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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166762/a-portable-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-for-the-pancreas-with-3d-electronic-steering-a-preclinical-study-in-a-swine-model
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Won Chang, Jae Young Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Jae Seok Bae, Yeon Jin Cho, Kook Jin Kang, Keonho Son, Yul Ri Chung, Kyoung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a portable, ultrasonography-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound (USg-HIFU) system to treat the pancreas. Methods: Eight swine were included. Using a portable HIFU device (ALPIUS 900, Alpinion Medical Systems), ablations were performed on the pancreas in vivo. Different acoustic intensities were applied (1.7 kW/cm2 or 1.5 kW/cm2 , n=2 [group A for a pilot study]; 1.5 kW/ cm2 , n=3 [group B]; and 1...
October 13, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166759/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-synovial-and-bone-changes-in-hand-and-wrist-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Kyung-Ann Lee, Sang-Ho Min, Tae-Hyung Kim, Sang-Heon Lee, Hae-Rim Kim
Background/Aims: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive and useful method for the detection of synovitis and joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, the patterns of MRI-detected bone erosion, bone marrow edema (BME), synovitis, and tenosynovitis have received insufficient attention. Therefore, this study evaluated the patterns of bone erosion, BME, synovitis, and tenosynovitis, and calculated the RA-MRI score (RAMRIS) of patients with RA at the carpal and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints using MRI...
November 24, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166756/use-of-imaging-techniques-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-and-related-conditions
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Annibale Versari, Nicolò Pipitone, Massimiliano Casali, Francois Jamar, Giulia Pazzola
Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TA) are large vessel vasculitis (LVV) primarily affecting the aorta and its major branches, mainly differentiated by the onset age (>50 years GCA and <40 years TA). In addition, temporal artery involvement and polymyalgia rheumatic are typical features of GCA, but not TA. Imaging techniques are required to secure the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides, and to monitor the disease course. Both morphological and metabolic imaging are involved. Morphological imaging is represented mainly by Computerized Tomography (CT), CT angiography, Magnetic Resonance (MR), MR angiography, Color-Doppler Sonography (CDS) and high-resolution CDS...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166754/advances-in-oncological-treatment-limitations-of-recist-1-1-criteria
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Serena Grimaldi, Marie Terroir, Caroline Caramella
INTRODUCTION: RECIST 1.1 criteria are the standard for the response assessment of most solid tumors on computed tomography (CT). Nevertheless, the emergence of new classes of treatment in the lasts decades has brought new challenges in the response evaluation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed online database literature search was performed in order to identify papers in English with full text available published up to September 2017. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Some oncologic treatments, such as anti-angiogenic agents, immunotherapy and local treatments, have proven to be effective despite atypical patterns of responses...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166400/chronic-post-traumatic-intramedullary-lesions-in-dogs-a-translational-model
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Neringa Alisauskaite, Ingo Spitzbarth, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Peter Dziallas, Sabine Kramer, Ricarda Dening, Veronika Maria Stein, Andrea Tipold
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic intramedullary myelopathies and cavitations are well described lesions following spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans and have been described in histopathological evaluations in dogs. Human intramedullary myelopathies/cavitations are associated with severe initial SCI and deterioration of clinical signs. Canine intervertebral disc extrusions share similarities with SCI in humans. In this descriptive study, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in spinal cords of dogs suffering from chronic post-traumatic myelopathies, including cavitations, are elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166371/effect-of-iron-overload-on-impaired-fertility-in-male-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-beta-thalassemia
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Mei-Jou Chen, StevenShinn-Forng Peng, Meng-Yao Lu, Yung-Li Yang, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Shee-Uan Chen, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Kai-Hsin Lin
BACKGROUND: To investigate the fertility of male patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia, and use MRI as a novel method to assess the iron overload status of testis in such patients. METHODS: Twenty-one male patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia and 5 normal male controls enrolled in this study. Hormonal profiles, iron levels, MRI testicular dimension, MRI T2 values, parameters for sperm quality, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) of participants were measured...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166323/strength-affect-regulation-and-subcortical-morphology-in-military-pilots
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David Cárdenas, Iker Madinabeitia, Jesús Vera, José Cesar Perales, Amador García-Ramos, Enrique Ortega, Elvira Catena-Verdejo, Andrés Catena
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown links of body composition and fitness measures with brain structure, as well as with different aspects of emotional adjustment and well-being. However, the possible role of trait emotion-regulation success in the relationship between fitness/body composition and emotion-related subcortical structures have never been directly addressed METHODS: 23 elite helicopter pilots were assessed in fat mass percentage, an endurance test to volitional exhaustion, bench-press power output, and negative urgency (trait affect regulation failure)...
November 20, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166300/effect-of-age-on-high-t1-signal-intensity-of-the-dentate-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-in-a-large-population-exposed-to-gadodiamide
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Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi, Yuri Errante, Carlo Augusto Mallio, Luca Marinelli, Gianguido LoVullo, Gabriele Giannotti, Sabino Walter Della Sala, Aart J van der Molen, Bruno Beomonte Zobel
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of age and number of previous injections of gadodiamide on the signal intensity of unenhanced T1-weighted (T1w) images of the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus in a large population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A large, single-center retrospective population survey was designed and received institutional review board approval. Between January 2014 and December 2014, T1w signal intensity ratios were obtained from a large population of 2500 consecutive enhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans...
