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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815058/testicular-microlithiasis-is-associated-with-ethnicity-and-socioeconomic-status
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Malene R Pedersen, Emily C Bartlett, Søren R Rafaelsen, Palle J Osther, Peter Vedsted, Maria E Sellars, Paul S Sidhu, Henrik Møller
BACKGROUND: There are limited studies about testicular microlithiasis (TML) and background information such as health, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status. PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of TML in relation to socioeconomic status and ethnicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From a database of scrotal ultrasound examinations in a single institution, all men who underwent routine ultrasound examinations for a variety of symptoms from 1998 to 2015 were included...
August 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811932/two-novel-direct-spio-labels-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-mri-detection-of-labeled-cells-after-acute-myocardial-infarct
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Riikka M Korpi, Kirsi Alestalo, Timo Ruuska, Eveliina Lammentausta, Ronald Borra, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Siri Lehtonen, Jarkko T Korpi, Elisa Lappi-Blanco, Vesa Anttila, Petri Lehenkari, Tatu Juvonen, Roberto Blanco Sequieros
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cellular decay due hypoxia requires rapid and validated methods for possible therapeutic cell transplantation. PURPOSE: To develop direct and rapid superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) cell label for a large-animal model and to assess in vivo cell targeting by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an experimental AMI model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) were labeled with SPIO particles using two novel direct labeling methods (rotating incubation method and electroporation)...
August 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811931/non-traumatic-rupture-of-the-superior-thyroid-artery-with-concomitant-parathyroid-adenoma-and-multinodular-goiter
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Natsuko Hanashiro, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Yuko Iraha, Kennosuke Karube, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Sadayuki Murayama
Cervical hemorrhage due to non-traumatic, spontaneous rupture of the thyroid artery is rare, which usually results from arterial abnormalities or parathyroid or thyroid disorders. This report describes a 72-year-old woman who presented with a sore throat and slight neck swelling. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large hematoma in the neck and mediastinum, due to extravasation from the major branch of the left superior thyroid artery. A follow-up CT the next day demonstrated that the extravasation had resolved...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811930/improved-ct-detection-of-acute-bowel-ischemia-using-frequency-selective-non-linear-image-blending
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Sven Schneeweiss, Michael Esser, Wolfgang Thaiss, Hans Boesmueller, Hendrik Ditt, Konstantin Nikolau, Marius Horger
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) as a fast and reliable diagnostic technique is the imaging modality of choice for acute bowel ischemia. However, diagnostic is often difficult mainly due to low attenuation differences between ischemic and perfused segments. PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic efficacy of a new post-processing tool based on frequency selective non-linear blending with that of conventional linear contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) image blending for the detection of bowel ischemia...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811929/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-virtual-calcified-plaque-subtraction-in-a-vascular-phantom
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Kwang Nam Jin, Jin Wook Chung, Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee
BACKGROUND: Material decomposition of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables subtraction of calcified plaque. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of lumen area measurement in calcified plaque by subtraction of DECT and to determine the effect of contrast material concentration, lumen diameter, density, and thickness of calcified plaque for the measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vessel phantoms were made with six lumen diameters (5.7, 4...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811928/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-disseminated-skeletal-muscle-metastasis
#6
Ezamin Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Sf Noh, Nur A Ngah, Mohamad S Suraini, Mubarak M Yusof
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the commonest primary tumor of the liver and carries a poor prognosis when diagnosed late or left untreated. Treatment relies heavily on the stage of the tumor when diagnosed. Extrahepatic metastasis is known to occur; these are mainly reported via autopsy studies or isolated case reports. Knowledge of extrahepatic metastasis is crucial in order to avoid unnecessary surgery. We report a rare case of a patient at our center, diagnosed to have HCC, who underwent treatment successfully, only to come back with extrahepatic metastasis to the skeletal muscles...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804643/local-staging-of-sigmoid-colon-cancer-using-mri
#7
Claus Dam, Jan Lindebjerg, Anders Jakobsen, Lars Henrik Jensen, Hans Rahr, Søren Rafael Rafaelsen
