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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214368/evaluation-of-deformable-image-registration-between-external-beam-radiotherapy-and-hdr-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-with-a-3d-printed-deformable-pelvis-phantom
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Noriyuki Kadoya, Yuya Miyasaka, Yujiro Nakajima, Yoshihiro Kuroda, Kengo Ito, Mizuki Chiba, Kiyokazu Sato, Suguru Dobashi, Takaya Yamamoto, Noriyoshi Takahashi, Masaki Kubozono, Ken Takeda, Keiichi Jingu
PURPOSE: In this study, we developed a 3D-printed deformable pelvis phantom for evaluating spatial DIR accuracy. We then evaluated the spatial DIR accuracies of various DIR settings for cervical cancer. METHODS: A deformable female pelvis phantom was created based on patient CT data using 3D printing. To create the deformable uterus phantom, we first 3D printed both a model of uterus and a model of the internal cavities of the vagina and uterus. We then made a mold using the 3D printed uterus phantom...
February 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213852/-imaging-of-the-lumbosacral-plexus-diagnostics-and-treatment-planning-with-high-resolution-procedures
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S Jengojan, C Schellen, G Bodner, G Kasprian
BACKGROUND: Technical advances in magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound-based neurography nowadays facilitate the radiological assessment of the lumbosacral plexus. OBJECTIVE: Anatomy and imaging of the lumbosacral plexus and diagnostics of the most common pathologies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Description of the clinically feasible combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound diagnostics, case-based illustration of imaging techniques and individual advantages of MRI and ultrasound-based diagnostics for various pathologies of the lumbosacral plexus and its peripheral nerves...
February 17, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213639/prechiasmatic-sulcus-and-optic-strut-an-anatomic-study-in-dry-skulls
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Vasiliki Kanellopoulou, Evgenia Efthymiou, Vasiliki Thanopoulou, Dimitra Kozompoli, Dimitrios Mytilinaios, Maria Piagkou, Elizabeth O Johnson
BACKGROUND: Although safe surgical access to the cavernous sinus is related to understanding the anatomical and ethnic variants of the prechiasmatic sulcus and the optic strut, there remains a paucity of studies of the morphology and the bony relationships in the region. The present study provides a systematic morphological and morphometric analysis of the sulcal region and the optic strut anatomy and their relations in a Greek population. METHODS: The interoptic distance, length of planum sphenoidale, sulcal length and sulcal angle was determined in 96 Greek adult dry skulls...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212784/intraspinal-extradural-variations-of-nerve-roots
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Viktor Matejčík, Zora Haviarová, Andrej Šteňo, Roman Kuruc, Juraj Šteňo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work is to point out the intraspinal extradural anatomical variations of nerve roots and their possible participation in radiculopathy. METHODS: The anatomical study was performed in 33 cadavers at a mean age of 46.5 and up to 24h from death. All extradural anastomoses between nerve roots were excised and examined histologically for the presence or absence of nervous tissue. The type of the plexus was defined by subtracting from the root C2...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210449/oral-mucosal-lesions-in-a-chilean-elderly-population-a-retrospective-study-with-a-systematic-review-from-thirteen-countries
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César Rivera, Daniel Droguett, María-Jesús Arenas-Márquez
BACKGROUND: The oral examination is an essential part of the multidisciplinary medical care in elderly people. Oral mucosal lesions and normal variations of oral anatomy (OMLs) are very common in this people, but few studies have examined the frequency and prevalence of these conditions worldwide and less in Chile. The aim of this research was to evaluate the frequency of OMLs in a Chilean elderly population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was conducted a retrospective study (Talca, Chile)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208910/anomalous-single-coronary-artery-presenting-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Vamsi Krishna Kamana, Padmakumar Ramachandran, Anand Muthu Krishnan, Ravella Keerthika Chowdary, Umesh Pai Malpe
The anomalous origin of the entire coronary system from the right coronary sinus is a very rare anomaly. Here a patient with this rare anomaly, who developed acute coronary syndrome, requiring revascularization, is presented and treated successfully. His coronary angiographic findings are also discussed. We would like to highlight the rarity of the origin of all 3 coronary arteries from a single coronary trunk. The case also highlights the importance of using Amplantzer AR1 guiding catheter for such anatomical variations arising in the right coronary cusp...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207950/simplifying-volumes-of-interest-vois-definition-in-quantitative-spect-beyond-manual-definition-of-3d-whole-organ-vois
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Esther M Vicente, Martin A Lodge, Steven P Rowe, Richard L Wahl, Eric C Frey
PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility of using simpler methods than manual whole-organ volume-of-interest (VOI) definition to estimate the organ activity concentration in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in cases where the activity in the organ can be assumed to be uniformly distributed on the scale of the voxel size. In particular, we investigated an anatomic region-of-interest (ROI) defined in a single transaxial slice, and a single sphere placed inside the organ boundaries...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206676/thoracic-ct-mri-co-registration-for-regional-pulmonary-structure-function-measurements-of-obstructive-lung-disease
