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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726508/optimizing-mri-logistics-prospective-analysis-of-performance-efficiency-and-patient-throughput
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Kevin Beker, Alejandro Garces-Descovich, Jason Mangosing, Ines Cabral-Goncalves, Donna Hallett, Koenraad J Mortele
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to optimize MRI logistics through evaluation of MRI workflow and analysis of performance, efficiency, and patient throughput in a tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: For 2 weeks, workflow data from two outpatient MRI scanners were prospectively collected and stratified by value added to the process (i.e., value-added time, business value-added time, or non-value-added time). Two separate time cycles were measured: the actual MRI process cycle as well as the complete length of patient stay in the department...
July 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720139/the-golmepsa-study-protocol-an-investigator-initiated-double-blind-parallel-group-randomised-controlled-trial-of-golimumab-and-methotrexate-versus-methotrexate-in-early-diagnosed-psoriatic-arthritis-using-clinical-and-whole-body-mri-outcomes
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Gabriele De Marco, Philip Helliwell, Dennis McGonagle, Paul Emery, Laura C Coates, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Helena Marzo-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis which impacts significantly on the quality of life and work capacity of affected individuals. Recent evidence has shown that early control of inflammation in PsA leads to improved long-term outcomes. It is postulated that prompt intervention after diagnosis using a remission-induction treatment strategy will lead to improved outcomes and optimal disease control of PsA. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical efficacy of a treatment strategy in newly diagnosed, treatment naïve PsA subjects, using the combination of golimumab (GOL), methotrexate (MTX) and steroids versus standard care (MTX monotherapy plus steroids)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716214/early-68-ga-psma-pet-mri-acquisition-assessment-of-lesion-detectability-and-pet-metrics-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-same-day-late-pet-ct
#3
L Domachevsky, H Bernstine, N Goldberg, M Nidam, D Stern, J Sosna, D Groshar
AIM: To compare lesion detectability and positron-emission tomography (PET) metric measurements between early-PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and same-day PET/computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the institutional review board and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Twenty-one patients underwent non-time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI immediately following (68)GA-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) tracer injection in two steps: firstly, early prostate PET/MRI (pPET/MRI) and early whole-body (WB) PET/MRI (wbPET/MR) followed by WB TOF PET/CT (wbPET/CT)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707338/evaluation-of-interthalamic-adhesion-size-as-an-indicator-of-brain-atrophy-in-dogs-with-and-without-cognitive-dysfunction
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Daji Noh, Sooyoung Choi, Hojung Choi, Youngwon Lee, Kija Lee
Interthalamic adhesion thickness has been previously described as a parameter for quantifying canine brain atrophy and hypothesized to correlate with brain height or ventricular size. However, studies testing this hypothesis are lacking. This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to compare interthalamic adhesion thickness, interthalamic adhesion thickness/brain height ratio, and interthalamic adhesion thickness/brain height ratio/lateral ventricle to brain height ratio values in dogs with and without cognitive dysfunction...
July 13, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705819/mri-of-the-swallow-tail-sign-a-useful-marker-in-the-diagnosis-of-lewy-body-dementia
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S Shams, D Fällmar, S Schwarz, L-O Wahlund, D van Westen, O Hansson, E-M Larsson, S Haller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are, to date, no MR imaging diagnostic markers for Lewy body dementia. Nigrosome 1, containing dopaminergic cells, in the substantia nigra pars compacta is hyperintense on SWI and has been called the swallow tail sign, disappearing with Parkinson disease. We aimed to study the swallow tail sign and its clinical applicability in Lewy body dementia and hypothesized that the sign would be likewise applicable in Lewy body dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional multicenter study including 97 patients (mean age, 65 ± 10 years; 46% women), consisting of the following: controls (n = 21) and those with Lewy body dementia (n = 19), Alzheimer disease (n = 20), frontotemporal lobe dementia (n = 20), and mild cognitive impairment (n = 17)...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702354/white-matter-integrity-in-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy-relationship-with-intelligence-quotient-and-executive-function
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Olga Laporta-Hoyos, Kerstin Pannek, Júlia Ballester-Plané, Lee B Reid, Élida Vázquez, Ignacio Delgado, Leire Zubiaurre-Elorza, Alfons Macaya, Pilar Póo, Mar Meléndez-Plumed, Carme Junqué, Roslyn Boyd, Roser Pueyo
