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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102957/rf-safety-assessment-of-a-bilateral-four-channel-transmit-receive-7-tesla-breast-coil-sar-versus-tissue-temperature-limits
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Thomas M Fiedler, Mark E Ladd, Andreas K Bitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to perform an RF safety evaluation for a bilateral four-channel transmit/receive breast coil and to determine the maximum permissible input power for which RF exposure of the subject stays within recommended limits. The safety evaluation was done based on SAR as well as on temperature simulations. In comparison to SAR, temperature is more directly correlated with tissue damage, which allows a more precise safety assessment. The temperature simulations were performed by applying three different blood perfusion models as well as two different ambient temperatures...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102949/simultaneous-pet-mr-imaging-with-a-radio-frequency-penetrable-pet-insert
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Alexander M Grant, Brian J Lee, Chen-Ming Chang, Craig S Levin
PURPOSE: A brain sized radio frequency (RF)-penetrable PET insert has been designed for simultaneous operation with MRI systems. This system takes advantage of electro-optical coupling and battery power to electrically float the PET insert relative to the MRI ground, permitting RF signals to be transmitted through small gaps between the modules that form the PET ring. This design facilitates the use of the built-in body coil for RF transmission and thus could be inserted into any existing MR site wishing to achieve simultaneous PET/MR imaging...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099288/assessing-the-agreement-between-radiologic-and-clinical-measurements-of-lumbar-and-cervical-epidural-depths-in-patients-undergoing-prone-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injection
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James Harvey Jones, Naileshni Singh, Anna Nidecker, Chin-Shang Li, Scott Fishman
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy-guided epidural steroid injection (ESI) commonly is performed to treat radicular pain yet can lead to adverse events if the needle is not advanced with precision. Accurate preoperative assessment of the distance from the skin to the epidural space holds the potential for reducing the risks of adverse effects from ESI. It was hypothesized that the distance from the skin to the epidural space as measured on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would agree with the distance traveled by a Tuohy needle to reach the epidural space during midline, interlaminar ESI...
January 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095379/diffusion-tensor-imaging-detects-occult-cerebellar-injury-in-severe-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Monica E Lemmon, Matthias W Wagner, Thangamadhan Bosemani, Kathryn A Carson, Frances J Northington, Thierry A G M Huisman, Andrea Poretti
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of whole-body hypothermia therapy, many infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) die or have significant long-term neurodevelopmental impairment. Prospectively identifying neonates at risk of poor outcome is essential but not straightforward. The cerebellum is not classically considered to be a brain region vulnerable to hypoxic-ischemic insults; recent literature suggests, however, that the cerebellum may be involved in neonatal HIE. In this study, we aimed to assess the microstructural integrity of cerebellar and linked supratentorial structures in neonates with HIE compared to neurologically healthy neonatal controls...
January 18, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093681/quantifying-the-benefits-of-dimethyl-fumarate-over-%C3%AE-interferon-and-glatiramer-acetate-therapies-on-work-productivity-outcomes-in-ms-patients
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Andrew Lee, James Pike, Michael R Edwards, Jennifer Petrillo, John Waller, Eddie Jones
INTRODUCTION: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a novel oral therapy used for the treatment of relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). In two 2-year pivotal Phase 3 trials in patients with RRMS, DMF significantly reduced disease activity based on both clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and demonstrated an acceptable safety profile. However, there is currently a lack of comparative data which explore the relationship between work productivity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes in RRMS and how these differ among RRMS therapies, including DMF...
