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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214573/digital-mapping-of-the-urinary-bladder-potential-for-standardized-cystoscopy-reports
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M C Kriegmair, T Bergen, M Ritter, P Mandel, M S Michel, T Wittenberg, C Bolenz
OBJECTIVE: To develop a standardized digital reporting tool for cystoscopy of the urinary bladder using panoramic imaging. MATERIALS & METHODS: An image processing and stitching software (Endorama(®)) was developed to generate panoramic images from cystoscopy data. In a processing phase, algorithms were modulated and refined by reference to cystoscopy sequences (n=30). Subsequently, standard systematic cystoscopies (n=12) were recorded in patients undergoing transurethral resection of a bladder tumor in order to create panoramic images...
February 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214490/saphenous-vein-wall-thickness-in-age-and-venous-reflux-associated-remodeling-in-adults
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Nicos Labropoulos, Kelli Leilani Summers, Ignacio Escotto Sanchez, Joseph Raffetto
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study was designed to determine the great saphenous vein (GSV) wall thickness in age-related and venous reflux-associated remodeling. METHODS: GSV wall thickness was measured in the thigh and calf using a duplex ultrasound 17-MHz transducer. Interobserver and intraobserver variability studies were performed. Two healthy control groups, each with 10 individuals (20 limbs), were selected on the basis of age. Group 1 had a mean age of 21 years, and group 2 had a mean age of 64 years...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213572/impact-of-expanding-the-prehospital-stroke-bypass-time-window-in-a-large-geographic-region
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Ian G Stiell, Catherine M Clement, Kristy Campbell, Mukul Sharma, Doug Socha, Marco L A Sivilotti, Albert Jin, Jeffrey J Perry, Jim Lumsden, Cally Martin, Mark Froats, Richard Dionne, John Trickett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Ontario Acute Stroke Medical Redirect Paramedic Protocol (ASMRPP) was revised to allow paramedics to bypass to designated stroke centers if total transport time would be <2 hours and total time from symptom onset <3.5 hours. We sought to evaluate the impact and safety of implementing the Revised ASMRPP. METHODS: We conducted a 12-month implementation study involving prehospital patients presenting with possible stroke symptoms. A total of 1317 basic and advanced life support paramedics, of 9 land services in 10 rural counties and 5 cities, used the Revised ASMRPP to take appropriate patients directly to 6 designated stroke centers...
February 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211806/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-plus-mammography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-plus-mammography-and-mammography-alone-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-in-symptomatic-women
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Wei Tang, Fei-Xiang Hu, Hui Zhu, Qi-Feng Wang, Ya-Jia Gu, Wei-Jun Peng
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic efficiency of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography (DM) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plus DM in symptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The protocol used in our study was accepted by the ethics committee at our hospital, and informed consent was obtained from all patients. Between June and December 2014, 197 patients with 238 histologically proven lesions all underwent DM, DBT and MRI. Two radiologists were responsible for interpreting all images according to the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211805/diagnostic-accuracy-and-interobserver-variability-of-dynamic-vascular-pattern-dvp-in-primary-liver-malignancies-a-simple-semiquantitative-tool-for-the-analysis-of-contrast-enhancement-patterns
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B Schellhaas, M J Waldner, R S GÖrtz, F Vitali, Ch Kielisch, L Pfeifer, D Strobel, R Janka, M F Neurath, D Wildner
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a valuable tool in the diagnostic approach of focal liver lesions, but occasionally subjective and observer-dependent. Semiquantitative evaluation of dynamic CEUS (DCEUS) with standardised software programmes such as Dynamic Vascular Pattern (DVP) could help to improve diagnostic accuracy and objectivity in liver tumour assessment. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of DVP in a clinical setting...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210715/feasibility-and-reproducibility-of-two-dimensional-wall-motion-tracking-wmt-in-fetal-echocardiography
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Christian Enzensberger, Friederike Achterberg, Jan Degenhardt, Aline Wolter, Oliver Graupner, Johannes Herrmann, Roland Axt-Fliedner
Objective The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of 2-dimensional speckle tracking imaging based on the wall motion tracking (WMT) technique in fetal echocardiography. The secondary objective was to compare left and right ventricular global and segmental longitudinal peak strain values. Methods A prospective cross-sectional study was performed. Global and segmental longitudinal peak strain values of the left ventricle (LV) and right ventricle (RV) were assessed prospectively...
