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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814394/dynamics-of-intrapericardial-and-extrapericardial-fat-tissues-during-long-term-dietary-induced-moderate-weight-loss
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Gal Tsaban, Arik Wolak, Hila Avni-Hassid, Yftach Gepner, Ilan Shelef, Yaakov Henkin, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Lilac Tene, Hila Zelicha, Anat Yaskolka-Meir, Oded Komy, Avital Bilitzky, Yoash Chassidim, Uta Ceglarek, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Joachim Thiery, Dror Dicker, Assaf Rudich, Meir J Stampfer, Iris Shai
Background: In view of evidence linking pericardial fat accumulation with increased cardiovascular disease risk, strategies to reduce its burden are needed. Data comparing the effects of specific long-term dietary interventions on pericardial fat tissue mobilization are sparse.Objective: We sought to evaluate intrapericardial-fat (IPF) and extrapericardial-fat (EPF) changes during weight-loss interventions by different dietary regimens.Design: During 18 mo of a randomized controlled trial, we compared a Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate (MED/LC) diet plus 28 g walnuts/d with a calorically equal low-fat (LF) diet among randomly assigned participants with moderate abdominal obesity...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808617/a-novel-method-of-quantifying-brain-atrophy-associated-with-age-related-hearing-loss
#2
Z Jason Qian, Peter D Chang, Gul Moonis, Anil K Lalwani
A growing body of evidence has shown that a relationship between age-related hearing loss and structural brain changes exists. However, a method to measure brain atrophy associated with hearing loss from a single MRI study (i.e. without an interval study) that produces an independently interpretable output does not. Such a method would be beneficial for studying patterns of structural brain changes on a large scale. Here, we introduce our method for this. Audiometric evaluations and mini-mental state exams were obtained in 34 subjects over the age of 80 who have had brain MRIs in the past 6 years...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807441/whole-body-dose-and-energy-measurements-in-radiotherapy-by-a-combination-of-lif-mg-cu-p-and-lif-mg-ti
#3
Pascal Hauri, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: Long-term survivors of cancer who were treated with radiotherapy are at risk of a radiation-induced tumor. Hence, it is important to model the out-of-field dose resulting from a cancer treatment. These models have to be verified with measurements, due to the small size, the high sensitivity to ionizing radiation and the tissue-equivalent composition, LiF thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) are well-suited for out-of-field dose measurements. However, the photon energy variation of the stray dose leads to systematic dose errors caused by the variation in response with radiation energy of the TLDs...
August 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806249/epidural-metastases-from-follicular-thyroid-cancer-mimicking-meningiomas-in-68ga-dotatate-pet
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Marcus Unterrainer, Harun Ilhan, Andrei Todica, Peter Bartenstein, Nathalie Lisa Albert
We report a woman with multifocal lesions suggestive of meningiomas in MRI, which also presented with high Ga-DOTATATE uptake in PET, a finding characteristic for meningioma. A whole-body staging due to a pathological fracture revealed multiple neoplastic lesions throughout the body without detection of a primary site. Subsequent pathological workup of a lung lesion revealed multifocal metastases from follicular thyroid cancer despite thyroidectomy 10 years ago (without pathological finding), and posttreatment scans after radioiodine therapy confirmed the multiple brain lesions to be metastases as well...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804760/autopsy-case-of-the-c12orf65-mutation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Hideaki Nishihara, Masatoshi Omoto, Masaki Takao, Yujiro Higuchi, Michiaki Koga, Motoharu Kawai, Hiroo Kawano, Eiji Ikeda, Hiroshi Takashima, Takashi Kanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the autopsy case of a patient with a homozygous 2-base deletion, c171_172delGA (p.N58fs), in the C12orf65 gene. METHODS: We described the clinical history, neuroimaging data, neuropathology, and genetic analysis of the patients with C12orf65 mutations. RESULTS: The patient was a Japanese woman with a history of delayed psychomotor development, primary amenorrhea, and gait disturbance in her 20s. She was hospitalized because of respiratory failure at the age of 60...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803358/prospective-head-to-head-comparison-of-11-c-choline-pet-mr-and-11-c-choline-pet-ct-for-restaging-of-biochemical-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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Matthias Eiber, Isabel Rauscher, Michael Souvatzoglou, Tobias Maurer, Markus Schwaiger, Konstantin Holzapfel, Ambros J Beer
PURPOSE: Whole-body integrated (11)C-choline PET/MR might provide advantages compared to (11)C-choline PET/CT for restaging of prostate cancer (PC) due to the high soft-tissue contrast and the use of multiparametric MRI, especially for detection of local recurrence and bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four patients with recurrent PC underwent a single-injection/dual-imaging protocol with contrast-enhanced PET/CT followed by fully diagnostic PET/MR...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798837/automated-modification-and-fusion-of-voxel-models-to-construct-body-phantoms-with-heterogeneous-breast-tissue-application-to-mri-simulations
#7
Joseph V Rispoli, Steven M Wright, Craig R Malloy, Mary P McDougall
BACKGROUND: Human voxel models incorporating detailed anatomical features are vital tools for the computational evaluation of electromagnetic (EM) fields within the body. Besides whole-body human voxel models, phantoms representing smaller heterogeneous anatomical features are often employed; for example, localized breast voxel models incorporating fatty and fibroglandular tissues have been developed for a variety of EM applications including mammography simulation and dosimetry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultra-wideband microwave imaging...
