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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213112/laminar-imaging-of-positive-and-negative-bold-in-human-visual-cortex-at-7t
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Alessio Fracasso, Peter R Luijten, Serge O Dumoulin, Natalia Petridou
Deciphering the direction of information flow is critical to understand the brain. Data from non-human primate histology shows that connections between lower to higher areas (e.g. retina→V1), and between higher to lower areas (e.g. V1←V2) can be dissociated based upon the distribution of afferent synapses at the laminar level. Ultra-high field scanners opened up the possibility to image brain structure and function at an unprecedented level of detail. Taking advantage of the increased spatial resolution available, it could theoretically be possible to disentangle activity from different cortical depths from human cerebral cortex, separately studying different compartments across depth...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207801/kidney-dysfunction-and-cerebral-microbleeds-in-neurologically-healthy-adults
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Sang Hyuck Kim, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Ji Eun Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Be Long Cho, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral microbleed (CMB) is a potent risk factor for overt cerebrovascular disease. Although some studies indicated the possible role of renal dysfunction as a risk factor of CMB, the findings could not be generalized. This study aimed to investigate the association between renal dysfunction and cerebral microbleed (CMB) in neurologically healthy adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2,518 subjects who underwent brain MRI as part of health screening were involved in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207747/chronic-pancreatitis-multicentre-prospective-data-collection-and-analysis-by-the-hungarian-pancreatic-study-group
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Ákos Szücs, Tamás Marjai, Andrea Szentesi, Nelli Farkas, Andrea Párniczky, György Nagy, Balázs Kui, Tamás Takács, László Czakó, Zoltán Szepes, Balázs Csaba Németh, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Imre Szabó, Patrícia Sarlós, Anita Illés, Szilárd Gódi, Ferenc Izbéki, Judit Gervain, Adrienn Halász, Gyula Farkas, László Leindler, Dezső Kelemen, Róbert Papp, Richárd Szmola, Márta Varga, József Hamvas, János Novák, Barnabás Bod, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Péter Hegyi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease associated with structural and functional damage to the pancreas, causing pain, maldigestion and weight loss and thus worsening the quality of life. AIMS AND METHODS: Our aim was to find correlations from a multicentre database representing the epidemiological traits, diagnosis and treatment of the disease in Hungary. The Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group collected data prospectively from 2012 to 2014 on patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199993/intraoperative-thresholds-for-capsular-stimulation-are-reliable-for-chronic-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia
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René Reese, Martin M Reich, Daniela Falk, Günther Deuschl, H Maximilian Mehdorn, Jens Volkmann
BACKGROUND: The threshold current for inducing muscle contractions by stimulation of pyramidal tract fibres adjacent to the globus pallidus internus (GPi) is, besides microelectrode recordings for the determination of nuclear boundaries, currently the only neurophysiological marker for intraoperative refinement of the anatomically planned target point for pallidal deep brain stimulation (GPi-DBS) in dystonia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between intraoperative thresholds for muscle contractions under general anaesthesia and postoperative thresholds in GPi-DBS...
February 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197066/patch-based-super-resolution-of-mr-spectroscopic-images-application-to-multiple-sclerosis
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Saurabh Jain, Diana M Sima, Faezeh Sanaei Nezhad, Gilbert Hangel, Wolfgang Bogner, Stephen Williams, Sabine Van Huffel, Frederik Maes, Dirk Smeets
Purpose: Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) provides complementary information to conventional magnetic resonance imaging. Acquiring high resolution MRSI is time consuming and requires complex reconstruction techniques. Methods: In this paper, a patch-based super-resolution method is presented to increase the spatial resolution of metabolite maps computed from MRSI. The proposed method uses high resolution anatomical MR images (T1-weighted and Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery) to regularize the super-resolution process...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191550/mapping-lifetime-brain-volumetry-with-covariate-adjusted-restricted-cubic-spline-regression-from-cross-sectional-multi-site-mri
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Yuankai Huo, Katherine Aboud, Hakmook Kang, Laurie E Cutting, Bennett A Landman
Understanding brain volumetry is essential to understand neurodevelopment and disease. Historically, age-related changes have been studied in detail for specific age ranges (e.g., early childhood, teen, young adults, elderly, etc.) or more sparsely sampled for wider considerations of lifetime aging. Recent advancements in data sharing and robust processing have made available considerable quantities of brain images from normal, healthy volunteers. However, existing analysis approaches have had difficulty addressing (1) complex volumetric developments on the large cohort across the life time (e...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190702/analysis-of-low-appropriateness-score-exam-trends-in-decision-support-based-radiology-order-entry-system
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Supriya Gupta, Kandace Klein, Anand H Singh, James H Thrall
PURPOSE: Awareness of imaging utilization increased after implementation of Radiology Order Entry with decision support systems (ROE-DS). Our hypothesis is few exams with low Clinical Appropriateness Score (CAS) on ROE-DS are performed. Clinical indications of exams with CAS less than 3 (9-point scale) were re-reviewed and reports analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structured Query Language-based query retrieved exams with CAS less than 3 in ROE-DS from January 2007 to December 2011...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187249/parallel-transmission-rf-pulse-design-with-strict-temperature-constraints
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Cem M Deniz, Giuseppe Carluccio, Christopher Collins
RF safety in parallel transmission (pTx) is generally ensured by imposing specific absorption rate (SAR) limits during pTx RF pulse design. There is increasing interest in using temperature to ensure safety in MRI. In this work, we present a local temperature correlation matrix formalism and apply it to impose strict constraints on maximum absolute temperature in pTx RF pulse design for head and hip regions. Electromagnetic field simulations were performed on the head and hip of virtual body models. Temperature correlation matrices were calculated for four different exposure durations ranging between 6 and 24 min using simulated fields and body-specific constants...
