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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523354/investigation-of-reference-levels-and-radiation-dose-associated-with-abdominal-evar-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-procedures-across-several-european-centres
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E Tuthill, L O'Hora, M O'Donohoe, S Panci, P Gilligan, D Campion, R Trenti, E Fox, D Catania, L Rainford
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms with suitable anatomy. In order to improve radiation safety, European Directive (2013/59) requires member states to implement diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in radio-diagnostic and interventional procedures. This study aimed to determine local DRLs for EVAR across five European centres and identify an interim European DRL, which currently remains unestablished. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected for 180 standard EVARs performed between January 2014 and July 2015 from five specialist centres in Ireland (n=2) and Italy (n=3)...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464747/cone-beam-ct-based-set-up-strategies-with-and-without-rotational-correction-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-the-liver
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Jenny Bertholet, Esben Worm, Morten Høyer, Per Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Accurate patient positioning is crucial in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) due to a high dose regimen. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is often used for patient positioning based on radio-opaque markers. We compared six CBCT-based set-up strategies with or without rotational correction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with three implanted markers received 3-6 fraction liver SBRT. The markers were delineated on the mid-ventilation phase of a 4D-planning-CT...
June 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274009/unstable-distal-radius-fractures-treated-by-volar-locking-anatomical-plates
#3
Anto Jose, Shishir Murugharaj Suranigi, Pascal Noel Deniese, Abey Thomas Babu, Kanagasabai Rengasamy, Syed Najimudeen
INTRODUCTION: Fracture of the distal end of radius represents the most common fracture of the upper extremity accounting for 16-20% of all fractures. Plating is now emerging as the gold standard for management of distal radius fractures due to increased rate of complications such as malunion, subluxation/dislocation of distal radio-ulnar joint or late collapse of fracture. Procedures such as closed reduction and cast immobilization, ligamentotaxis with external fixator and percutaneous pin fixation are no longer acceptable...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225319/cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-histological-evaluations-of-a-straight-electrode-array-positioning-in-temporal-bones
#4
Isabelle Mosnier, Charlotte Célérier, Jean-Loup Bensimon, Daniele de Seta, Olivier Sterkers, Yann Nguyen, Daniele Bernardeschi
CONCLUSION: CBCT allows a precise evaluation of the dimensions and of the shape of the cochlear duct that is of primary importance for the choice of the length and the design of the electrode array. This radio-histological study confirms that CBCT is a reliable tool to be used in clinical studies to evaluate the position of straight electrode arrays within the cochlear scala. OBJECTIVE: To validate the reliability of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the evaluation of cochlear anatomy and positioning of a straight electrode array, by comparing radiological images to histological analysis of cochlear implanted temporal bones...
March 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048477/we-de-206-04-mri-pulse-sequences-spin-echo-gradient-echo-epi-non-cartesia
#5
R Pooley
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential part of clinical imaging due to its ability to render high soft tissue contrast. Instead of ionizing radiation, MRI use strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and field gradients to create diagnostic useful images. It can be used to image the anatomy and also functional and physiological activities within the human body. Knowledge of the basic physical principles underlying MRI acquisition is vitally important to successful image production and proper image interpretation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048365/we-de-206-00-mri-physics
#6
Yunhong Shu
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential part of clinical imaging due to its ability to render high soft tissue contrast. Instead of ionizing radiation, MRI use strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and field gradients to create diagnostic useful images. It can be used to image the anatomy and also functional and physiological activities within the human body. Knowledge of the basic physical principles underlying MRI acquisition is vitally important to successful image production and proper image interpretation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047761/su-g-iep2-02-a-proposed-solution-to-accurate-delineation-of-external-body-contour-within-ct-extended-field-of-view-efov-and-the-evaluation-of-dosimetric-impact-from-image-distortion-in-efov
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V Huang, J Kamarn, R D'Arcy, K Kohli
