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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325351/flexible-fiber-optic-high-speed-imaging-of-vocal-fold-vibration-a-preliminary-report
#1
Peak Woo, Peter Baxter
OBJECTIVE: High-speed video (HSV) imaging of vocal fold vibration has been possible only through the rigid endoscope. This study reports that a fiberscope-based high-speed imaging system may allow HSV imaging of naturalistic voicing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two subjects were recorded using a commercially available black and white high-speed camera (Photron Motion Tools, 256 × 120 pixel, 2000 frames per second, 8 second acquisition time). The camera gain is set to +6 db...
March 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315905/breast-specific-gamma-camera-imaging-with-99m-tc-mibi-has-better-diagnostic-performance-than-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
#2
Aimi Zhang, Panli Li, Qiufang Liu, Shaoli Song
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of breast-specific gamma camera imaging (BSGI) with technetium-99m-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile ((99m)Tc-MIBI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with breast cancer through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Three reviewers searched articles published in medical journals before June 2016 in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Springer Databases; the references listed in original articles were also retrieved. We used the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies (QUADAS) tool to assess the quality of the included studies...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315122/cardio-oncology-the-nuclear-option
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Jorge A Alvarez, Raymond R Russell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardio-oncology focuses increased effort to decrease cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity while continuing to improve outcomes. We sought to synthesize the latest in nuclear cardiology as it pertains to the assessment of left ventricular function in preventative guidelines and comparison to other modalities, novel molecular markers of pre-clinical cardiotoxicity, and its role in cardiac amyloid diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Planar ERNA (equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography) provides a reliable and proven means of monitoring and preventing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and SPECT ERNA using solid-state gamma cameras may provide reproducible assessments of left ventricular function with reduced radiation exposure...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282957/a-multimodality-hybrid-gamma-optical-camera-for-intraoperative-imaging
#4
John E Lees, Sarah L Bugby, Mohammed S Alqahtani, Layal K Jambi, Numan S Dawood, William R McKnight, Aik H Ng, Alan C Perkins
The development of low profile gamma-ray detectors has encouraged the production of small field of view (SFOV) hand-held imaging devices for use at the patient bedside and in operating theatres. Early development of these SFOV cameras was focussed on a single modality-gamma ray imaging. Recently, a hybrid system-gamma plus optical imaging-has been developed. This combination of optical and gamma cameras enables high spatial resolution multi-modal imaging, giving a superimposed scintigraphic and optical image...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275975/design-and-performance-evaluation-of-a-new-high-energy-parallel-hole-collimator-for-radioiodine-planar-imaging-by-gamma-cameras-monte-carlo-simulation-study
#5
Vahid Moslemi, Mansour Ashoor
OBJECTIVE: In addition to the trade-off between resolution and sensitivity which is a common problem among all types of parallel hole collimators (PCs), obtained images by high energy PCs (HEPCs) suffer from hole-pattern artifact (HPA) due to further septa thickness. In this study, a new design on the collimator has been proposed to improve the trade-off between resolution and sensitivity and to eliminate the HPA. METHODS: A novel PC, namely high energy extended PC (HEEPC), is proposed and is compared to HEPCs...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265641/-nuclear-medicine-in-germany-updated-key-data-and-trends-from-official-statistics
#6
Dirk Hellwig, Jörg Marienhagen, Karin Menhart, Jirka Grosse
AIM: Updated presentation of the spectrum of nuclear medicine in-vivo examinations and therapies from officially available statistics on out-patient and in-patient care as well as trends of structural data on nuclear medicine in Germany. METHODS: Data from the German Federal Health Monitoring, from the frequency statistics of the statutory health insurance for out-patients and from the German Medical Association were used and supplemented by data from selective literature searches...
