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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812139/groin-hernia-diagnostics-dynamic-inguinal-ultrasound-dius
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Henning Niebuhr, Anita König, Maciej Pawlak, Marco Sailer, Ferdinand Köckerling, Wolfgang Reinpold
PURPOSE: Although clinical examination is the gold standard for the diagnosis of groin hernia, imaging procedures can improve the detection of femoral hernias, incipient hernias, and less-common types of hernias (e.g., an obturator hernia). The aim of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of dynamic inguinal ultrasound (DIUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2010 and June 2015, 4951 clinical and ultrasound examinations of the groin area were conducted at the Hanse-Hernienzentrum in Hamburg, Germany...
August 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812002/image-guided-thermal-ablation-with-mr-based-thermometry
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REVIEW
Mingming Zhu, Ziqi Sun, Chin K Ng
Thermal ablation techniques such as radiofrequency, microwave, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and laser have been used as minimally invasive strategies for the treatment of variety of cancers. MR thermometry methods are readily available for monitoring thermal distribution and deposition in real time, leading to decrease of incidents of normal tissue damage around targeted lesion. HIFU and laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT) are the two widely accepted tumor ablation techniques because of their compatibility with MR systems...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
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Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800103/the-ultrasonic-directional-tidal-breathing-pattern-sensor-equitable-design-realization-based-on-phase-information
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Arijit Sinharay, Raj Rakshit, Anwesha Khasnobish, Tapas Chakravarty, Deb Ghosh, Arpan Pal
Pulmonary ailments are conventionally diagnosed by spirometry. The complex forceful breathing maneuver as well as the extreme cost of spirometry renders it unsuitable in many situations. This work is aimed to facilitate an emerging direction of tidal breathing-based pulmonary evaluation by designing a novel, equitable, precise and portable device for acquisition and analysis of directional tidal breathing patterns, in real time. The proposed system primarily uses an in-house designed blow pipe, 40-kHz air-coupled ultrasound transreceivers, and a radio frequency (RF) phase-gain integrated circuit (IC)...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796617/segmentation-of-3d-high-frequency-ultrasound-images-of-human-lymph-nodes-using-graph-cut-with-energy-functional-adapted-to-local-intensity-distribution
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Jen-Wei Kuo, Jonathan Mamou, Yao Wang, Emi Saegusa-Beecroft, Junji Machi, Ernest J Feleppa
Previous studies by our group have shown that three-dimensional high-frequency quantitative ultrasound methods have the potential to differentiate metastatic lymph nodes from cancer-free lymph nodes dissected from human cancer patients. To successfully perform these methods inside the lymph node parenchyma, an automatic segmentation method is highly desired to exclude the surrounding thin layer of fat from quantitative ultrasound processing and accurately correct for ultrasound attenuation. In high-frequency ultrasound images of lymph nodes, the intensity distribution of lymph node parenchyma and fat varies spatially because of acoustic attenuation and focusing effects...
August 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796615/effects-of-signal-saturation-on-qus-parameter-estimates-based-on-high-frequency-ultrasound-signals-acquired-from-isolated-cancerous-lymph-nodes
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Kazuki Tamura, Jonathan Mamou, Alain Coron, Kenji Yoshida, Ernest J Feleppa, Tadashi Yamaguchi
Choosing an appropriate dynamic range for acquiring radio-frequency (RF) data from a high-frequency ultrasound (HFU) system is challenging because signals can vary greatly in amplitude as a result of focusing and attenuation effects. In addition, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) results are altered by saturated data. In this study, the effects of saturation on QUS estimates of effective scatterer diameter (ESD) and effective acoustic concentration (EAC) were quantified using simulated and experimental RF data...
