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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151166/t2-weighted-images-are-superior-to-other-mr-image-types-for-the-determination-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-intratumoral-heterogeneity
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Stephen Harward, S Harrison Farber, Michael Malinzak, Oren Becher, Eric M Thompson
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) remains the main cause of death in children with brain tumors. Given the inefficacy of numerous peripherally delivered agents to treat DIPG, convection enhanced delivery (CED) of therapeutic agents is a promising treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to determine which MR imaging type provides the best discrimination of intratumoral heterogeneity to guide future stereotactic implantation of CED catheters into the most cellular tumor regions...
November 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146220/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-talar-osteochondral-lesions-comparison-between-5-year-follow-up-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-and-7-year-follow-up-clinical-results
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Gherardo Pagliazzi, Francesca Vannini, Milva Battaglia, Laura Ramponi, Roberto Buda
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is an established surgical procedure that has provided satisfactory results. The aim of the present study was to correlate the clinical outcomes of a series of 20 patients treated by ACI at a 7-year follow-up examination with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2-mapping 5-year follow-up findings. We evaluated 20 patients using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score preoperatively and the established follow-up protocol until 87.2 ± 14.5 months...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122471/3d-registration-of-mpmri-for-assessment-of-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy
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Clément Orczyk, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Artem Mikheev, Arnauld Villers, Myriam Bernaudin, Samir S Taneja, Samuel Valable, Henry Rusinek
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess a novel method of three-dimensional (3D) co-registration of prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations performed before and after prostate cancer focal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a software platform for automatic 3D deformable co-registration of prostate MRI at different time points and applied this method to 10 patients who underwent focal ablative therapy. MRI examinations were performed preoperatively, as well as 1 week and 6 months post treatment...
November 6, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120023/role-of-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hyperferritinaemia-and-the-diagnosis-of-iron-overload
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Axel Ruefer, Christine Bapst, Rudolf Benz, Jens Bremerich, Nathan Cantoni, Laura Infanti, Kaveh Samii, Mathias Schmid, Jean-Paul Vallée
Hyperferritinaemia is a frequent clinical problem. Elevated serum ferritin levels can be detected in different genetic and acquired diseases and can occur with or without anaemia. It is therefore important to determine whether hyperferritinaemia is due to iron overload or due to a secondary cause. The main causes of iron overload are intestinal iron hyperabsorption disorders and transfusion-dependent disorders. Iron homeostasis and iron overload are quantified by different diagnostic approaches. The evaluation of serum ferritin and transferrin saturation is the first diagnostic step to identify the cause of hyperferritinaemia...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103482/quantitative-evaluation-of-knee-cartilage-and-meniscus-destruction-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-mapping
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Xiang Hong Meng, Zhi Wang, Li Guo, Xiu Chan Liu, Yu Wei Zhang, Ze Wei Zhang, Xin Long Ma
OBJECTIVE: To calculate T1ρ and T2 values of articular cartilage and menisci in knee joints of patients with RA, and compare the values between RA patients and healthy volunteers, to gain insight into the pathogenesis of cartilage and meniscus degradation in patients with RA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients with RA and knee joints symptoms were enrolled in the study, twenty healthy volunteers without knee joint diseases were included as controls. Sagittal fat-saturated T1ρ and T2 mapping images were obtained on a 3T MR scanner (GE750, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI), using a dedicated 8-channel knee coil...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101365/biomineral-nano-theranostic-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-image-guided-augmented-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-tumor
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Anusha Ashokan, Vijay Harish Somasundaram, Genekehal Siddaramana Gowd, Ida M Anna, Giridharan L Malarvizhi, Badrinathan Sridharan, Rupal B Jobanputra, Reshmi Peethambaran, A K K Unni, Shantikumar Nair, Manzoor Koyakutty
Theranostic nanoparticles based on biocompatible mineral compositions can significantly improve the translational potential of image guided cancer nano-therapy. Here, we report development of a single-phase calcium phosphate biomineral nanoparticle (nCP) with dual-mode magnetic resonance contrast (T1-T2) together with radiofrequency (RF) mediated thermal response suitable for image-guided RF ablation of cancer. The nanoparticles (NP) are engineered to provide dual MR contrast by an optimized doping concentration (4...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100988/fast-b1-mapping-using-three-consecutive-rf-pulses-and-balanced-gradients-for-improved-bssfp-imaging
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Min-Oh Kim, Taehwa Hong, Dong-Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: To develop a B1(+) mapping during the transient phase of balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) imaging which can be used for subsequent B1(+) inhomogeneity compensation. METHODS: Two images with different flip angles (FA) are acquired using single-shot spiral technique during the transient phase of bSSFP with three consecutive RF pulses and balanced gradients. Under the assumptions that the transmit (B1(+)) field varies slowly in spatial domain and T1 and T2 relaxation effects are negligible during 2·TR, B1(+) was estimated using the two magnitude images and bSSFP data was sequentially acquired...
