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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791329/polarization-insensitive-ultra-broadband-and-compact-metamaterial-inspired-optical-absorber-via-wide-angle-and-highly-efficient-performances
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Mohammad Mehrabi, Hamid Rajabalipanah, Ali Abdolali, Majid Tayarani
Because of exhibiting extraordinary features, metamaterial absorbers have captured considerable attention in recent years, especially at visible frequencies. In this paper, a new design of a metamaterial-inspired perfect visible absorber (MIPVA) is investigated, which exhibits ultra-broadband, polarization-independent, and wide-angle performances. The proposed MIPVA provides a flat and near unity absorbance (>99%) in an ultra-broad range of radiation wavelengths from λ=500 to 625 nm, while retaining its convincing absorptivity over the entire visible wavelengths...
May 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790086/testosterone-mediated-activation-of-androgenic-signalling-sustains-in-vitro-the-transformed-and-radioresistant-phenotype-of-rhabdomyosarcoma-cell-lines
#2
S Giannattasio, F Megiorni, V Di Nisio, A Del Fattore, R Fontanella, S Camero, C Antinozzi, C Festuccia, G L Gravina, S Cecconi, C Dominici, L Di Luigi, C Ciccarelli, P De Cesaris, A Riccioli, B M Zani, A Lenzi, R G Pestell, A Filippini, C Crescioli, V Tombolini, F Marampon
PURPOSE: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in childhood, rarely affects adults, preferring male. RMS expresses the receptor for androgen (AR) and responds to androgen; however, the molecular action of androgens on RMS is unknown. METHODS: Herein, testosterone (T) effects were tested in embryonal (ERMS) and alveolar (ARMS) RMS cell lines, by performing luciferase reporter assay, RT-PCR, and western blotting experiments. RNA interference experiments or bicalutamide treatment was performed to assess the specific role of AR...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787440/developments-in-biodosimetry-methods-for-triage-with-a-focus-on-x-band-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-in-vivo-fingernail-dosimetry
#3
Steven G Swarts, Jason W Sidabras, Oleg Grinberg, Dmitriy S Tipikin, Maciej M Kmiec, Sergey V Petryakov, Wilson Schreiber, Victoria A Wood, Benjamin B Williams, Ann Barry Flood, Harold M Swartz
Instrumentation and application methodologies for rapidly and accurately estimating individual ionizing radiation dose are needed for on-site triage in a radiological/nuclear event. One such methodology is an in vivo X-band, electron paramagnetic resonance, physically based dosimetry method to directly measure the radiation-induced signal in fingernails. The primary components under development are key instrument features, such as resonators with unique geometries that allow for large sampling volumes but limit radiation-induced signal measurements to the nail plate, and methodological approaches for addressing interfering signals in the nail and for calibrating dose from radiation-induced signal measurements...
July 2018: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787431/rapid-response-dose-assessment-and-clinical-management-of-a-plutonium-contaminated-puncture-wound
#4
Stephen L Sugarman, William M Findley, Richard E Toohey, Nicholas Dainiak
Internalization of radionuclides occurs not only by inhalation, ingestion, parenteral injection (i.e., administration of radioactive material for a medical purpose), and direct transdermal absorption, but also by contaminated wounds. In June 2010, a glove-box operator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site sustained a puncture wound while venting canisters containing legacy materials contaminated with Pu. To indicate the canisters had been vented, a flag was inserted into the vent hole. The shaft of the flag penetrated the protective gloves worn by the operator...
July 2018: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787382/machine-learning-based-dual-energy-ct-parametric-mapping
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Kuan-Hao Su, Jung-Wen Kuo, David W Jordan, Steven Van Hedent, Paul Klahr, Zhouping Wei, Rose Al Helo, Fan Liang, Pengjiang Qian, Gisele C Pereira, Negin Rassouli, Robert C Gilkeson, Bryan J Traughber, Chee-Wai Cheng, Raymond F Muzic
The aim is to develop and evaluate machine learning methods for generating quantitative parametric maps of effective atomic number (Z<sub>eff</sub>), relative electron density (ρ<sub>e</sub>), mean excitation energy (<i>I<sub>x</sub></i>), and relative stopping power (RSP) from clinical dual-energy CT data. The maps could be used for material identification and radiation dose calculation. 
 Machine learning methods of historical centroid (HC), random forest (RF), and artificial neural networks (ANN) were used to learn the relationship between dual-energy CT input data and ideal output parametric maps calculated for phantoms from the known compositions of 13 tissue substitutes...
May 22, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786642/determining-the-radiation-enhancement-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-cells-in-a-combined-treatment-with-cisplatin-and-radiation-at-therapeutic-megavoltage-energies
#6
Celina Yang, Kyle Bromma, Wonmo Sung, Jan Schuemann, Devika Chithrani
Combined use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is commonly used in cancer treatment, but the toxic effects on normal tissue are a major limitation. This study assesses the potential to improve radiation therapy when combining gold nanoparticle (GNP) mediated radiation sensitization with chemoradiation compared to chemoradiation alone. Incorporation of GNPs with 2 Gy, 6 MV (megavoltage) radiation resulted in a 19 ± 6% decrease in survival of MDA-MB-231 cells. Monte-Carlo simulations were performed to assess dosimetric differences in the presence of GNPs in radiation...