2017: Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798033/a-prospective-study-comparing-99m-tc-hdp-planar-bone-scintigraphy-and-whole-body-spect-ct-with-18-f-fluoride-pet-ct-and-18-f-fluoride-pet-mri-for-diagnosing-bone-metastases
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Johan Löfgren, Jann Mortensen, Sine Hvid Rasmussen, Claus Madsen, Annika Loft, Adam Espe Hansen, Peter Oturai, Karl Erik Jensen, Mette Louise Mørk, Michala Reichkendler, Liselotte Højgaard, Barbara M Fischer
We prospectively evaluate and compare the diagnostic performance of (99m)Tc-HDP planar bone scintigraphy (pBS), (99m)Tc-HDP SPECT/CT, (18)F-NaF PET/CT and (18)F-NaF PET/MRI for the detection of bone metastases. Methods: 117 patients with histologically proven malignancy referred for clinical pBS were prospectively enrolled. pBS and whole-body SPECT/CT were performed followed by (18)F-NaF PET/CT within 9 days. (18)F-NaF PET/MRI was also performed in 46 patients. A "truth panel" including clinical follow-up served as standard of reference...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796115/cerebral-white-matter-structure-is-disrupted-in-gulf-war-veterans-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
#9
Stephanie M VanRiper, Andrew L Alexander, Kelli F Koltyn, Aaron J Stegner, Laura D Ellingson, Daniel J Destiche, Ryan J Dougherty, Jacob B Lindheimer, Dane B Cook
Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) affects ∼25% of the 700,000 Veterans deployed during the Persian Gulf War (1990-91). The cause of their pain is unknown and there are no efficacious treatments. A small body of literature suggests that brain abnormalities exist in Gulf War Veterans (GVs), yet relationships between brain abnormalities and disease symptoms remain largely unexplored. Our purpose was to compare white matter (WM) integrity between GVCMP and matched, healthy Veteran controls (GVCO) and investigate relationships between cerebral WM integrity and symptoms...
August 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777652/semiquantitative-assessment-of-18-f-fdg-uptake-in-the-normal-skeleton-comparison-between-pet-ct-and-time-of-flight-simultaneous-pet-mri
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Ryogo Minamimoto, Guofan Xu, Mehran Jamali, Dawn Holley, Amir Barkhodari, Greg Zaharchuk, Andrei Iagaru
OBJECTIVE: Differences in the attenuation correction methods used in PET/CT scanners versus the newly introduced whole-body simultaneous PET/MRI reportedly result in differences in standardized uptake values (SUVs) in the normal skeleton. The aim of the study was to compare the semiquantitative FDG uptake in the normal skeleton using time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI versus PET/CT with and without TOF. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Participants received a single FDG injection and underwent non-TOF and TOF PET/CT (n = 23) or non-TOF PET/CT and TOF PET/MRI (n = 50)...
August 4, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772286/prevalence-of-cancer-at-baseline-screening-in-the-national-cancer-institute-li-fraumeni-syndrome-cohort
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Phuong L Mai, Payal P Khincha, Jennifer T Loud, Rosamma M DeCastro, Renée C Bremer, June A Peters, Chia-Ying Liu, David A Bluemke, Ashkan A Malayeri, Sharon A Savage
Importance: Establishment of an optimal cancer surveillance program is important to reduce cancer-related morbidity and mortality in individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare, highly penetrant cancer predisposition syndrome. Objective: To determine the feasibility and efficacy of a comprehensive cancer screening regimen in Li-Fraumeni syndrome, using multiple radiologic techniques, including rapid whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and laboratory measurements...
August 3, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756744/personalized-bilateral-whole-body-somatosensory-cortex-stimulation-to-relieve-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Andrea Cancelli, Carlo Cottone, Alessandro Giordani, Simone Migliore, Domenico Lupoi, Camillo Porcaro, Massimiliano Mirabella, Paolo Maria Rossini, Maria Maddalena Filippi, Franca Tecchio
BACKGROUND: The patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) often consider fatigue the most debilitating symptom they experience, but conventional medicine currently offers poorly efficacious therapies. OBJECTIVE: We executed a replication study of an innovative approach for relieving MS fatigue. METHODS: According to the sample size estimate, we recruited 10 fatigued MS patients who received 5-day transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a randomized, double-blind, Sham-controlled, crossover study, with modified Fatigue Impact Scale (mFIS) score reduction at the end of the treatment as primary outcome...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756622/fully-automatic-multi-organ-segmentation-in-normal-whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-using-classification-forests-cfs-convolutional-neural-networks-cnns-and-a-multi-atlas-ma-approach
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Ioannis Lavdas, Ben Glocker, Konstantinos Kamnitsas, Daniel Rueckert, Henrietta Mair, Amandeep Sandhu, Stuart A Taylor, Eric O Aboagye, Andrea G Rockall
PURPOSE: As part of a programme to implement automatic lesion detection methods for whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in oncology, we have developed, evaluated and compared three algorithms for fully automatic, multi-organ segmentation in healthy volunteers. METHODS: The first algorithm is based on classification forests (CFs), the second is based on 3D convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and the third algorithm is based on a multi-atlas (MA) approach...
