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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102959/x-ray-scatter-correction-for-multi-source-interior-computed-tomography
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Hao Gong, Hao Yan, Xun Jia, Bin Li, Ge Wang, Guohua Cao
PURPOSE: The schemes of multi-source interior computed tomography (CT) have shown promise for ultra-fast, organ-oriented, and low-dose dynamic imaging. Besides forward scattering, x-ray cross scattering from multiple x-ray sources activated simultaneously can further degrade image quality. Here, we investigate the overall x-ray scattering artifact in a recently proposed multi-source interior CT architecture, and present two methods for scatter correction. METHODS: Compared to single-source global CT, scattering in multi-source interior CT architecture is affected by two new factors: cross scattering from simultaneously activated multiple x-ray sources and region-of-interest (ROI) oriented interior CT mode...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099226/computed-tomography-in-cystic-fibrosis-combining-low-dose-techniques-and-iterative-reconstruction
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Johannes Kahn, David Kaul, Ulrich Grupp, Georg Böning, Diane Renz, Doris Staab, Vera Schreiter, Florian Streitparth
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of iterative reconstruction (IR) and low-kilovolt technique on dose reduction and image quality of chest computed tomography scans obtained in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: A total of 124 CF patients were examined; group A (n = 63) was examined with a dose reduction protocol using IR and group B (n = 61) with a standard protocol using filtered back projection. Further subgroups with tube voltage modulations were established...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099224/comparison-of-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-and-filtered-back-projection-for-detecting-hepatic-metastases-on-submillisievert-low-dose-computed-tomography
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Jung Hee Son, Seung Ho Kim, Jung-Hee Yoon, Yedaun Lee, Yun-Jung Lim, Seon-Jeong Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic performance of model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR), adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), and filtered back projection (FBP) on submillisievert low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for detecting hepatic metastases. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients having hepatic metastases underwent abdomen CT. Computed tomography protocol consisted of routine standard-dose portal venous phase scan (120 kVp) and 90-second delayed low-dose scan (80 kVp)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092630/comparative-monte-carlo-study-on-the-performance-of-integration-and-list-mode-detector-configurations-for-carbon-ion-computed-tomography
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Sebastian Meyer, Chiara Gianoli, Lorena Magallanes, Benedikt Kopp, Thomas Tessonnier, Guillaume Landry, George Dedes, Bernd Voss, Katia Parodi
Ion beam therapy offers the possibility of a highly conformal tumor-dose distribution; however, this technique is extremely sensitive to inaccuracies in the treatment procedures. Ambiguities in the conversion of Hounsfield units of the treatment planning x-ray CT to relative stopping power (RSP) can cause uncertainties in the estimated ion range of up to several millimeters. Ion CT (iCT) represents a favorable solution allowing to directly assess the RSP. In this simulation study we investigate the performance of the integration-mode configuration for carbon iCT, in comparison with a single-particle approach under the same set-up...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091834/using-twitter-to-assess-the-public-response-to-the-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-guidelines-on-lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-chest-ct
#5
Siddharth Khasnavis, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Vinay Prabhu
To use Twitter to assess the immediate public response to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2013 draft guidelines on lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT (LDCT). The number of tweets including the phrases "lung cancer screening," "lung CT," "chest CT," "low dose computed tomography," "low dose CT," or "LDCT" was recorded for 6 days before and after guidelines release. A systematic sample of 172 tweets from the week following release was coded for user type, tweet opinion, linked article source, and article opinion...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090224/computerized-tomography-guided-paracentesis-an-effective-alternative-to-bedside-paracentesis
#6
Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Chaitanya Chandrala, Sailaja Sakam, Naeem Abbas, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND: Ascites remains the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Paracentesis is a relatively safe procedure with low complication rates. Computerized tomography (CT)-guided therapeutic paracentesis could be a safe and effective alternative to unaided or aided (ultrasonogram-guided) bedside paracentesis. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of CT-guided paracentesis with bedside paracentesis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076008/pictorial-review-of-false-positive-results-on-radioiodine-scintigrams-of-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Amy V Chudgar, Jagruti C Shah
