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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231064/three-dimensional-ultrasound-for-prenatal-assessment-of-conjoined-twins-additional-advantages
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Tuangsit Wataganara, Pornpimol Ruangvutilert, Prasert Sunsaneevithayakul, Kusol Russameecharoen, Katika Nawapun, Nisarat Phithakwatchara
Conjoined twins are a rare, but serious, complication of monozygotic twins. Early prenatal diagnosis of conjoined twins is increasingly made with transvaginal ultrasound and color Doppler studies. Most prenatally diagnosed conjoined twins are terminated due to the high perinatal mortality, but advancement in pediatric surgery has allowed for successful postnatal separation in a small number of cases, and some parents may consider this option over termination of pregnancy. It is important to get a detailed prenatal ultrasound for the site and extent of fusion for an accurate categorization...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229810/ultrasound-of-the-osteoarthritic-joint
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REVIEW
Annamaria Iagnocco, Esperanza Naredo
Ultrasound (US) has acquired an increasing role in the assessment of joint and periarticular abnormalities in osteoarthritis (OA). It is able to image a large set of abnormalities in this disease which include both inflammatory and structural changes at different peripheral joint sites and it is helpful in guiding local procedures that can be easily and safely performed with optimal patient's tolerance. US is a feasible imaging modality that has become a bedside procedure in the rheumatology clinical practice, thus filling the gap between clinical and radiographic evaluations of patients with OA...
February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227791/nonlinear-3-d-simulation-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-in-the-kidney
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Visa Suomi, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Visa Suomi, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland, Visa Suomi
Kidney cancer is a severe disease which can be treated non-invasively using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. However, tissue in front of the transducer and the deep location of kidney can cause significant losses to the efficiency of the treatment. The effect of attenuation, refraction and reflection due to different tissue types on HIFU therapy of the kidney was studied using a nonlinear ultrasound simulation model. The geometry of the tissue was derived from a computed tomography (CT) dataset of a patient which had been segmented for water, bone, soft tissue, fat and kidney...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227331/assessing-the-development-of-fetal-myocardial-function-by-a-novel-doppler-myocardial-performance-index
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Ahsan H Khandoker, F Marzbanrad, Y Kimura, Saeed Al Nuaimi, M Palaniswami, Ahsan H Khandoker, F Marzbanrad, Y Kimura, Saeed Al Nuaimi, M Palaniswami, Ahsan H Khandoker, Y Kimura, Saeed Al Nuaimi, F Marzbanrad, M Palaniswami
Doppler-derived myocardial performance index are used to assess aspects of systolic and diastolic function in adult as well as fetal heart. The Tei Index (TI) is a useful and non-invasive tool. The aim of this study was to determine normal values of fetal left ventricular (LV) TI in early (16-32 weeks) and late trimester (35-41 weeks) fetuses and to develop a new myocardial performance index (K-index; KI) which focuses on fetal diastolic interval when oxygenated blood from the placenta filled in the LV. Simultaneous recordings of Doppler Ultrasound Signal (DUS) of the LV outflow tracts and fetal electrocardiogram signals were obtained in 55 early- and late-trimester fetuses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227207/photoacoustic-imaging-based-temperature-monitoring-for-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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Xun Wu, Jean Lunsford Sanders, Douglas N Stephens, Omer Oralkan, Xun Wu, Jean Lunsford Sanders, Douglas N Stephens, Omer Oralkan, Douglas N Stephens, Jean Lunsford Sanders, Omer Oralkan, Xun Wu
Temperature monitoring during high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) application is necessary to ensure effective therapy while minimizing thermal damage to adjacent tissue. In this study, we demonstrate a noninvasive approach for temperature measurement during HIFU therapy based on photoacoustic imaging (PAI). Because of the dependence of photoacoustic (PA) signal amplitude on temperature of the source tissue and the linearity of the PAI system, changes in temperature will cause changes in PA image intensity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227204/ultrasound-plane-wave-imaging-with-delay-multiply-and-sum-beamforming-and-coherent-compounding
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Giulia Matrone, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano, Giovanni Magenes, Giulia Matrone, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano, Giovanni Magenes, Giulia Matrone, Giovanni Magenes, Alessandro S Savoia, Giosue Caliano
Improving the frame rate is an important aspect in medical ultrasound imaging, particularly in 3D/4D cardiac applications. However, an accurate trade-off between the higher frame rate and image contrast and resolution should be performed. Plane-Wave Imaging (PWI) can potentially achieve frame rates in the order of 10 kHz, as it uses a single unfocused plane wave (and thus a single transmit event) to acquire the image of the entire region of interest. The lack of transmit focusing however causes a significant drop of image quality, which can be restored by coherently compounding several tilted plane-wave frames, at the expense of the frame rate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227119/clinical-viability-of-carotid-plaque-strain-estimation-using-b-mode-ultrasound-image-sequences
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Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker, Brajesh K Lal, Siddhartha Sikdar, Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker, Brajesh K Lal, Siddhartha Sikdar, Siddhartha Sikdar, Brajesh K Lal, Amir A Khan, Joseph C Hecker
