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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342038/utility-of-noncontrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detection-of-recurrent-vestibular-schwannoma
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Jamie C Williams, Carrie M Carr, Laurence J Eckel, Amy L Kotsenas, Christopher H Hunt, Matthew L Carlson, John I Lane
BACKGROUND: Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T1WI) is the conventional imaging technique of choice to detect vestibular schwannoma (VS) recurrence or regrowth, despite suboptimal specificity secondary to enhancing postoperative changes. Furthermore, recent concerns regarding the accumulation of gadolinium in body tissues have led for a call to reduce the number of contrast-enhanced examinations. The objective of the current study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of high-resolution noncontrast (three-dimensional [3D] T2) MRI relative to gadolinium-enhanced T1WI in the detection of VS recurrence after resection...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341356/all-over-the-map-an-interobserver-agreement-study-of-tumor-location-based-on-the-pi-radsv2-sector-map
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Matthew D Greer, Joanna H Shih, Tristan Barrett, Sandra Bednarova, Ismail Kabakus, Yan Mee Law, Haytham Shebel, Maria J Merino, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Peter L Choyke, Baris Turkbey
BACKGROUND: Prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2 (PI-RADSv2) recommends a sector map for reporting findings of prostate cancer mulitparametric MRI (mpMRI). Anecdotally, radiologists may demonstrate inconsistent reproducibility with this map. PURPOSE: To evaluate interobserver agreement in defining prostate tumor location on mpMRI using the PI-RADSv2 sector map. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION: Thirty consecutive patients who underwent mpMRI between October, 2013 and March, 2015 and who subsequently underwent prostatectomy with whole-mount processing...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339222/measurement-variability-of-liver-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumors-on-different-magnetic-resonance-imaging-sequences
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T Lestra, L Kanagaratnam, S Mulé, A Janvier, H Brixi, G Cadiot, A Dohan, C Hoeffel
PURPOSE: To assess dimension measurement variability of liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors (LMNET) on different magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved retrospective study from January 2011 to December 2012, all liver MRI examinations performed at our department in patients with at least one measurable LMNET according to response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST1.1) were included...
January 12, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338919/agreement-among-magnetic-resonance-imaging-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-mri-mrcp-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-in-the-evaluation-of-morphological-features-of-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-bd-ipmn
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Laura Uribarri-Gonzalez, Margaret G Keane, Stephen P Pereira, Julio Iglesias-García, J Enrique Dominguez-Muñoz, Jose Lariño-Noia
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the agreement between the imaging modalities MRI-MRCP and EUS in cystic lesions of the pancreas which were thought to be a BD-IPMN. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective study included all patients between 2010 and 2015 with a suspected BD-IPMN who underwent an EUS and MRI-MRCP within 6 months or less of each other. Location, number, size, worrisome features and high-risk stigmata were evaluated. Interobserver agreement was evaluated by Kappa score...
January 4, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338474/subarachnoid-space-diameter-in-chromosomally-abnormal-fetuses-at-11-13-weeks-gestation
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Carolina Ferreira, Ana Lidia Rouxinol-Dias, Teresa Loureiro, Kypros Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To examine the subarachnoid space diameters in chromosomally abnormal fetuses at 11-13 weeks' gestation. METHODS: Stored three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound volumes of the fetal head at 11-13 weeks' gestation from 407 euploid and 88 chromosomally abnormal fetuses (trisomy 21, n = 40; trisomy 18, n = 19; trisomy 13, n = 7; triploidy, n = 14; Turner syndrome, n = 8) were analyzed. The subarachnoid space diameters, measured in the sagittal and transverse planes of the fetal head, in relation to biparietal diameter (BPD) in each group of aneuploidies was compared to that in euploid fetuses...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336979/prostate-magnetic-resonance-imaging-the-truth-lies-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder
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Joseph C Riney, Nabeel E Sarwani, Shehzad Siddique, Jay D Raman
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy and interobserver variability of radiologic interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed for surgical planning before prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 233 men undergoing prostatectomy with presurgical multiparametric 3T surface body coil MRI were reviewed. All initial films were read by a fellowship-trained body radiologist provided with relevant clinical information. A senior radiologist then reread all pelvic MRIs blinded to the initial interpretation with findings from both readings compared to final pathology...