October 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095877/volumetric-brain-tumour-detection-from-mri-using-visual-saliency
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Somosmita Mitra, Subhashis Banerjee, Yoichi Hayashi
Medical image processing has become a major player in the world of automatic tumour region detection and is tantamount to the incipient stages of computer aided design. Saliency detection is a crucial application of medical image processing, and serves in its potential aid to medical practitioners by making the affected area stand out in the foreground from the rest of the background image. The algorithm developed here is a new approach to the detection of saliency in a three dimensional multi channel MR image sequence for the glioblastoma multiforme (a form of malignant brain tumour)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091314/variable-angle-gray-level-co-occurrence-matrix-analysis-of-t2-relaxation-time-maps-reveals-degenerative-changes-of-cartilage-in-knee-osteoarthritis-oulu-knee-osteoarthritis-study
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Arttu Peuna, Joonas Hekkala, Marianne Haapea, Jana Podlipská, Ali Guermazi, Simo Saarakkala, Miika T Nieminen, Eveliina Lammentausta
BACKGROUND: Texture analysis methods based on gray level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) can be optimized to probe the spatial correspondence information from knee MRI T2 maps and the changes caused by osteoarthritis, and thus possibly leading to a more sensitive characterization of osteoarthritic cartilage. Curvature of the cartilage surfaces combined with the low image resolution in relation to cartilage thickness set special requirements for an effective texture analysis tool. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To introduce a novel implementation of GLCM algorithm optimized for cartilage texture analysis; to evaluate the performance of the designed algorithm against mean T2 relaxation time analysis; and to identify the most suitable texture features for discerning osteoarthritic subjects and asymptomatic controls...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083524/automated-vessel-exclusion-technique-for-quantitative-assessment-of-hepatic-iron-overload-by-r2-mri
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Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja, Ruitian Song, M Beth McCarville, Ralf B Loeffler, Jane S Hankins, Claudia M Hillenbrand
BACKGROUND: Extraction of liver parenchyma is an important step in the evaluation of R2*-based hepatic iron content (HIC). Traditionally, this is performed by radiologists via whole-liver contouring and T2*-thresholding to exclude hepatic vessels. However, the vessel exclusion process is iterative, time-consuming, and susceptible to interreviewer variability. PURPOSE: To implement and evaluate an automatic hepatic vessel exclusion and parenchyma extraction technique for accurate assessment of R2*-based HIC...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083523/mri-of-plaque-characteristics-and-relationship-with-downstream-perfusion-and-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-symptomatic-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
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Shan-Shan Lu, Song Ge, Chun-Qiu Su, Jun Xie, Jian Mao, Hai-Bin Shi, Xun-Ning Hong
BACKGROUND: Intracranial plaque characteristics are associated with stroke events. Differences in plaque features may explain the disconnect between stenosis severity and the presence of ischemic stroke. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between plaque characteristics and downstream perfusion changes, and their contribution to the occurrence of cerebral infarction beyond luminal stenosis. STUDY TYPE: Case control. SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients with symptomatic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis (with acute cerebral infarction, n = 30; without acute cerebral infarction, n = 16)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076274/transcranial-mri-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treatment-of-essential-tremor-a-pilot-study-on-the-correlation-between-lesion-size-lesion-location-thermal-dose-and-clinical-outcome
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Christian Federau, Maged Goubran, Jarrett Rosenberg, Jaimie Henderson, Casey H Halpern, Veronica Santini, Max Wintermark, Kim Butts Pauly, Pejman Ghanouni
BACKGROUND: Transcranial MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (tcMRgFUS) is a promising noninvasive method to treat medication-refractory essential tremor. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To define the correlation between lesion size after ablation, thermal dose, and clinical outcome in tcMRgFUS treatment of essential tremor. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION/SUBJECTS/PHANTOM/SPECIMEN/ANIMAL MODEL: Eight patients with medication-refractory essential tremor were treated using a tcMRgFUS system at 3T...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074883/bi-component-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-relaxation-mapping-of-skeletal-muscle-in-vivo
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Azadeh Sharafi, Gregory Chang, Ravinder R Regatte
The goal of this paper was to evaluate the possibility of bi-component T1ρ and T2 relaxation mapping of human skeletal muscle at 3 T in clinically feasible scan times. T1ρ- and T2-weighted images of calf muscle were acquired using a modified 3D-SPGR sequence on a standard 3 T clinical MRI scanner. The mono- and biexponential models were fitted pixel-wise to the series of T1ρ and T2 weighted images. The biexponential decay of T1ρ and T2 relaxations was detected in ~30% and ~40% of the pixels across all volunteers, respectively...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060563/computer-aided-detection-for-prostate-cancer-detection-based-on-multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Guillaume Lemaitre, Robert Marti, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Fabrice Meriaudeau
