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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097291/evaluation-of-segmentation-of-the-superficial-and-deep-vascular-layers-of-the-retina-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-instruments-in-normal-eyes
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Richard F Spaide, Christine A Curcio
Importance: Correct attribution of vascular features in optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography depends on accurate segmentation of retinal layers. Objective: To evaluate the segmentation of retinal layers among 3 OCT angiography instruments in the central macula, an area where the superficial and deep vascular plexuses terminate. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review of a representative OCT angiogram from 1 patient and an evaluation of the vascular pattern in an autopsied eye were conducted at a community retina practice at a university laboratory...
January 12, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097220/slab-temperature-controls-on-the-tonga-double-seismic-zone-and-slab-mantle-dehydration
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S Shawn Wei, Douglas A Wiens, Peter E van Keken, Chen Cai
Double seismic zones are two-layered distributions of intermediate-depth earthquakes that provide insight into the thermomechanical state of subducting slabs. We present new precise hypocenters of intermediate-depth earthquakes in the Tonga subduction zone obtained using data from local island-based, ocean-bottom, and global seismographs. The results show a downdip compressional upper plane and a downdip tensional lower plane with a separation of about 30 km. The double seismic zone in Tonga extends to a depth of about 300 km, deeper than in any other subduction system...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094209/simplified-low-dose-rate-infant-total-body-irradiation
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Nels Knutson, Y James Rao, Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Stephanie M Perkins, H Harold Li
PURPOSE: Low-dose-rate total body irradiation (LDR TBI) in infants possesses unique challenges because of the setup limitations imposed by anesthesia. We present an LDR TBI method with an anteroposterior/posteroanterior arrangement and dose rate < 10 cGy/minute for infants (thickness <14 cm) without the use of a beam attenuator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The delivery used a 6 MV TrueBeam linear accelerator (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) with adjustable meterset rates below 100 MU/minute...
October 24, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092635/evaluating-the-accuracy-of-a-three-term-pencil-beam-algorithm-in-heterogeneous-media
#4
J W Chapman, N C Knutson, J D Fontenot, W D Newhauser, K R Hogstrom
The goal of this work was to evaluate the accuracy of our in-house analytical dose calculation code against MCNPX data in heterogeneous phantoms. The analytical model utilizes a pencil beam model based on Fermi-Eyges theory to account for multiple Coulomb scattering and a least-squares fit to Monte Carlo data to account for nonelastic nuclear interactions as well as any remaining, uncharacterized scatter (the 'nuclear halo'). The model characterized dose accurately (up to 1% of maximum dose in broad fields (4  ×  4 cm(2) and 10  ×  10 cm(2)) and up to 0...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092483/photodynamic-inactivation-of-cariogenic-pathogens-using-curcumin-as-photosensitizer
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Natália Costa Araújo, Rebeca Ferraz de Menezes, Vanda Sanderana Macêdo Carneiro, Alexandrino Pereira Dos Santos-Neto, Carla Raquel Fontana, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Catherine Malinda Harvey, Marleny Elizabeth Martinez Gerbi
OBJECTIVE: This investigation assessed the susceptibility of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus to Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) when grown simultaneously in dentine carious lesions. BACKGROUND DATA: PDT is a technique that utilizes light to activate photosensitizers in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive radicals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A culture medium of 1% glucose, 2% sucrose, 1% young primary culture of L. acidophilus 10(8) CFU/mL, and S...
January 12, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092344/choriocapillaris-signal-voids-in-maternally-inherited-diabetes-and-deafness-and-in-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum
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Richard F Spaide
PURPOSE: To evaluate the pattern of choriocapillaris signal voids in maternally inherited diabetes and deafness and in pseudoxanthoma elasticum in eyes before the development of any geographic atrophy. METHODS: The choriocapillaris under the central macula was imaged with the Optovue RTVue XR Avanti using a 10 μm slab thickness. Automatic local thresholding of the resultant raw data extracted areas of absent flow signal, called signal voids, and these were counted and logarithmically binned...