PURPOSE: When a patient's anatomy spans beyond the scan field of view (sFOV) in a CT scanner, extrapolation techniques are applied to reconstruct data in the extended field of view (eFOV). However, it's challenging to delineate the external body contour accurately due to image distortions within eFOV. Our proposed solution is to apply TargetTape, a disposable radio-opaque adhesive strip, to patients. Our study investigates the accuracy of geometric reconstruction and the dosimetric impact when using TargetTape in eFOV...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047719/we-de-206-01-mri-signal-in-biological-tissues-proton-spin-t1-t2-t2
#8
K Gorny
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential part of clinical imaging due to its ability to render high soft tissue contrast. Instead of ionizing radiation, MRI use strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and field gradients to create diagnostic useful images. It can be used to image the anatomy and also functional and physiological activities within the human body. Knowledge of the basic physical principles underlying MRI acquisition is vitally important to successful image production and proper image interpretation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047070/we-de-206-02-mri-hardware-magnet-gradient-rf-coils
#9
A Kocharian
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential part of clinical imaging due to its ability to render high soft tissue contrast. Instead of ionizing radiation, MRI use strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and field gradients to create diagnostic useful images. It can be used to image the anatomy and also functional and physiological activities within the human body. Knowledge of the basic physical principles underlying MRI acquisition is vitally important to successful image production and proper image interpretation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046410/we-de-206-03-mri-image-formation-slice-selection-phase-encoding-frequency-encoding-k-space-snr
#10
C Lin
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential part of clinical imaging due to its ability to render high soft tissue contrast. Instead of ionizing radiation, MRI use strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and field gradients to create diagnostic useful images. It can be used to image the anatomy and also functional and physiological activities within the human body. Knowledge of the basic physical principles underlying MRI acquisition is vitally important to successful image production and proper image interpretation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890208/-descriptive-radiographic-topographic-and-functional-anatomy-applied-to-distal-radius-fractures
#11
C Fontaine, R Bry, P Laronde, E Guerre, A Aumar
Extensive anatomical knowledge is needed in order to correctly treat distal radius fractures: normal and pathological osteology of the distal radius, distal radio-ulnar joint and radiocarpal joint-both on the descriptive and functional level-the neurovascular and muscular environments of the distal radius-which are essential to the surgical approaches-and the angles that need to be restored during the reduction. All of these concepts are broached in this article.
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793632/radioguided-surgery-and-the-gostt-concept-from-pre-operative-image-and-intraoperative-navigation-to-image-assisted-excision
#12
H Bowles, N Sánchez, A Tapias, P Paredes, F Campos, C Bluemel, R A Valdés Olmos, S Vidal-Sicart
Radio-guided surgery has been developed for application in those disease scheduled for surgical management, particularly in areas of complex anatomy. This is based on the use of pre-operative scintigraphic planar, tomographic and fused SPECT/CT images, and the possibility of 3D reconstruction for the subsequent intraoperative locating of active lesions using handheld devices (detection probes, gamma cameras, etc.). New tracers and technologies have also been incorporated into these surgical procedures. The combination of visual and acoustic signals during the intraoperative procedure has become possible with new portable imaging modalities...
May 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782717/quantitative-assessment-of-biliary-stent-artifacts-on-mr-images-potential-implications-for-target-delineation-in-radiotherapy
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Oliver J Gurney-Champion, Thijs Bruins Slot, Eelco Lens, Astrid van der Horst, Remy Klaassen, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Geertjan van Tienhoven, Jeanin E van Hooft, Aart J Nederveen, Arjan Bel
PURPOSE: Biliary stents may cause susceptibility artifacts, gradient-induced artifacts, and radio frequency (RF) induced artifacts on magnetic resonance images, which can hinder accurate target volume delineation in radiotherapy. In this study, the authors investigated and quantified the magnitude of these artifacts for stents of different materials. METHODS: Eight biliary stents made of nitinol, platinum-cored nitinol, stainless steel, or polyethylene from seven vendors, with different lengths (57-98 mm) and diameters (3...
October 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757479/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors
#14
F Bootz, S Greschus, T van Bremen
The parapharyngeal space extends from the nasopharynx to the oropharynx. It is bordered medially by the pharyngeal wall and the constrictor pharyngis muscles, and laterally by the mandible. One distinguishes between a pre- and a poststyloid space. Tumors of the parapharyngeal space are rare and represent less than 1 % of all head and neck neoplasms. Benign (70-80 %) as well as malignant (20-30 %) tumors arise from different structures of the parapharyngeal space, mainly from salivary glands and nerve structures...
