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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533804/the-use-of-trans-applicator-intracavitary-ultrasonography-in-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-phantom-study-of-a-novel-approach-to-3d-image-guided-brachytherapy
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Tomoaki Tamaki, Kazunori Miyaura, Toshihiro Murakami, Yu Kumazaki, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Takashi Nakano, Shingo Kato
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of applying trans-applicator intracavitary ultrasonography to image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this experiment, a phantom was created and included a polyethylene tube, intended to simulate a tandem applicator, which was inserted into chicken meat and embedded in agar, along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible ovoid applicators. Three-dimensional images of the phantom were obtained using computed tomography (CT), MRI (T2-weighted), and intracavitary ultrasonography sectional images acquired at 1 mm slice intervals...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501655/changes-of-auditory-event-related-potentials-in-ovariectomized-rats-injected-with-d-galactose-protective-role-of-rosmarinic-acid
#2
Deniz Kantar Gok, Enis Hidisoglu, Hakan Er, Alev Duygu Acun, Yusuf Olgar, Piraye Yargıcoglu
Rosmarinic acid (RA), which has multiple bioactive properties, might be a useful agent for protecting central nervous system against age related alterations. In this context, the purpose of the present study was to investigate possible protective effects of RA on mismatch negativity (MMN) component of auditory event-related potentials (AERPs) as an indicator of auditory discrimination and echoic memory in the ovariectomized (OVX) rats injected with D-galactose combined with neurochemical and histological analyses...
May 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458307/gangliocytic-paraganglioma-of-the-minor-papilla-of-the-duodenum
#3
Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Toru Matsui, Shinya Fujie, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida, Takaaki Ito, Keiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ono
A duodenal polyp was found during a health check of a 71-year-old asymptomatic man. Duodenoscopy demonstrated a pedunculated, smooth-surfaced tumor of 18 mm in size, protruding from the minor papilla. Endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated a homogeneously low-echoic submucosal tumor. Enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a well-enhanced duodenal tumor without obvious metastasis. A tumor biopsy revealed a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor, and laparotomic transduodenal polypectomy with regional lymph node dissection was performed...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448836/breast-cancer-detection-in-automated-3d-breast-ultrasound-using-iso-contours-and-cascaded-rusboosts
#4
Ehsan Kozegar, Mohsen Soryani, Hamid Behnam, Masoumeh Salamati, Tao Tan
Automated 3D breast ultrasound (ABUS) is a new popular modality as an adjunct to mammography for detecting cancers in women with dense breasts. In this paper, a multi-stage computer aided detection system is proposed to detect cancers in ABUS images. In the first step, an efficient despeckling method called OBNLM is applied on the images to reduce speckle noise. Afterwards, a new algorithm based on isocontours is applied to detect initial candidates as the boundary of masses is hypo echoic. To reduce false generated isocontours, features such as hypoechoicity, roundness, area and contour strength are used...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446890/partial-visual-loss-affects-self-reports-of-hearing-abilities-measured-using-a-modified-version-of-the-speech-spatial-and-qualities-of-hearing-questionnaire
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Andrew J Kolarik, Rajiv Raman, Brian C J Moore, Silvia Cirstea, Sarika Gopalakrishnan, Shahina Pardhan
We assessed how visually impaired (VI) people perceived their own auditory abilities using an established hearing questionnaire, the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ), that was adapted to make it relevant and applicable to VI individuals by removing references to visual aspects while retaining the meaning of the original questions. The resulting questionnaire, the SSQvi, assessed perceived hearing ability in diverse situations including the ability to follow conversations with multiple speakers, assessing how far away a vehicle is, and the ability to perceptually segregate simultaneous sounds...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436542/intercontinental-telehealth-coaching-of-therapists-to-improve-verbalizations-by-children-with-autism
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Ana Barkaia, Trevor F Stokes, Tamar Mikiashvili
This study examined the effects of intercontinental telehealth coaching on the mastery of therapists' skills and improvements in verbalizations by children with autism, testing whether telehealth can be a solution for underserved communities in developing countries such as Georgia-Sakartvelo in Eastern Europe. Three therapists delivering and three children with autism receiving early-intervention services from the nongovernmental organization Children of Georgia in Tbilisi participated. Experimenters provided coaching from Virginia, USA to therapists in Georgia-Sakartvelo...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402006/virus-myocarditis-in-a-1-month-old-boy-presenting-as-two-types-of-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Shuhei Fujita, Takeshi Futatani, Tatsuya Kubo, Masae Itamochi, Yusuke Yachi, Hidenori Iwasaki, Ayako Shimao, Shihomi Ina, Hiroyuki Higashiyama, Noboru Igarashi, Kiyoshi Hatasaki
Herein we describe the case of a 1-month-old boy with acute viral myocarditis, who presented with two kinds of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and who was cured after medical treatment. He was brought to the emergency room with poor feeding due to fever. On the third day of hospitalization, a narrow QRS tachycardia (180-200 beats/min) was detected. Echocardiography showed a high echoic area at the atrial septum around the atrioventricular node. The patient was clinically diagnosed with acute myocarditis...