BACKGROUND: Dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most disabling motor types of CP and has been classically associated with injury to the basal ganglia and thalamus. Although cognitive dysfunction is common in CP, there is a paucity of published quantitative analyses investigating the relationship between white matter (WM) microstructure and cognition in this CP type. AIMS: This study aims (1) to compare brain WM microstructure between people with dyskinetic CP and healthy controls, (2) to identify brain regions where WM microstructure is related to intelligence and (3) to identify brain regions where WM microstructure is related to executive function in people with dyskinetic CP and (4) to identify brain regions where the correlations are different between controls and people with CP in IQ and executive functions...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693592/bone-metabolism-and-inflammatory-characteristics-in-14-cases-of-chronic-nonbacterial-osteomyelitis
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Yurika Ata, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Jiro Machida, Naoyuki Nakamura, Tomoyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) is a multifocal autoinflammatory disease that often impairs daily life in children. This study aimed to investigate the bone metabolic and inflammatory characteristics of patients with CNO, and to assess the differences between responders and nonresponders to conservative treatment. METHODS: We investigated the clinical symptoms; laboratory data including inflammatory and bone metabolic biomarkers; and imaging findings from plain radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and dual-energy x-ray absorption (DEXA) in 14 patients with CNO...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690355/evaluation-of-lung-tumor-motion-management-in-radiation-therapy-with-dynamic-mri
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Seyoun Park, Rana Farah, Steven M Shea, Erik Tryggestad, Russell Hales, Junghoon Lee
Surrogate-based tumor motion estimation and tracing methods are commonly used in radiotherapy despite the lack of continuous real time 3D tumor and surrogate data. In this study, we propose a method to simultaneously track the tumor and external surrogates with dynamic MRI, which allows us to evaluate their reproducible correlation. Four MRI-compatible fiducials are placed on the patient's chest and upper abdomen, and multi-slice 2D cine MRIs are acquired to capture the lung and whole tumor, followed by two-slice 2D cine MRIs to simultaneously track the tumor and fiducials, all in sagittal orientation...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687122/evaluation-of-ex-vivo-9-4t-mri-in-post-surgical-specimens-from-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-patients
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Benjamin Y M Kwan, Fateme Salehi, Ryan Kope, Donald H Lee, Manas Sharma, Robert Hammond, Jorge G Burneo, David Steven, Terry Peters, Ali R Khan
PURPOSE: This study evaluates hippocampal pathology through usage of ultra-high field 9.4T ex-vivo imaging of resected surgical specimens in patients who have undergone temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. METHOD AND MATERIALS: This is a retrospective interpretation of prospectively acquired data. MRI scanning of resected surgical specimens from patients who have undergone temporal lobe epilepsy surgery was performed on a 9.4T small bore Varian MR magnet. Structural images employed a balanced steady-state free precession sequence (TrueFISP)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681988/effect-of-liraglutide-on-ectopic-fat-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Signe Frøssing, Malin Nylander, Elizaveta Chabanova, Jan Frystyk, Jens Juul Holst, Caroline Kistorp, Sven O Skouby, Jens Faber
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were treated with the GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide to investigate the effect on liver fat content, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial 72 women with PCOS and BMI >25 kg/m(2) and/or insulin resistance were treated with liraglutide or placebo 1.8 mg/day (2:1) for 26 weeks. Liver fat content was assessed by (1) HMR spectroscopy, VAT by MRI, body composition by DXA, and glucose metabolism by oral glucose tolerance test...
July 6, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678576/reliability-of-18-f-fdg-pet-metabolic-parameters-derived-using-simultaneous-pet-mri-and-correlation-with-prognostic-factors-of-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-a-feasibility-study
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Amarnath Jena, Sangeeta Taneja, Aru Singh, Pradeep Negi, Ramesh Sarin, Pratap K Das, Manish Singhal
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to correlate semiquantitative PET parameters-standardized uptake value (SUV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG)-derived in simultaneous PET/MRI using MRI-based attenuation correction with clinical and histopathologic prognostic factors in patients with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two invasive ductal carcinomas in 69 women were included in the study. All the subjects underwent whole-body (WB) PET/MRI (supine WB mode) and dedicated PET/MRI of the breast (prone breast imaging mode) for staging on a simultaneous PET/MRI system...