It is estimated that approximately 30% of ischemic strokes are caused by rupture of plaque in the carotid artery. Development of techniques focusing on identifying plaques that are vulnerable to rupture is thus indispensable for stroke prevention. Recent studies have demonstrated that motion analysis of plaques from B-mode and RF ultrasound (US) image sequences can be used to estimate plaque strain. However, viability of these methods in a clinical setting, with variable acquisition protocols, has not been demonstrated yet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226983/perspective-imaging-of-flow-in-arterial-model-obtained-with-continuous-wave-doppler-focusing-technique
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Ryo Nagaoka, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Seiichi Zama, Masaaki Nagone, Hiroshi Nagai, Yasuhito Takeuchi, Yoshifumi Saijo, Ryo Nagaoka, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Seiichi Zama, Masaaki Nagone, Hiroshi Nagai, Yasuhito Takeuchi, Yoshifumi Saijo, Yoshifumi Saijo, Hiroshi Nagai, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Masaaki Nagone, Seiichi Zama, Ryo Nagaoka, Yasuhito Takeuchi
Flowing emboli in the circulatory system cause fatal diseases such as stroke or pulmonary embolism. Conventional transcranial Doppler ultrasound for detection of emboli requires precise positioning by experienced examiner. In the present study, an easier emboli detection device by visualizing perspective view of blood vessel is proposed. The perspective image was obtained with continuous wave (CW) Doppler ultrasound from 2-dimensional array probe. CW Doppler signal from each element was focused by novel beam forming algorithm to obtain en face images at arbitrary depth to form perspective image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226851/transcranial-focused-ultrasound-for-bold-fmri-signal-modulation-in-humans
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Leo Ai, Jerel K Mueller, Andrea Grant, Yigitcan Eryaman, Wynn Legon, Leo Ai, Jerel K Mueller, Andrea Grant, Yigitcan Eryaman, Wynn Legon, Andrea Grant, Wynn Legon, Yigitcan Eryaman, Leo Ai, Jerel K Mueller
Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) is an emerging form of non-surgical human neuromodulation that confers advantages over existing electro and electromagnetic technologies by providing a superior spatial resolution on the millimeter scale as well as the capability to target sub-cortical structures non-invasively. An examination of the pairing of tFUS and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) functional MRI (fMRI) in humans is presented here.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226218/assessing-cartilage-biomechanical-properties-techniques-for-evaluating-the-functional-performance-of-cartilage-in-health-and-disease
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Benjamin A Lakin, Brian D Snyder, Mark W Grinstaff
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people and results in weakened hyaline cartilage due to overloading. During joint articulation, hyaline cartilage must withstand high loads while maintaining low friction to prevent wear and tissue loss. Thus, cartilage compressive stiffness and the coefficient of friction are important indicators of the tissue's functional performance. These mechanical properties are often measured ex vivo using mechanical testing regimens, but arthroscopic handheld probes (e.g., for indentation testing, ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography) and noninvasive imaging modalities (e...
February 2, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225581/effect-of-sonication-duration-and-power-on-ablation-depth-during-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-of-bone
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Matthew D Bucknor, Eugene Ozhinsky, Rutwik Shah, Roland Krug, Viola Rieke
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of differences in sonication duration and power on the size of postcontrast ablation zone following magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) of bone in a swine femoral bone model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experimental procedures received approval from the Institutional Committee on Animal Research. MRgFUS was used to create two thermal lesions in the left femur of six pigs. Each target was subjected to six sonications. 400J of energy was used for each sonication...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223101/non-invasive-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension-using-ultrasound-elastography
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REVIEW
Annalisa Berzigotti
Portal hypertension (PH) leads to serious complications such as bleeding from gastro-esophageal varices, ascites and porto-systemic encephalopathy in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). Since the gold-standard methods for assessing PH and its complications (measurement of hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG; endoscopy), are invasive expensive and not available at all centers, non-invasive methods have been increasingly investigated in the last 20 years. The present review focuses on the role of ultrasound elastography, a novel group of non-invasive techniques able to measure stiffness in target organs, to identify the presence, severity and risk of complications of PH...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220929/increasing-the-efficiency-on-producing-radiology-reports-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-by-means-of-structured-reports-a-comparative-study
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J Damian Segrelles, Rosana Medina, Ignacio Blanquer, Luis Martí-Bonmatí
BACKGROUND: Radiology reports are commonly written on free-text using voice recognition devices. Structured reports (SR) have a high potential but they are usually considered more difficult to fill-in so their adoption in clinical practice leads to a lower efficiency. However, some studies have demonstrated that in some cases, producing SRs may require shorter time than plain-text ones. This work focuses on the definition and demonstration of a methodology to evaluate the productivity of software tools for producing radiology reports...
