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Paul A Smith, Cindy Schmid, Stefan Zurbruegg, Magali Jivkov, Arno Doelemeyer, Diethilde Theil, Valérie Dubost, Nicolau Beckmann
Longitudinal brain atrophy quantification is a critical efficacy measurement in multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical trials and the determination of No Evidence of Disease Activity (NEDA). Utilising fingolimod as a clinically validated therapy we evaluated the use of repeated brain tissue volume measures during chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as a new preclinical efficacy measure. Brain volume changes were quantified using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7 Tesla and correlated to treatment-induced brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) measured in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord and brain...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Alexandre Rodrigues Farias, Daniel de Castro Medeiros, Hermes Aguiar Magalhães, Márcio Flávio Dutra Moraes, Eduardo M A M Mendes
PURPOSE: To combine the technique of respiratory gating and compressed sensing (CS) with the objective of accelerating mouse abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: To obtain the maximum acceleration, phase-encoding data from a phantom and mouse were obtained on a 4.7 Tesla scanner using the respiratory gating technique. The fully sampled data (FSD) were used to construct reference images and to provide samples to simulate retrospective undersampled data (UD) acquisition using respiratory gating...
March 8, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sarah Keller, Annette Aigner, Roman Zenouzi, Anne C Kim, Arnoud Meijer, Sören A Weidemann, Till Krech, Ansgar W Lohse, Gerhard Adam, Christoph Schramm, Jin Yamamura
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters T2 signal, contrast enhancement (CE), and relative liver enhancement (RLE) of extracellular gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA)-enhanced MRI as a marker for hepatic fibrosis and inflammation in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: 3.0-Tesla MRI scans and liver biopsies of 40 patients (41.2 ± 17.1 years) were retrospectively reviewed. Biopsies were obtained within a mean time of 54 ± 55 days to MRI scans and specimens were categorized according to Ishak modified hepatic activity index (mHAI) and Scheuer staging of fibrosis...
2018: PloS One
Franz Josef Söbbeler, Inés Carrera, Kirby Pasloske, Millagahamada Gedara Ranasinghe, Patrick Kircher, Sabine Beate Rita Kästner
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of isoflurane, sevoflurane, propofol and alfaxalone on the canine brain metabolite bioprofile, measured with single voxel short echo time proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 3 Tesla. Ten adult healthy Beagle dogs were assigned to receive isoflurane, sevoflurane, propofol and alfaxalone at 3 different dose rates each in a randomized cross-over study design. Doses for isoflurane, sevoflurane, propofol and alfaxalone were FE 'Iso 1...
March 5, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Satoshi Yashiro, Hiroyuki Kameda, Ai Chida, Yusuke Todate, Yutaka Hasegawa, Kan Nagasawa, Ikuko Uwano, Makoto Sasaki, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Yasushi Ishigaki
AIM: Progress in neuroimaging techniques allows us to investigate the microvasculature characteristics including lenticulostriate arteries (LSA), which are closely associated with lacunar infarction. Because ischemic stroke is a more critical health problem in East Asian than in other populations, in order to clarify pathological changes underlying cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), we projected an imaging analysis of LSA using high-resolution brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in middle-aged Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Franziska Hampel, Peter Hallscheidt, Christof Sohn, Bettina Schlehe, Kerstin A Brocker
AIMS: To perform pelvimetry in nulliparous and primiparous women using 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3T MRI). METHODS: Twenty-five nulliparous volunteers and 25 primiparous women underwent pelvic 3T MRI within one week after vaginal childbirth in a prospective clinical single-center trial. The pelvimetric parameters interspinous distance (ISD), intertuberous distance (ITD), sagittal outlet (SO), obstetric conjugate (OC), and coccygeal curved length (CCL) were adapted from anthropometric measurements as well as from sonographic and computed tomography-based pelvimetry performed on high-resolution T2-weighted images...