May 22, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785725/density-scaling-of-phantom-materials-for-a-3d-dose-verification-system
#7
Kensuke Tani, Yukio Fujita, Akihisa Wakita, Ryohei Miyasaka, Ryuzo Uehara, Takumi Kodama, Yuya Suzuki, Ako Aikawa, Norifumi Mizuno, Jiro Kawamori, Hidetoshi Saitoh
In this study, the optimum density scaling factors of phantom materials for a commercially available three-dimensional (3D) dose verification system (Delta4) were investigated in order to improve the accuracy of the calculated dose distributions in the phantom materials. At field sizes of 10 × 10 and 5 × 5 cm2 with the same geometry, tissue-phantom ratios (TPRs) in water, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and Plastic Water Diagnostic Therapy (PWDT) were measured, and TPRs in various density scaling factors of water were calculated by Monte Carlo simulation, Adaptive Convolve (AdC, Pinnacle3 ), Collapsed Cone Convolution (CCC, RayStation), and AcurosXB (AXB, Eclipse)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785397/whole-genome-sequencing-of-greater-amberjack-seriola-dumerili-for-snp-identification-on-aligned-scaffolds-and-genome-structural-variation-analysis-using-parallel-resequencing
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Kazuo Araki, Jun-Ya Aokic, Junya Kawase, Kazuhisa Hamada, Akiyuki Ozaki, Hiroshi Fujimoto, Ikki Yamamoto, Hironori Usuki
Greater amberjack ( Seriola dumerili ) is distributed in tropical and temperate waters worldwide and is an important aquaculture fish. We carried out de novo sequencing of the greater amberjack genome to construct a reference genome sequence to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for breeding amberjack by marker-assisted or gene-assisted selection as well as to identify functional genes for biological traits. We obtained 200 times coverage and constructed a high-quality genome assembly using next generation sequencing technology...
2018: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783001/laparoscopic-extraperitoneal-pelvic-lymph-node-debulking-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
#9
Diaz-Feijoo Berta, Luna-Guibourg Rocio, Cabrera Silvia, Manrique Susana, Gil-Moreno Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of laparoscopic extraperitoneal approach for pelvic metastatic lymph node debulking in locally advanced cervical cancer. DESIGN: Surgical video article. Canadian task force Classification III. SETTING: University Hospital PATIENT: A 52 year-old patient presented a stage IIA2 Cervical adenocarcinoma according to FIGO classification. The physical exam reported a 45 mm tumor. Positron emission tomography (PET- CT) was positive for hypermetabolic enlarged lymph nodes in left external iliac region of 1...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782043/stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-functional-pituitary-adenomas-associated-with-feline-acromegaly
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Tiffany L Wormhoudt, Mary-Keara Boss, Katharine Lunn, Lynn Griffin, Del Leary, Kristy Dowers, Sangeeta Rao, Susan M LaRue
BACKGROUND: Conventional fractionated radiotherapy has been shown to be partially effective for management of pituitary tumors in cats that cause acromegaly and diabetes mellitus (DM), but, the efficacy and safety of stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) as a treatment for acromegalic cats has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: Stereotactic radiation therapy is an effective and safe treatment for controlling acromegaly associated with pituitary adenomas in cats. Additionally, SRT-treated acromegalic cats with DM will experience a decrease in insulin requirements after radiation therapy...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780829/the-effect-of-c-arm-mobility-and-field-of-vision-on-radiation-exposure-in-the-treatment-of-proximal-femoral-fractures-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mahmut Kalem, Kerem Başarır, Hakan Kocaoğlu, Ercan Şahin, Hakan Kınık
Objectives: To examine the effect of fluoroscopy devices with different sizes of image intensifier and C-arm maneuverability on operating time, fluoroscopy time, radiation dose and reduction, and fixation quality at intertrochanteric femoral fractures. Design: Single-center, randomized, prospective study. Setting: Academic Level I trauma hospital. Patients and Intervention: 34 patients treated with cephalomedullary nailing for a stable, intertrochanteric proximal femur fracture (OTA A1)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780033/public-attitudes-in-england-towards-the-sharing-of-personal-data-following-a-mass-casualty-incident-a-cross-sectional-study
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G James Rubin, Rebecca Webster, Antonia N Rubin, Richard Amlot, Nick Grey, Neil Greenberg
OBJECTIVES: To assess public attitudes towards data sharing to facilitate a mental health screening programme for people caught up in a mass casualty incident. DESIGN: Two, identical, cross-sectional, online surveys, using quotas to ensure demographic representativeness of people aged 18-65 years in England. Participants were randomly allocated to consider a scenario in which they witness a terrorism-related radiation incident or mass shooting, after which a police officer records their contact details...
