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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081157/simultaneous-quantitative-mri-mapping-of-t1-t2-and-magnetic-susceptibility-with-multi-echo-mp2rage
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Riccardo Metere, Tobias Kober, Harald E Möller, Andreas Schäfer
The knowledge of relaxation times is essential for understanding the biophysical mechanisms underlying contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. Quantitative experiments, while offering major advantages in terms of reproducibility, may benefit from simultaneous acquisitions. In this work, we demonstrate the possibility of simultaneously recording relaxation-time and susceptibility maps with a prototype Multi-Echo (ME) Magnetization-Prepared 2 RApid Gradient Echoes (MP2RAGE) sequence. T1 maps can be obtained using the MP2RAGE sequence, which is relatively insensitive to inhomogeneities of the radio-frequency transmit field, [Formula: see text]...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079285/a-pathway-based-association-study-reveals-variants-from-wnt-signaling-genes-contributing-to-asthma-susceptibility
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A Barreto-Luis, A Corrales, M Acosta-Herrera, C Gonzalez-Colino, J Cumplido, J Martinez-Tadeo, A Carracedo, J Villar, T Carrillo, M Pino-Yanes, C Flores
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility to asthma is currently linked to a handful of genes which have a limited ability to predict the overall disease risk, suggesting the existence of many other genes involved in disease development. Accumulated evidence from association studies in genes related by biological pathways could reveal novel asthma genes. OBJECTIVE: To reveal novel asthma susceptibility genes by means of a pathway-based association study. METHODS: Based on summary data from a previous a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma, we first identified significant biological pathways using a gene-set enrichment analysis...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065850/deep-grey-matter-iron-accumulation-in-alcohol-use-disorder
#3
Michal Juhás, Hongfu Sun, Matthew R G Brown, Marnie B MacKay, Karl F Mann, Wolfgang H Sommer, Alan H Wilman, Serdar M Dursun, Andrew J Greenshaw
PURPOSE: Evaluate brain iron accumulation in alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients compared to controls using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). METHODS: QSM was performed retrospectively by using phase images from resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). 20 male AUD patients and 15 matched healthy controls were examined. Susceptibility values were manually traced in deep grey matter regions including caudate nucleus, combined putamen and globus pallidus, combined substantia nigra and red nucleus, dentate nucleus, and a reference white matter region in the internal capsule...
January 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062597/the-effect-of-susceptibility-artifacts-related-to-metal-implants-on-adjacent-lesion-assessment-in-simultaneous-tof-pet-mr
#4
Hanna Svirydenka, Gaspar Delso, Felipe DE Galiza Barbosa, Martin W Huellner, Helen Davison, Stefano Fanti, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Edwin Ter Voert
OBJECTIVE: Metal implants could affect the attenuation correction (AC) in positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of susceptibility artifacts related to metal implants on adjacent metabolically active lesions in clinical simultaneous PET/MR scanning for both time-of-flight (TOF) and non-TOF reconstructed PET images. METHODS: We included 27 patients without implants, but with confirmed 2-deoxy-2-(18)F-fluoro-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) avid lesions adjacent to common implant locations...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047531/su-g-iep1-15-towards-accurate-cerebral-blood-flow-quantification-with-distortion-corrected-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling
#5
M Hoff, S Rane-Levandovsky, J Andre
PURPOSE: Traditional arterial spin labeling (ASL) acquisitions with echo planar imaging (EPI) readouts suffer from image distortion due to susceptibility effects, compromising ASL's ability to accurately quantify cerebral blood flow (CBF) and assess disease-specific patterns associated with CBF abnormalities. Phase labeling for additional coordinate encoding (PLACE) can remove image distortion; our goal is to apply PLACE to improve the quantitative accuracy of ASL CBF in humans. METHODS: Four subjects were imaged on a 3T Philips Ingenia scanner using a 16-channel receive coil with a 21/21/10cm (frequency/phase/slice direction) field-of-view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046752/su-f-i-24-feasibility-of-magnetic-susceptibility-to-relative-electron-density-conversion-method-for-radiation-therapy