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209482/effectiveness-of-a-tailored-anterior-saturation-band-in-the-improvement-of-the-image-quality-of%C3%A2-pelvic-magnetic-resonance-for-assessing-rectal%C3%A2-cancer
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Chen-Chang Lee, Po-Chou Chen, Hong-Hwa Chen, Chung-Cheng Huang, Li-Han Lin, Shu-Hang Ng, Min-Chi Chen, Sheung-Fat Ko
PURPOSE: We sought to test the effectiveness of the application of a tailored anterior saturation band (ASB) to improve the image quality of pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for assessing rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 165 patients with MRI assessment of rectal cancer between 2013 and 2015 were included. The image quality scores (4-point scale: 1, nondiagnostic through 4, excellent) of MRI without and with tailored ASBs were compared. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and accuracy of pelvic MRIs with and without a tailored ASB for T-staging in 65 patients with direct surgery and 67 patients with chemoradiotherapy before surgery were evaluated...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207622/curve-characteristics-and-foraminal-dimensions-in-patients-with-adult-scoliosis-and-radiculopathy
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Andrew J Pugely, Zachary Ries, Gnanapradeep Gnanapragasam, Yubo Gao, Rachel Nash, Sergio A Mendoza-Lattes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a correlation between radiculopathy symptoms, foraminal morphology, and curve types. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with degenerative scoliosis frequently present with foraminal stenosis and radiculopathy, the origin of which is not well understood. METHODS: A total of 48 patients (384 foraminas) were included: 14 with low back pain (B); 16 with femoral nerve pain (F); and 18 with sciatic nerve pain (S)...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205307/segmentation-of-organs-at-risks-in-head-and-neck-ct-images-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Bulat Ibragimov, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate segmentation of organs-at-risks (OARs) is the key step for efficient planning of radiation therapy for head and neck (HaN) cancer treatment. In the work, we proposed the first deep learning-based algorithm, for segmentation of OARs in HaN CT images, and compared its performance against state-of-the-art automated segmentation algorithms, commercial software, and interobserver variability. METHODS: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)-a concept from the field of deep learning-were used to study consistent intensity patterns of OARs from training CT images and to segment the OAR in a previously unseen test CT image...
February 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205076/do-orthopaedic-oncologists-agree-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cartilage-tumors-of-the-appendicular-skeleton
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Tomas Zamora, Julio Urrutia, Daniel Schweitzer, Pedro Pablo Amenabar, Eduardo Botello
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing a benign enchondroma from a low-grade chondrosarcoma is a common diagnostic challenge for orthopaedic oncologists. Low interrater agreement has been observed for the diagnosis of cartilaginous neoplasms among radiologists and pathologists, but, to our knowledge, no study has evaluated inter- and intraobserver agreement among orthopaedic oncologists grading these lesions using initial clinical and imaging information. Determining such agreement is important since it reflects the certainty in the diagnosis by orthopaedic oncologists...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195932/contrast-agent-induced-high-signal-intensity-in-dentate-nucleus-on-unenhanced-t1-weighted-images-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoxetic-acid
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Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi, Yoshie Omiya, Hiroshi Onishi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether an association exists between T1-signal increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging and previous administration of gadoxetic acid and gadodiamide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board; the requirement for informed patient consent was waived. A total of 132 patients (male-female ratio, 86:46; mean age, 68.8 ± 11.6 years) who underwent imaging between December 2000 and April 2016 were divided into 4 groups: patients with 5 or more administrations of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid ≥5 administrations" group), only 1 administration of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid 1 administration" group), no gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) administration or chronic liver disease (CLD; "no GBCA administration and no CLD" group), and 5 or more administrations of gadodiamide ("gadodiamide ≥5 administrations" group)...
February 11, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195846/color-doppler-ultrasound-assessment-of-activity-in-keloids
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Nelson Lobos, Ximena Wortsman, Fernando Valenzuela, Faustino Alonso
BACKGROUND: The assessment of activity in keloids may be critical for defining their management. There is a lack of clinical scorings designed for the evaluation of keloids and biopsies may be contraindicated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the sonographic activity of keloids in comparison with clinical scoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of the clinical and color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) images of patients medically derived to CDU with the diagnosis of keloid was performed...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192823/incomplete-resection-rate-of-cold-snare-polypectomy-a-prospective-single-arm-observational-study
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Noriko Matsuura, Yoji Takeuchi, Takeshi Yamashina, Takashi Ito, Kenji Aoi, Kengo Nagai, Takashi Kanesaka, Fumi Matsui, Mototsugu Fujii, Tomofumi Akasaka, Noboru Hanaoka, Koji Higashino, Yasuhiko Tomita, Yuri Ito, Ryu Ishihara, Hiroyasu Iishi, Noriya Uedo
Background and study aims Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is considered to be safe for the removal of subcentimeter colorectal polyps. This study aimed to determine the rate of incomplete CSP resection for subcentimeter neoplastic polyps at our center. Patients and methods Patients with small or diminutive adenomas (diameter 1 - 9 mm) were recruited to undergo CSP until no polyp was visible. After CSP, a 1 - 3 mm margin around the resection site was removed using endoscopic mucosal resection. The polyps and resection site marginal specimens were microscopically evaluated...
