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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982886/parenchymal-liver-blood-volume-and-dynamic-volume-perfusion-ct-measurements-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nils Rathmann, Kerim Kara, Johannes Budjan, Thomas Henzler, Arman Smakic, Stefan O Schoenberg, Steffen J Diehl
AIM: Prospective comparison of cone beam C-Arm CT based parenchymal liver blood volume (PLBV) and dynamic volume perfusion CT (dVPCT) measurements in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) with drug-eluting beads (DEB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 16 patients, changes of PLBV and dVPCT measurements [arterial liver parenchyma (ALP); temporal maximum intensity projection (MIP); hepatic perfusion index (HPI); portal venous parenchyma] were correlated to one another and to the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (mRECIST)...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948051/persistent-unexplained-dyspnea-a-case-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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Alfonso Campanile, Alessandro Colombo, Maurizio Del Pinto, Claudio Cavallini
Regarding a patient with dyspnea, the history and physical examination often lead to the correct diagnosis. In some circumstances, when more than one underlying disease is present, the diagnostic process can be more challenging. We describe an unusual case of dyspnea and persistent hypoxemia related to a hepatopulmonary syndrome in a 53-year-old patient with known heart failure and chronic liver disease. Initially managed with intravenous diuretic therapy, due to signs of lung and peripheral congestion, our patient did not improve as expected; therefore we performed more advanced studies with a chest-abdomen CT scan and a right heart catheterization...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936780/ct-based-spect-attenuation-correction-and-assessment-of-infarct-size-results-from-a-cardiac-phantom-study
#3
Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Stephan Gerhard Nekolla, Georg Dobrozemsky, Thomas Grubinger, Barry Lynn Shulkin, Markus Schwaiger
RATIONALE: Myocardial perfusion SPECT is a commonly performed, well established, clinically useful procedure for the management of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the attenuation of photons from myocardium impacts the quantification of infarct sizes. CT-Attenuation Correction (AC) potentially resolves this problem. This contention was investigated by analyzing various parameters for infarct size delineation in a cardiac phantom model. METHODS: A thorax phantom with a left ventricle (LV), fillable defects, lungs, spine and liver was used...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927298/prognostic-value-of-perfusion-ct-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treatment-with-sorafenib-comparison-with-mrecist-in-longitudinal-follow-up
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Sascha Kaufmann, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Maximilian Schulze, Michael Bitzer, Ulrich Lauer, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
Background Targeted therapies are of increasing clinical importance and classic radiologic therapy response-criteria often fail to detect early therapeutic response or failure. For hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), this is of major importance as therapeutic options are limited. Purpose To investigate the impact of sorafenib-treatment on intralesional perfusion using perfusion computed tomography (PCT) in HCC and to correlate the observed changes with mRECIST and the course of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for identification of their prognostic value...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830195/is-liver-perfusion-ct-reproducible-a-study-on-intra-and-interobserver-agreement-of-normal-hepatic-haemodynamic-parameters-obtained-with-two-different-software-packages
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elisa Almeida Sathler Bretas, Ulysses S Torres, Lucas Rios Torres, Daniel Bekhor, Celso Fernando Saito Filho, Douglas Jorge Racy, Lorenzo Faggioni, Giuseppe D'Ippolito
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between the measurements of perfusion CT parameters in normal livers by using two different software packages. METHODS: This retrospective study was based on 78 liver perfusion CT examinations acquired for detecting suspected liver metastasis. Patients with any morphological or functional hepatic abnormalities were excluded. The final analysis included 37 patients (59.7 ± 14.9 y). Two readers (1 and 2) independently measured perfusion parameters using different software packages from two major manufacturers (A and B)...
