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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550740/multi-resolution-classification-of-exhaled-aerosol-images-to-detect-obstructive-lung-diseases-in-small-airways
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Jinxiang Xi, Weizhong Zhao, Jiayao Eddie Yuan, Biwei Cao, Linlin Zhao
Exhaled aerosol patterns have been used to detect obstructive respiratory diseases in the upper airways. Signals from small airway diseases are weak and may not manifest themselves in the exhaled aerosol patterns. Therefore, it will be more challenging to detect abnormalities in small airways. The objective of this study is to develop a simulation-based classification model that can accurately classify small airway diseases. The model performance was evaluated in five obstructed models that are located in lung bifurcations G7-9...
May 20, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550674/-a-comparison-of-dosimetric-variance-for-external-beam-partial-breast-irradiation-using-three-dimensional-and-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
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B Guo, J B Li, W Wang, M Xu, Q Shao, T H Liu
Objective: To investigate the potential dosimetric benefits of four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) compared to three-dimensional CT (3DCT) in the planning of radiotherapy for external-beam partial breast irradiation (EB-PBI). Methods: Three-DCT and 4DCT scan sets were acquired for 20 patients who underwent EB-PBI. For each patient a conventional 3D conformal plan (3D-CRT) was generated based on end-inhalation phase (EI). The treatment plan based on the 4DCT EI phase images was copied and applied to the end-exhalation phase (EE) and 3DCT images (defined as EB-PBI(EI), EB-PBI(EE), EB-PBI(3D), respectively)...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550173/experimental-cardiac-radiation-exposure-induces-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hirofumi Saiki, Gilles Moulay, Adam J Guenzel, Weibin Liu, Teresa Decklever, Kelly Classic, Linh Pham, Horng H Chen, John C Burnett, Stephen J Russell, Margaret M Redfield
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer radiotherapy increases the risk of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Cardiomyocytes are highly radio-resistant but radiation specifically affects coronary microvascular endothelial cells with subsequent microvascular inflammation and rarefaction. The effects of radiation on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function are poorly characterized. We hypothesized that cardiac radiation exposure may result in diastolic dysfunction without reduced EF...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545887/how-to-identify-high-radiation-burden-from-computed-tomography-an-example-in-obese-children
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Daniel L Lodwick, Jennifer N Cooper, Brent Adler, Choonsik Lee, Kelly Kelleher, Peter C Minneci, Katherine J Deans
BACKGROUND: Radiation burden from the use of computed tomography (CT) imaging may not be evenly distributed. We tested whether overweight and obese children receive higher radiation burden from CT imaging. METHODS: An automated software tool (DoseWizard) assessed patient-level radiation dose from CT and merged results with clinical data from the electronic health record. CT scans of the head, chest, and abdomen/pelvis (A/P) performed at our institution from January 2013 to August 2015 on patients aged <16 y were processed using this software...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545588/patterns-of-local-regional-recurrence-after-conformal-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Safora Johansen, Mathilde H Norman, Einar Dale, Cecilie D Amdal, Torbjørn Furre, Eirik Malinen, Jan F Evensen
AIM: To evaluate the patterns of loco-regional recurrences in head and neck cancer patients METHODS: Twenty-six out of 112 patients treated with primary or postoperative 3D CRT or IMRT for their primary and recurrent disease between 2007 and 2013 were included. The CT images of recurrent disease were rigidly registered with the primary CT images for each patient. To assess overlaps and overlap localization, the recurrence volume overlapping with the primary target volume was identified...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542043/induction-therapy-with-biosimilar-infliximab-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
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Joanna Sieczkowska-Golub, Monika Meglicka, Anna Plocek, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Dorota Jarzębicka, Ewa Toporowska-Kowalska, Agnieszka Gawronska, Grzegorz Oracz, Jaroslaw Kierkus
INTRODUCTION: In most European countries, an infliximab biosimilar (CT-P13) is currently in common use. In vitro and in vivo studies have proved a high similarity between CT-P13 and the reference infliximab. CT-P13 was licensed for use in patients with Crohn's diseases (CD) based on the extrapolation of data from preclinical studies and clinical trials in rheumatology indications. The aim of this study was to assess the similarity between CT-P13 and the originator infliximab in induction therapy in CD paediatric patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541855/rate-and-reasons-for-repeat-ct-scanning-in-transferred-trauma-patients