April 12, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400076/can-tumor-to-cortex-echogenicity-ratio-differentiate-angiomyolipomas-from-other-hyper-echoic-renal-masses
#8
Peiman Habibollahi, Anil Chauhan, Laith R Sultan, Lisa P Jones, Chandra M Sehgal
A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the diagnostic value of tumor-to-cortex echogenicity ratio (TCER) in the characterization of hyper-echoic renal masses. The radiology database was queried between 2012 and 2014 for hyper-echoic renal masses on the basis of defined exclusion and inclusion criteria. Each included mass was characterized as either an angiomyolipoma (AML) or a non-AML based on pre-defined criteria. The ratio of renal mass echogenicity to that of adjacent renal cortex (TCER) was calculated for each mass using commercially available software...
April 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265894/endoscopic-ultrasonography-features-of-gastric-mucosal-cobblestone-like-changes-from-a-proton-pump-inhibitor
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Shuichi Miyamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Mototsugu Kato, Kana Matsuda, Satoshi Abiko, Momoko Tsuda, Takeshi Mizushima, Keiko Yamamoto, Shoko Ono, Yuichi Shimizu, Naoya Sakamoto
A 68-year-old man with no symptoms presented to Hokkaido University Hospital for esophagogastroduodenoscopy screening. He had a history of Helicobacter pylori eradication. Initial esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed no gastric cobblestone-like mucosa or gastric cracked mucosa. After 1 year, he received esomeprazole (20 mg) once daily for heartburn at another hospital. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed after 2 years of esomeprazole administration. Endoscopic findings showed that after H. pylori eradication, according to the Kyoto classification, gastric cobblestone-like mucosa presented in the gastric body area...
June 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242086/ultrasound-image-classification-of-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis-of-the-breast-analysis-of-705-dcis-lesions
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Takanori Watanabe, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Hiroko Tsunoda, Setsuko Kaoku, Eriko Tohno, Hidemitsu Yasuda, Kanako Ban, Koichi Hirokaga, Kumiko Tanaka, Takeshi Umemoto, Toshitaka Okuno, Yasuhisa Fujimoto, Shuichi Nakatani, Jun Ito, Ei Ueno
The Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology (JABTS) proposed, in 2003, a conceptual classification system for non-mass abnormalities to be applied in addition to the conventional concept of masses, to facilitate detecting ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lesions. The aim of this study was to confirm the utility of this system and to clarify the distribution of these findings in DCIS lesions. Data on 705 surgically treated DCIS lesions from 16 institutions in Japan were retrospectively reviewed. All 705 DCIS lesions could be classified according to the JABTS classification system...
May 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228823/recognising-small-image-quality-differences-for-ultrasound-probes-and-the-potential-of-misdiagnosis-due-to-undetected-side-lobes
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Georg Doblhoff, Jaroslav Satrapa, Philip Coulthard
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonic imaging is an integral and routine procedure in many medical applications. An increased awareness of the need for quality assurance in this field has led to numerous tests being proposed. Due to the complexity of the problem, the tests directly measuring the important parameters of resolution and contrast of low-echoic structures are not unified, often more qualitative than quantitative, and are performed at large periodic intervals. Uniform sensitivity of an array transducer is a necessary but insufficient requirement for imaging quality of an ultrasound probe...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187927/value-of-shear-wave-elastography-in-the-diagnosis-of-gouty-and-non-gouty-arthritis
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Yuanjiao Tang, Feng Yan, Yujia Yang, Xi Xiang, Liyun Wang, Lingyan Zhang, Li Qiu
Our aim was to analyze the diagnostic performance of shear wave elastography (SWE) in the diagnosis of gouty arthritis (GA) and non-gouty arthritis (non-GA). Thirty-nine patients in the GA group and 55 patients in the non-GA group were included in the study. Based on the echo intensity of the joint lesions, the GA group was subdivided into hypo-echoic GA, slightly hyper-echoic GA and hyper-echoic GA subgroups. Quantitative SWE features were evaluated and receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed...