October 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806319/transient-segmental-enhancement-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-comparison-between-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-computed-tomography
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Kun Sun, Wei Zhu, Yan Luo, Yongzhong Li, Xiang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the correlation between the transient segmental enhancement (TSE) of liver abscesses on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: In total, 42 abscesses in 38 patients were evaluated with real-time CEUS and contrast-enhanced CT imaging. The CT imaging and CEUS examinations were performed within one to 2 days of each other in all cases. The initial reports of the observations of TSE on CEUS scans were correlated later with the findings of TSE on contrast-enhanced CT images...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799842/midterm-safety-and-efficacy-of-irreversible-electroporation-of-malignant-liver-tumors-located-close-to-major-portal-or-hepatic-veins
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Martina Distelmaier, Alexandra Barabasch, Philipp Heil, Nils A Kraemer, Peter Isfort, Sebastian Keil, Christiane K Kuhl, Philipp Bruners
Purpose To investigate the efficacy and safety of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the treatment of hepatic tumors not suitable for thermal ablation (radiofrequency ablation [RFA] or microwave ablation). Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved prospective study in 29 patients (15 men, 14 women; mean age, 63 years ± 12 [standard deviation]) with 43 primary (n = 8) or secondary (n = 35) malignant liver tumors who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided IRE. All target tumors were located immediately adjacent to major hepatic veins, portal veins, or both; thus, they were not considered suitable for RFA or microwave ablation...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665233/decellularization-of-whole-human-liver-grafts-using-controlled-perfusion-for-transplantable-organ-bioscaffolds
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Monique M A Verstegen, Jorke Willemse, Sjoerd van den Hoek, Gert-Jan Kremers, Theo M Luider, Nick A van Huizen, Francois E J A Willemssen, Herold J Metselaar, Jan N M IJzermans, Luc J W van der Laan, Jeroen de Jonge
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease, but absolute donor shortage remains a limiting factor. Recent advances in tissue engineering focus on generation of native extracellular matrix (ECM) by decellularized complete livers in animal models. Although proof of concept has been reported for human livers, this study aims to perform whole liver decellularization in a clinically relevant series using controlled machine perfusion. In this study, we describe a mild nondestructive decellularization protocol, effective in 11 discarded human whole liver grafts to generate constructs that reliably maintain hepatic architecture and ECM components using machine perfusion, while completely removing cellular DNA and RNA...
September 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659180/multiparametric-imaging-for-detection-and-characterization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-and-perfusion-ct-which-parameters-work-best
#9
Mustafa Kurucay, Christopher Kloth, Sascha Kaufmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Hans Bösmüller, Marius Horger, Wolfgang M Thaiss
BACKGROUND: MRI and perfusion-CT (PCT) are both useful imaging techniques for detection and characterization of liver lesions. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of imaging parameters derived from PCT and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: 36 patients with liver cirrhosis and a total of 67 lesions referred to our hospital for multi-parametric diagnosis of HCC-suspected liver lesions in the setting of liver cirrhosis were prospectively enrolled and underwent PCT and MRI...
June 28, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652661/observation-of-the-effect-of-targeted-therapy-of-64-slice-spiral-ct-combined-with-cryoablation-for-liver-cancer
#10
Qiao-Huan Yan, Dian-Guo Xu, Yan-Feng Shen, Ding-Ling Yuan, Jun-Hui Bao, Hai-Bin Li, Ying-Gang Lv
AIM: To observe the effect of targeted therapy with 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) combined with cryoablation for liver cancer. METHODS: A total of 124 patients (142 tumors) were enrolled into this study. According to the use of dual-slice spiral CT or 64-slice spiral CT as a guide technology, patients were divided into two groups: dual-slice group (n = 56, 65 tumors) and 64-slice group (n = 8, 77 tumors). All patients were accepted and received targeted therapy by an argon-helium superconducting surgery system...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652049/evaluation-of-texture-analysis-parameter-for-response-prediction-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-drug-eluting-bead-transarterial-chemoembolization-deb-tace-using-biphasic-contrast-enhanced-ct-image-data-correlation-with-liver-perfusion
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Christopher Kloth, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Rainer Kärgel, Rainer Grimmer, Jan Fritz, Sorin Dumitru Ioanoviciu, Dominik Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the potential role of computed tomography texture analysis (CTTA) of arterial and portal-venous enhancement phase image data for prediction and accurate assessment of response of hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) by comparison to liver perfusion CT (PCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (27 male; mean age 67.2 ± 10.4) with 56 hepatocellular carcinoma-typical liver lesions were included...
June 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
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Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629564/computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-for-monitoring-transarterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Herman P Marquez, Amar Karalli, Holger Haubenreisser, Rishi P Mathew, Hatem Alkadhi, Torkel B Brismar, Thomas Henzler, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To prospectively monitor changes in tumor perfusion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in response to doxorubicin-eluted bead based transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) using perfusion-CT (P-CT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: 24 patients (54-79 years) undergoing P-CT before and shortly after DEB-TACE of HCC were prospectively included in this dual-center study. Two readers determined arterial-liver-perfusion (ALP, mL/min/100mL), portal-venous-perfusion (PLP, mL/min/100mL) and the hepatic-perfusion-index (HPI, %) by placing matched regions-of-interests within each HCC before and after DEB-TACE...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
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REVIEW
Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
August 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604623/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-as-an-imaging-modality-for-early-response-prediction-to-chemotherapy
#15
Marie Benzon Mogensen, Martin Lundsgaard Hansen, Birthe Merete Henriksen, Thomas Axelsen, Ben Vainer, Kell Osterlind, Michael Bachmann Nielsen
Our aim was to investigate whether dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) can detect early changes in perfusion of colorectal liver metastases after initiation of chemotherapy. Newly diagnosed patients with colorectal cancer with liver metastases were enrolled in this explorative prospective study. Patients were treated with capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. DCE-US was performed before therapy (baseline) and again 10 days after initiation of treatment. Change in contrast-enhancement in one liver metastasis (indicator lesion) was measured...