February 21, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Serguei Liachenko, Jaivijay Ramu, Merle G Paule, Joseph Hanig
To assess the relative performance of MRI T2 relaxation and ADC mapping as potential biomarkers of neurotoxicity, a model of 3-nitropropionic acid (NP)-induced neurodegeneration in rats was employed. Male Sprague-Dawley rats received NP (N = 20, 16-20 mg/kg, ip or sc) or saline (N = 6, 2 ml/kg, ip) daily for 3 days. MRI was performed using a 7 tesla system employing quantitative T2 and ADC mapping based on spin echo pulse sequence. All maps were skull stripped and co-registered and the changes were quantified using baseline subtraction and anatomical segmentation...
February 7, 2018: Neurotoxicology
Mamun Al-Amin, Artyom Zinchenko, Thomas Geyer
OBJECTIVE: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is accompanied by reduction of total hippocampal volume. However, disorder-related fine-grained structural alterations of hippocampal subfields remain unclear. METHOD: Here we compared hippocampal subfield volumes in a large sample of patients with ADHD and healthy controls. We used T1-weighted structural 3-Tesla MRI images of 880 individuals (7-21 years old) from the ADHD-200 database. The images were acquired from 553 healthy individuals and 327 children and adolescents with combined (N = 196) and inattentive (N = 131) ADHD subtypes...
February 7, 2018: Brain Research
Evangelos Kogias, Dirk-Matthias Altenmüller, Jan-Helge Klingler, Barbara Schmeiser, Horst Urbach, Soroush Doostkam
BACKGROUND: Information about the histopathology in 3 Tesla MRI negative extratemporal epilepsies is relatively limited. Most common histopathological findings in earlier (mixed 1.5 or 3 Tesla) MRI-negative series are focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), gliosis or normal findings. These series mostly use the older Palmini criteria for classification and grading. We focus on histopathology of only 3 Tesla MRI-negative extratemporal epilepsies according to the current ILAE criteria and investigate potential correlation to seizure outcome 1 year postoperatively...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Matthew J Kraeutler, Kushal V Patel, Ali Hosseini, Guoan Li, Thomas J Gill, Jonathan T Bravman
Though controversial, the "clock face view" of the intercondylar notch remains a way some surgeons communicate regarding placement of the femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to quantify the differences in angle measurement between several previous descriptions of the clock face view by using a new reference standard. Three-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to scan 10 human knees to create three-dimensional MRI-based bony models which were used for measurements...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Jennifer Lb Martay, Antony Jr Palmer, Neil K Bangerter, Stuart Clare, A Paul Monk, Cameron P Brown, Andrew J Price
BACKGROUND: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) re-aligns the weight-bearing axis (WBA) of the lower limb. The surgery reduces medial load (reducing pain and slowing progression of cartilage damage) while avoiding overloading the lateral compartment. The optimal correction has not been established. This study investigated how different WBA re-alignments affected load distribution in the knee, to consider the optimal post-surgery re-alignment. METHODS: We collected motion analysis and seven Tesla MRI data from three healthy subjects, and combined this data to create sets of subject-specific finite element models (total=45 models)...
January 21, 2018: Knee
Alejandro Santos-Díaz, Sergei I Obruchkov, Rolf F Schulte, Michael D Noseworthy
OBJECT: To present and evaluate a fast phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) sequence using echo planar spectroscopic imaging with flyback readout gradient trajectories. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Waveforms were designed and implemented using a 3 Tesla MRI system. 31P spectra were acquired with 2 × 2 cm2 and 3 × 3 cm2 resolution over a 20- and 21-cm field of view and spectral bandwidths up to 1923 Hz. The sequence was first tested using a 20-cm-diameter phosphate phantom, and subsequent in vivo tests were performed on healthy human calf muscles and brains from five volunteers...
January 30, 2018: Magma
Matilde Inglese, Lazar Fleysher, Niels Oesingmann, Maria Petracca
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is of paramount importance for the early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and MRI findings are part of the MS diagnostic criteria. There is a growing interest in the use of ultra-high-field strength -7 Tesla- (7T) MRI to investigate, in vivo, the pathological substrate of the disease. Areas covered: An overview of 7T MRI applications in MS focusing on increased sensitivity for lesion detection, specificity of the central vein sign and better understanding of MS pathophysiology and discuss the implications for disease diagnosis, monitoring and treatment planning...