January 11, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336903/one-year-experience-of-a-regional-service-model-of-teleconsultation-for-planning-and-treatment-of-complex-thoracoabdominal-aortic-disease
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Emiliano Chisci, Gianmarco de Donato, Aaron Fargion, Giorgio Ventoruzzo, Gianbattista Parlani, Carlo Setacci, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the methodology and 1-year experience of a regional service model of teleconsultation for planning and treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic disease (TAAD). METHODS: Complex TAADs without a feasible conventional surgical repair were prospectively evaluated by vascular surgeons of the same public health service (National Health System) located in a huge area of 22,994 km2 with 3.7 million inhabitants and 11 tertiary hospitals...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335348/the-dorsal-4-finger-technique-a-novel-method-to-examine-metacarpophalangeal-joints-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mohammed A Omair, Pooneh Akhavan, Ali Naraghi, Shikha Mittoo, Juan Xiong, Deborah Weber, Daming Lin, Melissa Weber, Edward C Keystone
OBJECTIVE: To describe the dorsal 4-finger technique (DFFT) in examining metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and compare it to the traditional 2-finger technique (TFT) using ultrasound (US) as a gold standard. METHODS: Four rheumatologists evaluated 180 MCP joints of 18 patients with RA. All patients underwent US for greyscale (GSUS) and power Doppler US (PDUS). Agreements between rheumatologists, the 2 techniques, and US were evaluated using Cohen κ and the first-order agreement coefficient (AC1) κ methods...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327668/impact-of-3-tesla-mri-on-interobserver-agreement-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-a-magnims-multicentre-study
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Marloes Hj Hagens, Jessica Burggraaff, Iris D Kilsdonk, Serena Ruggieri, Sara Collorone, Rosa Cortese, Niamh Cawley, Emilia Sbardella, Michaela Andelova, Michael Amann, Johanna M Lieb, Patrizia Pantano, Birgit I Lissenberg-Witte, Joep Killestein, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Jens Wuerfel, Olga Ciccarelli, Claudio Gasperini, Carsten Lukas, Alex Rovira, Frederik Barkhof, Mike P Wattjes
BACKGROUND: Compared to 1.5 T, 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) increases signal-to-noise ratio leading to improved image quality. However, its clinical relevance in clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of multiple sclerosis remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate how 3 T MRI affects the agreement between raters on lesion detection and diagnosis. METHODS: We selected 30 patients and 10 healthy controls from our ongoing prospective multicentre cohort...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325886/comparison-analysis-of-orbital-shape-and-volume-in-unilateral-fractured-orbits
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Johanna Nilsson, Johan Nysjö, Anders-Petter Carlsson, Andreas Thor
Facial fractures often result in changes of the orbital volume. These changes can be measured in three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) scans for preoperative planning and postoperative evaluation. The aim of this study was to analyze the orbital volume and shape before and after surgical treatment of unilateral orbital fractures using semi-automatic image segmentation and registration techniques. The orbital volume in 21 patients was assessed by a semi-automatic model-based segmentation method. The fractured orbit was compared relative to the contralateral orbit...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325706/contrast-harmonic-eus-for-the-prediction-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-aggressiveness-with-videos
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Maxime Palazzo, Bertrand Napoléon, Rodica Gincul, Mathieu Pioche, Bertrand Pujol, Christine Lefort, Fabien Fumex, Vincent Hautefeuille, Monique Fabre, Jérome Cros, Michèle Felce, Anne Couvelard, Alain Sauvanet, Philippe Lévy, Philippe Ruszniewski, Laurent Palazzo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Contrast-harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) has the ability to depict a tumor microvasculature. Decreased microvascular density has been identified as a factor associated with tumor aggressiveness. We aimed to study the accuracy of CH-EUS for the prediction of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) aggressiveness. METHODS: Between June 2009 and March 2015, all consecutive patients with histology-proven PNETs and CH-EUS examination were included. Nine endosonographers analyzed blindly all the videos...
January 8, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325189/comparison-of-three-methods-to-quantify-laxity-in-the-canine-hip-joint
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Bart J G Broeckx, Aldo Vezzoni, Evelien Bogaerts, Mileva Bertal, Tim Bosmans, Emmelie Stock, Dieter Deforce, Luc Peelman, Jimmy H Saunders
OBJECTIVES:  Comparison of PennHIP and a novel method to diagnose hip laxity, called the Vezzoni modified Badertscher distension device technique. METHODS:  In a total of 10 dogs, it was first assessed whether the distraction index (DI) from the PennHIP evaluation center could be reproduced by two individual observers. In the next two steps, the DI measurements made by the individual observers and the PennHIP evaluation center were compared with the laxity index (LI) measured on the Vezzoni modified Badertscher distension device view...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323549/predicting-parametrial-invasion-in-cervical-carcinoma-stages-ib1-ib2-and-iia-diagnostic-accuracy-of-t2-weighted-imaging-combined-with-dwi-at-3-t
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Jin-Rong Qu, Lei Qin, Xiang Li, Jun-Peng Luo, Jing Li, Hong-Kai Zhang, Li Wang, Nan-Nan Shao, Shou-Ning Zhang, Yan-Le Li, Cui-Cui Liu, Hai-Liang Li
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of combined analysis of T2-weighted imaging and DWI in the diagnosis of parametrial invasion (PMI) in cervical carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical records of 192 patients with cervical carcinoma who met the study requirements were reviewed for this retrospective study. The signal intensities of suspicious PMI tissue were assessed on T2-weighted images, DW images, and apparent diffusion coefficient maps independently by two experienced radiologists...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323459/reliability-and-safety-of-transnasal-compared-to-conventional-endoscopy-for-detecting-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Elio C Castro Filho, Hugo Perazzo, Raquel Al-Cici P Guimaraes, Lilian Machado, Flavia F Fernandes, Renata M Perez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Unsedated transnasal endoscopy may be used for detecting esophageal varices. However, few studies evaluated feasibility and accuracy of this technique. We aimed to evaluate accuracy, interobserver agreement and safety of the transnasal ultrathin compared to conventional endoscopy in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive patients referred for screening or surveillance of esophageal varices. Patients underwent unsedated transnasal and sedated conventional endoscopies at the same day, which were recorded in a digital video file and randomly analyzed by two double-blinded endoscopists...