March 7, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259605/hands-on-physics-education-of-residents-in-diagnostic-radiology
#7
Jie Zhang, Peter A Hardy, David J DiSantis, M Elizabeth Oates
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The American Board of Radiology Core Examination integrates assessment of physics knowledge into its overall testing of clinical radiology, with an emphasis on understanding image quality and artifacts, radiation dose, and patient safety for each modality or subspecialty organ system. Accordingly, achieving a holistic approach to physics education of radiology residents is a huge challenge. The traditional teaching of radiological physics-simply through didactic lectures-was not designed for such a holistic approach...
March 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192280/iterative-reconstruction-of-sipm-light-response-functions-in-a-square-shaped-compact-gamma-camera
#8
Andrey Morozov, Francisco Alves, Joao Marcos, Raimundo Martins, Luis Pereira, Vladimir Solovov, Vitaly Chepel
Compact gamma cameras with a square-shaped monolithic scintillator crystal and an array of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are actively being developed for applications in areas such as small animal imaging, cancer diagnostics and radiotracer guided surgery. Statistical methods of position reconstruction, which are potentially superior to the traditional centroid method, require accurate knowledge of the spatial response of each photomultiplier. Using both Monte Carlo simulations and experimental data obtained with a camera prototype, we show that the spatial response of all photomultipliers (light response functions) can be parameterized with axially symmetric functions obtained iteratively from flood field irradiation data...
February 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155883/first-on-site-true-gamma-ray-imaging-spectroscopy-of-contamination-near-fukushima-plant
#9
Dai Tomono, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Atsushi Takada, Shotaro Komura, Yoshihiro Matsuoka, Yoshitaka Mizumura, Makoto Oda, Toru Tanimori
We have developed an Electron Tracking Compton Camera (ETCC), which provides a well-defined Point Spread Function (PSF) by reconstructing a direction of each gamma as a point and realizes simultaneous measurement of brightness and spectrum of MeV gamma-rays for the first time. Here, we present the results of our on-site pilot gamma-imaging-spectroscopy with ETCC at three contaminated locations in the vicinity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants in Japan in 2014. The obtained distribution of brightness (or emissivity) with remote-sensing observations is unambiguously converted into the dose distribution...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155870/establishment-of-imaging-spectroscopy-of-nuclear-gamma-rays-based-on-geometrical-optics
#10
Toru Tanimori, Yoshitaka Mizumura, Atsushi Takada, Shohei Miyamoto, Taito Takemura, Tetsuro Kishimoto, Shotaro Komura, Hidetoshi Kubo, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Yoshihiro Matsuoka, Kentaro Miuchi, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Yuma Nakamasu, Kiseki Nakamura, Joseph D Parker, Tatsuya Sawano, Shinya Sonoda, Dai Tomono, Kei Yoshikawa
Since the discovery of nuclear gamma-rays, its imaging has been limited to pseudo imaging, such as Compton Camera (CC) and coded mask. Pseudo imaging does not keep physical information (intensity, or brightness in Optics) along a ray, and thus is capable of no more than qualitative imaging of bright objects. To attain quantitative imaging, cameras that realize geometrical optics is essential, which would be, for nuclear MeV gammas, only possible via complete reconstruction of the Compton process. Recently we have revealed that "Electron Tracking Compton Camera" (ETCC) provides a well-defined Point Spread Function (PSF)...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153955/bi-modal-molecular-imaging-of-porcine-urinary-bladder-sentinel-lymph-nodes
#11
Hak J Lee, Christopher V Barback, Carl K Hoh, Qin Zhengtao, Kader Kareem, Hall J David, David R Vera, Christopher J Kane
The primary objective was to test the ability of a laparoscopic camera system to detect the fluorescent signal emanating from sentinel lymph nodes approximately two days after injection and imaging of a positron-emitting molecular imaging agent into the submucosa of the porcine urinary bladder. METHODS: Three female pigs underwent a submucosal injection of the bladder with fluorescent-tagged tilmanocept, radiolabeled with both gallium-68 (68Ga) and technetium-99m (99mTc). One hour after injection, a pelvic PET/CT scan was acquired for preoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146205/comparison-between-radionuclide-ventriculography-and-echocardiography-for-quantification-of-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-rats-exposed-to-doxorubicin