May 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133206/-difficult-decision-about-a-surgical-margin-for-a-non-invasive-apocrine-carcinoma-in-the-breast-report-of-a-case
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Tomohiro Hirano, Kenichi Sakurai, Shigeru Fujisaki, Keita Adachi, Shuhei Suzuki, Yuki Masuo, Saki Nagashima, Yukiko Hara, Katsuhisa Enomoto, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenji Gonda
We report a case of non-invasive apocrine carcinoma. In this case, we could not identifythe surgical margin. The patient was 39-year-old woman. Micro calcifications were discovered on her right breast during breast cancer screening. Stereotactic vacuum assisted core needle biopsywas performed and the pathological diagnosis was sclerosing adenosis. A low echoic lesion, 26mm in diameter, was discovered in the CDE area of her left breast byultrasonography . A contrast enhanced MRI showed a high intensityarea, 26mm in diameter, on her left breast...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133021/-breast-cancer-with-microinvasion-and-lymph-node-metastasis-diagnosed-by-microdochectomy-report-of-a-case
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Kenichi Sakurai, Shigeru Fujisaki, Keita Adachi, Shuhei Suzuki, Yuki Masuo, Saki Nagashima, Yukiko Hara, Tomohiro Hirano, Katsuhisa Enomoto, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenji Gonda
We report a case of breast cancer with microinvasion and lymph node metastasis. The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had spontaneous nipple discharge from her left breast. There was no detectable lesion on mammographyor duct endoscopy. Ultrasonography showed a low echoic lesion, 23×15mm in diameter, in the CD area of her left breast. Contrastenhanced MRI showed a high intensityarea, 25mm in diameter, in her left breast, so microdochectomywas performed. The histopathological diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinoma(invasion of 2mm)and the surgical margin was positive...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108042/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Trond Engjom, Dag A Sangnes, Roald F Havre, Friedemann Erchinger, Khanh Do-Cong Pham, Ingfrid S Haldorsen, Odd H Gilja, Georg Dimcevski
The performance of transabdominal ultrasound (US) in chronic pancreatitis (CP) following the advances in US technology made during recent decades has not been explored. Our aim in this prospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of modern abdominal US compared with the Mayo score in CP. One hundred thirty-four patients referred for suspected CP were included in the study. Fifty-four patients were assigned the diagnosis CP. After inclusion, transabdominal US was performed. Ductal features (calculi, dilations and caliber variations, side-branch dilations and hyper-echoic duct wall margins) and parenchymal features (calcifications, cysts, hyper-echoic foci, stranding, lobulation and honeycombing) were recorded...
April 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100998/a-man-with-pancreatic-head-mass-lesion-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-and-granuloma-on-cytopathology
#16
Neda Rad, Arash Heidarnezhad, Setareh Soheili, Amir Houshang Mohammad-Alizadeh, Arash Nikmanesh
Primary pancreatic lymphoma is an unlikely malignancy accounting for less than 0.5% of pancreatic tumors. Clinical presentation is often nonspecific and may be clinically misdiagnosed as pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Here we present an Iranian case of primary pancreatic lymphoma in a 47-year-old male suffering from jaundice and 20% weight loss. Endoscopic ultrasound revealed a mixed echoic mass lesion at the head of pancreas. The patient underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of solid pancreatic mass and histopathologic diagnosis revealed granuloma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093800/evaluation-of-the-normal-tonsils-in-pediatric-patients-with-ultrasonography
#17
Takahiro Hosokawa, Yoshitake Yamada, Yutaka Tanami, Shinya Hattori, Yumiko Sato, Mayumi Hosokawa, Eiji Oguma
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate how well the tonsils can be viewed, in addition to echogenicity, using ultrasound, and to compare these results between children younger and older than the age of 3. METHODS: We evaluated the tonsils of 99 patients (72.0 ± 59.1 months) by ultrasound. Ultrasound scans of both the left and right side, in both the transverse and longitudinal planes, were obtained. Images were scored with one of four grades according to how well the tonsil border could be distinguished, 0 being the worst and 3 being the best...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065541/nodular-fasciitis-sonographic-pathologic-correlation
#18
Ho-Hsian Yen, Hong-Jen Chiou, Yi-Hong Chou, Chih-Hsueh Chen, Wan-Yuo Guo
We evaluated nodular fasciitis (NF) in 19 patients, focusing on the correlation between its sonographic and histopathologic features. Sonograms were retrospectively reviewed, and the location, shape, margin, echogenicity, echogenic rim, peripheral hyper-echoic nodules, posterior enhancement and vascularity of the lesions were recorded. In the histopathologic analysis, three patterns-infiltrating, pushing border and well circumscribed-were identified, and culture-like tissue centers were classified according to the distribution of focal keloid-like collagen bundles: uneven or even...
April 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058590/sphincter-saving-resection-by-cluneal-arched-skin-incision-for-a-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-of-the-lower-rectum-a-case-report
#19
Hirofumi Tazawa, Yuzo Hirata, Yoshio Kuga, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
BACKGROUND: Planning the surgical strategy for a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) at the posterior wall of the lower rectum is difficult, as the procedures for the lower rectum are hampered by poor visualization and may cause anal dysfunction or discomfort. We report a novel procedure to resect a submucosal tumor of the rectum. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old woman presented with metrorrhagia. Endovaginal ultrasonography showed a low echoic tumor. Computed tomography showed an enhanced tumor, measuring 5...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989976/ultrasonography-monitoring-with-superb-microvascular-imaging-technique-in-brain-tumor-surgery
#20
Mami Ishikawa, Yasushi Ota, Mutsumi Nagai, Gen Kusaka, Yuichi Tanaka, Heiji Naritaka
BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging has been developed as a useful tool to improve visibility of the surgical site in the operative field. Ultrasonography (US) monitoring has also been used as a reliable imaging technique, providing real-time information during neurosurgical operations. We combined the latest innovative imaging technique for detecting very low-flow components, Superb Microvascular Imaging (SMI), with US monitoring during brain tumor surgery...
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
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