February 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186656/phenotype-and-genotype-specific-structural-alterations-in-spasmodic-dysphonia
#9
Serena Bianchi, Giovanni Battistella, Hailey Huddleston, Rebecca Scharf, Lazar Fleysher, Anna F Rumbach, Steven J Frucht, Andrew Blitzer, Laurie J Ozelius, Kristina Simonyan
BACKGROUND: Spasmodic dysphonia is a focal dystonia characterized by involuntary spasms in the laryngeal muscles that occur selectively during speaking. Although hereditary trends have been reported in up to 16% of patients, the causative etiology of spasmodic dysphonia is unclear, and the influences of various phenotypes and genotypes on disorder pathophysiology are poorly understood. In this study, we examined structural alterations in cortical gray matter and white matter integrity in relationship to different phenotypes and putative genotypes of spasmodic dysphonia to elucidate the structural component of its complex pathophysiology...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181343/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-may-help-predict-which-mri-detected-high-risk-breast-lesions-will-upgrade-at-surgical-excision
#10
Safia Cheeney, Habib Rahbar, Brian N Dontchos, Sara H Javid, Mara H Rendi, Savannah C Partridge
PURPOSE: To investigate whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) features could assist in determining which high-risk lesions identified on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnosed on core needle biopsy (CNB) will upgrade to malignancy on surgical excision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved prospective study included participants with MRI-detected Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 4 or 5 lesions with high-risk pathology on CNB who underwent surgical excision...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179559/acute-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-three-dimensional-visualization-and-quantification-of-hemodynamic-alterations-using-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#11
Florian Schuchardt, Anja Hennemuth, Laure Schroeder, Stephan Meckel, Michael Markl, Thomas Wehrum, Andreas Harloff
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) affects venous hemodynamics and can provoke severe stroke and chronic intracranial hypertension. We sought to comprehensively analyze 3-dimensional blood flow and hemodynamic alterations during acute CVT including collateral recruitment and at follow-up. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with acute CVT were prospectively included and underwent routine brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 4-dimensional flow MRI at 3 T for the in vivo assessment of cerebral blood flow...