August 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795494/an-extended-high-frequency-ultrasound-protocol-for-detection-of-vessel-wall-inflammation
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H Zachrisson, C Svensson, A Dremetsika, P Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an extended protocol of the large vessels using high-frequency duplex ultrasound (DUS) for detection of vessel wall inflammation. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients performed a DUS examination where arteritis could not be excluded. All DUS examinations were performed using ACUSON S2000 TM ultrasound system (Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.). High-frequency linear transducers were used (18L6 MHz, 9L4MHz) or curve linear for the aortic arch (6C2 MHz)...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
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Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794625/paclitaxel-loaded-and-a10-3-2-aptamer-targeted-poly-lactide-co-glycolic-acid-nanobubbles-for-ultrasound-imaging-and-therapy-of-prostate-cancer
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Meng Wu, Ying Wang, Yiru Wang, Mingbo Zhang, Yukun Luo, Jie Tang, Zhigang Wang, Dong Wang, Lan Hao, Zhibiao Wang
In the current study, we synthesized prostate cancer-targeting poly(lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanobubbles (NBs) modified using A10-3.2 aptamers targeted to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and encapsulated paclitaxel (PTX). We also investigated their impact on ultrasound (US) imaging and therapy of prostate cancer. PTX-A10-3.2-PLGA NBs were developed using water-in-oil-in-water (water/oil/water) double emulsion and carbodiimide chemistry approaches. Fluorescence imaging together with flow cytometry verified that the PTX-A10-3...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782129/volumetric-mri-thermometry-using-a-three-dimensional-stack-of-stars-echo-planar-imaging-pulse-sequence
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Sumeeth V Jonathan, William A Grissom
PURPOSE: To measure temperature over a large brain volume with fine spatiotemporal resolution. METHODS: A three-dimensional stack-of-stars echo-planar imaging sequence combining echo-planar imaging and radial sampling with golden angle spacing was implemented at 3T for proton resonance frequency-shift temperature imaging. The sequence acquires a 188x188x43 image matrix with 1.5x1.5x2.75 mm(3) spatial resolution. Temperature maps were reconstructed using sensitivity encoding (SENSE) image reconstruction followed by the image domain hybrid method, and using the k-space hybrid method...
August 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767367/3-d-in-vitro-acoustic-super-resolution-and-super-resolved-velocity-mapping-using-microbubbles
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Kirsten Christensen-Jeffries, Jemma Brown, Paul Aljabar, Mengxing Tang, Christopher Dunsby, Robert J Eckersley
Standard clinical ultrasound (US) imaging frequencies are unable to resolve microvascular structures due to the fundamental diffraction limit of US waves. Recent demonstrations of 2D super-resolution both in vitro and in vivo have demonstrated that fine vascular structures can be visualized using acoustic single bubble localization. Visualization of more complex and disordered 3D vasculature, such as that of a tumor, requires an acquisition strategy which can additionally localize bubbles in the elevational plane with high precision in order to generate super-resolution in all three dimensions...
July 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765249/ultrasound-characteristics-of-the-achilles-tendon-in-tophaceous-gout-a-comparison-with-age-and-sex-matched-controls
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Matthew Carroll, Nicola Dalbeth, Bruce Allen, Sarah Stewart, Tony House, Mark Boocock, Christopher Frampton, Keith Rome
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and distribution of characteristics of the Achilles tendon (AT) in people with tophaceous gout using musculoskeletal ultrasound (US). METHODS: Twenty-four participants with tophaceous gout and 24 age- and sex-matched controls without gout or other arthritis were recruited. All participants underwent a greyscale and power Doppler US examination. The AT was divided into 3 anatomical zones (insertion, pre-insertional, and proximal to the mid-section)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764480/high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-and-simulations-of-sea-urchin-oocytes
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Eric M Strohm, Lauren A Wirtzfeld, Gregory J Czarnota, Michael C Kolios
High frequency ultrasound backscatter signals from sea urchin oocytes were measured using a 40 MHz transducer and compared to numerical simulations. The Faran scattering model was used to calculate the ultrasound scattered from single oocytes in suspension. The urchin oocytes are non-nucleated with uniform size and biomechanical properties; the backscatter from each cell is similar and easy to simulate, unlike typical nucleated mammalian cells. The time domain signal measured from single oocytes in suspension showed two distinct peaks, and the power spectrum was periodic with minima spaced approximately 10 MHz apart...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763448/frequency-sensitive-mechanism-in-low-intensity-ultrasound-enhanced-bioeffects
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April D Miller, Abdoulkadri Chama, Tobias M Louw, Anuradha Subramanian, Hendrik J Viljoen
This study presents two novel theoretical models to elucidate frequency sensitive nuclear mechanisms in low-intensity ultrasound enhanced bioeffects. In contrast to the typical 1.5 MHz pulsed ultrasound regime, our group previously experimentally confirmed that ultrasound stimulation of anchored chondrocytes at resonant frequency maximized gene expression of load inducible genes which are regulatory markers for cellular response to external stimuli. However, ERK phosphorylation displayed no frequency dependency, suggesting that the biochemical mechanisms involved in enhanced gene expression is downstream of ERK phosphorylation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759195/photoacoustic-imaging-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-labeled-with-prussian-blue-poly-l-lysine-nanocomplexes
#15
Taeho Kim, Jeanne E Lemaster, Fang Chen, Jin Li, Jesse V Jokerst
Acoustic imaging is affordable and accessible without ionizing radiation. Photoacoustic imaging increases the contrast of traditional ultrasound and can offer good spatial resolution when used at high frequencies with excellent temporal resolution. Prussian blue nanoparticles (PBNPs) are an emerging photoacoustic contrast agent with strong optical absorption in the near-infrared region. In this study, we developed a simple and efficient method to label human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) with PBNPs and imaged them with photoacoustic imaging...
