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Jia Ke, Shao-Xing Zhang, Lei Hu, Chang-Sheng Li, Yun-Feng Zhu, Shi-Long Sun, Li-Feng Wang, Fu-Rong Ma
BACKGROUND: A single drilled tunnel from the lateral mastoid cortex to the cochlea via the facial recess is essential for minimally invasive cochlear implant surgery. This study aimed to explore the safety profile of this kind of new image-guided and bi-planar device-assisted surgery procedure in vitro. METHODS: Image-guided minimally invasive cochlear implantations were performed on eight cadaveric temporal bone specimens. The main procedures were: (1) temporal bone specimens were prepared for surgery and fiducial markers were registered...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Mahsa Akhbari, Mohammad B Shamsollahi, Omid Sayadi, Antonis A Armoundas, Christian Jutten
In this paper, we propose a novel method for extracting fiducial points (FPs) of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. We propose the use of multi hidden Markov model (MultiHMM) as opposed to the traditional use of Classic HMM. In the MultiHMM method, each segment of an ECG beat is represented by a separate ergodic continuous density HMM. Each HMM has different state number and is trained separately. In the test step, the log-likelihood of two consecutive HMMs is compared and a path is estimated, which shows the correspondence of each part of the ECG signal to the HMM with the maximum log-likelihood...
September 28, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Farzad Khosrow-Khavar, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Andrew Blaber, Carlo Menon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to design a delineation algorithm that could detect specific fiducial points of the seismocardiogram (SCG) signal with or without using the electrocardiogram (ECG) R-wave as the reference point. The detected fiducial points were used to estimate cardiac time intervals. Due to complexity and sensitivity of the SCG signal, the algorithm was designed to robustly discard the low-quality cardiac cycles, which are the ones that contain unrecognizable fiducial points...
October 12, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
Berna A Yildirim, Cem Onal, Yemliha Dolek
PURPOSE: To compare soft-tissue cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT-P) and fiducial marker (CBCT-FM)-based image guided radiotherapy in prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen prostate cancer patients were treated with volumetric modulated arc therapy. Manual alignment using CBCT-P and CBCT-FM was performed for each patient. Couch shifts were calculated and compared between methods in the left-right (x), superior-inferior (y), and anterior-posterior (z) directions...
October 11, 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
R Boissier, C Udrescu, X Rebillard, J E Terrier, A Faix, O Chapet, D Azria, M Devonec, P Paparel, A Ruffion
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique combining the implantation of fiducials and a prostatic spacer (hyaluronic acid (HA)) to decrease the rectal toxicity after an image-guided EBRT with hypofractionation for prostate cancer and to assess the tolerance and the learning curve of the procedure. MATERIAL & METHOD: Thirty patients with prostate cancer at low or intermediate risk were included in a phase II trial: image-guided EBRT of 62Gy in 20 fractions of 3.1Gy with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)...
October 7, 2016: Urology
Maurice M Garcia, Alexander R Gottschalk, Jonathan Brajtbord, Badrinath R Konety, Maxwell V Meng, Mack Roach, Peter R Carroll
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089754.].
2016: PloS One
Jason Yi, Asit Manna, Valarie A Barr, Jennifer Hong, Keir C Neuman, Lawrence E Samelson
Investigation of heterogeneous cellular structures using single molecule localization microscopy has been limited by poorly defined localization accuracy and inadequate multiplexing capacity. Utilizing fluorescent nano-diamonds as fiducial markers, we define and achieve localization precision required for single molecule accuracy in dSTORM images. Coupled with this advance, our new multiplexing strategy, madSTORM allows accurate targeting of multiple molecules using sequential binding and elution of fluorescent antibodies...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
E Onjukka, J Uzan, C Baker, L Howard, A Nahum, I Syndikus
AIMS: For patients with high-risk, locally bulky prostate cancer, an intra-prostatic boost to tumour volumes (dose-painting) offers a risk-adapted dose escalation. We evaluated the feasibility of hypofractionated dose-painting radiotherapy and the associated toxicity. The possibility to streamline a radiobiologically optimised planning protocol was also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were treated using a dose-painting approach; boost volumes were identified with functional magnetic resonance imaging scans...
September 29, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
T de Baere, L Tselikas, V Catena, X Buy, F Deschamps, J Palussière
Percutaneous ablation of small-size non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has demonstrated feasibility and safety in nonsurgical candidates. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), the most commonly used technique, has an 80-90% reported rate of complete ablation, with the best results obtained in tumors less than 2-3cm in diameter. The highest one-, three-, and five-year overall survival rates reported in NSCLC following RFA are 97.7%, 72.9%, and 55.7% respectively. Tumor size, tumor stage, and underlying comorbidities are the main predictors of survival...