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Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Miranda Kirby, Dante P I Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Aaron Fenster, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: Recent pulmonary imaging research has revealed that in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, structural and functional abnormalities are spatially heterogeneous. This novel information may help optimize treatment in individual patients, monitor interventional efficacy and develop new treatments. Moreover, by automating the measurement of regional biomarkers for the 19 different anatomical lung segments, there is an opportunity to embed imaging biomarkers into clinically-acceptable clinical workflows and improve lung disease clinical care...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203130/agenesis-of-the-gallbladder-role-of-clinical-suspicion-and-magnetic-resonance-to-avoid-unnecessary-surgery
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Eugenio Tagliaferri, Heinrich Bergmann, Sebastian Hammans, Aziz Shiraz, Eckhard Stüber, Christoph Seidlmayer
Isolated agenesis of the gallbladder is usually a rare asymptomatic anatomical variation, with an estimated incidence of 10-65 per 100,000. Females are more commonly affected (ratio 3: 1), with the disease typically presenting in the second or third decade of their life. Despite an absent gallbladder, half of the patients present with symptoms similar to biliary colic, which is poorly understood. The rarity of this condition combined with its clinical and radiological features often lead to a wrong preoperative diagnosis so that many patients undergo unnecessary operative intervention...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202357/variations-in-the-arterial-blood-supply-to-the-penis-and-the-accessory-pudendal-artery-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-its-implications-in-radical-prostatectomy
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Brandon Michael Henry, Przemysław A Pękala, Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Bendik Skinningsrud, Karolina Saganiak, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
PURPOSE: The aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the available literature and provide comprehensive data on the prevalence and variations of accessory pudendal artery (APA) and the three types of penile blood supply (Type 1 - internal pudendal artery (IPA) only, Type 2 - IPA and APA), Type 3 - APA only) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an extensive search of the major databases and identified 23 studies (4,945 patients) suitable for inclusion in this meta-analysis. Studies eligible for inclusion included cadaveric, imaging or intraoperative studies...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197816/analysis-of-variation-in-bronchovascular-pattern-of-the-right-middle-and-lower-lobes-of-the-lung-using-three-dimensional-ct-angiography-and-bronchography
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Toshiteru Nagashima, Kimihiro Shimizu, Yoichi Ohtaki, Kai Obayashi, Seshiru Nakazawa, Akira Mogi, Hiroyuki Kuwano
OBJECTIVES: General thoracic surgeons must be familiar with anatomical variation in the pulmonary vessels and bronchi. Here, we analyzed the bronchovascular pattern of the right middle lobe (RML) and right lower lobe (RLL) of the lung using three-dimensional CT angiography and bronchography (3DCTAB). METHODS: We reviewed the anatomical patterns of the pulmonary vessels and bronchi in 270 patients using 3DCTAB images. RESULTS: The branching patterns of vessels and bronchi of RML and S(6) were classified according to the number of stems...
February 14, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196476/automatic-mri-segmentation-of-para-pharyngeal-fat-pads-using-interactive-visual-feature-space-analysis-for-classification
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Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman Shahid, Teodora Chitiboi, Tetyana Ivanovska, Vladimir Molchanov, Henry Völzke, Lars Linsen
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a public health problem. Detailed analysis of the para-pharyngeal fat pads can help us to understand the pathogenesis of OSA and may mediate the intervention of this sleeping disorder. A reliable and automatic para-pharyngeal fat pads segmentation technique plays a vital role in investigating larger data bases to identify the anatomic risk factors for the OSA. METHODS: Our research aims to develop a context-based automatic segmentation algorithm to delineate the fat pads from magnetic resonance images in a population-based study...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196280/cuda-based-acceleration-and-bpn-assisted-automation-of-bilateral-filtering-for-brain-mr-image-restoration
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Herng-Hua Chang, Yu-Ning Chang
PURPOSE: Bilateral filters have been substantially exploited in numerous magnetic resonance (MR) image restoration applications for decades. Due to the deficiency of theoretical basis on the filter parameter setting, empirical manipulation with fixed values and noise variance related adjustments has generally been employed. The outcome of these strategies is usually sensitive to the variation of the brain structures and not all the three parameter values are optimal. This article is in an attempt to investigate the optimal setting of the bilateral filter, from which an accelerated and automated restoration framework is developed...