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K Ito, N Kadoya, M Chiba, K Sato, T Nagasaka, K Yamanaka, S Dobashi, K Takeda, H Matsushita, K Jingu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to develop radiation treatment planning using magnetic susceptibility obtained from quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) via MR imaging. This study demonstrates the feasibility of a method for generating a substitute for a CT image from an MRI. METHODS: The head of a healthy volunteer was scanned using a CT scanner and a 3.0 T MRI scanner. The CT imaging was performed with a slice thickness of 2.5 mm at 80 and 120 kV (dual-energy scan)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046531/tu-h-206-08-quantitative-impact-of-biliary-stent-artefacts-on-mr-images
#7
O Gurney-Champion, T Bruins Slot, E Lens, A van der Horst, R Klaassen, H van Laarhoven, J van Hooft, A Nederveen, A Bel
PURPOSE: Biliary stents may cause artifacts in MR-images. These artifacts are caused by differences in susceptibility (artifact-1), eddy currents during read-out (artifact-2) and eddy currents due to the excitation pulse (artifact-3), which all are MRI sequence-dependent. In this study, we investigated and quantified the magnitude of these artifacts as a function of the distance from biliary stents, using a sequence-independent approach where possible. METHODS: Eight phantoms were made containing different commercial biliary stents made of nitinol, platinol, stainless steel or polyethylene...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046245/su-d-207a-04-use-of-gradient-echo-plural-contrast-imaging-gepci-in-mr-guided-radiation-therapy-a-feasibility-study-targeting-brain-treatment
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B Cai, J Wen, Y Rao, C Tsien, J Huang, O Green, S Mutic, D Yablonskiy, H Gach
PURPOSE: To implement the Gradient Echo Plural Contrast Imaging(GEPCI) technique in MRI-simulation for radiation therapy and assess the feasibility of using GEPCI images with advanced inhomogeneity correction in MRI-guided radiotherapy for brain treatment. METHODS: An optimized multigradient-echo GRE sequence (TR=50ms;TE1=4ms;delta_TE=4ms;flip angle=300,11 Echoes) was developed to generate both structural (T1w and T2*w) and functional MRIs (field and susceptibility maps) from a single acquisition...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035019/integration-of-population-level-genotype-data-with-functional-annotation-reveals-over-representation-of-long-noncoding-rnas-at-ovarian-cancer-susceptibility-loci
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Brett M Reid, Jennifer B Permuth, Y Ann Chen, Jamie K Teer, Alvaro N A Monteiro, Zhihua Chen, Jonathan Tyrer, Andrew Berchuck, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jennifer A Doherty, Ellen L Goode, Edwin S Iverson, Kate Lawrenson, Celeste L Pearce, Paul D Pharoah, Catherine M Phelan, Susan J Ramus, Mary Anne Rossing, Joellen M Schildkraut, Jin Q Cheng, Simon A Gayther, Thomas A Sellers
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified multiple loci associated with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) susceptibility, but further progress requires integration of epidemiology and biology to illuminate true risk loci below genome-wide significance levels (P < 5 × 10(-8)). Most risk SNPs lie within non-protein-encoding regions, and we hypothesize that long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) genes are enriched at EOC risk regions and represent biologically relevant functional targets...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004134/genetic-analysis-and-mapping-of-adult-plant-resistance-loci-to-leaf-rust-in-durum-wheat-cultivar-bairds
#10
Caixia Lan, Bhoja R Basnet, Ravi P Singh, Julio Huerta-Espino, Sybil A Herrera-Foessel, Yong Ren, Mandeep S Randhawa
New leaf rust adult plant resistance (APR) QTL QLr.cim - 6BL was mapped and confirmed the known pleotropic APR gene Lr46 effect on leaf rust in durum wheat line Bairds. CIMMYT-derived durum wheat line Bairds displays an adequate level of adult plant resistance (APR) to leaf rust in Mexican field environments. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population developed from a cross of Bairds with susceptible parent Atred#1 was phenotyped for leaf rust response at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, during 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 under artificially created epidemics of Puccinia triticina (Pt) race BBG/BP...