BACKGROUND: An accurate radiological staging of colon cancer is crucial to select patients who may benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying locally advanced sigmoid colon cancer, poor prognostic factors, and the inter-observer variation of the tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using 1...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804642/e-learning-for-medical-imaging-specialists-introducing-blended-learning-in-a-nuclear-medicine-specialist-course
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Torjan Haslerud, Andreas Julius Tulipan, Robert M Gray, Martin Biermann
BACKGROUND: While e-learning has become an important tool in teaching medical students, the training of specialists in medical imaging is still dominated by lecture-based courses. PURPOSE: To assess the potential of e-learning in specialist education in medical imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An existing lecture-based five-day course in Clinical Nuclear Medicine (NM) was enhanced by e-learning resources and activities, including practical exercises...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804641/breast-cancer-detected-as-an-incidental-finding-on-99m-tc-mibi-scintigraphy
#9
Toshihiro Homma, Osamu Manabe, Kazuomi Ichinokawa, Hiroko Yamashita, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Fumi Kato, Kenji Hirata, Markus Kroenke, Nagara Tamaki
We report a case of breast cancer detected as an incidental finding on (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy. (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy is usually used to evaluate cardiac perfusion or to detect ectopic parathyroid adenomas; however, it is also known to sensitively detect breast cancer. Accordingly, a few reports have described the incidental detection of breast cancer by (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy performed to detect parathyroid adenoma. Our present case underscores the importance of attending to any incidental findings when searching for parathyroid adenomas using (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785480/intra-and-inter-observer-agreement-and-reliability-of-bone-mineral-density-measurements-around-acetabular-cup-a-porcine-ex-vivo-study-using-single-and-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#10
Bo Mussmann, Søren Overgaard, Trine Torfing, Morten Bøgehøj, Oke Gerke, Poul Erik Andersen
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic bone loss is considered to be a potentially contributing factor in aseptic loosening of acetabular hip components, but no studies have shown this association. The lack of association might be caused by insufficient image quality because of metal artifacts and challenges in measuring bone density (BMD) in complex anatomic structures which might be overcome using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). PURPOSE: To test inter- and intra-observer agreement and reliability of in-house segmentation software measuring BMD adjacent to acetabular cup and to compare measurements performed with single-energy CT (SECT) and DECT in cemented and cementless cups...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717519/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasonography-for-soft-tissue-lipomas-a-systematic-review
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George Rahmani, Peter McCarthy, Diane Bergin
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound has been used in the diagnosis of soft-tissue lesions for well over a decade. Lipomas are the most common, benign, soft-tissue tumor and comprise adipose tissue. The sensitivity and specificity of diagnosing lipomas on ultrasound vary greatly in the literature. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review on ultrasonography in soft-tissue lipomas to better ascertain the true diagnostic value of this test. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the diagnostic value of ultrasound in lipomas was performed where possible in line with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
June 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717518/the-sharing-of-radiological-images-by-professional-mixed-martial-arts-fighters-on-social-media
#12
George Rahmani, Cormac W Joyce, Peter McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Mixed martial arts is a sport that has recently enjoyed a significant increase in popularity. This rise in popularity has catapulted many of these "cage fighters" into stardom and many regularly use social media to reach out to their fans. An interesting result of this interaction on social media is that athletes are sharing images of their radiological examinations when they sustain an injury. PURPOSE: To review instances where mixed martial arts fighters shared images of their radiological examinations on social media and in what context they were shared...
June 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607763/in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-a-new-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-for-dose-reduction-in-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring
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Tobias Gassenmaier, Thomas Allmendinger, Andreas S Kunz, Maike Veyhl-Wichmann, Süleyman Ergün, Thorsten A Bley, Bernhard Petritsch
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring is a widespread tool for cardiac risk assessment in asymptomatic patients and accompanying possible adverse effects, i.e. radiation exposure, should be as low as reasonably achievable. PURPOSE: To evaluate a new iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithm for dose reduction of in vitro coronary artery calcium scoring at different tube currents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anthropomorphic calcium scoring phantom was scanned in different configurations simulating slim, average-sized, and large patients...