November 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747598/quantitative-evaluation-of-robust-skull-stripping-and-tumor-detection-applied-to-axial-mr-images
#15
Ahmad Chaddad, Camel Tanougast
To isolate the brain from non-brain tissues using a fully automatic method may be affected by the presence of radio frequency non-homogeneity of MR images (MRI), regional anatomy, MR sequences, and the subjects of the study. In order to automate the brain tumor (Glioblastoma) detection, we proposed a novel approach of skull stripping for axial slices derived from MRI. Then, the brain tumor was detected using multi-level threshold segmentation based on histogram analysis. Skull-stripping method, was applied by adaptive morphological operations approach...
March 2016: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682030/clinical-anatomy-of-the-cavotricuspid-isthmus-and-terminal-crest
#16
Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska, Mateusz K Hołda, Mateusz Koziej, Jakub Hołda, Katarzyna Piątek, Kamil Tyrak, Filip Bolechała
The aim of this study was to provide useful information about the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) and surrounding areas morphology, which may help to plan CTI radio-frequency ablation. We examined 140 autopsied human hearts from Caucasian individuals of both sexes (29.3% females) with a mean age of 49.1±17.2 years. We macroscopically investigated the lower part of the right atrium, the CTI, the inferior vena cava ostium and the terminal crest. The paraseptal isthmus (18.5±4.0 mm) was significantly shorter than the central isthmus (p<0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648086/clinical-implementation-of-a-novel-applicator-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer
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Ivan M Buzurovic, Jorgen L Hansen, Mandar S Bhagwat, Desmond A O'Farrell, Scott Friesen, Thomas C Harris, Antonio L Damato, Robert A Cormack, Neil E Martin, Phillip M Devlin
PURPOSE: In this study, we present the clinical implementation of a novel transoral balloon centering esophageal applicator (BCEA) and the initial clinical experience in high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy treatment of esophageal cancer, using this applicator. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Acceptance testing and commissioning of the BCEA were performed prior to clinical use. Full performance testing was conducted including measurements of the dimensions and the catheter diameter, evaluation of the inflatable balloon consistency, visibility of the radio-opaque markers, congruence of the markers, absolute and relative accuracy of the HDR source in the applicator using the radiochromic film and source position simulator, visibility and digitization of the applicator on the computed tomography (CT) images under the clinical conditions, and reproducibility of the offset...
August 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27230845/-surgical-treatment-for-patients-with-hyperparathyroidism
#18
Satoru Noda, Naoyoshi Onoda
Although parathyroid surgery is not a complicated surgical procedure, enough knowledge of the surgical anatomy and accurate information for localization of involved gland are required from the fact of the variation in the number and the location of the parathyroid gland. Surgical treatment for patients with hyperparathyroidism has been in the transition state from the era of both sides exploration to minimally invasive surgery. In addition, intraoperative radio guide method, intraoperative iPTH measurement, and intraoperative neuromonitoring have been introduced for the safe and reliable operation...
June 2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27067530/radiologic-imaging-of-the-renal-parenchyma-structure-and-function
#19
REVIEW
Nicolas Grenier, Pierre Merville, Christian Combe
Radiologic imaging has the potential to identify several functional and/or structural biomarkers of acute and chronic kidney diseases that are useful diagnostics to guide patient management. A renal ultrasound examination can provide information regarding the gross anatomy and macrostructure of the renal parenchyma, and ultrasound imaging modalities based on Doppler or elastography techniques can provide haemodynamic and structural information, respectively. CT is also able to combine morphological and functional information, but the use of CT is limited due to the required exposure to X-ray irradiation and a risk of contrast-induced nephropathy following intravenous injection of a radio-contrast agent...
June 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27004037/human-tooth-and-root-canal-morphology-reconstruction-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Oana Carmen Drăgan, Alexandru Ştefan Fărcăşanu, Radu Septimiu Câmpian, Romulus Valeriu Flaviu Turcu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Visualization of the internal and external root canal morphology is very important for a successful endodontic treatment; however, it seems to be difficult considering the small size of the tooth and the complexity of the root canal system. Film-based or digital conventional radiographic techniques as well as cone beam computed tomography provide limited information on the dental pulp anatomy or have harmful effects. A new non-invasive diagnosis tool is magnetic resonance imaging, due to its ability of imaging both hard and soft tissues...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
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