December 21, 2016: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995062/magnetic-susceptibility-in-the-deep-layers-of-the-primary-motor-cortex-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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M Costagli, G Donatelli, L Biagi, E Caldarazzo Ienco, G Siciliano, M Tosetti, M Cosottini
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disorder that entails degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons. The primary motor cortex (M1) in patients with upper motor neuron (UMN) impairment is pronouncedly hypointense in Magnetic Resonance (MR) T2* contrast. In the present study, 3D gradient-recalled multi-echo sequences were used on a 7 Tesla MR system to acquire T2*-weighted images targeting M1 at high spatial resolution. MR raw data were used for Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM)...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986608/changes-in-brain-iron-concentration-after-exposure-to-high-altitude-hypoxia-measured-by-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
#12
Lin Chen, Congbo Cai, Tianhe Yang, Jianzhong Lin, Shuhui Cai, Jiaxing Zhang, Zhong Chen
Hypoxia can induce physiological changes. This study aims to explore effects of high-altitude (HA) hypoxia on cerebral iron concentration. Twenty-nine healthy sea-level participants were tested shortly before and after approximately 4-week adaptation to the HA environment at fQinghai-Tibet Plateau (4200m), and were re-investigated after re-adaptation to the sea-level environment one year later. Iron concentration was quantified with quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM), and the results were compared with transverse relaxation rate (R(*)2) measurements...
December 14, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976506/uspio-enhanced-lymph-node-mri-using-3d-multi-echo-gre-in-a-rabbit-model
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Sung Hun Kim, Soon Nam Oh, Hyun Seok Choi, Hyun Sil Lee, Jaeseop Jun, Yoonho Nam, Sung Hak Lee, Jin-Kwon Lee, Hae Giu Lee
Ultrasmallsuperparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) has been suggested to be a negative MR contrast agent to detect metastatic lymph nodes. Previously reported studies have evaluated the diagnostic performance of USPIO-enhanced MR lymph node imaging based on signal intensity. In this study, we investigate the specific performance of three different parametric approaches (normalized signal intensity, R2 * and susceptibility) using 3D multi-echo gradient echo to quantify the USPIO particles in lymph nodes. Nine rabbits with VX2 tumor implants were scanned before and after USPIO injection...
December 15, 2016: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942454/acetazolamide-augmented-dynamic-bold-aczbold-imaging-for-assessing-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-chronic-steno-occlusive-disease-of-the-anterior-circulation-an-initial-experience
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Junjie Wu, Seena Dehkharghani, Fadi Nahab, Deqiang Qiu
The purpose of this study was to measure cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in chronic steno-occlusive disease using a novel approach that couples BOLD imaging with acetazolamide (ACZ) vasoreactivity (aczBOLD), to evaluate dynamic effects of ACZ on BOLD and to establish the relationship between aczBOLD and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI. Eighteen patients with unilateral chronic steno-occlusive disease of the anterior circulation underwent a 20-min aczBOLD imaging protocol, with ACZ infusion starting at 5 min of scan initiation...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939794/studying-cyto-and-myeloarchitecture-of-the-human-cortex-at-ultra-high-field-with-quantitative-imaging-r1-r2-and-magnetic-susceptibility
#15
José P Marques, Diana Khabipova, Rolf Gruetter
In this manuscript, the use of quantitative imaging at ultra-high field is evaluated as a mean to study cyto and myelo-architecture of the cortex. The quantitative contrasts used are the longitudinal relaxation rate (R1), apparent transverse relaxation rate (R2(*)) and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). The quantitative contrasts were computed using high resolution in-vivo (0.65mm isotropic) brain data acquired at 7T. The performance of the different quantitative approaches was evaluated by visualizing the contrast between known highly myelinated primary sensory cortex regions and the neighbouring cortex...