May 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777915/decision-threshold-and-relative-uncertainty-of-the-measured-net-signal-in-radiation-measurement
#13
T Boshkova
This work proposes a simple way to assess whether a physical effect due to the sample is present, via the relative uncertainty of the measured net signal. A possibility for evaluation of the respective relative limit for any particular (already measured) positive net signal is shown. This relative limit ('relative decision threshold') is strictly related to the basic definition of the decision threshold. The full agreement between the conclusions via the decision threshold and via the relative decision threshold, is experimentally demonstrated...
May 9, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775391/understanding-physical-mechanism-of-low-level-microwave-radiation-effect
#14
Hiie Hinrikus, Maie Bachmann, Jaanus Lass
PURPOSE: This topic review aims to explain the mechanism of low-level microwave radiation effect based on published research results. The review presents the analysis of theoretical and experimental results comprising underlying physics and derived biological-physiological consequences supported by experimental data. CONCLUSIONS: The rotation of dipolar molecules causes polarization of dielectric medium and restructuring of hydrogen bonds between these molecules...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774423/diagnosis-and-management-of-gynecomastia-for-urologists
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REVIEW
Lee Baumgarten, Ali A Dabaja
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our aim is to review the steps of diagnosis and management of gynecomastia with a special focus on treatment of gynecomastia associated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies investigating tamoxifen and radiation therapy for both therapy and prophylaxis of bicalutamide-induced gynecomastia are reviewed. Gynecomastia is a common clinical problem, affecting between one and two thirds of middle-aged men...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773811/coherent-control-schemes-for-the-photoionization-of-neon-and-helium-in-the-extreme-ultraviolet-spectral-region
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Luca Giannessi, Enrico Allaria, Kevin C Prince, Carlo Callegari, Giuseppe Sansone, Kiyoshi Ueda, Toru Morishita, Chien Nan Liu, Alexei N Grum-Grzhimailo, Elena V Gryzlova, Nicolas Douguet, Klaus Bartschat
The seeded Free-Electron Laser (FEL) FERMI is the first source of short-wavelength light possessing the full coherence of optical lasers, together with the extreme power available from FELs. FERMI provides longitudinally coherent radiation in the Extreme Ultraviolet and soft x-ray spectral regions, and therefore opens up wide new fields of investigation in physics. We first propose experiments exploiting this property to provide coherent control of the photoionization of neon and helium, carry out numerical calculations to find optimum experimental parameters, and then describe how these experiments may be realized...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772993/shoulder-lesion-in-a-69-year-old-woman
#17
Andrew J Hayden, Srinivas Kolla, Adele L Boskey, Steven Burekhovich, Chuanyong Lu, Michael Stracher, Aditya V Maheshwari
Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome (MSS) is a painful progressive arthropathy in which hydroxyapatite crystal deposition in synovial tissue induces lysosomal release of collagenase and neutral proteases. These enzymes are destructive to periarticular tissue, including the synovium, articular cartilage, rotator cuff muscles, and the intrasynovial cortical bone. MSS predominantly occurring in women (90%) over the age of 70 years of age with a clinical history marked by recurrent joint effusions and pain, which classically worsens at night...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772065/isodose-feature-preserving-voxelization-ifpv-for-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning
#18
Hongcheng Liu, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Inverse planning involves iterative optimization of a large number of parameters and is known to be a labor-intensive procedure. To reduce the scale of computation and improve characterization of isodose plan, this paper presents an isodose feature-preserving voxelization (IFPV) framework for radiation therapy applications and demonstrate an implementation of inverse planning in the IFPV domain. METHODS: A dose distribution in IFPV scheme is characterized by partitioning the voxels into subgroups according to their geometric and dosimetric values...
May 17, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771238/on-the-direct-acquisition-of-beam-s-eye-view-images-in-mri-for-integration-with-external-beam-radiotherapy
#19
Keith Wachowicz, Brad Murray, B Gino Fallone
The recent interest in the integration of external beam radiotherapy with a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging unit offers the potential for real-time adaptive tumour tracking during radiation treatment. The tracking of large tumours which follow a rapid trajectory may best be served by the generation of a projection image from the perspective of the beam source, or "beam's eye view" (BEV). This type of image projection represents the path of the radiation beam, thus enabling rapid compensations for target translations, rotations and deformations, as well time-dependent critical structure avoidance...
May 17, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764186/patterns-of-symptom-control-and-palliative-care-focused-original-research-articles-in-the-international-journal-of-radiation-oncology-biology-physics-and-the-radiotherapy-and-oncology-journal-2005-2014
#20
Diana D Shi, Julia DiGiovanni, Sonia Skamene, Sarah Noveroske Philbrick, Yanbing Wang, Elizabeth A Barnes, Edward Chow, Adam Sullivan, Tracy A Balboni
BACKGROUND: A significant portion of radiation treatment (30-40%) is delivered with palliative intent. Given the frequency of palliative care (PC) in radiation oncology, we determined the patterns of research focusing on symptom control and palliative care (SCPC) in two prominent radiation oncology journals from 2005-2014. METHODS: Original research manuscripts published from 2005-2014 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology* Physics (Red Journal) and the Radiotherapy and Oncology Journal (Green Journal) were reviewed to categorize articles as PC and/or SCPC...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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