February 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196000/population-statistics-approach-for-safety-assessment-in-robotic-cochlear-implantation
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Tom Williamson, Kate Gavaghan, Nicolas Gerber, Stefan Weder, Lukas Anschuetz, Franca Wagner, Christian Weisstanner, Georgios Mantokoudis, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber
HYPOTHESIS: Descriptive statistics with respect to patient anatomy and image guidance accuracy can be used to assess the effectiveness of any system for minimally invasive cochlear implantation, on both an individual patient and wider population level. BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cochlear implantation involves the drilling of a tunnel from the surface of the mastoid to cochlea, with the trajectory passing through the facial recess. The facial recess anatomy constrains the drilling path and places prohibitive accuracy requirements on the used system...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195881/comparison-of-the-ajcc-msts-and-modified-spanier-systems-for-clinical-and-pathologic-staging-of-osteosarcoma
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Justin M M Cates
The prognostic performance of the 2 most commonly used staging systems for skeletal sarcoma (the American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] and Musculoskeletal Tumor Society [MSTS] systems) have never been compared analytically. Another staging system originally proposed by Spanier has not yet been validated. Given the recent release of the 8th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, this study was designed to directly compare these anatomic staging systems in a series of 153 high-grade, intramedullary osteosarcomas...
March 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194366/maxillary-first-molar-with-7-root-canals-diagnosed-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Evaldo Rodrigues, Antônio Henrique Braitt, Bruno Ferraz Galvão, Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da Silva
Root canal anatomy is complex, and the recognition of anatomic variations could be a challenge for clinicians. This case report describes the importance of cone beam computed tomographyic (CBCT) imaging during endodontic treatment. A 23 year old woman was referred by her general dental practitioner with the chief complaint of spontaneous pain in her right posterior maxilla. From the clinical and radiographic findings, a diagnosis of symptomatic irreversible pulpitis was made and endodontic treatment was suggested to the patient...
February 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185148/simultaneous-lateral-ponticle-with-facet-like-depression-and-epitransverse-process-of-the-atlas
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Jocelyn Gonzales, Vlad Voin, Joe Iwanaga, Cameron Schmidt, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The lateral ponticle and epitransverse process are rare anatomical variations found on the atlas vertebra of the cervical spine. When a lateral ponticle occurs, an abnormal bony bridge extends from the superior articular facet to the transverse process. This bony bridge bisects the transverse foramen wherein the vertebral artery normally lies. In this case report, we describe a C1 specimen from an adult male with a lateral ponticle on the right side and an epitransverse process on the left side. Additionally, an articular facet-like structure was also found on the lateral ponticle's surface...
February 9, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183870/visual-acuity-in-ray-finned-fishes-correlates-with-eye-size-and-habitat
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Eleanor M Caves, Tracey T Sutton, Sönke Johnsen
Visual acuity (the ability to resolve spatial detail) is highly variable across fishes. However, little is known about the evolutionary pressures underlying this variation. We reviewed published literature to create an acuity database for 159 species of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii). Within a subset of those species for which we had phylogenetic information and anatomically-measured acuity data (n=81), we examined relationships between acuity and both morphological (eye size and body size) and ecological (light level, water turbidity, habitat spatial complexity, and diet) variables...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183834/grass-plastomes-reveal-unexpected-paraphyly-with-endemic-species-of-micrairoideae-from-india-and-new-haplotype-markers-in-arundinoideae
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Melvin R Duvall, Shrirang R Yadav, Sean V Burke, William P Wysocki
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: We investigated the little-studied Arundinoideae/Micrairoideae clade of grasses with an innovative plastome phylogenomic approach. This method gives robust results for taxa of uncertain phylogenetic placement. Arundinoideae comprise ∼45 species, although historically was much larger. Arundinoideae is notable for the widely invasive Phragmites australis. Micrairoideae comprise nine genera and ∼200 species. Some are threatened with extinction, including Hubbardia, some Isachne spp...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182074/skin-and-mucosal-ischemia-as-a-complication-after-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block
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Pedro Christian Aravena, Camila Valeria, Nicolás Nuñez, Francisco Perez-Rojas, Cesar Coronado
The anesthetic block of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is one of the most common techniques used in dental practice. The local complications are due to the failures on the anesthetic block or to anatomic variations in the tap site such as intravascular injection, skin ischemia and ocular problems. The aim of this article is to present a case and discuss the causes of itching and burning sensation, blanching, pain and face ischemia in the oral cavity during the IAN block.
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
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