irradiation from the remodelling bone surface, where Ra-223 accumulates, surrounding the tumor foci can explain a lethal effect only on metastatic microdeposits, but not on higher tumor burden. According to the "pre-metastatic niche model", it is likely that Ra-223 targets several non-tumoral cell types of the tumor microenvironment involved in the complex mechanism of cancer bone homing and colonization...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721943/effects-of-oral-contrast-on-dose-in-abdominopelvic-computed-tomography-with-pure-iterative-reconstruction
#20
Kevin P Murphy, Liam J Healy, Lee Crush, Maria Twomey, Fiachra Moloney, Sylvia Sexton, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
AIM: To assess the effect of neutral (NC) and positive (PC) oral contrast use on patient dose in low-dose abdominal computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Low-dose clinically indicated CTs were performed on 79 Crohn's patients (35 = PC, 1 L 2% gastrografin; 44 = NC, 1.5 L polyethylene glycol). Scanner settings for both acquisitions were identical apart from 25 s difference in intravenous contrast timing. Body mass index (BMI), scan-ranges, dose-length product and size-specific dose estimated were recorded...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
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