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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396728/computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-using-a-20-reduction-in-contrast-medium-dose-delivered-in-a-multiphasic-injection
#1
Mitchell Chen, Gaith Mattar, Jamal A Abdulkarim
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of reducing the dose of iodinated contrast agent in computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-seven patients clinically suspected of having pulmonary embolism underwent spiral CTPA, out of whom fifty-seven received 75 mL and the remaining seventy a lower dose of 60 mL of contrast agent. Both doses were administered in a multiphasic injection. A minimum opacification threshold of 250 Hounsfield units (HU) in the main pulmonary artery is used for assessing the technical adequacy of the scans...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396727/multimodality-imaging-using-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-local-prostate-cancer
#2
Amita Shukla-Dave, Cecilia Wassberg, Darko Pucar, Heiko Schöder, Debra A Goldman, Yousef Mazaheri, Victor E Reuter, James Eastham, Peter T Scardino, Hedvig Hricak
AIM: To assess the relationship using multimodality imaging between intermediary citrate/choline metabolism as seen on proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging ((1)H-MRSI) and glycolysis as observed on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. METHODS: The study included 22 patients with local PCa who were referred for endorectal magnetic resonance imaging/(1)H-MRSI (April 2002 to July 2007) and (18)F-FDG-PET/CT and then underwent prostatectomy as primary or salvage treatment...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396726/reporting-rotator-cuff-tears-on-magnetic-resonance-arthrography-using-the-snyder-s-arthroscopic-classification
#3
Alberto Aliprandi, Carmelo Messina, Paolo Arrigoni, Michele Bandirali, Giovanni Di Leo, Stefano Longo, Sandro Magnani, Chiara Mattiuz, Filippo Randelli, Silvana Sdao, Francesco Sardanelli, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Pietro Randelli
AIM: To determine diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) in evaluating rotator cuff tears (RCTs) using Snyder's classification for reporting. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six patients (64 males, 62 females; median age 55 years) underwent shoulder MRA and arthroscopy, which represented our reference standard. Surgical arthroscopic reports were reviewed and the reported Snyder's classification was recorded. MRA examinations were evaluated by two independent radiologists (14 and 5 years' experience) using Snyder's classification system, blinded to arthroscopy...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396725/three-dimensional-radiation-dosimetry-using-polymer-gel-and-solid-radiochromic-polymer-from-basics-to-clinical-applications
#4
REVIEW
Yoichi Watanabe, Leighton Warmington, N Gopishankar
Accurate dose measurement tools are needed to evaluate the radiation dose delivered to patients by using modern and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques. However, the adequate tools which enable us to directly measure the dose distributions in three-dimensional (3D) space are not commonly available. One such 3D dose measurement device is the polymer-based dosimeter, which changes the material property in response to radiation. These are available in the gel form as polymer gel dosimeter (PGD) and ferrous gel dosimeter (FGD) and in the solid form as solid plastic dosimeter (SPD)...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396724/complementary-roles-of-interventional-radiology-and-therapeutic-endoscopy-in-gastroenterology
#5
REVIEW
David M Ray, Indu Srinivasan, Shou-Jiang Tang, Andreas S Vilmann, Peter Vilmann, Timothy C McCowan, Akash M Patel
Acute upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding, enteral feeding, cecostomy tubes and luminal strictures are some of the common reasons for gastroenterology service. While surgery was initially considered the main treatment modality, the advent of both therapeutic endoscopy and interventional radiology have resulted in the paradigm shift in the management of these conditions. In this paper, we discuss the patient's work up, indications, and complementary roles of endoscopic and angiographic management in the settings of gastrointestinal bleeding, enteral feeding, cecostomy tube placement and luminal strictures...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396723/laser-ablation-of-liver-tumors-an-ancillary-technique-or-an-alternative-to-radiofrequency-and-microwave
#6
EDITORIAL
Sergio Sartori, Francesca Di Vece, Francesca Ermili, Paola Tombesi
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is currently the most popular and used ablation modality for the treatment of non surgical patients with primary and secondary liver tumors, but in the last years microwave ablation (MWA) is being technically improved and widely rediscovered for clinical use. Laser thermal ablation (LTA) is by far less investigated and used than RFA and MWA, but the available data on its effectiveness and safety are quite good and comparable to those of RFA and MWA. All the three hyperthermia-based ablative techniques, when performed by skilled operators, can successfully treat all liver tumors eligible for thermal ablation, and to date in most centers of interventional oncology or interventional radiology the choice of the technique usually depends on the physician's preference and experience, or technical availability...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298969/gastric-blunt-traumatic-injuries-a-computed-tomography-grading-classification
#7
Antonio Solazzo, Giulia Lassandro, Francesco Lassandro
AIM: To produce a radiological grading of gastric traumatic injuries. METHODS: In our study, we retrospectively analyzed 32 cases of blunt gastric traumatic injuries and compared computed tomography (CT) data with patients' surgical or medical development. In all cases, a basal phase was acquired, and an intravenous contrast material was administered via an antecubital venous catheter with acquisition in the venous phase (70-90 s). In addition, a further set of delayed scans was performed 4-5 min after the first scanning session, without supplementary intravenous contrast material, to identify or better define areas of active bleeding...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298968/feasibility-of-imaging-superficial-palmar-arch-using-micro-ultrasound-7t-and-3t-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#8