January 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323061/accuracy-of-vascular-invasion-reporting-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-before-and-after-implementation-of-subspecialty-surgical-pathology-sign-out
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Aaron R Huber, Raul S Gonzalez, Mark S Orloff, Christopher T Barry, Christa L Whitney-Miller
CONTEXT: Liver cancers (including hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC] and cholangiocarcinoma) are the fifth most common cause of cancer death. The most powerful independent histologic predictor of overall survival after transplantation for HCC is the presence of microscopic vascular invasion (VI). AIMS: Given that VI is known to have somewhat high interobserver variability in both HCC and other tumors, we hypothesized that pathologists with special interest and training in liver pathology would be more likely to identify and report VI in HCC than would general surgical pathologists...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322233/high-isotropic-resolution-t2-mapping-of-the-lumbosacral-plexus-with-t2-prepared-3d-turbo-spin-echo
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Nico Sollmann, Dominik Weidlich, Barbara Cervantes, Elisabeth Klupp, Carl Ganter, Hendrik Kooijman, Ernst J Rummeny, Claus Zimmer, Jan S Kirschke, Dimitrios C Karampinos
PURPOSE: Isotropic high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is increasingly used to depict even small and highly oblique nerves of the lumbosacral plexus (LSP). The present study introduces a T2 mapping sequence (T2-prepared 3D turbo spin echo) that is B1-insensitive and enables quantitative assessment of LSP nerves. METHODS: In this study 15 healthy subjects (mean age 28.5 ± 3.8 years) underwent 3 T MRN of the LSP area three times...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319652/pain-assessment-in-mechanically-ventilated-noncommunicative-severe-trauma-patients
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Candelas López-López, Teresa Pérez-Pérez, Juan Vicente Beneit-Montesinos, José Luis García-Klepzig, Mercedes Virginia Martinez-Ureta, María Del Ara Murillo-Pérez, Silvia Ana Torrente-Vela, Mónica García-Iglesias
The aim of this study was to measure pain levels in noncommunicative patients with severe trauma who required tracheal suctioning and mobilization and to determine the utility of the Behavioral Indicators of Pain Scale (ESCID) in these cases. The pain scores for the procedures were recorded on Days 1, 3, and 6 of the patients' stay in the intensive care unit. These assessments were performed at 3 moments: before, during, and after the application of the procedures. Because of the longitudinal character of the study, data were fitted into a multivariate model using the Generalized Estimating Equations method...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319202/analysis-of-brain-spect-images-coregistered-with-mri-in-patients-with-epilepsy-comparison-of-three-methods
#18
Zaiyang Long, Dennis P Hanson, Brian P Mullan, Christopher H Hunt, David R Holmes, Benjamin H Brinkmann, Michael K O'Connor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: SISCOM and STATISCOM were clinically proved to be effective for ictal/inter-ictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) analysis coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for seizure localization. Recently, a software package also became available for this analysis. This study aimed to investigate and compare the performance of these analysis methods for seizure localization. METHODS: A total of 378 patients who underwent 99m Tc-ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT scans were retrospectively reviewed and 28 remained after applying exclusion criteria...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316049/evaluation-of-cosmetic-outcome-following-breast-conserving-therapy-in-trials-panel-versus-digitalized-analysis-and-the-role-of-proms
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Mirelle Lagendijk, Elvira L Vos, Daan Nieboer, Cornelis Verhoef, Evelien M L Corten, Linetta B Koppert
Cosmetic outcome is an important quality of life-related end point following breast-conserving therapy (BCT). To advise on a gold standard, we compare cosmetic outcome evaluated by panel and an objective evaluation (BCCT.core software). Second, patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are compared to cosmetic outcome evaluation by panel and BCCT.core. Sixty-eight breast cancer patients were included following BCT between 2007 and 2012. Two independent 6-member panels and two observers using the BCCT.core evaluated cosmetic outcome...
January 8, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315095/observational-study-in-healthy-volunteers-to-define-interobserver-reliability-of-ultrasound-haemodynamic-monitoring-techniques-performed-by-trainee-doctors
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Benjamin M Bussmann, Shrey Sharma, David Mcgregor, William Hulme, Tim Harris
OBJECTIVES: Bedside ultrasound is increasingly being used to guide fluid management in shocked patients. Little data exist on the inter-rater reliability of techniques used, especially when performed by nonexpert trainee doctors. The primary aim of this study is to measure the inter-rater reliability of five ultrasound techniques commonly used to guide fluid management: inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)-derived stroke volumes, ultrasound cardiac output monitor (USCOM) derived stroke volume and carotid artery blood flow and corrected flow time measurements...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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