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Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184772/how-liver-pathologies-contribute-to-t1rho-contrast-require-more-careful-studies
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Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Weitian Chen, Min Deng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184771/acute-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-secondary-to-valve-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-what-can-happen-when-antiplatelet-agents-are-stopped
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Mau Chu Lam, Gajen Kanaganayagam, Yousif Ahmad, Michael Fertleman, Ben Ariff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184770/dentinogenic-ghost-cell-tumor-a-rare-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Yash Agrawal, Giridhar S Naidu, Ramanpal Singh Makkad, Ravleen Nagi, Supreet Jain, Dilip R Gadewar, Raman Kataria
Dentinogenic ghost cell tumors (DGCT) are very rare tumors considered as solid variants of calcifying epithelial odontogenic cysts (CEOC). They are locally invasive neoplasms and their main characteristic features are ameloblastoma like odontogenic epithelial proliferation, an aberrant keratinization in the form of ghost cells and dysplastic dentin. DGCT occur as two forms intraosseous (central) and extra osseous (peripheral), of which more aggressive intraosseous variety requires careful monitoring and aggressive local resection to prevent recurrence...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184769/diffuse-glioblastoma-resembling-acute-hemorrhagic-leukoencephalitis
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Carla Schettino, Ferdinando Caranci, Giacomo Lus, Elisabetta Signoriello, Marica Eoli, Elena Anghileri, Bianca Pollo, Mariarosa A B Melone, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Lorenzo Ugga, Enrico Tedeschi
We report the case of a young man with sudden onset of diplopia after an upper respiratory tract infection. Based on the first radiological findings acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis, a variant of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, was suspected and treatment with high dose intravenous dexamethasone was started but it was stopped for intolerance. The patient clinically worsened, developing gait instability, ataxia and ophthalmoplegia; brain MRI performed 20 days later showed severe progression of the disease with subependymal dissemination...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184768/identifying-osteoporotic-vertebral-endplate-and-cortex-fractures
#5
REVIEW
Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Min Deng, Marcello H Nogueira-Barbosa
Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease, and vertebral fractures (VFs) are the most common osteoporotic fracture. A single atraumatic VF may lead to the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Prevalent VFs increase the risk of future vertebral and non-vertebral osteoporotic fracture independent of bone mineral density (BMD). The accurate and clear reporting of VF is essential to ensure patients with osteoporosis receive appropriate treatment. Radiologist has a vital role in the diagnosis of this disease...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184767/preliminary-results-of-vibro-acoustography-evaluation-of-bone-surface-and-bone-fracture
#6
Marcello H Nogueira-Barbosa, Hermes Arytto Salles Kamimura, Guilherme Braz, Paulo M Agnollitto, Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro
Background: Vibro-acoustography (VA) uses two co-focused ultrasound beams with slightly different frequencies. The beams interact and generate a low-frequency focus to excite an object. Methods: A two-element confocal ultrasound transducer with central frequency at 3.2 MHz was used to generate the low-frequency excitation (30 kHz) and the response of the bone to that excitation was acquired by a dedicated hydrophone. The face of the confocal transducer was positioned parallel to the surface of the bone at a focal length of 7 cm...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184766/an-investigation-of-correlation-between-left-coronary-bifurcation-angle-and-hemodynamic-changes-in-coronary-stenosis-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-derived-computational-fluid-dynamics
#7
Zhonghua Sun, Thanapong Chaichana
Background: To investigate the correlation between left coronary bifurcation angle and coronary stenosis as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)-generated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis when compared to the CCTA analysis of coronary lumen stenosis and plaque lesion length with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as the reference method. Methods: Thirty patients (22 males, mean age: 59±6.9 years) with calcified plaques at the left coronary artery were included in the study with all patients undergoing CCTA and ICA examinations...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184765/the-novel-targets-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-predicted-by-similarity-ensemble-approach-in-combination-with-molecular-docking-study
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Yan Wang, Wei Qi, Li Zhang, Zhenguang Ying, Ou Sha, Chunman Li, Lanhai Lü, Xiangyan Chen, Zhenzhong Li, Feng Niu, Fang Xue, Dong Wang, Tzi-Bun Ng, Lihong Zhang