January 13, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091583/hybrid-dielectric-loaded-nanoridge-plasmonic-waveguide-for-low-loss-light-transmission-at-the-subwavelength-scale
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Bin Zhang, Yusheng Bian, Liqiang Ren, Feng Guo, Shi-Yang Tang, Zhangming Mao, Xiaomin Liu, Jinju Sun, Jianying Gong, Xiasheng Guo, Tony Jun Huang
The emerging development of the hybrid plasmonic waveguide has recently received significant attention owing to its remarkable capability of enabling subwavelength field confinement and great transmission distance. Here we report a guiding approach that integrates hybrid plasmon polariton with dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguiding. By introducing a deep-subwavelength dielectric ridge between a dielectric slab and a metallic substrate, a hybrid dielectric-loaded nanoridge plasmonic waveguide is formed. The waveguide features lower propagation loss than its conventional hybrid waveguiding counterpart, while maintaining strong optical confinement at telecommunication wavelengths...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088448/fast-formation-of-low-defect-density-tethered-bilayers-by-fusion-of-multilamellar-vesicles
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Tadas Ragaliauskas, Mindaugas Mickevicius, Bozena Rakovska, Tadas Penkauskas, David J Vanderah, Frank Heinrich, Gintaras Valincius
A facile and reproducible preparation of surface-supported lipid bilayers is essential for fundamental membrane research and biotechnological applications. We demonstrate that multilamellar vesicles fuse to molecular-anchor-grafted surfaces yielding low-defect-density, tethered bilayer membranes. Continuous bilayers are formed within 10min, while the electrically insulating bilayers with <0.1μm(-2) defect density can be accomplished within 60min. Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy indicates that an amount of lipid material transferred from vesicles to a surface is inversely proportional to the density of an anchor, while the total amount of lipid that includes tethered and transferred lipid remains constant within 5% standard error...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088357/joint-genome-wide-prediction-in-several-populations-accounting-for-randomness-of-genotypes-a-hierarchical-bayes-approach-ii-multivariate-spike-and-slab-priors-for-marker-effects-and-derivation-of-approximate-bayes-and-fractional-bayes-factors-for-the-complete
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Carlos Alberto Martínez, Kshitij Khare, Arunava Banerjee, Mauricio A Elzo
This study corresponds to the second part of a companion paper devoted to the development of Bayesian multiple regression models accounting for randomness of genotypes in across population genome-wide prediction. This family of models considers heterogeneous and correlated marker effects and allelic frequencies across populations, and has the ability of considering records from non-genotyped individuals and individuals with missing genotypes in any subset of loci without the need for previous imputation, taking into account uncertainty about imputed genotypes...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074609/rapid-chemical-shift-encoding-with-single-acquisition-single-slab-3d-grase
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Hahnsung Kim, Dong-Hyun Kim, Chul-Ho Sohn, Jaeseok Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of chemical shift encoded, single-slab 3D GRASE for rapid fat-water separation within a single acquisition. METHODS: The proposed method incorporates signal-to-noise-ratio-optimal chemical shift encoding into single-slab 3D GRASE with variable flip angles. Chemical shift induced phase information was encoded in succession to different positions in k-space by inserting phase encoding blips between adjacent lobes of the oscillating readout gradients...
January 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068370/visualization-of-radial-peripapillary-capillaries-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-the-effect-of-image-averaging
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Shelley Mo, Erika Phillips, Brian D Krawitz, Reena Garg, Sarwat Salim, Lawrence S Geyman, Eleni Efstathiadis, Joseph Carroll, Richard B Rosen, Toco Y P Chui
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of image registration and averaging on the visualization and quantification of the radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) network on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Twenty-two healthy controls were imaged with a commercial OCTA system (AngioVue, Optovue, Inc.). Ten 10x10° scans of the optic disc were obtained, and the most superficial layer (50-μm slab extending from the inner limiting membrane) was extracted for analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064435/3d-volume-reconstruction-from-serial-breast-specimen-radiographs-for-mapping-between-histology-and-3d-whole-specimen-imaging
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Thomy Mertzanidou, John H Hipwell, Sara Reis, David J Hawkes, Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, Mehmet Dalmis, Suzan Vreemann, Bram Platel, Jeroen van der Laak, Nico Karssemeijer, Meyke Hermsen, Peter Bult, Ritse Mann
PURPOSE: In breast imaging, radiological in-vivo images, such as X-ray mammography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), are used for tumour detection, diagnosis and size determination. After excision, the specimen is typically sliced into slabs and a small subset is sampled. Histopathological imaging of the stained samples is used as the gold standard for characterisation of the tumour microenvironment. A 3D volume reconstruction of the whole specimen from the 2D slabs could facilitate bridging the gap between histology and in-vivo radiological imaging...
