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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149758/defining-the-endpoints-how-to-measure-the-efficacy-of-drugs-that-are-active-against-central-nervous-system-metastases
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REVIEW
Alessandra Fabi, Antonello Vidiri
Brain metastases (BMs) are the most common cause of malignant central nervous system (CNS) tumors in adults. In the recent past, patients with BMs were excluded from clinical trials, but now, with the advent of new biological and immunological drugs, their inclusion is more common. In the last era response and progression criteria used across clinical trials have defined the importance to consider not only measurement changes of brain lesions but also the modification of parameters related to the metastases such as metabolism of tissue and its pathological features...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144814/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-%C3%A2-diffusion-weighted-imaging-dwi-in-the-periferic-prostate-cancer-detection-and-stratification
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Filippo Pesapane, Francesca Patella, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Silvia Panella, Anna Maria Ierardi, Giovanni Guido Pompili, Giuseppe Franceschelli, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
The aim of this study was to compare the Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) parameters between healthy Peripheral Zone (PZ), Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Cancer (PCa) and compare them to assess whether there was correlation with Gleason Score (GS) grading system. Thirty-one patients with suspect of PCa underwent 1.5T Multi-Parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MP-MRI) with endorectal coil with a protocol including T2WI, DWI using 10 b values (0, 10, 20, 30, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400, 1000 s/mm(2)) and DCE...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113929/entropy-of-ultrasound-contrast-agent-velocity-fields-for-angiogenesis-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
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Ruud van Sloun, Libertario Demi, Arnoud Postema, Jean de la Rosette, Hessel Wijkstra, Massimo Mischi
Prostate cancer care can benefit from accurate and cost-efficient imaging modalities that are able to reveal prognostic indicators for cancer. Angiogenesis is known to play a central role in the growth of tumors towards a metastatic or a lethal phenotype.With the aim of localizing angiogenic activity in a noninvasive manner, Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (DCEUS) has been widely used. Usually, the passage of ultrasound contrast agents thought the organ of interest is analyzed for the assessment of tissue perfusion...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111634/temporal-feature-extraction-from-dce-mri-to-identify-poorly-perfused-subvolumes-of-tumors-related-to-outcomes-of-radiation-therapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Daekeun You, Madhava Aryal, Stuart E Samuels, Avraham Eisbruch, Yue Cao
This study aimed to develop an automated model to extract temporal features from DCE-MRI in head-and-neck (HN) cancers to localize significant tumor subvolumes having low blood volume (LBV) for predicting local and regional failure after chemoradiation therapy. Temporal features were extracted from time-intensity curves to build classification model for differentiating voxels with LBV from those with high BV. Support vector machine (SVM) classification was trained on the extracted features for voxel classification...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106614/study-of-intrapatient-variability-and-reproducibility-of-quantitative-tumor-perfusion-parameters-evaluated-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Nathalie Lassau, Bénédicte Coiffier, Laura Faivre, Baya Benatsou, Sophie Bidault, Elizabeth Girard, Bernard Asselain, Stéphanie Pitre-Champagnat, Serge Koscielny
OBJECTIVES: Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) ultrasonography (US) is a functional imaging technique enabling quantitative assessment of solid tumor perfusion in metastatic patients treated with antiangiogenic therapies.The objective of this prospective single-center study was to evaluate in real-life conditions (in routine clinical practice) the intrapatient variability and reproducibility of DCE-US parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Each patient provided written informed consent and had 2 DCE-US examinations (preprandial and postprandial) at baseline, day 15, and 1 month after treatment initiation...
March 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092414/dce-mri-of-the-prostate-using-shutter-speed-vs-tofts-model-for-tumor-characterization-and-assessment-of-aggressiveness
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Stefanie J Hectors, Cecilia Besa, Mathilde Wagner, Guido H Jajamovich, George K Haines, Sara Lewis, Ashutosh Tewari, Ardeshir Rastinehad, Wei Huang, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: To quantify Tofts model (TM) and shutter-speed model (SSM) perfusion parameters in prostate cancer (PCa) and noncancerous peripheral zone (PZ) and to compare the diagnostic performance of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to Prostate Imaging and Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) classification for the assessment of PCa aggressiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty PCa patients (mean age 60 years old) who underwent MRI at 3...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090589/spiral-perfusion-imaging-with-consecutive-echoes-spice%C3%A2-for-the-simultaneous-mapping-of-dsc-and-dce-mri-parameters-in-brain-tumor-patients-theory-and-initial-feasibility
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Eric S Paulson, Douglas E Prah, Kathleen M Schmainda
Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the perfusion imaging techniques most frequently used to probe the angiogenic character of brain neoplasms. With these methods, T1- and T2/T2*-weighted imaging sequences are used to image the distribution of gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast agents. However, it is well known that Gd exhibits combined T1, T2, and T2* shortening effects in tissue, and therefore, the results of both DCE- and DSC-MRI can be confounded by these opposing effects...