October 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Alvin Y Chan, Diem Kieu T Tran, Amandip S Gill, Frank P K Hsu, Sumeet Vadera
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of intracranial lesions. Utilization of robotic assistance with stereotactic procedures has gained attention due to potential for advantages over conventional techniques. The authors report the first case in which robot-assisted MRI-guided LITT was used to treat radiation necrosis in the posterior fossa, specifically within the cerebellar peduncle. The use of a stereotactic robot allowed the surgeon to perform LITT using a trajectory that would be extremely difficult with conventional arc-based techniques...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
David Y A Dadey, Ashwin A Kamath, Matthew D Smyth, Michael R Chicoine, Eric C Leuthardt, Albert H Kim
OBJECTIVE The precision of laser probe insertion for interstitial thermal therapy of deep-seated lesions is limited by the method of stereotactic guidance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of customized STarFix 3D-printed stereotactic platforms to guide laser probe insertion into mesiotemporal and posterior fossa targets. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of 5 patients (12-55 years of age) treated with laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in which STarFix platforms were used for probe insertion...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Nicholas J Brandmeir, James McInerney, Brad E Zacharia
Over the last several years, laser interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) has gained wide acceptance for the treatment of a myriad of cranial lesions. A wide variety of techniques for placement of the laser fiber have been reported with a spectrum of perceived benefits and drawbacks. The authors present the first report of a customized 3D printed stereotactic frame for LITT. Approximately 1 week prior to surgery, 3-4 skull fiducials were placed after each of 5 patients received a local anesthetic as an outpatient...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Mojtaba Jafari Tadi, Eero Lehtonen, Tero Hurnanen, Juho Koskinen, Jonas Eriksson, Mikko Pänkäälä, Mika Teräs, Tero Koivisto
Heart rate monitoring helps in assessing the functionality and condition of the cardiovascular system. We present a new real-time applicable approach for estimating beat-to-beat time intervals and heart rate in seismocardiograms acquired from a tri-axial microelectromechanical accelerometer. Seismocardiography (SCG) is a non-invasive method for heart monitoring which measures the mechanical activity of the heart. Measuring true beat-to-beat time intervals from SCG could be used for monitoring of the heart rhythm, for heart rate variability analysis and for many other clinical applications...
September 28, 2016: Physiological Measurement
D J Muccigrosso, N M Maughan, H Wan, Y Lu, H Schultejans, R Bera, P J Parikh
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
M A Fagundes, S G Price, B Robison, S Case, M Blakey, M Siddiqui, J Simmons, J Stamper, A G Meek, N Schreuder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
S Clavel, A S Gauthier-Pare, D Duplan, J Fanizzi, N Rivest, O Haeck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
P H Goff, L B Harrison, E E Furhang, F Trichter, R D Ennis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
A Zapatero, M Roch, D Büchser, P Castro, L Fernandez Banda, G Pozo, C Martin de Vidales, A Cruz Conde, M T Murillo, F Garcia-Vicente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
N Reynaert, B Demol, M Charoy, S Bouchoucha, F Crop, A Wagner, T Lacornerie, F Dubus, E Rault, P Comte, R Cayez, C Boydev, D Pasquier, X Mirabel, E Lartigau, T Sarrazin
PURPOSE: The main focus of the current paper is the clinical implementation of a Monte Carlo based platform for treatment plan validation for Tomotherapy and Cyberknife, without adding additional tasks to the dosimetry department. METHODS: The Monte Carlo platform consists of C++ classes for the actual functionality and a web based GUI that allows accessing the system using a web browser. Calculations are based on BEAMnrc/DOSXYZnrc and/or GATE and are performed automatically after exporting the dicom data from the treatment planning system...
September 19, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
Changsu Kong, Jong Young Ahn, Beob G Kim
This experiment was conducted to determine the bioavailability of D-methionine (Met) relative to L-Met for nursery pigs using the slope-ratio assay. A total of 50 crossbred barrows with an initial BW of 13.5 kg (SD = 1.0) were used in an N balance study. A Met-deficient basal diet (BD) was formulated to contain an adequate amount of all amino acids (AA) for 10-20 kg pigs except for Met. The two reference diets were prepared by supplementing the BD with 0.4 or 0.8 g L-Met/kg at the expense of corn starch, and an equivalent concentration of D-Met was added to the BD for the two test diets...
2016: PeerJ
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