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James F Holmes, Blake G Siglock, Michael T Corwin, Michael A Johnson, Edgardo S Salcedo, Gabriel S Espinoza, Ramit Lamba
To describe the reasons and additional radiation for CT scans repeated after transfer to a trauma center. Retrospective study of patients transferred to a trauma center. Patients had repeat CT if a CT of the same region was repeated at the trauma center's emergency department. Indications for repeat CT scanning were abstracted. Radiation dosage was calculated in millisieverts. A total of 370 had CT scans and were transferred. Mean age was 39.1 ± 28.0 years. Seventy-four [20.0%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 16...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541574/accuracy-of-size-specific-dose-estimate-calculation-from-center-slice-in-computed-tomography
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Johannes Boos, Patric Kröpil, Oliver Th Bethge, Joel Aissa, Christoph Schleich, Lino Morris Sawicki, Niklas Heinzler, Gerald Antoch, Christoph Thomas
To evaluate the accuracy of size-specific dose estimate (SSDE) calculation from center slice with water-equivalent diameter (Dw) and effective diameter (Deff). A total of 1812 CT exams (1583 adult and 229 pediatric) were included in this retrospective study. Dw and Deff were automatically calculated for all slices of each scan. SSDEs were calculated with two methods: (1) from the center slice; and (2) from all slices of the volume, which was regarded as the reference standard. Impact of patient weight, height and body mass index (BMI) on SSDE accuracy was assessed...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540583/circadian-rhythm-in-melatonin-release-as-a-mechanism-to-reinforce-the-temporal-organization-of-the-circadian-system-in-crayfish
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Leonor Mendoza-Vargas, Armida Báez-Saldaña, Ramón Alvarado, Beatriz Fuentes-Pardo, Edgar Flores-Soto, Héctor Solís-Chagoyán
Melatonin (MEL) is a conserved molecule with respect to its synthesis pathway and functions. In crayfish, MEL content in eyestalks (Ey) increases at night under the photoperiod, and this indoleamine synchronizes the circadian rhythm of electroretinogram amplitude, which is expressed by retinas and controlled by the cerebroid ganglion (CG). The aim of this study was to determine whether MEL content in eyestalks and CG or circulating MEL in hemolymph (He) follows a circadian rhythm under a free-running condition; in addition, it was tested whether MEL might directly influence the spontaneous electrical activity of the CG...
June 2017: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540524/changes-in-tumor-biology-during-chemoradiation-of-cervix-cancer-assessed-by-multiparametric-mri-and-hypoxia-pet
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Petra Georg, Piotr Andrzejewski, Pascal Baltzer, Michaela Daniel, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Alina Sturdza, Katarina Majercakova, Georgios Karanikas, Richard Pötter, Marcus Hacker, Thomas Helbich, Dietmar Georg, Katja Pinker
PURPOSE: Imaging biomarkers assessed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or positron emission tomography (PET) enable non-invasive tumor characterization in cervix cancer patients. We investigated the spatio-temporal stability of hypoxia, perfusion, and the cell density of tumors over time by repetitive imaging prior to, during, and after radio-chemotherapy. PROCEDURES: Thirteen patients were included in this prospective study. The imaging protocol included the following: [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole ([(18)F]FMISO)-PET/x-ray computed tomography (CT) and multiparametric (mp)-MRI at four time-points (TP): baseline (BL); and weeks 2 (TP1), 5 (TP2), and 19 after treatment start (follow-up FU)...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537761/correlation-analysis-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-18-f-fluoroazomycin-arabinoside-uptake-distributions-in-lung-tumours-during-radiation-therapy
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Dario Di Perri, John A Lee, Anne Bol, François-Xavier Hanin, Guillaume Janssens, Daniel Labar, Annie Robert, Edmond Sterpin, Xavier Geets
BACKGROUND: PET-guided dose painting (DP) aims to target radioresistant tumour regions in order to improve radiotherapy (RT) outcome. Besides the well-known [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), the hypoxia positron emission tomography (PET) tracer [(18)F]fluoroazomycin arabinoside (FAZA) could provide further useful information to guide the radiation dose prescription. In this study, we compare the spatial distributions of FDG and FAZA PET uptakes in lung tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with unresectable lung cancer underwent FDG and FAZA 4D-PET/CT on consecutive days at three time-points: prior to RT (pre), and during the second (w2), and the third (w3) weeks of RT...