Background: DL-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) is a drug for treating acute ischemic stroke, and may play a neuroprotective role by acting on multiple active targets. The aim of this study was to predict the target proteins of NBP in mammalian cells. Methods: The similarity ensemble approach search tool (SEArch), one of the commonly used public bioinformatics tools for target prediction, was employed in the experiment. The molecular docking of NBP to target proteins was performed by using the three-dimensional (3-D) crystal structure, substrate free...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184764/dual-energy-ct-angiography-in-peripheral-arterial-stents-optimal-scanning-protocols-with-regard-to-image-quality-and-radiation-dose
#9
Abdulrahman Almutairi, Zakariya Al Safran, Saif A AlZaabi, Zhonghua Sun
Background: To determine the optimal scanning protocols of dual energy computed tomography angiography (DECTA) in terms of radiation dose and image quality assessment at different keV levels, and compare it with conventional computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients treated with peripheral arterial stents. Methods: Twenty-nine patients with previous stent placement in peripheral arteries were evaluated with DECTA. Images were reconstructed with virtual monochromatic spectral imaging (VMS) at 65, 68, 70 and 72 keV and adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) at 50% compared with CTA...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184763/usefulness-of-enhancement-perfusion-mismatch-in-differentiation-of-cns-lymphomas-from-other-enhancing-malignant-tumors-of-the-brain
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Pradeep Goyal, Yogesh Kumar, Nishant Gupta, Ajay Malhotra, Saurabh Gupta, Sonali Gupta, Manisha Mangla, Rajiv Mangla
Background: Surgical planning and treatment options for primary or secondary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL or SCNSL) are different from other enhancing malignant lesions such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), anaplastic gliomas and metastases; so, it is critical to distinguish them preoperatively. We hypothesized that enhancement-perfusion (E-P) mismatch on dynamic susceptibility weighted magnetic resonance (DSC-MR) perfusion imaging which corresponds to low mean relative cerebral blood volume (mean rCBV) in an enhancing portion of the tumor should allow differentiation of CNS lymphomas from other enhancing malignant lesions...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184762/tumourmetrics-a-comprehensive-clinical-solution-for-the-standardization-of-dce-mri-analysis-in-research-and-routine-use
#11
Shih-Li Chao, Thierry Metens, Marc Lemort
Background: A reliable analysis methodology is needed to provide valuable imaging biomarkers for clinical trials, with particular regards to dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) application using pharmacokinetic (PK) model analysis. In order to address this scientific challenge, we provided a comprehensive analysis solution that could overcome the impediments to clinical research and routine use. Methods: TumourMetrics has been designed to meet the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) v...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184761/estimating-extraction-fraction-and-blood-flow-by-combining-first-pass-myocardial-perfusion-and-t1-mapping-results
#12
Devavrat Likhite, Promporn Suksaranjit, Ganesh Adluru, Brent Wilson, Edward DiBella
Background: Quantifying myocardial perfusion is complicated by the complexity of pharmacokinetic model being used and the reliability of perfusion parameter estimates. More complex modeling provides more information about the underlying physiology, but too many parameters in complex models introduce a new problem of reliable estimation. To overcome the problem of multiple parameters, we have developed a technique that combines knowledge from two different cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and T1 mapping...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932703/imaging-in-traumatic-mandibular-fractures
#13
REVIEW
Adil Naeem, Hugo Gemal, Duncan Reed
A fracture of the mandible is a common trauma presentation amongst young males and represents one of the most frequently encountered fractured bones within the viscerocranium. Historically, assault was the dominant contributing factor but now due to the increased number of vehicles used per capita, motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause. Mandibular fractures can be classified anatomically, by dentition, by muscle group and by severity. The fracture may also be closed, open, comminuted, displaced or pathological...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932702/emergency-ct-of-blunt-abdominal-trauma-experience-from-a-large-urban-hospital-in-southern-china
#14
REVIEW
Jingshan Gong, Dongdong Mei, Minjie Yang, Jianmin Xu, Yangyang Zhou