February 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168936/dosimetric-comparison-of-real-time-mri-guided-tri-cobalt-60-versus-linear-accelerator-based-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-lung-cancer-plans
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Andrzej P Wojcieszynski, Patrick M Hill, Stephen A Rosenberg, Craig R Hullett, Zacariah E Labby, Bhudatt Paliwal, Mark W Geurts, R Adam Bayliss, John E Bayouth, Paul M Harari, Michael F Bassetti, Andrew M Baschnagel
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiation therapy has entered clinical practice at several major treatment centers. Treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with stereotactic body radiation therapy is one potential application of this modality, as some form of respiratory motion management is important to address. We hypothesize that magnetic resonance imaging-guided tri-cobalt-60 radiation therapy can be used to generate clinically acceptable stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment plans...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160747/depth-versus-subdural-temporal-electrodes-revisited-impact-on-surgical-outcome-after-resective-surgery-for-epilepsy
#14
A Valentín, N Hernando-Quintana, J Moles-Herbera, D Jimenez-Jimenez, S Mourente, I Malik, R P Selway, G Alarcón
OBJECTIVE: To study retrospectively the impact of electrode modality (subdural or depth electrodes) during presurgical assessment on surgical outcome after temporal lobectomy. METHODS: The study included 17 patients assessed with depth electrodes and 57 with bitemporal subdural strips. RESULTS: MRI showed a larger proportion of bilateral pathology in patients undergoing depth recordings (29.41% versus 3.5%, p=0.00069). Among the operated patients, those undergoing depth electrode recordings showed better outcome at one year after surgery (11/12 versus 22/33; p=0...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153956/influence-of-bevacizumab-on-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-o-2-18f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-uptake-in-rat-gliomas
#15
Carina Stegmayr, Dennis Oliveira, Nicole Niemietz, Antje Willuweit, Philipp Lohmann, Norbert Galldiks, N Jon Shah, Johannes Ermert, Karl-Josef Langen
PURPOSE: Restoration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) following antiangiogenic therapy of gliomas using Bevacizumab may result in a decrease of contrast enhancement in magnet resonance imaging (MRI) despite tumor progression. This so called pseudoresponse is difficult to differentiate from true tumor response with conventional MRI. First patient studies have indicated that positron emission tomography (PET) using O-(2-(18)F-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine ((18)F-FET) may be helpful to solve this diagnostic problem...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152990/reduced-functional-connectivity-between-bilateral-precuneus-and-contralateral-parahippocampus-in-schizotypal-personality-disorder
#16
Yikang Zhu, Yunxiang Tang, Tianhong Zhang, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Chunbo Li, Xingguang Luo, Yongguang He, Zheng Lu, Jijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is linked to schizophrenia in terms of shared genetics, biological markers and phenomenological characteristics. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether the previously reported altered functional connectivity (FC) with precuneus in patients with schizophrenia could be extended to individuals with SPD. METHODS: Twenty subjects with SPD and 19 healthy controls were recruited from 4461 freshmen at a university in Shanghai and received a resting-state scan of MRI...
February 2, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150325/accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-compared-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-assessing-the-tumor-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#17
Sandy C Lee, Edward Grant, Pulin Sheth, Agustin A Garcia, Bhushan Desai, Lingyun Ji, Susan Groshen, Darryl Hwang, Mary Yamashita, Linda Hovanessian-Larsen
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study compared contrast enhanced ultrasound (US) with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing the treatment response in patients with breast cancer receiving preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: This prospective Institutional Review Board-approved and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study included 30 patients, from January 2014 to October 2015, with invasive breast cancer detected by mammography, conventional US imaging, or both and scheduled for NAC...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144403/multimodality-functional-imaging-using-dw-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-during-radiation-therapy-for-human-papillomavirus-negative-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-meixoeiro-hospital-of-vigo-experience
#18
David Aramburu Núñez, Antonio Lopez Medina, Moisés Mera Iglesias, Francisco Salvador Gomez, Abhay Dave, Vaios Hatzoglou, Ramesh Paudyal, Alfonso Calzado, Joseph O Deasy, Amita Shukla-Dave, Victor M Muñoz
AIM: To noninvasively investigate tumor cellularity measured using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) and glucose metabolism measured by (18)F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) during radiation therapy (RT) for human papillomavirus negative (HPV-) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: In this prospective study, 6 HPV- HNSCC patients underwent a total of 34 multimodality imaging examinations DW-MRI at 1...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143419/t2-relaxation-time-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-patients-with-upper-back-pain-initial-results-on-the-clinical-use-of-3-0-tesla-mri
#19
Raoying Xie, Linhui Ruan, Lei Chen, Kai Zhou, Jiandong Yuan, Wei Ji, Guangjian Jing, Xiaojing Huang, Qinglei Shi, Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful non-invasive tool for evaluating abnormalities of intervertebral discs. However, there are few studies which applied functional MRI techniques to investigate degenerative changes in cervical and cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) spine among adults. The aim of this study was to compare T2 relaxation time measurement evaluation with morphological grading for assessing cervical and CTJ intervertebral discs (IVD) in the patients suffering neck, shoulder, and upper back pain...
January 31, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141514/terahertz-imaging-of-cutaneous-edema-correlation-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-burn-wounds
#20
Neha Bajwa, Shijun Sung, Daniel B Ennis, Michael C Fishbein, Bryan Nowroozi, Dan Ruan, Ashkan Maccabi, Jeffrey Alger, Maie A St John, Warren S Grundfest, Zachary D Taylor
OBJECTIVE: In vivo visualization and quantification of edema, or 'tissue swelling' following injury, remains a clinical challenge. Herein, we investigate the ability of reflective terahertz (THz) imaging to track changes in tissue water content (TWC) - the direct indicator of edema- by comparison to depth-resolved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a burn-induced model of edema. METHODS: A partial thickness and full thickness burn were induced in an in vivo rat model to elicit unique TWC perturbations corresponding to burn severity...
January 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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