January 25, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Christopher Charles Conlin, Yufeng Huang, Brian Adam Jamison Gordon, Jeff L Zhang
Glomerular fibrosis occurs in early stage of multiple renal diseases, including hypertensive and diabetic nephropathy. Conventional assessment of glomerular fibrosis relies on kidney biopsy, which is invasive and does not reflect physiologic aspects such as blood perfusion. In this study, we sought to assess potential changes of cortical perfusion and microstructure at different degrees of glomerular fibrosis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: A rat model of glomerular fibrosis was induced by injecting anti-Thy-1 monoclonal antibody OX-7 to promote mesangial extracellular matrix proliferation...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Bart Ferguson, Natalia Petridou, Alessio Fracasso, Martijn P van den Heuvel, Rachel M Brouwer, Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol, René S Kahn, René C W Mandl
Studies into cortical thickness in psychiatric diseases based on T1-weighted MRI frequently report on aberrations in the cerebral cortex. Due to limitations in image resolution for studies conducted at conventional MRI field strengths (e.g. 3 Tesla (T)) this information cannot be used to establish which of the cortical layers may be implicated. Here we propose a new analysis method that computes one high-resolution average cortical profile per brain region extracting myeloarchitectural information from T1-weighted MRI scans that are routinely acquired at a conventional field strength...
January 19, 2018: Neuroinformatics
Laurel O Sillerud
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a quantitative MRI method for iron concentration magnetic resonance imaging suitable for measuring the delivery of targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to tumors. PURPOSE: To apply our newly developed [Fe]MRI method to the quantitative imaging in both space and time of the iron dynamics of anti-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) conjugated SPIONs within human prostate tumor xenografts in nude mice. STUDY TYPE: Longitudinal...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Saman Nazarian, Rozann Hansford, Amir A Rahsepar, Valeria Weltin, Diana McVeigh, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Alan Kwan, Ronald D Berger, Hugh Calkins, Albert C Lardo, Michael A Kraut, Ihab R Kamel, Stefan L Zimmerman, Henry R Halperin
BACKGROUND: Patients who have pacemakers or defibrillators are often denied the opportunity to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) because of safety concerns, unless the devices meet certain criteria specified by the Food and Drug Administration (termed "MRI-conditional" devices). METHODS: We performed a prospective, nonrandomized study to assess the safety of MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla in 1509 patients who had a pacemaker (58%) or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (42%) that was not considered to be MRI-conditional (termed a "legacy" device)...
December 28, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Madhurima Sharma, Edward Y Lee, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Joseph L Mathew, Meenu Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic utility of 3-tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of lungs in the detection of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve children (mean: 8.5 years, range: 4-12 years) with ILD were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study. HRCT and 3T lung MRI were performed in all patients within 2 days of each other. The sensitivity, the specificity, the positive predictive value, and the negative predictive value of detecting lung abnormalities related to ILD with 3T lung MRI were calculated, with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) as a standard of reference...
November 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
Susanne Brakemeier, Lars Vogt, Lisa Adams, Bianca Zukunft, Gerd Diederichs, Bernd Hamm, Klemens Budde, Marcus R Makowski
PURPOSE: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated renal angiomyolipoma (AML) have a high lifetime risk of acute bleeding. MTOR-inhibitors are a promising novel treatment for TSC-AML, however adequate response to therapy can be difficult to assess. Early changes in MRI signal may serve as a novel early indicator for a satisfactory response to mTOR-inhibitor therapy of AML. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with the definite diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis receiving everolimus therapy and n = 19 patients without specific therapy were included...
2017: PloS One
Roald S Schnerr, Jacobus F A Jansen, Kamil Uludag, Paul A M Hofman, Joachim E Wildberger, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Walter H Backes
Characterization of flow properties in cerebral arteries with 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI is usually limited to large cerebral arteries and difficult to evaluate in the small perforating arteries due to insufficient spatial resolution. In this study, we assessed the feasibility to measure blood flow waveforms in the small lenticulostriate arteries with 7 Tesla velocity-sensitive MRI. The middle cerebral artery was included as reference. Imaging was performed in five young and five old healthy volunteers. Flow was calculated by integrating time-varying velocity values over the vascular cross-section...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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