May 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607762/can-visual-assessment-of-blood-flow-patterns-by-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-distinguish-between-malignant-and-benign-lung-tumors
#14
Stefan Walbom Harders, Hans Henrik Madsen, Hanne Marie Nellemann, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Jesper Thygesen, Henrik Hager, Niels Trolle Andersen, Finn Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) is a tool, which, in theory, can quantify the blood flow and blood volume of tissues. In structured qualitative analysis, parametric color maps yield a visual impression of the blood flow and blood volume within the tissue being studied, allowing for quick identification of the areas with the highest or lowest blood flow and blood volume. PURPOSE: To examine whether DCE-CT could be used to distinguish between malignant and benign lung tumors in patients with suspected lung cancer...
May 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491462/understanding-microstructure-of-the-brain-by-comparison-of-neurite-orientation-dispersion-and-density-imaging-noddi-with-transparent-mouse-brain
#15
Kanako Sato, Aurelien Kerever, Koji Kamagata, Kohei Tsuruta, Ryusuke Irie, Kazuhiko Tagawa, Hitoshi Okazawa, Eri Arikawa-Hirasawa, Nobuhiro Nitta, Ichio Aoki, Shigeki Aoki
BACKGROUND: Neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) is a diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique with the potential to visualize the microstructure of the brain. Revolutionary histological methods to render the mouse brain transparent have recently been developed, but verification of NODDI by these methods has not been reported. PURPOSE: To confirm the concordance of NODDI with histology in terms of density and orientation dispersion of neurites of the brain...
April 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540062/frequency-and-locations-of-systemic-metastases-in-merkel-cell-carcinoma-by-imaging
#16
Maria Kouzmina, Virve Koljonen, Junnu Leikola, Tom Böhling, Eila Lantto
BACKGROUND: The primary neuroendocrine skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), has a well-known predilection to metastasize systemically. However, the experience of systemic metastases in MCC is mainly disseminated through case reports due to the rarity of MCC. PURPOSE: To elucidate the frequency and locations of systemic metastasis in MCC by reviewing the imaging of patients with metastatic MCC in a national cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with diagnosed metastatic MCC by imaging studies in Finland during 1999-2012 were included in this study...
March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540061/corrigendum
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March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491461/imaging-findings-of-solitary-uterine-granulocytic-sarcoma
#18
Aya Yamane, Tetsuro Sekine, Tadashi Machida, Ikuko Omori, Munehiko Onda, Shin-Ichiro Kumita
A 29-year old woman with a history of vaginal bleeding was referred to our hospital. Transvaginal ultrasonography revealed a hypervascular cervical mass and malignancy was suspected. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT were performed. She was finally diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma based on pathological examination.
March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321332/cervical-vertebral-injuries-associated-with-the-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-imaging-features
#19
Tetsuo Nakayama, Shigeru Ehara
BACKGROUND: Spinal injuries associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) have been characterized. However, the imaging features of traumatic cervical spine fractures in patients with OPLL have not been assessed adequately. PURPOSE: To characterize the patterns of traumatic cervical spine fractures associated with different types of OPLL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the patterns of fractures resulting from cervical spine injury in patients with OPLL of different types and assessed the fracture patterns in patients with ankylosed segments...
March 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321331/ct-patterns-of-organizing-pneumonia-in-patients-treated-with-vegf-mtor-inhibitors-for-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer-an-observational-study
#20
Sabine Dettmer, Viktor Grünwald, Thomas Fuehner, Arnold Ganser, Frank Wacker, Philipp Ivanyi, Thomas Rodt
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies are the standard treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and are known to cause adverse pulmonary events. Organizing pneumonia (OP) with its various manifestations in computed tomography (CT) has therefore lately received more attention. PURPOSE: To describe the spectrum of CT patterns of OP in patients with mRCC receiving targeted therapies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with known therapy-related OP were analyzed retrospectively by two blinded radiologists in consensus...
February 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
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