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Luciano Fonseca Lemos de Oliveira, João Lucas O'Connell, Eduardo Elias Vieira de Carvalho, Érica Carolina Campos Pulici, Minna Moreira Dias Romano, Benedito Carlos Maciel, Marcus Vinicius Simões
BACKGROUND: Radionuclide ventriculography (RV) is a validated method to evaluate the left ventricular systolic function (LVSF) in small rodents. However, no prior study has compared the results of RV with those obtained by other imaging methods in this context. OBJECTIVES: To compare the results of LVSF obtained by RV and echocardiography (ECHO) in an experimental model of cardiotoxicity due to doxorubicin (DXR) in rats. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats serving as controls (n = 7) or receiving DXR (n = 22) in accumulated doses of 8, 12, and 16 mg/kg were evaluated with ECHO performed with a Sonos 5500 Philips equipment (12-MHz transducer) and RV obtained with an Orbiter-Siemens gamma camera using a pinhole collimator with a 4-mm aperture...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133745/technical-note-development-of-a-combined-molecular-breast-imaging-ultrasound-system-for-diagnostic-evaluation-of-mbi-detected-lesions
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Michael K O'Connor, Melissa M Morrow, Thuy Tran, Carrie B Hruska, Amy L Conners, Katie N Hunt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to perform a pilot evaluation of an integrated molecular breast imaging/ultrasound (MBI/US) system designed to enable, in real-time, the registration of US to MBI and diagnostic evaluation of breast lesions detected on MBI. METHODS: The MBI/US system was constructed by modifying an existing dual-head cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based MBI gamma camera. The upper MBI detector head was replaced with a mesh panel, which allowed an ultrasound probe to access the breast...
February 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130765/-123-i-fp-cit-enc-dat-normal-database-the-impact-of-the-reconstruction-and-quantification-methods
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Livia Tossici-Bolt, John C Dickson, Terez Sera, Jan Booij, Susanne Asenbaun-Nan, Maria C Bagnara, Thierry Vander Borght, Cathrine Jonsson, Robin de Nijs, Swen Hesse, Pierre M Koulibaly, Umit O Akdemir, Michel Koole, Klaus Tatsch, Andrea Varrone
BACKGROUND: [(123)I]FP-CIT is a well-established radiotracer for the diagnosis of dopaminergic degenerative disorders. The European Normal Control Database of DaTSCAN (ENC-DAT) of healthy controls has provided age and gender-specific reference values for the [(123)I]FP-CIT specific binding ratio (SBR) under optimised protocols for image acquisition and processing. Simpler reconstruction methods, however, are in use in many hospitals, often without implementation of attenuation and scatter corrections...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120154/a-european-myocardial-123-i-mibg-cross-calibration-phantom-study
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Derk O Verschure, Edwin Poel, Kenichi Nakajima, Koichi Okuda, Berthe L F van Eck-Smit, G Aernout Somsen, Hein J Verberne
AIM: Planar myocardial (123)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-mIBG) scintigraphy is a highly reproducible technique. However, differences in collimator use are one of the most important factors that cause variation among institutions and studies in heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio. Therefore, standardization among various gamma camera-collimator combinations is needed. Previously, a phantom has been developed to cross-calibrate different acquisition conditions in Japan. For further cross-calibration of European myocardial (123)I-mIBG imaging, the aim of this study was to collect (123)I-mIBG data for H/M ratios from common European gamma camera vendors...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118951/brachyview-combining-ldr-seed-positions-with-transrectal-ultrasound-imaging-in-a-prostate-gel-phantom
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S Alnaghy, D L Cutajar, J A Bucci, K Enari, M Safavi-Naeini, M Favoino, M Tartaglia, F Carriero, J Jakubek, S Pospisil, M Lerch, A B Rosenfeld, M Petasecca
PURPOSE: BrachyView is a novel in-body imaging system which aims to provide LDR brachytherapy seeds position reconstruction within the prostate in real-time. The first prototype is presented in this study: the probe consists of a gamma camera featuring three single cone pinhole collimators embedded in a tungsten tube, above three, high resolution pixelated detectors (Timepix). METHODS: The prostate was imaged with a TRUS system using a sagittal crystal with a 2...