December 2016: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060884/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-vegfr2-targeted-microbubbles-for-monitoring-regorafenib-therapy-effects-in-experimental-colorectal-adenocarcinomas-in-rats-with-dce-mri-and-immunohistochemical-validation
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Ralf Stefan Eschbach, Dirk-Andre Clevert, Heidrun Hirner-Eppeneder, Michael Ingrisch, Matthias Moser, Jessica Schuster, Dina Tadros, Moritz Schneider, Philipp Maximilian Kazmierczak, Maximilian Reiser, Clemens C Cyran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with VEGFR2-targeted microbubbles for monitoring therapy effects of regorafenib on experimental colon carcinomas in rats with correlation to dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and immunohistochemistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human colorectal adenocarcinoma xenografts (HT-29) were implanted subcutaneously in n = 21 (n = 11 therapy group; n = 10 control group) female athymic nude rats (Hsd: RH-Foxn1rnu)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048880/su-f-r-34-quantitative-perfusion-measurement-in-rectal-cancer-using-three-different-pharmacokinetic-models-implications-for-prospective-study-design
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K Nie, T Mao, L Shi, N Yue, S Jabbour, S Kim, X Hu, L Qian, X Sun, T Niu
PURPOSE: To compare three different pharmacokinetic models for analysis of dynamic-contrast-enhanced (DCE)-CT data with respect to different acquisition times and location of region of interest. METHODS: Eight rectal cancer patients with pre-treatment DCE-CTs were included. The dynamic sequence started 4-10seconds(s) after the injection of contrast agent. The scan included a 110s acquisition with intervals of 40×1s+15×3s+4×6s. An experienced oncologist outlined the tumor region...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048388/su-f-r-16-delineation-of-tumor-habitats-based-on-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Y Chang, G Solorzano, E Ackerstaff, R Yechieli, T Subhawong, R Stoyanova
PURPOSE: To determine an automatic procedure for determining the number and delineation of tumor habitats from Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI data. METHODS: An automatic procedure for delineation of tumor habitats from DCE-MRI datasets was developed as a two-part process involving: (1) statistical testing of the principal components of the dataset to detect the number of habitats and (2) the use of this number in an unsupervised pattern recognition (PR) technique to recover the temporal pattern and location of detected habitats...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047962/tu-h-206-03-characterizing-b1-inhomogeneities-in-dce-mri
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H Gach, N Mason
PURPOSE: Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) MRI is a valuable technique for measuring perfusion and permeability characteristics of tumors. Exogenous contrast concentrations are calculated based on changes in T1 measured using fast 3D gradient echo (FLASH) sequences. However, the slab selective pulses used in 3D MRI may result in B1 inhomogeneities across the volume of interest that can lead to errors in T1 and thus the estimated gadolinium concentration. We compared three FLASH DCE sequences (GRE, TWIST, and VIBE) to determine their signal homogeneity across slices and the accuracy in calculating T1 using acquisitions with variable flip angles...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047002/su-f-r-25-automatic-identification-of-suspicious-recurrent-residual-disease-regions-after-prostatectomy
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N A Parra, M Abramowitz, A Pollack, R Stoyanova
PURPOSE: To automatically identify and outline suspicious regions of recurrent or residual disease in the prostate bed using Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-MRI (DCE-MRI) in patients after prostatectomy. METHODS: Twenty-two patients presenting for salvage radiotherapy and with identified Gross Tumor Volume (GTV) in the prostate bed were retrospectively analyzed. The MRI data consisted of Axial T2weighted-MRI (T2w) of the pelvis: resolution 1.25×1.25×2.5 mm; Field of View (FOV): 320×320 mm; slice thickness=2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041318/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-osseous-spine-metastasis-before-and-1-hour-after-high-dose-image-guided-radiation-therapy
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Eric Lis, Atin Saha, Kyung K Peck, Joan Zatcky, Michael J Zelefsky, Yoshiya Yamada, Andrei I Holodny, Mark H Bilsky, Sasan Karimi
OBJECTIVE High-dose image-guided radiation therapy (HD IGRT) has been instrumental in mitigating some limitations of conventional RT. The recent emergence of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI to investigate tumor physiology can be used to verify the response of human tumors to HD IGRT. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the near-immediate effects of HD IGRT on spine metastases through the use of DCE MRI perfusion studies. METHODS Six patients with spine metastases from prostate, thyroid, and renal cell carcinoma who underwent HD IGRT were studied using DCE MRI prior to and 1 hour after HD IGRT...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034567/comparison-between-perfusion-computed-tomography-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-assessing-glioblastoma-microvasculature
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Zhong Zheng Jia, Wei Shi, Jin Long Shi, Dan Dan Shen, Hong Mei Gu, Xue Jun Zhou