Trauma is one of the leading causes of death for men and women under the age of 45 years old, and abdominal injuries contribute to a large number of these deaths. Prompt diagnosis is very important for treatment decision making and can be life-saving. CT has become an essential imaging modality in emergency medicine. In this pictorial review, we present our experience of CT in blunt abdominal trauma and describe CT findings of common injuries, including hemoperitoneum, solid viscera, hollow viscera, mesenteric and diaphragmatic injuries...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932701/mr-imaging-of-the-traumatic-triangular-fibrocartilaginous-complex-tear
#15
REVIEW
Alex W H Ng, James F Griffith, Cindy S Y Fung, Ryan K L Lee, Cina S L Tong, Clara W Y Wong, Wing Lim Tse, Pak Cheong Ho
Triangular fibrocartilage complex is a major stabilizer of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). However, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear is difficult to be diagnosed on MRI for its intrinsic small and thin structure with complex anatomy. The purpose of this article is to review the anatomy of TFCC, state of art MRI imaging technique, normal appearance and features of tear on MRI according to the Palmar's classification. Atypical tear and limitations of MRI in diagnosis of TFCC tear are also discussed...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932700/endovascular-management-of-arterial-injuries-after-blunt-or-iatrogenic-renal-trauma
#16
REVIEW
Romaric Loffroy, Olivier Chevallier, Sophie Gehin, Marco Midulla, Pierre-Emmanuel Berthod, Christophe Galland, Pascale Briche, Céline Duperron, Nabil Majbri, Christiane Mousson, Nicolas Falvo
The kidney is the third most common abdominal organ to be injured in trauma, following the spleen and liver, respectively. The most commonly used classification scheme is the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) classification of blunt renal injuries, which grades renal injury according to the size of laceration and its proximity to the renal hilum. Arteriovenous fistula and pseudoaneurysm are the most common iatrogenic biopsy-related or surgery-related vascular injuries in native kidneys. The approach to renal artery injuries has changed over time from more aggressive intervention to more conservative observational or endovascular management, including selective transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) and the placement of stents/stent grafts...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932699/imaging-of-shoulder-instability
#17
REVIEW
Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Alberto Martínez Martínez, Pablo Tomás Muñoz, José Pozo Sánchez, Antonio Zarza Pérez
This extended review tries to cover the imaging findings of the wide range of shoulder injuries secondary to shoulder joint instability. Usefulness of the different imaging methods is stressed, including radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance. The main topics to be covered include traumatic, atraumatic and minor instability syndromes. Radiography may show bone abnormalities associated to instability, including developmental and post-traumatic changes. CT is the best technique depicting and quantifying skeletal changes...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932698/quantitative-magnetic-resonance-mr-neurography-for-evaluation-of-peripheral-nerves-and-plexus-injuries
#18
REVIEW
Teodoro Martín Noguerol, Rafael Barousse, Mariano Socolovsky, Antonio Luna
Traumatic conditions of peripheral nerves and plexus have been classically evaluated by morphological imaging techniques and electrophysiological tests. New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies based on 3D fat-suppressed techniques are providing high accuracy for peripheral nerve injury evaluation from a qualitative point of view. However, these techniques do not provide quantitative information. Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are functional MRI techniques that are able to evaluate and quantify the movement of water molecules within different biological structures...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932697/thoracic-wall-trauma-misdiagnosed-lesions-on-radiographs-and-usefulness-of-ultrasound-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
REVIEW
Xavier Tomas, Catherine Facenda, Nuno Vaz, Edgar Augusto Castañeda, Montserrat Del Amo, Ana Isabel Garcia-Diez, Jaime Pomes
Blunt injuries to the chest wall are an important chapter on emergency room (ER) departments, being the third most common injuries in trauma patients which ominous complications could appear. This article describes different types of traumatic events affecting the chest wall, which maybe misdiagnosed with conventional X-ray. Special emphasis has been done in computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging. This technique is considered the "gold-standard" for those traumatic patients, due to its fast acquisition covering the whole area of interest in axial plane, reconstructing multiplanar (2D, 3D) volume-rendered images with a superb quality and angiographic CT capabilities for evaluating vascular damage...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812007/erratum-to-a-comprehensive-literatures-update-of-clinical-researches-of-superparamagnetic-resonance-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Jean-Marc Idée
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.21037/qims.2017.02.09.].
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
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