January 21, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108979/analysis-of-stress-only-imaging-comparing-upright-and-supine-czt-camera-acquisition-to-conventional-gamma-camera-images-with-and-without-attenuation-correction-with-coronary-angiography-as-a-reference
#17
Zenith A Jameria, Mouhamad Abdallah, Mariano Fernandez-Ulloa, Robert O'Donnell, Alok K Dwivedi, Erica Washburn, Naseer Khan, Mahyar Khaleghi, Nischelle Kalakota, Myron C Gerson
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic performance of stress-only imaging using a Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) camera has not been directly compared in the same patients to stress-only attenuation-corrected conventional Anger camera images. METHODS: 112 subjects with correlative coronary angiographic data and 40 subjects with <5% pre-test likelihood of coronary disease completed attenuation-corrected stress-only images on a conventional Anger camera and uncorrected upright and supine stress images on a CZT camera...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106567/fractional-anisotropy-and-mean-diffusion-as-measures-of-dopaminergic-function-in-parkinson-s-disease-challenging-results
#18
Niklas Lenfeldt, Johan Eriksson, Björn Åström, Lars Forsgren, Susanna Jakobson Mo
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been purported as an imaging technique to assess dopaminergic degeneration in Parkinson's disease. OBJECTIVE: To test if fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD) in the basal ganglia as measured by DTI correlates with dopaminergic function as measured by dopamine transporter (DAT) and dopamine D2-receptor (D2R) SPECT. METHODS: One-hundred and eleven patients with Parkinson's disease (71±10 years) and thirty-one controls (68±7 years) performed DTI, DAT and D2R SPECT at baseline and four follow-ups (1-year: 89 patients/zero controls; 3-year: 72/11; 5-year: 48/17; and 8-year: 13/13)...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102947/a-feasibility-study-of-an-integrated-nir-gamma-visible-imaging-system-for-endoscopic-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping
#19
Han Gyu Kang, Ho-Young Lee, Kyeong Min Kim, Seong-Hyun Song, Gun Chul Hong, Seong Jong Hong
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to integrate NIR, gamma, and visible imaging tools into a single endoscopic system to overcome the limitation of NIR using gamma imaging and to demonstrate the feasibility of endoscopic NIR/gamma/visible fusion imaging for sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping with a small animal. METHODS: The endoscopic NIR/gamma/visible imaging system consists of a tungsten pinhole collimator, a plastic focusing lens, a BGO crystal (11 × 11 × 2 mm(3) ), a fiber-optic taper (front = 11 × 11 mm(2) , end = 4 × 4 mm(2) ), a 122-cm long endoscopic fiber bundle, an NIR emission filter, a relay lens, and a CCD camera...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091980/comparison-of-tc-99m-maraciclatide-and-tc-99m-sestamibi-molecular-breast-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-breast-cancer
#20
Michael K O'Connor, Melissa M B Morrow, Katie N Hunt, Judy C Boughey, Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler, Amy Lynn Conners, Deborah J Rhodes, Carrie B Hruska
BACKGROUND: Molecular breast imaging (MBI) performed with (99m)Tc sestamibi has been shown to be a valuable technique for the detection of breast cancer. Alternative radiotracers such as (99m)Tc maraciclatide may offer improved uptake in breast lesions. The purpose of this study was to compare relative performance of (99m)Tc sestamibi and (99m)Tc maraciclatide in patients with suspected breast cancer, using a high-resolution dedicated gamma camera for MBI. Women with breast lesions suspicious for malignancy were recruited to undergo two MBI examinations-one with (99m)Tc sestamibi and one with (99m)Tc maraciclatide...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
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