November 21, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166129/initial-observations-of-intra-and-inter-fractional-motion-variation-in-mr-guided-lung-sbrt
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David H Thomas, Anand Santhanam, Amar U Kishan, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Yugang Min, Dylan O'Connell, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Percy Lee, Daniel Low
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variations in intra- and inter-fractional tumor motion, and the effect on ITV contour accuracy, using deformable image registration of real-time 2D-sagital cine-mode MRI acquired during lung SBRT treatments. METHODS: Five lung tumor patients underwent free breathing SBRT treatments on the ViewRay system, with dose prescribed to a planning target volume (PTV; defined as a 3-6 mm expansion of the 4DCT-ITV). Sagittal slice cine-MR images (3.5x3...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165577/quantitative-mri-brain-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-vivo-assessment-of-the-cognitive-and-structural-impact-of-steroid-hormones
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Emma A Webb, Lucy Elliott, Dominic Carlin, Martin Wilson, Kirsty Hall, Jennifer Netherton, Julie Reed, Tim G Barrett, Vijay Salwani, Jon D Clayden, Wiebke Arlt, Nils Krone, Andrew C Peet, Amanda G Wood
Context: Brain white matter hyper-intensities are seen on routine clinical imaging in 46% of adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The extent and functional relevance of these abnormalities have not been studied using quantitative MRI analysis. Objective: To examine white matter microstructure, neural volumes and CNS metabolites in CAH due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD) and to determine whether identified abnormalities are associated with cognition, glucocorticoid and androgen exposure...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165559/impact-of-pre-admission-oral-anticoagulation-on-ischaemic-stroke-volume-lesion-pattern-and-frequency-of-intracranial-arterial-occlusion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Joanna Dietzel, Sophie K Piper, Rudi Ruschmann, Christian Wollboldt, Tatiana Usnich, Simon Hellwig, Ivana Galinovic, Heinrich J Audebert, Matthias Endres, Kersten Villringer, Jochen B Fiebach, Karl Georg Haeusler
Aims: Therapeutic oral anticoagulation on hospital admission reduces morbidity and mortality after acute ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The underlying mechanism is not fully understood. In order to assess the impact of INR-level on admission on stroke volume, lesion pattern and the frequency of intracranial arterial occlusion, we analysed serial MRI measurements in AF patients suffering acute ischaemic stroke. Methods: and results This subgroup analysis of the prospective '1000Plus' study included patients with acute ischaemic stroke and known AF or a first episode of AF in hospital...
November 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165431/spinal-accessory-nerve-preservation-in-modified-neck-dissections-surgical-and-functional-outcomes
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V Popovski, A Benedetti, D Popovic-Monevska, A Grcev, A Stamatoski, J Zhivadinovik
The spinal accessory nerve (SAN) or XI cranial nerve is frequently encountered during neck surgery, and as such is at risk of iatrogenic injury, resulting in "shoulder syndrome". Modified neck dissection (MND) with preservation of the SAN is based on desire to minimise the functional deformity associated with section of the eleventh nerve. The aim of this study was to analyse the intra-operative variations of the spinal accessory nerve pathway and to evaluate shoulder dysfunction postoperatively. The cross-sectional demonstration analysis was created through the medical records retrospectively of 165 consecutive patients who underwent neck dissections at our institution in the past 5 years with attention to ultrasound and MRI preoperative findings, type of neck dissection, type of identification and dissection of SAN, postoperative morbidity and survival rate...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165393/the-role-of-hypoxia-in-glioblastoma-invasion
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REVIEW
Ana Rita Monteiro, Richard Hill, Geoffrey J Pilkington, Patrícia A Madureira
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV astrocytoma, is the most common and deadly type of primary malignant brain tumor, with a patient's median survival rate ranging from 15 to 17 months. The current treatment for GBM involves tumor resection surgery based on MRI image analysis, followed by radiotherapy and treatment with temozolomide. However, the gradual development of tumor resistance to temozolomide is frequent in GBM patients leading to subsequent tumor regrowth/relapse. For this reason, the development of more effective therapeutic approaches for GBM is of critical importance...
