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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118997/long-and-short-of-optimal-stent-design
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REVIEW
Timothy Watson, Mark W I Webster, John A Ormiston, Peter N Ruygrok, James T Stewart
The ideal stent must fulfil a broad range of technical requirements. Stents must be securely crimped onto the delivery balloon and, in this form, must have a low profile and be sufficiently flexible to facilitate deliverability to the lesion site without distortion or displacement. Following expansion, stents must exert sufficient radial force on the vessel wall to overcome lesion resistance and elastic recoil. To achieve an optimal lumen diameter, the lesion must be uniformly and adequately scaffolded, with minimal tissue prolapse between struts but without compromising side-branch access...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104737/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-which-information-is-useful-for-the-arrhythmologist
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REVIEW
Elia De Maria, Annachiara Aldrovandi, Ambra Borghi, Letizia Modonesi, Stefano Cappelli
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a non-invasive, non-ionizing, diagnostic technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves and field gradients to generate images with high spatial and temporal resolution. After administration of contrast media (e.g., gadolinium chelate), it is also possible to acquire late images, which make possible the identification and quantification of myocardial areas with scar/fibrosis (late gadolinium enhancement, LGE). CMR is currently a useful instrument in clinical cardiovascular practice for the assessment of several pathological conditions, including ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057352/morphometric-anatomy-of-the-lumbar-sympathetic-trunk-with-respect-to-the-anterolateral-approach-to-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-cadaver-study
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Gareth Rutter, Kevin Phan, Adam Smith, Fiona Stewart, Kevin Seex, Cristian Gragnaniello
BACKGROUND: An approach to lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) utilizing an oblique corridor anterior to the psoas muscle was first described by Mayer in 1997 and subsequently by other authors. The only consistent structure of note in this corridor is the lumbar sympathetic trunk (LST), which at times must be mobilized in order to perform a discectomy and interbody fusion, thereby placing the LST at risk. This study was designed to describe the morphometric anatomy of the LST in relation to surgically relevant landmarks for the anterolateral approach to the lumbar spine at L3/L4 to L5/S1...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571267/effect-of-autologous-platelet-rich-fibrin-in-human-mandibular-molar-grade-ii-furcation-defects-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Syed Asimuddin, Rekha Rani Koduganti, Veerendra Nath Reddy Panthula, Surya Prasanna Jammula, Rajashree Dasari, Himabindu Gireddy
INTRODUCTION: The Furcation of multirooted teeth is difficult region to gain access for treatment due to their complex anatomy. Modifications have been made in the periodontal instrument armamentarium to facilitate treatment of furcations. Moreover, many new materials have been introduced to attempt regeneration in the furcation defects. AIM: This study evaluated the role of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) in comparison with allograft and Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) in the treatment of Grade II mandibular molar furcations...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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
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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
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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
#9
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
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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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
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REVIEW
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
#19
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
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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
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