August 4, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757665/passive-microlesion-detection-and-mapping-for-treatment-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#16
Yiying I Zhu, Douglas L Miller, Chunyan Dou, Oliver D Kripfgans
Intermittent high intensity ultrasound pulses with circulating contrast agent microbubbles can induce scattered microlesions of potential value for myocardial reduction therapy. This paper presents an in vitro setup imitating the treatment for monitoring development. A preclinical imaging system with a single element transducer, synchronization and receive-only imaging transducer array has been implemented on a research platform. Contrast agent microbubbles pumped in a dialysis tubing setup were exposed to high intensity focused ultrasound at 1...
2017: AIP Conference Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757237/ultrasound-induced-strain-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-an-experimental-and-simulation-study
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Mohamadmahdi Samandari, Karen Abrinia, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Ali Tamayol
Cytoskeleton and specially actin filaments are responsible for mechanical modulation of cellular behavior. These structures could be fluidized in response to transient mechanical cues. Ultrasound devices have been widely used in medicine which their generated ultrasonic waves could disrupt/fluidize actin filaments in cytoskeleton and thus could affect cellular organization. Present research aims at revealing the mechanism of fluidization caused by ultrasound induced strains. First, a numerical simulation was performed to reveal the effect of oscillating ultrasonic pressure on induced deformation in the cell with respect to different cell geometries and exposure conditions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756874/diagnostic-value-of-neurological-studies-in-diagnosing-syncope-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Payam Pournazari, Zardasht Oqab, Robert Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Syncope is common and approaches to establishing etiology remain a matter of clinical and financial importance. Patients often undergo comprehensive neurologic investigations despite a lack of compelling indications. The aim was to determine the prevalence of use and diagnostic yield of electroencephalography (EEG), head computed tomography (CT), head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and carotid Doppler ultrasound (CUS) examinations. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search in EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane from 1970 to 2015 for studies reporting on the use of EEG, CT, MRI, and CUS in diagnosing the cause of syncope...
April 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752984/-ultrasound-manifestations-of-eyes-of-pediatric-patients-with-morning-glory-syndrome
#19
Ju-Xian Liu, Yu-Jia Yang, Yan Luo, Mei Zhang, Ying-Yu Shi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze ultrasonic manifestations of eyes of pediatric patients with morning glory syndrome (MGS). METHODS: Clinical data and ultrasound (US) findings for six children (4 males and 2 females, 5-60 months old) diagnosed with MGS between 2005 and 2016 were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 12 eyes, seven were diagnosed with MGS; one with cataract; the other four were normal. One child had both eyes diagnosed with MGS. Of the seven eyes with MGS (5 right, 2 left), one was small associated with persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV); 2 had retinal detachment...
July 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744840/organ-dynamics-and-fluid-dynamics-of-the-hh25-chick-embryonic-cardiac-ventricle-as-revealed-by-a-novel-4d-high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-technique-and-computational-flow-simulations
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Sheldon Ho, Germaine Xin Yi Tan, Toon Jin Foo, Nhan Phan-Thien, Choon Hwai Yap
Past literature has provided evidence that a normal mechanical force environment of blood flow may guide normal development while an abnormal environment can lead to congenital malformations, thus warranting further studies on embryonic cardiovascular flow dynamics. In the current study, we developed a non-invasive 4D high-frequency ultrasound technique, and use it to analyze cardiovascular organ dynamics and flow dynamics. Three chick embryos at stage HH25 were scanned with high frequency ultrasound in cine-B-mode at multiple planes spaced at 0...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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