November 22, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164584/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-with-cardiac-symptoms
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A Meduri, D V Di Molfetta, L Natale, R Manfredi
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by widespread vascular lesions and skin and internal organs fibrosis, including the heart; all cardiac layers, endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium, may be involved. We report the relevance of cardiac MRI findings in scleroderma patients with cardiac symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 50 patients, all fulfilling the ACR SSc criteria (19 with limited and 31 with diffused skin involvement) were evaluated using a 1...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164531/biphasic-bioresorbable-scaffold-trufit-%C3%A2-in-knee-osteochondral-defects-3-t-mri-evaluation-of-osteointegration-in-patients-with-a-5-year-minimum-follow-up
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G Bugelli, F Ascione, G Dell'Osso, V Zampa, S Giannotti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to follow morphological imaging characteristics and osteointegration of TruFit(®) bone graft substitute (BGS) plugs in cases of chondral and osteochondral defects of the articular surface of the knee joint, using high-quality cartilage-sensitive 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), linked to clinical outcomes. METHODS: The MRI was used to assess osteointegration and biological evolution of the TruFit(®) BGS plugs in cases with minimum 5-year follow-up: The TruFit(®) plug was used in 46 patients for a total of 47 cases with mean age of 57...
November 21, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164364/highlights-on-mri-of-the-fetal-body
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REVIEW
Lucia Manganaro, Amanda Antonelli, Silvia Bernardo, Federica Capozza, Roberta Petrillo, Serena Satta, Valeria Vinci, Matteo Saldari, Francesca Maccioni, Laura Ballesio, Carlo Catalano
Fetal MRI is a level III diagnostic tool performed subsequently a level II prenatal ultrasound (US), in cases of inconclusive ultrasonographic diagnosis or when a further investigation is required to confirm or improve the diagnosis, to plan an appropriate pregnancy management. Fetal MRI plays an increasingly important role in the prenatal diagnosis of fetal neck, chest and abdominal malformations, even if its role has been amply demonstrated, especially, in the field of fetal CNS anomalies. Due to its multiparametricity and multiplanarity, MRI provides a detailed evaluation of the whole fetal respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, especially on T2-weighted (W) images, with a good tissue contrast resolution...
November 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164307/cartilage-oligomeric-protein-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-and-coll2-1-as-serum-biomarkers-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tsvetoslav Georgiev, Mariana Ivanova, Aleksandar Kopchev, Tsvetelina Velikova, Asen Miloshov, Ekaterina Kurteva, Kalina Yuzeir, Marin Penkov, Plamena Kabakchieva, Rasho Rashkov, Rumen Stoilov
Biochemical markers reflecting joint remodeling in osteoarthritis (OA) are a promising diagnostic tool. The aim of this study was to investigate serum levels of candidate biomarkers in subjects with and without knee OA and assess their correlation with clinical parameters and knee structural damage. 56 patients with primary knee OA and 31 healthy controls participated in this study. Patients were separated into two groups: isolated knee OA and generalized OA. Clinical parameters were obtained by validated self-reported questionnaires and a visual analogue scale...
November 21, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164301/changes-in-multimodality-functional-imaging-parameters-early-during-chemoradiation-predict-treatment-response-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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Kee H Wong, Rafal Panek, Alex Dunlop, Dualta Mcquaid, Angela Riddell, Liam C Welsh, Iain Murray, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Shreerang A Bhide, Christopher M Nutting, Wim J Oyen, Kevin J Harrington, Kate L Newbold
OBJECTIVE: To assess the optimal timing and predictive value of early intra-treatment changes in multimodality functional and molecular imaging (FMI) parameters as biomarkers for clinical remission in patients receiving chemoradiation for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Thirty-five patients with stage III-IVb (AJCC 7th edition) HNSCC prospectively underwent (18)F-FDG-PET/CT, and diffusion-weighted (DW), dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and susceptibility-weighted MRI at baseline, week 1 and week 2 of chemoradiation...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164299/comparison-of-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-and-mri-alone-for-whole-body-staging-and-potential-impact-on-therapeutic-management-of-women-with-suspected-recurrent-pelvic-cancer-a-follow-up-study
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Lino M Sawicki, Julian Kirchner, Johannes Grueneisen, Verena Ruhlmann, Bahriye Aktas, Benedikt M Schaarschmidt, Michael Forsting, Ken Herrmann, Gerald Antoch, Lale Umutlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of (18)F-FDG PET/MRI for whole-body staging and potential changes in therapeutic management of women with suspected recurrent pelvic cancer in comparison with MRI alone. METHODS: Seventy-one consecutive women (54 ± 13 years, range: 25-80 years) with suspected recurrence of cervical (32), ovarian (26), endometrial (7), vulvar (4), and vaginal (2) cancer underwent PET/MRI including a diagnostic contrast-enhanced MRI protocol...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164284/uncommon-observation-of-bifocal-giant-subchondral-cysts-in-the-hip-diagnostic-role-of-ct-arthrography-and-mri-with-pathological-correlation
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Pauline Gonzalez-Espino, Maïté Van Cauter, Louis Gossing, Christine C Galant, Souad Acid, Frederic E Lecouvet
Subchondral cysts (or geodes) are common in osteoarthritis (OA), usually in association with other typical signs, i.e., joint space narrowing, subchondral bone sclerosis, and osteophytosis. However, large lesions without the typical signs of OA or lesions located outside the weight-bearing areas are unusual and may be confused for other conditions, in particular, those of tumoral origin. We report the findings in a 48-year-old man who had been complaining of left buttock pain for 3 years, getting worse over the last year, and an evolutive limited range of motion of the hip...
November 21, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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