February 21, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219015/the-expectations-of-antenatal-screening-and-experiences-of-the-first-trimester-screening-scan
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Maarit Nykänen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Reija Klemetti
AIM: to describe the expectations to and knowledge of antenatal screening of expecting parents, and their experiences concerning the first-trimester screening scan. DESIGN: survey study with a consecutive sampling method. SETTING: two hospital districts in Finland, namely the capital area and Eastern Finland. Together these two districts include the six different municipal units in which the first-trimester screening scans discussed in the study were done during spring 2015...
February 15, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218199/contrast-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasound-instrumentation-echoprocessors-and-echoendoscopes
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REVIEW
Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Jose Lariño-Noia, J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become as one the best diagnostic and therapeutic methods for the management of several intraintestinal and extraintestinal diseases, among them to highlight pancreaticobiliary indications, mediastinal evaluation, and the analysis of gastrointestinal lesions. Over the years, there has been an enormous evolution in the systems available to perform EUS. Newer processors and echoendoscopes are available nowadays, with the ability to perform new imaging analysis, such as elastography and contrast enhancement...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218196/applications-of-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasound-on-biliary-focal-liver-lesions-and-vascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Jun-Ho Choi, Dong-Wan Seo
Over the last decade, the clinical applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS) have increased steadily. The development of second-generation ultrasound contrast agents has allowed superior visualization of the microvasculature and tissue perfusion of the target lesion. This methodology has proven useful in the differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses and lymph nodes. In addition, the applicability of CH-EUS has expanded to nonpancreas structures such as biliary, focal liver lesions, and vascular disease...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217678/usefulness-of-modified-brb-technique-in-treatment-to-ablate-uterine-fibroids-with-magnetic-resonance-image-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#17
Jae-Heok Jeong, Kil-Pyo Hong, Yu-Ri Kim, Jae-Eun Ha, Kyu-Sup Lee
OBJECTIVE: If bowels and other structures are in the pathway of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) beam during magnetic resonance image-guided HIFU (MRgFUS) therapy, filling to the bladder and the rectum and then emptying the bladder (i.e., the BRB technique) is used to avoid them. A modified BRB technique might be useful method to using a uterine elevator method or by inducing uterus downward traction to lower the position of the uterus. METHODS: A total of 156 patients who had undergone MRgFUS surgery treatment for uterine fibroids from March 2015 to February 2016 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213833/molecular-imaging-in-synthetic-biology-and-synthetic-biology-in-molecular-imaging
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REVIEW
Assaf A Gilad, Mikhail G Shapiro
Biomedical synthetic biology is an emerging field in which cells are engineered at the genetic level to carry out novel functions with relevance to biomedical and industrial applications. This approach promises new treatments, imaging tools, and diagnostics for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal inflammatory syndromes to cancer, diabetes, and neurodegeneration. As these cellular technologies undergo pre-clinical and clinical development, it is becoming essential to monitor their location and function in vivo, necessitating appropriate molecular imaging strategies, and therefore, we have created an interest group within the World Molecular Imaging Society focusing on synthetic biology and reporter gene technologies...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211622/mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-robotic-system-for-animal-experiments
#19
Marinos Yiannakou, Georgios Menikou, Christos Yiallouras, Cleanthis Ioannides, Christakis Damianou
BACKGROUND: In this paper an MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) robotic system was developed that can be used for conducting experiments in small animals.The target for this robotic system regarding motion was to move a therapeutic ultrasound transducer in two Cartesian axes. METHODS: A single element spherically focused transducer of 3 cm diameter, focusing at 7 cm and operating at 0.4 MHz was used. The positioning device incorporates only MRI compatible materials...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210800/preservation-of-the-endometrial-enhancement-after-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-submucosal-uterine-fibroids
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Young-Sun Kim, Tae-Joong Kim, Hyo Keun Lim, Hyunchul Rhim, Sin-Ho Jung, Joong Hyun Ahn, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the integrity of endometrial enhancement after magnetic resonance imaging-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation of submucosal uterine fibroids based on contrast-enhanced MRI findings, and to identify the risk factors for endometrial impairment. METHODS: In total, 117 submucosal fibroids (diameter: 5.9 ± 3.0 cm) in 101 women (age: 43.6 ± 4.4 years) treated with MR-HIFU ablation were retrospectively analysed...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
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