July 30, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756339/whole-body-mri-for-systemic-staging-of-breast-cancer-in-pregnant-women
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Fedro A Peccatori, Giovanni Codacci-Pisanelli, Maria Del Grande, Giovanna Scarfone, Fabio Zugni, Giuseppe Petralia
When breast cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, treatment should be as close; as possible to what is used in non-pregnant patients. This requires accurate local and systemic staging: ultrasound (US) is used for local staging and allows adequate evaluation of the liver and pelvis, but chest and bones cannot be explored and imaging techniques involving exposure to ionizing radiation would be needed. However, since imaging techniques involving ionizing radiation and the use of radionuclides should be limited, whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) without administration of contrast agent represents a very interesting alternative, but limited data is available...
July 27, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751368/functional-correlates-of-detailed-body-composition-in-healthy-elderly-subjects
#15
Corinna Geisler, Lisa Schweitzer, Manfred James Müller
Methods of body composition analysis (BCA) are now widely used to characterize health status, i.e. nutritional status, metabolic rates and cardio-metabolic risk factors. However, the functional correlates of individual body components have not been systematically analyzed. A 2-compartment model was assessed by air displacement plethysmographie, detailed body composition (BC)was measured by whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a healthy population of 40 Caucasians aged 65 to 81 years (20 males; body mass index range: 18...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750592/fdg-pet-ct-evaluation-in-neurolymphomatosis-imaging-characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes
#16
Tima Davidson, Meirav Kedmi, Abraham Avigdor, Orna Komisar, Bar Chikman, Merav Lidar, Elinor Goshen, S Tzila Zwas, Simona Ben-Haim
Neurolymphomatosis (NL) often represents unidentified non-Hodgkin lymphoma relapses. Considering its severity, early detection and treatment are crucial. We outline one hospital's (18)F-FDG-PET-CT imaging findings of NL, along with the patients' clinical characteristics. Clinical records and imaging findings of 19 NL patients, PET-CT diagnosed, were retrospectively reviewed. Patient data, FDG-PET-CT findings and the presence of coexisting diseases, especially CNS involvement, were documented. Available MRI and clinical data verified the findings...
July 28, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747522/pet-imaging-stability-measurements-during-simultaneous-pulsing-of-aggressive-mr-sequences-on-the-ge-signa-pet-mr
#17
Timothy W Deller, Mohammad Mehdi Khalighi, Floris P Jansen, Gary H Glover
The recent introduction of simultaneous whole-body PET/MR scanners has enabled new research taking advantage of the complementary information obtainable with PET and MR imaging. One such application is kinetic modeling, which requires high levels of PET quantitative stability. This challenges the task of isolating the two imaging subsystems from mutual interference. Performance measurements have previously been published demonstrating sufficient PET stability in the presence of MR pulsing for typical clinical use; however, PET stability during radiofrequency (RF)-intensive and gradient-intensive sequences has not previously been evaluated for a clinical whole-body scanner...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747182/recurrent-primary-mediastinal-giant-cell-tumor-of-soft-tissue-with-radiological-findings-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Qiongjie Hu, Jian Peng, Liming Xia
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumor of soft tissue (GCT-ST), which histologically resembles GCT of bone, is a rare tumor. Usually, it is located in the lower extremities and trunk. GCT-ST, occurring in mediastinum, is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We encountered an 18-year-old Chinese woman who had mild dull pain on the left side of back. The following chest computed tomography (CT) showed a heterogeneous mass deeply situated in the posterior mediastinum with compression of the lung and invasion of the adjacent rib...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740509/multiple-bony-injuries-on-bone-scan-in-a-case-of-unsuspected-child-abuse
#19
Ya-Wen Chuang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chin-Chuan Chang, Chia-Yang Lin, Hsiu-Lan Chu, Ying-Fong Huang, Yu-Chang Tyan
This case is described of an eleven-month-old infant with lower limbs swelling and the left elbow skeletal malformation following a fall. The radionuclide bone scan was performed to exclude bone infection or congenital skeletal anomaly. The images unexpectedly showed multiple increased radioactive foci throughout the whole body. It was a strong probability of child abuse. All lesions are readily apparent on the following plain film radiographs and MRI.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735732/assessment-of-mri-issues-for-a-new-cerebral-spinal-fluid-shunt-gravitational-valve-gv
#20
Daniel Moghtader, Hans-Joachim Crawack, Christoph Miethke, Zinah Dörlemann, Frank G Shellock
PURPOSE: A gravitational valve (GV) may be used to treat hydrocephalus, offering possible advantages that include avoidance of over drainage and long-term complications. Because a GV is made from metal, there are potential safety and other problems related to the use of MRI. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate MRI-related issues (i.e., magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) for a newly developed, metallic GV. METHODS: Tests were performed on the GV (GAV 2...
July 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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