January 16, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091804/baseline-results-from-the-uk-signify-study-a-whole-body-mri-screening-study-in-tp53-mutation-carriers-and-matched-controls
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Sibel Saya, Emma Killick, Sarah Thomas, Natalie Taylor, Elizabeth K Bancroft, Jeanette Rothwell, Sarah Benafif, Alexander Dias, Christos Mikropoulos, Jenny Pope, Anthony Chamberlain, Ranga Gunapala, Louise Izatt, Lucy Side, Lisa Walker, Susan Tomkins, Jackie Cook, Julian Barwell, Vicki Wiles, Lauren Limb, Diana Eccles, Martin O Leach, Susan Shanley, Fiona J Gilbert, Helen Hanson, David Gallagher, Bala Rajashanker, Richard W Whitehouse, Dow-Mu Koh, S Aslam Sohaib, D Gareth Evans, Rosalind A Eeles
In the United Kingdom, current screening guidelines for TP53 germline mutation carriers solely recommends annual breast MRI, despite the wide spectrum of malignancies typically seen in this group. This study sought to investigate the role of one-off non-contrast whole-body MRI (WB MRI) in the screening of asymptomatic TP53 mutation carriers. 44 TP53 mutation carriers and 44 population controls were recruited. Scans were read by radiologists blinded to participant carrier status. The incidence of malignancies diagnosed in TP53 mutation carriers against general population controls was calculated...
January 16, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088934/clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-intraorbital-wooden-foreign-bodies
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Jia Li, Li-Ping Zhou, Jing Jin, Hong-Feng Yuan
PURPOSE: The intraorbital wooden foreign body is often misdiagnosed or missed on computed tomog- raphy (CT) scan, due to the invisible or unclear images. The residual foreign bodies often occur during surgical removal. The clinical manifestations, imaging features and treatment of intraorbital wooden foreign bodies were discussed in this study. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed 14 cases of intraorbital wooden foreign bodies managed at our hospital between January 2007 and May 2015...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076977/combining-microfractures-autologous-bone-graft-and-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-for-the-treatment-of-juvenile-osteochondral-talar-lesions
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Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Camilla Maccario, Chiara Ursino, Nicola Serra, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients younger than 20 years, treated with the arthroscopic-talus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AT-AMIC) technique and autologous bone graft for osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT). METHODS: Eleven patients under 20 years (range 13.3-20.0) underwent the AT-AMIC procedure and autologous bone graft for OLTs. Patients were evaluated preoperatively (T0) and at 6 (T1), 12 (T2), and 24 (T3) months postoperatively, using the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Ankle and Hindfoot (AOFAS) score, the visual analog scale and the SF-12 respectively in its Mental and Physical Component Scores...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075521/association-between-adolescent-sport-activities-and-lumbar-disc-degeneration-among-young-adults
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Jani Takatalo, Jaro Karppinen, Simo Näyhä, Simo Taimela, Jaakko Niinimäki, Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Osmo Tervonen
The relationship between different sport activities and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) is largely unknown. We evaluated whether adolescent participation in different sports is associated with lumbar DD in a population-based birth cohort of young adults. A total of 558 young adults (325 females and 233 males) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5-T scanner). A DD sum score, based on the Pfirrmann grading, was calculated for all lumbar levels. The sum score was categorized into no DD, 1, 2, or at least 3...
January 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063601/bone-marrow-fat-content-is-correlated-with-hepatic-fat-content-in-paediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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N Y Yu, T Wolfson, M S Middleton, G Hamilton, A Gamst, J E Angeles, J B Schwimmer, C B Sirlin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between bone marrow fat content and hepatic fat content in children with known or suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant, cross-sectional, prospective analysis of data collected between October 2010 to March 2013 in 125 children with known or suspected NAFLD. Written informed consent was obtained for same-day research magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine, liver, and abdominal adiposity...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061487/thermal-induced-osteonecrosis-of-adjacent-vertebra-after-intradiscal-electrothermal-therapy
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Soonjoon Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh
A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of low back pain and intermittent right thigh pain. Twelve weeks before admission, the patient received intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) at a local hospital. The patient still reported low back pain after the procedure that was managed with narcotic analgesics. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, and his referring physician thought the likely diagnosis was spondylodiscitis at the L4-5 spinal segment with a small epidural abscess...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049553/validation-of-intimate-correlation-between-visceral-fat-and-hepatic-steatosis-quantitative-measurement-techniques-using-ct-for-area-of%C3%A2-fat-and-mr-for-hepatic-steatosis
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Moon Hyung Choi, Joon-Il Choi, Michael Yong Park, Sung Eun Rha, Soon Nam Oh, Seung Eun Jung, Jae Young Byun, Stephan Kannengiesser, Yohan Son
BACKGROUND & AIM: The relationship between obesity and hepatic steatosis is well known, and there are many methods to measure obesity and severity of hepatic steatosis. Because of advances in radiologic techniques, the areas of certain body components can be measured on computed tomography (CT) while the severity of hepatic steatosis can be measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) with high accuracy. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between degree of fatty infiltration of the liver measured by MRS and body composition measured from CT images...