Prostate cancer (CaP) is the second most diagnosed cancer in men all over the world. In the last decades, new imaging techniques based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been developed improving diagnosis. In practice, diagnosis is affected by multiple factors such as observer variability and visibility and complexity of the lesions. In this regard, computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) systems are being designed to help radiologists in their clinical practice. We propose a CAD system taking advantage of all MRI modalities (i...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042929/quantitative-assessment-of-salvaged-myocardial-zone-and-intramyocardial-hemorrhage-using-non-contrast-faster-t2-mapping-in-a-rat-model-by-7t-mri
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Yan Zhang, Yini Xu, Lei Wang, Yushu Chen, Ruiqing Tian, Jun Jiao, Hong Xie, Li Yang, Fabao Gao
The aim of this study was to determine the myocardial area at risk (AAR), infarction-core size (IS) and the salvaged myocardial zone (SMZ), and to evaluate the imaging and histological characteristics of intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH) after myocardial infarction using non-contrast T2 mapping on 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Twenty Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into the sham and model groups (n=10 in each). In the model group, myocardial infarction models were established by left anterior descending branch ligation...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038932/mr-t2-value-of-the-tibial-nerve-can-be-used-as-a-potential-non-invasive-and-quantitative-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Dongye Wang, Chuan Wang, Xiaohui Duan, Zehong Yang, Zhiqiang Bai, Huijun Hu, Li Yan, Jun Shen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of quantitative tibial nerve T2 value in the diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: MR imaging and T2 mapping of the tibial nerve were performed in 22 diabetic patients with DPN, 20 diabetic patients without DPN and 20 healthy controls. Nerve T2 values were measured, and compared using the Mann-Whitney U test. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to determine the diagnostic ability of T2 value to identify DPN...
October 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037672/rapid-and-non-invasive-detection-and-imaging-of-the-hydrocolloid-injected-prawns-with-low-field-nmr-and-mri
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Min Li, Bin Li, Weijia Zhang
Method development for monitoring economically motivated food adulteration is pivotal for preventing health problems caused by illegal food additives. In this work, low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was applied for the detection and mapping of adulterated prawns injected with different hydrocolloids including gelatin, carrageenan, agar, amorophophallus konjac and xanthan gum. The characteristic T2 fitting curves were obtained which can be used to tell apart adulterated prawns from normal ones...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031987/intra-articular-injection-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-preliminary-results-of-a-long-term-pilot-study
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Julien Pintat, Alain Silvestre, Guy Magalon, Alain Pierre Gadeau, Lionel Pesquer, Anne Perozziello, Alain Peuchant, Charbel Mounayer, Benjamin Dallaudière
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and safety of concomitant intra-articular (IA) knee injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) under fluoroscopic guidance to treat patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 19 consecutive patients referred for fluoroscopically guided IA MSC and PRP injection for symptomatic patellofemoral chondropathy in which conservative treatment had failed. Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score and magnetic resonance (MR) data, including T2 mapping sequence, were prospectively collected before and 6 months after treatment...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030748/neuroimaging-of-cavernous-malformations
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REVIEW
Maxim Mokin, Siviero Agazzi, Lowell Dawson, Christopher T Primiani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are common vascular abnormalities often discovered on imaging as an incidental finding. The most common clinical presentations of CCMs include seizure, headache, focal neurological deficits, and intracranial hemorrhage. This article discusses the most recent guidelines including imaging diagnostic criteria and radiographic standards of CCMs and reviews the utility of currently available imaging techniques. RECENT FINDINGS: Gradient echo T2*-weighted imaging and susceptibility-weighted imaging are the recommended imaging protocols for evaluation of suspected CCMs...
October 13, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027210/oedema-fibrosis-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, Antigoni Papavasiliou, Katerina Giannakopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Maria Roser Pons, Evangelos Karanasios, Ioannis Nikas, George Papadopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou, George P Chrousos
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disorder characterized by progressive, irreversible loss of cardiac and skeletal muscular function. Muscular enlargement in DMD is attributed to oedema, due to the increased cytoplasmic Na+ concentration. The aim in this review is to present the current experience and emphasize the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the diagnosis of this condition. DMD patients' survival depends on ventilatory assistance, as respiratory muscle dysfunction was the most common cause of death in the past...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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