February 13, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190518/brain-computed-tomography-compared-with-facial-3-dimensional-computed-tomography-for-diagnosis-of-facial-fractures
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Seokyong Ryu, Seoung Won Choi, Hye Jin Kim, Tae Kyug Kang, Sung Chan Oh, Suk Jin Cho
OBJECTIVES: To compare the detection of facial fractures and radiation dose between brain computed tomography (CT) and facial 3-dimensional (3D) CT in pediatric patients who have experienced a trauma. STUDY DESIGN: Four hundred pediatric patients who experienced a trauma and underwent immediate brain CT and facial 3D CT between January 2016 and June 2016 were included in this retrospective study. Two reviewers independently analyzed and determined the presence of the facial fractures of 8 anatomic regions based on brain CT and facial 3D CT over a 1-week interval...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188418/interobserver-variability-of-the-house-brackmann-facial-nerve-grading-system-for-the-analysis-of-a-randomized-multi-center-phase-iii-trial
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Christian Scheller, Andreas Wienke, Marcos Tatagiba, Alireza Gharabaghi, Kristofer F Ramina, Konstanze Scheller, Julian Prell, Johannes Zenk, Oliver Ganslandt, Barbara Bischoff, Cordula Matthies, Thomas Westermaier, Gregor Antoniadis, Maria Teresa Pedro, Veit Rohde, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Thomas Kretschmer, Malte Kornhuber, Fred G Barker, Christian Strauss
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a high interobserver variability of the subjective House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBGS) would justify cost- and time-consuming technological enhancements of objective classifications for facial nerve paresis. METHOD: A total of 112 patients were recruited for a randomized multi-center trial to investigate the efficacy of prophylactic nimodipine treatment in vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. For the present investigation both treatment groups were pooled for the assessment of facial nerve function preoperatively, in the early postoperative course and 1 year after the surgery...
February 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187999/intraobserver-and-interobserver-variability-of-the-bone-marrow-burden-bmb-score-for-the-assessment-of-disease-severity-in-gaucher-disease-possible-impact-of-reporting-experience
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Jeffrey K C Lai, Patricia L Robertson, Christine Goh, Jeff Szer
AIM: To evaluate the intraobserver and interobserver agreement for bone marrow burden (BMB) scores for individual examinations and for the change in BMB score over time in the same patient. METHODS: A total of 119 sets of MR images of the lumbar spine and femora from 60 patients with Gaucher disease were included. Each set of MR images was scored using the BMB score independently by two experienced MSK radiologists. One radiologist performed a second read four weeks later...
November 14, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183212/3d-biometrics-for-hindfoot-alignment-using-weightbearing-ct
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François Lintz, Matthew Welck, Alessio Bernasconi, James Thornton BSc, Nicholas P Cullen, Dishan Singh, Andy Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot alignment on 2D radiographs can present anatomical and operator-related bias. In this study, software designed for weightbearing computed tomography (WBCT) was used to calculate a new 3D biometric tool: the Foot and Ankle Offset (FAO). We described the distribution of FAO in a series of data sets from clinically normal, varus, and valgus cases, hypothesizing that FAO values would be significantly different in the 3 groups. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 135 data sets (57 normal, 38 varus, 40 valgus) from WBCT (PedCAT; CurveBeam LLC, Warrington, PA) were obtained from a specialized foot and ankle unit...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180151/evaluation-of-the-severity-of-ulcerative-colitis-using-endoscopic-dual-red-imaging-targeting-deep-vessels
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Makoto Naganuma, Naohisa Yahagi, Rieko Bessho, Keiko Ohno, Mari Arai, Makoto Mutaguchi, Shinta Mizuno, Ai Fujimoto, Toshio Uraoka, Masayuki Shimoda, Naoki Hosoe, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai
Background and study aims Colonoscopies can predict long-term prognoses in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Recently, a new imaging technology has been developed that uses 3 types of illumination with center wavelengths of 540 nm, 600 nm, and 630 nm. The use of both the 600-nm and 630-nm lights (Dual red imaging; DRI) is critical for identifying blood vessels in deeper tissue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of DRI for assessing the severity of inflammation in patients with UC...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177989/accuracy-of-mri-in-restaging-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-after-preoperative-chemoradiation
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Joris J van den Broek, Floor S W van der Wolf, Max J Lahaye, Luc A Heijnen, Christof Meischl, Martin A Heitbrink, W Hermien Schreurs
BACKGROUND: Patients with a locally advanced rectal carcinoma benefit from preoperative chemoradiotherapy. MRI is considered the first choice imaging modality after preoperative chemoradiation, although its reliability for restaging is debatable. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of MRI in restaging locally advanced rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. SETTINGS: The study was conducted in a Dutch high-volume rectal cancer center...
March 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177647/comprehensive-assessment-of-ankle-syndesmosis-injury-using-3d-isotropic-turbo-spin-echo-sequences-diagnostic-performance-compared-with-that-of-conventional-and-oblique-3-t-mri
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Minchul Kim, Yun Sun Choi, Min Sun Jeong, Mira Park, Tong Jin Chun, Jin Su Kim, Ki Won Young
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 3D sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolution (SPACE) sequences in the evaluation of ankle syndesmosis injuries, compared with that of conventional orthogonal MRI and oblique proton density-weighted turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequences performed with 3-T MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 98 patients with suspected ankle syndesmosis injuries who underwent both MRI and surgery...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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