January 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062428/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-fundus-autofluorescence-in-the-eyes-with-choroideremia
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Maki Kato, Ichiro Maruko, Hideki Koizumi, Tomohiro Iida
A 65-year-old man with presumed choroideremia with preserved central vision was examined by fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). FAF showed an isolated area of hyperautofluorescence that involved the fovea. Although the choroid capillary slab of the OCTA showed the medium and large choroidal vessels inferior to the area of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy, the choriocapillaris was visible in a relatively wider area than the hyperautofluorescent area in the FAF images...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061390/wettability-and-surface-morphology-of-eroded-dentin-treated-with-chitosan
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Mirian Saavedra Ururahy, Fabiana Almeida Curylofo-Zotti, Rodrigo Galo, Lucas Fabricio Bahia Nogueira, Ana Paula Ramos, Silmara Aparecida Milori Corona
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of chitosan, at concentrations of 2.5% and 5.0%, on the wettability of the eroded dentin, followed by analysis of surface morphology by SEM. METHODS: 104 bovine dentin slabs were ground, polished and then immersed in 20mL of citric acid (pH=3.2) under continuous stirring for 2h. Specimens were randomly divided according to the dentin substrate: sound and eroded, and then, subdivided into 4 groups (n=10): without rewetting (control), 1% acetic acid, 2...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059777/saturation-and-stability-of-nonlinear-photonic-crystals
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Margarita Franco-Ortiz, Adalberto Corella-Madueño, Rodrigo Rosas-Burgos, J Adrian Reyes, Carlos Avendaño
We consider a one dimensional photonic crystal made by an infinite set of nonlinear nematic films immersed in a linear dilectric medium. The thickness of each equidistant film is negligible and its refraction index depends continuously on the electric field intensity, giving rise to all the involved nonlinear terms which joints from a starting linear index for negligible amplitudes to a final saturation index for extremely large fiel intensities. We show that the nonlinear exact solutions of this system form an intensity dependent band structure which we calculate and analyze...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059374/narrowband-thermal-emission-from-a-uniform-tungsten-surface-critically-coupled-with-a-photonic-crystal-guided-resonance
#16
Yu Guo, Shanhui Fan
We numerically demonstrate narrowband thermal emission with unity emissivity peak in the near-infrared range by critically coupling a flat tungsten surface with guided resonances of a dielectric photonic crystal slab. The tungsten surface is separated from the photonic crystal slab by a vacuum gap. The structure possesses significant tunability for both the center frequency and the linewidth of the thermal emission band. Moreover, the tungsten surface, being un-structured, should exhibit enhanced thermal stability at elevated temperature as compared to tungsten nanostructures...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059361/fabry-perot-description-for-mie-resonances-of-rectangular-dielectric-nanowire-optical-resonators
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Patrick E Landreman, Hamidreza Chalabi, Junghyun Park, Mark L Brongersma
We show that a dielectric nanowire (NW) with a rectangular cross section can effectively be modeled as a Fabry-Perot cavity formed by truncating a dielectric slab waveguide. By calculating the mode indices of the supported waveguide modes and the reflection phase pickup of the guided waves from the end facets, we can numerically predict the spectral locations of optical, Mie-like resonances for such NWs. This type of analysis must be performed twice in order to account for all resonances of these structures, corresponding to light propagating in the vertical or horizontal directions...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059246/forward-scattering-of-polarized-light-from-a-turbid-slab-theory-and-monte-carlo-simulations
#18
Soichi Otsuki
It is proved that if reciprocity and mirror symmetry hold for single scattering by a particle, they also hold for multiple scattering in turbid slab media. Monte Carlo simulations generate a reduced effective Mueller matrix for forward scattering, which satisfies reciprocity and mirror symmetry, but satisfies only reciprocity if the medium contains chiral components. The scattering matrix was factorized by using the Lu-Chipman polar decomposition, which affords the polarization parameters as a function of the radial distance from the center...
December 20, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059173/geometric-phase-shaping-of-terahertz-vortex-beams
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Amalya Minasyan, Clément Trovato, Jérôme Degert, Eric Freysz, Etienne Brasselet, Emmanuel Abraham
We propose a topological beam-shaping strategy of terahertz (THz) beams using geometric phase elements made of space-variant birefringent slabs. Quasi-monochromatic THz vortex beams are produced and characterized both in amplitude and phase from the reconstructed real-time two-dimensional imaging of the electric field. Nonseparable superpositions of such vortex beams are also obtained and characterized by two-dimensional polarimetric analysis. These results emphasize the versatility of the spin-orbit electromagnetic toolbox to prepare on-demand structured light endowed with polarization-controlled orbital angular momentum content in the THz domain, which should find many uses in future THz technologies...
January 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058412/new-metal-chalcogenides-found-in-mnn-1-gd2-xinx-sn-2-n-3-4-5-syntheses-structures-and-magnetic-properties
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I C Liang, C Y Weng, C Huang, C K Chang, H S Sheu, J G Lin, K F Hsu
Three new metal chalcogenides have been identified in MnN-1(Gd2-xInx)SN+2 with N = 3, 4, and 5 via a flux-growth synthesis. All compounds crystallize in the same space group of orthorhombic Cmcm with cell constants: Mn2GdInS5 (1), a = 3.789(1) Å, b = 12.411(1) Å, and c = 15.489(1) Å; Mn3Gd2S6 (2), a = 3.778(1) Å, b = 12.505(2) Å, and c = 19.114(2) Å; Mn4Gd2S7 (3), a = 3.769(1) Å, b = 12.466(2) Å, and c = 22.289(3) Å. Compounds 1-3 form a homologous series through the modulation of the MnS unit, whose structures represent a complete system of the corresponding lillianites ((N1,N2)L) of (3,3)L, (4,4)L and (5,5)L...
January 6, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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