July 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677065/ferumoxytol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-for-the-assessment-of-potential-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Sokratis Stoumpos, Martin Hennessy, Alex T Vesey, Aleksandra Radjenovic, Ram Kasthuri, David B Kingsmore, Patrick B Mark, Giles Roditi
OBJECTIVES: Traditional contrast-enhanced methods for scanning blood vessels using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT carry potential risks for patients with advanced kidney disease. Ferumoxytol is a superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle preparation that has potential as an MRI contrast agent in assessing the vasculature. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced kidney disease requiring aorto-iliac vascular imaging as part of pre-operative kidney transplant candidacy assessment underwent ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (FeMRA) between December 2015 and August 2016...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672007/diagnostic-utility-of-whole-body-dixon-mri-in-multiple-myeloma-a-multi-reader-study
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Timothy J P Bray, Saurabh Singh, Arash Latifoltojar, Kannan Rajesparan, Farzana Rahman, Priya Narayanan, Sahar Naaseri, Andre Lopes, Alan Bainbridge, Shonit Punwani, Margaret A Hall-Craggs
OBJECTIVE: To determine which of four Dixon image types [in-phase (IP), out-of-phase (OP), fat only (FO) and water-only (WO)] is most sensitive for detecting multiple myeloma (MM) focal lesions on whole body MRI (WB-MRI) images. METHODS: Thirty patients with clinically-suspected MM underwent WB-MRI at 3 Tesla. Unenhanced IP, OP, FO and WO Dixon images were generated and read by four radiologists. On each image type, each radiologist identified and labelled all visible myeloma lesions in the bony pelvis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671125/distribution-of-types-of-dementia-in-the-first-100-patients-seen-at-a-dementia-clinic-in-india
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Vijay Chandra, Veer Singh Mehta
The aim of our study was to determine if the distribution of types of dementia could explain the reported lower prevalence of dementia in India. The study is an observational study of the first 100 cases of dementia. All patients were evaluated clinically and with blood tests and MRI of the brain. The causes of dementia were: Lewy body dementia (22%), depression (20%), Alzheimer's disease (13%), and mild cognitive impairment (18%). Other dementias were less common. The distribution of dementia types in this series is different from that reported globally...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663880/three-dimensional-mri-study-of-the-relationship-between-eye-dimensions-retinal-shape-and-myopia
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James M Pope, Pavan K Verkicharla, Farshid Sepehrband, Marwan Suheimat, Katrina L Schmid, David A Atchison
We investigated changes in eye dimensions and retinal shape with degree of myopia, gender and race. There were 58 young adult emmetropes and myopes (range -1.25D to -8.25D), with 30 East-Asians (21 female/9 male), 23 Caucasians (16/7) and 5 South-Asians (1/4). Three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging was undertaken with a 3.0 Tesla whole-body clinical MRI system using a 4.0 cm receive-only surface coil positioned over the eye. Automated methods determined eye length, width and height, and curve fitting procedures determined asymmetric and symmetric ellipsoid shapes to 75%, 55% and 35% of the retina...
May 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663267/comparison-of-gadoterate-meglumine-and-gadobutrol-in-the-mri-diagnosis-of-primary-brain-tumors-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-intraindividual-crossover-study-the-remind-study
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K R Maravilla, D San-Juan, S J Kim, G Elizondo-Riojas, J R Fink, W Escobar, A Bag, D R Roberts, J Hao, C Pitrou, A J Tsiouris, E Herskovits, J B Fiebach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Effective management of patients with brain tumors depends on accurate detection and characterization of lesions. This study aimed to demonstrate the noninferiority of gadoterate meglumine versus gadobutrol for overall visualization and characterization of primary brain tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled intraindividual, crossover, noninferiority study included 279 patients. Both contrast agents (dose = 0...
June 29, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662631/a-case-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-erythematosus-characterized-by-the-owl-s-eye-sign-a-case-report
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Bolin Hu, Pengcheng Wu, Yibiao Zhou, Yan Peng, Xiaoping Tang, Weijiang Ding, Ming Zhang, Xueliang Qi
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by multiple affected systems. More than half of SLE patients will suffer from neuropsychiatric lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) during the course of their disease. Although nearly half of the NPSLE patients have normal MRI manifestations, the abnormalities found in the remainder can be located anywhere in the brain, and especially in the subcortical white matter of the frontal and temporal lobe...
June 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656591/the-relationship-between-adiposity-bone-density-and-microarchitecture-is-maintained-in-young-women-irrespective-of-diabetes-status
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N Abdalrahaman, C McComb, J E Foster, R S Lindsay, R Drummond, G A McKay, C G Perry, S Faisal Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The relationship between bone health and adiposity and how it may be affected in people with chronic metabolic conditions is complex. METHODS: 17 women with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and 9 age-matched healthy women with a median age of 22.6 yrs (range, 17.4, 23.8) were studied by 3T-MRI and MR spectroscopy to assess abdominal adiposity, tibial bone microarchitecture and vertebral bone marrow adiposity. Additional measures included DXA-based assessments of total body (TB), femoral neck (FN) and lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral density (BMD) and fat mass (FM)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653176/amino-acid-synthesis-deficiencies
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T J de Koning
In recent years the number of disorders known to affect amino acid synthesis has grown rapidly. Nor is it just the number of disorders that has increased: the associated clinical phenotypes have also expanded spectacularly, primarily due to the advances of next generation sequencing diagnostics. In contrast to the "classical" inborn errors of metabolism in catabolic pathways, in which elevated levels of metabolites are easily detected in body fluids, synthesis defects present with low values of metabolites or, confusingly, even completely normal levels of amino acids...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652921/comparison-of-facet-joint-degeneration-in-firefighters-and-hospital-office-workers
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Dong Hyun Kim, Yon Soo An, Hyung Doo Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yeon-Soon Ahn, Kun-Hyung Kim, Youngki Kim, Han-Soo Song, Chul-Gab Lee, Young-Jun Kwon, Jin-Ha Yoon
BACKGROUND: There are few published studies on the relationship between occupational lumbar load and facet joint degeneration (FJD). This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the effect of physical lumbar load on FJD by comparing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of firefighters (FFs) and hospital office workers (HOWs). METHODS: We randomly sampled 341 male FFs and 80 male HOWs by age stratification. A questionnaire and clinical examination, including MRI of the lumbar spine (T12-S1), were conducted...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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