PURPOSE: Perfusion computed tomography (PCT) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) provide independent measurements of biomarkers related to tumor perfusion. The aim of this study was to compare the two techniques in assessing glioblastoma microvasculature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (14 males and 11 females; 51±11years old, ranging from 33 to 70 years) were includede in this prospective study...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011494/mmri-at-3-0-t-as-an-evaluation-tool-of-therapeutic-response-to-neoadjuvant-crt-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-rectal-cancer
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Ulrike I Attenberger, Melissa M Ong, Nils Rathmann, Fabian Doyon, Peter Kienle, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Lothar R Pilz, Dietmar J Dinter, Stefan O Schoenberg, Daniel Hausmann
AIM: To assess whether multiparametric MRI (mMRI) can serve as a tool for evaluating response to chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in advanced-stage rectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients underwent a mMRI protocol at 3T before and after CRT. Two experienced radiologists evaluated the MRI measurements and inter-reader correlation was assessed. Changes in functional parameters in relation to regression, as well as pT stage were analyzed. The perfusion parameters plasma flow (PF) and mean transit time (MTT) were calculated offline using the established UMM Perfusion tool...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992383/quantification-of-tumor-perfusion-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-impact-of-mathematical-modeling
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Maxime Doury, Alexandre Dizeux, Alain de Cesare, Olivier Lucidarme, Claire Pellot-Barakat, S Lori Bridal, Frédérique Frouin
Dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound has been proposed to monitor tumor therapy, as a complement to volume measurements. To assess the variability of perfusion parameters in ideal conditions, four consecutive test-retest studies were acquired in a mouse tumor model, using controlled injections. The impact of mathematical modeling on parameter variability was then investigated. Coefficients of variation (CV) of tissue blood volume (BV) and tissue blood flow (BF) based-parameters were estimated inside 32 sub-regions of the tumors, comparing the log-normal (LN) model with a one-compartment model fed by an arterial input function (AIF) and improved by the introduction of a time delay parameter...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989901/flow-versus-permeability-weighting-in-estimating-the-forward-volumetric-transfer-constant-k-trans-obtained-by-dce-mri-with-contrast-agents-of-differing-molecular-sizes
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Cheng-He Li, Fang-Hsin Chen, Dawid Schellingerhout, Yu-Shi Lin, Ji-Hong Hong, Ho-Ling Liu
PURPOSE: To quantify the differential plasma flow- (Fp-) and permeability surface area product per unit mass of tissue- (PS-) weighting in forward volumetric transfer constant (K(trans)) estimates by using a low molecular (Gd-DTPA) versus high molecular (Gadomer) weight contrast agent in dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DCE MRI was performed using a 7T animal scanner in 14 C57BL/6J mice syngeneic for TRAMP tumors, by administering Gd-DTPA (0...
October 27, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956462/evaluation-of-neovascularization-patterns-in-an-orthotopic-rat-glioma-model-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Du Xuesong, Xue Wei, Liu Heng, Chen Xiao, Wang Shunan, Guo Yu, Zhang Weiguo
BACKGROUND: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) has been proved useful in evaluating glioma angiogenesis, but the utility in evaluating neovascularization patterns has not been reported. PURPOSE: To evaluate in vivo real-time glioma neovascularization patterns by measuring glioma perfusion quantitatively using DCE-MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were used to establish C6 orthotopic glioma model and underwent MRI and pathology detections...
December 12, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888709/correlations-between-dce-mri-and-histopathological-parameters-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Alexey Surov, Hans Jonas Meyer, Matthias Gawlitza, Anne-Kathrin Höhn, Andreas Boehm, Thomas Kahn, Patrick Stumpp
BACKGROUND: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE MRI) can characterize perfusion and vascularization of tissues. DCE MRI parameters can differentiate between malignant and benign lesions and predict tumor grading. The purpose of this study was to correlate DCE MRI findings and various histopathological parameters in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with histologically proven HNSCC (11 cases primary tumors and in 5 patients with local tumor recurrence) were included in the study...
November 23, 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875218/entropy-of-ultrasound-contrast-agent-velocity-fields-for-angiogenesis-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
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Ruud van Sloun, Libertario Demi, Arnoud Postema, Jean de la Rosette, Hessel Wijkstra, Massimo Mischi
Prostate cancer care can benefit from accurate and cost-efficient imaging modalities that are able to reveal prognostic indicators for cancer. Angiogenesis is known to play a central role in the growth of tumors towards a metastatic or a lethal phenotype.With the aim of localizing angiogenic activity in a noninvasive manner, Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (DCEUS) has been widely used. Usually, the passage of ultrasound contrast agents thought the organ of interest is analyzed for the assessment of tissue perfusion...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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