June 12, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583650/early-response-evaluation-using-ct-perfusion-one-day-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hcc-predicts-treatment-response-and-long-term-disease-control
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Dietmar Tamandl, Fredrik Waneck, Wolfgang Sieghart, Sylvia Unterhumer, Claus Kölblinger, Pascal Baltzer, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Christian Loewe
PURPOSE: To determine the value of CT perfusion (CTP) for early response assessment after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2013 and April 2015, 41 HCC (16 patients) were included in this study. CT perfusion was performed before and one day after TACE. Blood flow (BF), blood volume (BV), time to start (TTS), arterial liver perfusion (ALP), portal liver perfusion (PVP) and hepatic perfusion index (HPI) were measured...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583645/diagnostic-value-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct-with-perfusion-imaging-in-the-quantitative-assessment-of-tumor-response-to-sorafenib-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-feasibility-study
#17
Davide Ippolito, Giulia Querques, Stefano Okolicsanyi, Cammillo Talei Franzesi, Mario Strazzabosco, Sandro Sironi
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of perfusion-CT (p-CT) measurements in quantitative assessment of hemodynamic changes related to sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with advanced HCC underwent p-CT study (256-MDCT scanner) before and 2 months after sorafenib administration. Dedicated perfusion software generated a quantitative map of arterial and portal perfusion and calculated the following perfusion parameters in target liver lesion: hepatic perfusion (HP), time-to-peak (TTP), blood volume (BV), arterial perfusion (AP), and hepatic perfusion index (HPI)...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564489/graphene-oxide-ag-nanoparticles-cooperated-with-simvastatin-as-a-high-sensitive-x-ray-computed-tomography-imaging-agent-for-diagnosis-of-renal-dysfunctions
#18
Zhan Li, Longlong Tian, Jianli Liu, Wei Qi, Qiang Wu, Haijing Wang, Mohammad Chand Ali, Wangsuo Wu, Hongdeng Qiu
Graphene oxides (GO) are attracting much attention in the diagnosis and therapy of the subcutaneous tumor as a novel biomaterial, but its diagnosis to tissue dysfunction is yet to be found. Here, a novel application of GO for diagnosis of renal dysfunction via contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is proposed. In order to serve as contrast-enhanced agent, Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) are composited on the surface of GO to promote its X-ray absorption, and then simvastatin is coinjected for eliminating in vivo toxicity induced by AgNPs...
May 31, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511589/a-semi-automatic-method-for-the-extraction-of-the-portal-venous-input-function-in-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct-of-the-liver
#19
Andrew B Gill, Nicholas J Hilliard, Simon T Hilliard, Martin J Graves, David J Lomas, Ashley Shaw
OBJECTIVE: To aid the extraction of the portal venous input function (PVIF) from axial dynamic contrast-enhanced CT images of the liver, eliminating the need for full manual outlining of the vessel across time points. METHODS: A cohort of 20 patients undergoing perfusion CT imaging of the liver was examined. Dynamic images of the liver were reformatted into contiguous thin slices. A region of interest was defined within a transverse section of the portal vein on a single contrast-enhanced image...
July 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501975/changes-in-liver-perfusion-and-function-before-and-after-percutaneous-occlusion-of-spontaneous-portosystemic-shunt
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Yasukazu Kako, Koichiro Yamakado, Wataru Jomoto, Toshiya Nasada, Koichiro Asada, Haruyuki Takaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Daimon, Shozo Hirota
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in liver perfusion after occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt and to analyze mechanisms of liver profile improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver function changes and portal venous and hepatic arterial blood flow were evaluated using perfusion CT before and after shunt occlusion in 23 patients who underwent percutaneous occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt because of gastric varices (n = 15) or hepatic encephalopathy (n = 8)...
July 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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