Radioiodine has served an important role in the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer for more than 6 decades. The interpretation of radioiodine scintigraphic studies should be performed in conjunction with a comprehensive history, histopathologic correlation, and pertinent laboratory values, as well as correlation with available anatomic images and the findings from physical examination. A thorough understanding of the physiology and biodistribution of radioiodine is critical when interpreting radioiodine scintigraphic studies to avoid misinterpretation of physiologic and nonthyroid pathologic variants as thyroid cancer metastases...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073150/the-impact-of-overdiagnosis-on-the-selection-of-efficient-lung-cancer-screening-strategies
#8
Summer S Han, Kevin Ten Haaf, William D Hazelton, Vidit N Munshi, Jihyoun Jeon, Saadet A Erdogan, Colden Johanson, Pamela M McMahon, Rafael Meza, Chung Yin Kong, Eric J Feuer, Harry J de Koning, Sylvia K Plevritis
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated their national lung screening guidelines and recommended low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer (LC) screening through age 80. However, the risk of overdiagnosis among older populations is a concern. Using four comparative models from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, we evaluate the overdiagnosis of the screening program recommended by USPSTF in the U.S. 1950 birth cohort. We estimate the number of LC deaths averted by screening (D) per overdiagnosed case (O), yielding the ratio D/O, to quantify the trade-off between the harms and benefits of LDCT...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070917/dual-energy-ct-quantitative-imaging-a-comparison-study-between-twin-beam-and-dual-source-ct-scanners
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Isabel P Almeida, Lotte E J R Schyns, Michel C Öllers, Wouter van Elmpt, Katia Parodi, Guillaume Landry, Frank Verhaegen
PURPOSE: To assess image quality and to quantify the accuracy of relative electron densities (ρe ) and effective atomic numbers (Zeff ) for three dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanners: a novel single-source split-filter (i.e., twin-beam) and two dual-source scanners. METHODS: Measurements were made with a second generation dual-source scanner at 80/140Sn kVp, a third-generation twin-beam single-source scanner at 120 kVp with gold (Au) and tin (Sn) filters, and a third-generation dual-source scanner at 90/150Sn kVp...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070242/computed-tomography-and-patient-risk-facts-perceptions-and-uncertainties
#10
REVIEW
Stephen P Power, Fiachra Moloney, Maria Twomey, Karl James, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
Since its introduction in the 1970s, computed tomography (CT) has revolutionized diagnostic decision-making. One of the major concerns associated with the widespread use of CT is the associated increased radiation exposure incurred by patients. The link between ionizing radiation and the subsequent development of neoplasia has been largely based on extrapolating data from studies of survivors of the atomic bombs dropped in Japan in 1945 and on assessments of the increased relative risk of neoplasia in those occupationally exposed to radiation within the nuclear industry...
December 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069160/implementing-lung-cancer-screening-the-us-experience
#11
REVIEW
D R Aberle
The reduced lung cancer mortality observed with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has led to annual screening in the United States as a covered benefit by both private insurers and the federal health insurance programme, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Reimbursement for screening requires data submission to a federal registry on all individuals, whether privately or federally insured. Data must document individual patient eligibility as well as shared decision-making regarding the benefits and risks of LDCT screening, smoking cessation counselling, and the importance of annual screening...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068244/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-predicts-patterns-of-failure-after-definitive-chemoradiation-therapy-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nitin Ohri, William R Bodner, Balazs Halmos, Haiying Cheng, Roman Perez-Soler, Steven M Keller, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur Garg
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that pretreatment positron emission tomography (PET) identifies lesions at high risk for progression after concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here we validate those findings and generate tumor control probability (TCP) models. METHODS: We identified patients treated with definitive, concurrent CRT for locally advanced NSCLC who underwent staging (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose/PET/computed tomography...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068232/analysis-of-the-factors-contributing-to-vertebral-compression-fractures-after-spine-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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David Boyce-Fappiano, Erinma Elibe, Lonni Schultz, Samuel Ryu, M Salim Siddiqui, Indrin Chetty, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Benjamin Movsas, Farzan Siddiqui
PURPOSE: To determine our institutional vertebral compression fracture (VCF) rate after spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and determine contributory factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Retrospective analysis from 2001 to 2013 at a single institution was performed. With institutional review board approval, electronic medical records of 1905 vertebral bodies from 791 patients who were treated with SRS for the management of primary or metastatic spinal lesions were reviewed...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066679/image-guided-techniques-for-localizing-pulmonary-nodules-in-thoracoscopic-surgery
#14
REVIEW
Mong-Wei Lin, Jin-Shing Chen
Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening has increased the detection rate for small pulmonary nodules with ground-glass opacity (GGO) in the peripheral lung parenchyma. Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery for these lung nodules is challenging for thoracic surgeons, and image-guided preoperative localization is mandatory for their successful resection. Image-guided localization methods primarily include two imaging tools: computed tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy. These different methods may use different localized materials, including hookwires, dyes, microcoils, fiducial markers, contrast media, and radiotracers...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057161/-the-study-on-the-inhibitive-effects-of-recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-osteolysis-in-a-murine-calvarial-model-induced-by-wear-particles
#15
Y B Yu, R X He
Objective: To investigate the effect of different doses of recombinant parathyroid hormone (PTH) (1-34) on osteolysis in a murine calvarial model. Methods: In total, 48 adult male C57BL/J6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: the sham group, the vehicle group, the low dose-, and high dose PTH group (n=12 each group). Mice in the PTH groups were treated with local injection of recombinant PTH at 30 or 60 μg·kg(-1)·d(-1,) intermittent injection 3 times per week for two weeks. Mice in the sham and vehicle groups received local injection of saline daily...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057068/computed-tomography-guided-biopsies-in-children-accuracy-efficiency-and-dose-usage
#16
Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Axel Thalhammer, Thomas Klingebiel, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin, Thomas J Vogl, Katrin Eichler, Nagy Naguib, Martin Beeres
BACKGROUND: Computed-tomography-guided interventions are attractive for tissue sampling of paediatric tumor lesions; however, it comes with exposure to ionizing radiation. The aim of this study was to analyse the radiation dose, accuracy and speed of CT-guided interventions in paediatric patient cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed CT-guided interventions over a 10 -year period in 65 children. The intervention site consisted of bones in 38, chest (lung) in 15 and abdomen (liver, lymph nodes) in 12 cases...
January 6, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057034/the-predictive-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-assessing-the-clinical-outcomes-in-locally-advanced-nsclc-patients-after-a-new-induction-treatment-low-dose-fractionated-radiotherapy-with-concurrent-chemotherapy
#17
Maria Vittoria Mattoli, Mariangela Massaccesi, Alessandra Castelluccia, Valentina Scolozzi, Giovanna Mantini, Maria Lucia Calcagni
BACKGROUND: Patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) have poor prognosis despite several multimodal approaches. Recently, low-dose fractionated radiotherapy concurrent to the induction chemotherapy (IC-LDRT) has been proposed to further improve the effects of chemotherapy and prognosis. Until now, the predictive value of metabolic response after IC-LDRT has not yet been investigated. AIM: to evaluate whether the early metabolic response, assessed by (18)F-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission-computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET-CT), could predict the prognosis in LA-NSCLC patients treated with a multimodal approach, including IC-LDRT...
January 5, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050749/evaluation-of-18-f-cp18-as-a-substrate-based-apoptosis-imaging-agent-for-the-assessment-of-early-treatment-response-in-oncology
#18
Sara Rapic, Christel Vangestel, Filipe Elvas, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Leonie Wyffels, Patrick Pauwels, Steven Staelens, Sigrid Stroobants
PURPOSE: The substrate-based positron emission tomography (PET) tracer [(18)F]CP18 is capable of detecting the activity of caspase-3/7, two key executioner proteases in the apoptosis pathway, through selective cleavage of the ligand by the activated proteases and subsequent accumulation in apoptotic cells. Using an in vitro and in vivo model of colorectal cancer (CRC), we investigated whether [(18)F]CP18 tracer accumulation provides a measure for apoptosis and reliably reflects early treatment response to chemotherapeutics...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048819/mo-b-brc-01-introduction
#19
J Prisciandaro
: Brachytherapy has proven to be an effective treatment option for prostate cancer. Initially, prostate brachytherapy was delivered through permanently implanted low dose rate (LDR) radioactive sources; however, high dose rate (HDR) temporary brachytherapy for prostate cancer is gaining popularity. Needle insertion during prostate brachytherapy is most commonly performed under ultrasound (U/S) guidance; however, treatment planning may be performed utilizing several imaging modalities either in an intra- or post-operative setting...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048523/we-de-bra-09-fast-megavoltage-ct-imaging-with-rapid-scan-time-and-low-imaging-dose-in-helical-tomotherapy
#20
T Magome, A Haga, Y Takahashi, K Nakagawa, K Dusenbery, S Hui
PURPOSE: Megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) imaging has been widely used for daily patient setup with helical tomotherapy (HT). One drawback of MVCT is its very long imaging time, owing to slow couch speed. The purpose of this study was to develop an MVCT imaging method allowing faster couch speeds, and to assess its accuracy for image guidance for HT. METHODS: Three cadavers (mimicking closest physiological and physical system of patients) were scanned four times with couch speeds of 1, 2, 3, and 4 mm/s...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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