December 18, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048911/su-g-iep1-06-estimating-relative-tissue-density-from-quantitative-mr-images-a-novel-perspective-for-mri-only-heterogeneity-corrected-dose-calculation
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A Soliman, M Hashemi, H Safigholi, E Tchistiakova, W Song
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of extracting the relative density from quantitative MRI measurements as well as estimate a correlation between the extracted measures and CT Hounsfield units. METHODS: MRI has the ability to separate water and fat signals, producing two separate images for each component. By performing appropriate corrections on the separated images, quantitative measurement of water and fat mass density can be estimated. This work aims to test this hypothesis on 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048527/su-f-t-544-development-of-a-clinically-feasible-workflow-of-4d-mri-based-treatment-planning-for-liver-sbrt
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S Han, F Yin, B Czito, M Palta, J Cai
PURPOSE: To develop a clinically feasible workflow of 4D MRI-based treatment planning for liver SBRT. METHODS: A clinical workflow based on 4D MRI for liver SBRT was designed to largely simulate the same procedure as 4D CT for lung SBRT. Key features of the workflow include: (1) contouring tumor volume at each phases (2) contouring more structures, (3) assigning CT numbers to structures for dose calculation. Uncertainties (bone delineation, MRI distortion, CT number assignment, etc...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048364/we-fg-207a-01-introduction-to-dedicated-breast-ct-early-studies
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S Vedantham
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048362/su-f-j-161-prostate-contouring-in-patients-with-bilateral-hip-prostheses-impact-of-using-artifact-reduced-ct-images-and-mri
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A Elzibak, A Loblaw, G Morton, D Vesprini, S Liu, H Chung, M Davidson
PURPOSE: To investigate the usefulness of metal artifact reduction in CT images of patients with bilateral hip prostheses (BHP) for contouring the prostate and determine if the inclusion of MR images provides additional benefits. METHODS: Five patients with BHP were CT scanned using our clinical protocol (140kV, 300mAs, 3mm slices, 1.5mm increment, Philips Medical Systems, OH). Images were reconstructed with the orthopaedic metal artifact reduction (O-MAR) algorithm...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048323/su-d-207a-05-investigating-sparse-sampled-mri-for-motion-management-in-thoracic-radiotherapy
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P Sabouri, T Arai, A Sawant
PURPOSE: Sparse sampling and reconstruction-based MRI techniques represent an attractive strategy to achieve sufficiently high image acquisition speed while maintaining image quality for the task of radiotherapy guidance. In this study, we examine rapid dynamic MRI using a sparse sampling sequence k-t BLAST in capturing motion-induced, cycle-to-cycle variations in tumor position. We investigate the utility of long-term MRI-based motion monitoring as a means of better characterizing respiration-induced tumor motion compared to a single-cycle 4DCT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047717/we-fg-207a-02-why-we-need-breast-ct-clinical-perspective
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A O'Connell
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047685/su-f-j-151-evaluation-of-a-magnetic-resonance-image-gated-radiotherapy-system-using-a-motion-phantom-and-radiochromic-film
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J Lamb, J Ginn, D O'Connell, D Thomas, N Agazaryan, M Cao, Y Yang, D Low
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance image (MRI) guided radiotherapy enables gating directly on target position for soft-tissue targets in the lung and abdomen. We present a dosimetric evaluation of a commercially-available FDA-approved MRI-guided radiotherapy system's gating performance using a MRI-compatible respiratory motion phantom and radiochromic film. METHODS: The MRI-compatible phantom was capable of one-dimensional motion. The phantom consisted of a target rod containing high-contrast target inserts which moved inside a body structure containing background contrast material...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047520/we-fg-207a-05-dedicated-breast-ct-as-a-diagnostic-imaging-tool-physics-and-clinical-feasibility
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A Karellas
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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