December 7, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933544/dissection-of-host-susceptibility-to-bacterial-infections-and-its-toxins
#16
Aysar Nashef, Mahmoud Agbaria, Ariel Shusterman, Nicola Ivan Lorè, Alessandra Bragonzi, Ervin Wiess, Yael Houri-Haddad, Fuad A Iraqi
Infection is one of the leading causes of human mortality and morbidity. Exposure to microbial agents is obviously required. However, also non-microbial environmental and host factors play a key role in the onset, development and outcome of infectious disease, resulting in large of clinical variability between individuals in a population infected with the same microbe. Controlled and standardized investigations of the genetics of susceptibility to infectious disease are almost impossible to perform in humans whereas mouse models allow application of powerful genomic techniques to identify and validate causative genes underlying human diseases with complex etiologies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933538/systems-genetics-of-liver-fibrosis
#17
Rabea A Hall, Frank Lammert
This systems genetics analysis comprises quantitative measurements of hepatic fibrogenesis in mouse models and mapping of quantitative traits in mouse genetic reference populations. It is part of a large mapping project of fibrogenic genes including the analyses of experimental crosses from different inbred mouse strains. Extensive quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping of fibrosis phenotypes and liver expression profiling in combination with in silico mapping facilitated the identification of QTL regions and underlying candidate genes that confer fibrosis susceptibility also in humans...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914629/cytoplasmic-fmr1-interacting-protein-2-is-a-major-genetic-factor-underlying-binge-eating
#18
Stacey L Kirkpatrick, Lisa R Goldberg, Neema Yazdani, R Keith Babbs, Jiayi Wu, Eric R Reed, David F Jenkins, Amanda F Bolgioni, Kelsey I Landaverde, Kimberly P Luttik, Karen S Mitchell, Vivek Kumar, W Evan Johnson, Megan K Mulligan, Pietro Cottone, Camron D Bryant
BACKGROUND: Eating disorders are lethal and heritable; however, the underlying genetic factors are unknown. Binge eating is a highly heritable trait associated with eating disorders that is comorbid with mood and substance use disorders. Therefore, understanding its genetic basis will inform therapeutic development that could improve several comorbid neuropsychiatric conditions. METHODS: We assessed binge eating in closely related C57BL/6 mouse substrains and in an F2 cross to identify quantitative trait loci associated with binge eating...
October 25, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906525/the-clinical-utility-of-qsm-disease-diagnosis-medical-management-and-surgical-planning
#19
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Sarah Eskreis-Winkler, Yan Zhang, Jingwei Zhang, Zhe Liu, Alexey Dimov, Ajay Gupta, Yi Wang
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is an MR technique that depicts and quantifies magnetic susceptibility sources. Mapping iron, the dominant susceptibility source in the brain, has many important clinical applications. Herein, we review QSM applications in the diagnosis, medical management, and surgical treatment of disease. To assist in early disease diagnosis, QSM can identify elevated iron levels in the motor cortex of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, in the substantia nigra of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, in the globus pallidus, putamen, and caudate of Huntington's disease patients, and in the basal ganglia of Wilson's disease patients...
December 1, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898833/a-cluster-of-nucleotide-binding-site-leucine-rich-repeat-genes-resides-in-a-barley-powdery-mildew-resistance-quantitative-trait-loci-on-7hl
#20
Carlos P Cantalapiedra, Bruno Contreras-Moreira, Cristina Silvar, Dragan Perovic, Frank Ordon, María Pilar Gracia, Ernesto Igartua, Ana M Casas
Powdery mildew causes severe yield losses in barley production worldwide. Although many resistance genes have been described, only a few have already been cloned. A strong QTL (quantitative trait locus) conferring resistance to a wide array of powdery mildew isolates was identified in a Spanish barley landrace on the long arm of chromosome 7H. Previous studies narrowed down the QTL position, but were unable to identify candidate genes or physically locate the resistance. In this study, the exome of three recombinant lines from a high-resolution mapping population was sequenced and analyzed, narrowing the position of the resistance down to a single physical contig...
July 2016: Plant Genome
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