May 24, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536968/clinical-and-imaging-based-prognostic-factors-in-radioembolisation-of-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-exploratory-analysis
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Kathy P Willowson, Aimee R Hayes, David L H Chan, Michael Tapner, Elizabeth J Bernard, Richard Maher, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen J Clarke, Dale L Bailey
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between absorbed dose and response of colorectal cancer liver metastases treated with [(90)Y]-resin microspheres and to explore possible clinical and imaging derived prognostic factors. METHODS: FDG PET/CT was used to measure response of individual lesions to a measured absorbed dose, derived from post-treatment (90)Y PET imaging. Predicted dose was also derived from planning [(99m)Tc]-MAA SPECT data...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536392/personalized-dosimetry-for-radionuclide-therapy-using-molecular-imaging-tools
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Michael Ljungberg, Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner
For treatment of systemic malignancies, when external radiation therapy is not applicable, radionuclide therapy can be an alternative. In this form of therapy, radionuclides are administered to the patient, often in a form where the radionuclide is labelled to a molecule that plays the active part in the localization of the tumor. Since the aim is to impart lethal damage to tumor cells while maintaining possible side-effects to normal tissues at tolerable levels, a proper and accurate personalized dosimetry should be a pre-requisite...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536342/-a-case-of-late-recurrence-of-breast-cancer-causing-multiple-organ-metastases-27-years-postoperatively
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Kimiyasu Yoneyama, Hiroshi Nakamura, Naotaka Tobe
The patient was a 77-year-old female with a history of treatment for cancer of the right breast 27 years earlier, who presented with a chief complaint of a subcutaneous mass in the left lower quadrant of her abdomen. A thorough examination revealed high breast cancer-related tumor marker values, and based on a computed tomography(CT)examination, a tentative diagnosis of multiple lung, liver, retroperitoneal, and abdominal wall metastases was made. Although there were multiple organ metastases, in view of the long interval before the recurrence, absence of any symptoms, and the patient's age, we initiated treatment by weekly administration of an aromatase inhibitor and trastuzumab...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536341/-a-case-of-effective-chemoradiotherapy-using-mfolfox6-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Yoshio Kuga, Shosuke Kitamura, Teruo Mouri, Tomohiro Miwata, Yuzoh Hirata, Yasuyo Ishizaki, Yasutoshi Hashimoto
We report a case of locally advanced rectal cancer, treated effectively with chemotherapy consisting of mFOLFOX6 combined with radiotherapy. A 63-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in March 2012 for diarrhea and anal and perineal pain. Advanced rectal cancer with invasion ofthe right perineum was diagnosed based on computer tomography(CT) findings. Surgery was performed; however, the rectal cancer was unresectable. A sigmoid colostomy was performed, and a central venous port was implanted. In April 2012, the patient was treated with chemotherapy using 3 courses ofmFOLFOX6 and concurrent radiotherapy...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535919/precision-iort-image-guided-intraoperative-radiation-therapy-igiort-using-online-treatment-planning-including-tissue-heterogeneity-correction
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Frank Schneider, Frederic Bludau, Sven Clausen, Jens Fleckenstein, Udo Obertacke, Frederik Wenz
BACKGROUND: To the present date, IORT has been eye and hand guided without treatment planning and tissue heterogeneity correction. This limits the precision of the application and the precise documentation of the location and the deposited dose in the tissue. Here we present a set-up where we use image guidance by intraoperative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for precise online Monte Carlo treatment planning including tissue heterogeneity correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IORT was performed during balloon kyphoplasty using a dedicated Needle Applicator...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535915/virtual-patient-3d-dose-reconstruction-using-in-air-epid-measurements-and-a-back-projection-algorithm-for-imrt-and-vmat-treatments
#17
Igor Olaciregui-Ruiz, Roel Rozendaal, René F M van Oers, Ben Mijnheer, Anton Mans
PURPOSE: At our institute, a transit back-projection algorithm is used clinically to reconstruct in vivo patient and in phantom 3D dose distributions using EPID measurements behind a patient or a polystyrene slab phantom, respectively. In this study, an extension to this algorithm is presented whereby in air EPID measurements are used in combination with CT data to reconstruct 'virtual' 3D dose distributions. By combining virtual and in vivo patient verification data for the same treatment, patient-related errors can be separated from machine, planning and model errors...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535914/does-gantry-rotation-time-influence-accuracy-of-volume-computed-tomography-dose-index-ctdivol-in-modern-ct
#18
Atsushi Fukuda, Nao Ichikawa, Yoshiharu Fujita, Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Kosuke Matsubara, Tosiaki Miyati
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a gantry overrun corrected CTDIvol (cCTDIvol) dosimetry and evaluate the differences between the displayed CTDIvol (dCTDIvol), measured CTDIvol (mCTDIvol), and the cCTDIvol. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The each 8 rotation times between 275 and 1000ms of two CT scanners were investigated. Rotation time (Trot) and the beam-on time (Tbeam) in axial scanning were measured accurately to determine the gantry overrun time (Tover) as Tbeam-Trot...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535635/-evaluation-of-ct-guided-iodine-125-seeds-brachytherapy-for-intracranial-malignant-tumors-under-control-of-target-and-dose
#19
X K Hu, L J Peng, S F Liu, K X Zhang, Y S Liu, F J Zhang, X D Zhu, X Z Gong, Y Gao, D F Wang, Z X Tina, Zixiang Li
Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of CT-guided iodine-125 seeds in the treatment of intracranial malignancies under control of target and dose. Methods: From November 2003 to May 2016, with the clinical data of 412 operations on 310 patients in 12 hospitals in the past 14 years, this study analyzed the method of CT guided iodine-125 particles brachytherapy in the treatment of intracranial malignant tumors and evaluated the efficacy and complications. Stratification analysis of intracranial malignant tumors was performed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
#20
Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
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