Alison N Pruzan, Audrey E Kaufman, Claudia Calcagno, Yu Zhou, Zahi A Fayad, Venkatesh Mani
AIM: To demonstrate feasibility of vessel wall imaging of the superficial palmar arch using high frequency micro-ultrasound, 7T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Four subjects (ages 22-50 years) were scanned on a micro-ultrasound system with a 45-MHz transducer (Vevo 2100, VisualSonics). Subjects' hands were then imaged on a 3T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Biograph MMR) using an 8-channel special purpose phased array carotid coil. Lastly, subjects' hands were imaged on a 7T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Magnetom 7T Whole Body Scanner) using a custom built 8-channel transmit receive carotid coil...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298967/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-brain-involvement-in-alcoholic-and-nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy
#9
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Andrea Anastasi, Claudia Speciale, Francesco Agnello, Aurelia Banco
AIM: To present the typical and atypical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy. METHODS: This study included 7 patients with Wernicke's encephalopathy (2 men, 5 women; mean age, 52.3 years) that underwent brain MR examination between January 2012 and March 2016 in a single institution. Three patients were alcoholics and 4 patients were non-alcoholics. MR protocol included a T2-weighted sequence, a fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, a diffusion-weighted sequence (b = 0 and 1000 s/mm(2)), and a contrast-enhanced MR sequence...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298966/radiation-dose-enhancement-in-skin-therapy-with-nanoparticle-addition-a-monte-carlo-study-on-kilovoltage-photon-and-megavoltage-electron-beams
#10
Xiao J Zheng, James C L Chow
AIM: To investigated the dose enhancement due to the incorporation of nanoparticles in skin therapy using the kilovoltage (kV) photon and megavoltage (MV) electron beams. Monte Carlo simulations were used to predict the dose enhancement when different types and concentrations of nanoparticles were added to skin target layers of varying thickness. METHODS: Clinical kV photon beams (105 and 220 kVp) and MV electron beams (4 and 6 MeV), produced by a Gulmay D3225 orthovoltage unit and a Varian 21 EX linear accelerator, were simulated using the EGSnrc Monte Carlo code...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298965/radiology-education-in-europe-analysis-of-results-from-22-european-countries
#11
Bhavya Rehani, Yi C Zhang, Madan M Rehani, András Palkó, Lawrence Lau, Miriam N Mikhail Lette, William P Dillon
AIM: To assess the state of radiology education across Europe by means of a survey study. METHODS: A comprehensive 23-item radiology survey was distributed via email to the International Society of Radiology members, national radiological societies, radiologists and medical physicists. Reminders to complete the survey were sent and the results were analyzed over a period of 4 mo (January-April 2016). Survey questions include length of medical school and residency training; availability of fellowship and subspecialty training; number of residency programs in each country; accreditation pathways; research training; and medical physics education...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298964/magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-crohn-s-disease-how-we-do-it-and-common-imaging-findings
#12
REVIEW
Annalisa Mantarro, Paola Scalise, Elisa Guidi, Emanuele Neri
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with unpredictable clinical course by phases of relapses alternating with other of quiescence. The etiology is multifactorial and is still not completely known; globally the westernization of lifestyle is causing an increasing incidence of CD, with peak age of 20-30 years. The diagnostic workup begins with the evaluation of the clinical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. However, the clinical assessment is subjected interobserver variability and, occasionally, the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation may be indistinguishable...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298963/potential-role-of-imaging-in-assessing-harmful-effects-on-spermatogenesis-in-adult-testes-with-varicocele
#13
REVIEW
Athina C Tsili, Olga N Xiropotamou, Anastasios Sylakos, Vasilios Maliakas, Nikolaos Sofikitis, Maria I Argyropoulou
Varicocele is characterized by an abnormal dilatation and retrograde blood flow in the spermatic veins. Varicocele is the leading correctable cause of male infertility. Although it is highly prevalent in infertile men, it is also observed in individuals with normal fertility. Determining which men are negatively affected by varicocele would enable clinicians to better select those men who will benefit from treatment. To assess the functional status of the testes in men with varicocele, color Doppler sonographic parameters were evaluated...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298962/evaluation-of-response-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-is-there-a-role-for-positron-emission-tomography
#14
EDITORIAL
Matteo Bauckneht, Roberta Piva, Gianmario Sambuceti, Francesco Grossi, Silvia Morbelli
Strategies targeting intracellular negative regulators such as immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) have demonstrated significant antitumor activity across a wide range of solid tumors. In the clinical practice, the radiological effect of immunotherapeutic agents has raised several more relevant and complex challenges for the determination of their imaging-based response at single patient level. Accordingly, it has been suggested that the conventional Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors assessment alone, based on dimensional evaluation provided by computed tomography (CT), tends to underestimate the benefit of ICPIs at least in a subset of patients, supporting the need of immune-related response criteria...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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