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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811994/the-measurement-of-liver-fat-from-single-energy-quantitative-computed-tomography-scans
#1
Xiaoguang Cheng, Glen M Blake, J Keenan Brown, Zhe Guo, Jun Zhou, Fengzhe Wang, Liqiang Yang, Xiaohong Wang, Li Xu
BACKGROUND: Studies of soft tissue composition using computed tomography (CT) scans are often semi-quantitative and based on Hounsfield units (HU) measurements that have not been calibrated with a quantitative CT (QCT) phantom. We describe a study to establish the water (H2O) and dipotassium hydrogen phosphate (K2HPO4) basis set equivalent densities of fat and fat-free liver tissue. With this information liver fat can be accurately measured from any abdominal CT scan calibrated with a suitable phantom...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811929/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-virtual-calcified-plaque-subtraction-in-a-vascular-phantom
#2
Kwang Nam Jin, Jin Wook Chung, Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee
BACKGROUND: Material decomposition of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables subtraction of calcified plaque. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of lumen area measurement in calcified plaque by subtraction of DECT and to determine the effect of contrast material concentration, lumen diameter, density, and thickness of calcified plaque for the measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vessel phantoms were made with six lumen diameters (5.7, 4...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799843/multiple-myeloma-and-dual-energy-ct-diagnostic-accuracy-of-virtual-noncalcium-technique-for-detection-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-of-the-spine-and-pelvis
#3
Aleksander Kosmala, Andreas Max Weng, Anke Heidemeier, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Knop, Thorsten Alexander Bley, Bernhard Petritsch
Purpose To determine the diagnostic performance of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) for detection of bone marrow (BM) infiltration in patients with multiple myeloma by using a virtual noncalcium (VNCa) technique. Materials and Methods In this prospective study, 34 consecutive patients with multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance sequentially underwent dual-energy CT and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the axial skeleton. Two independent readers visually evaluated standard CT and color-coded VNCa images for the presence of BM involvement...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798216/dual-energy-ct-in-enhancing-subdural-effusions-that-masquerade-as-subdural-hematomas-diagnosis-with-virtual-high-monochromatic-190-kev-images
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U K Bodanapally, D Dreizin, G Issa, K L Archer-Arroyo, K Sudini, T R Fleiter
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Extravasation of iodinated contrast into subdural space following contrast-enhanced radiographic studies results in hyperdense subdural effusions, which can be mistaken as acute subdural hematomas on follow-up noncontrast head CTs. Our aim was to identify the factors associated with contrast-enhancing subdural effusion, characterize diffusion and washout kinetics of iodine in enhancing subdural effusion, and assess the utility of dual-energy CT in differentiating enhancing subdural effusion from subdural hematoma...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777467/optimizing-window-settings-for-improved-presentation-of-virtual-monoenergetic-images-in-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#5
Wanyi Fu, Daniele Marin, Juan Carlos Ramirez-Giraldo, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Justin Solomon, Christoph Schabel, Bhavik N Patel, Ehsan Samei
PURPOSE: Dual-energy computed tomography virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) at 40 keV exhibits superior contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), although practicing radiologists do not consistently prefer it over VMI at 70 keV due to high perceivable noise. We hypothesize that the presentation of 40 keV VMI may be compromised using window settings (i.e., window-level values, W-L values) designed for conventional single-energy CT. This study aimed to devise optimum window settings that reduce the apparent noise and utilize the high CNR of 40 keV VMI, in order to improve the conspicuity of hypervascular liver lesions...
August 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774446/computed-tomography-and-mr-imaging-in-crystalline-induced-arthropathies
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REVIEW
Constantinus Franciscus Buckens, Maaike P Terra, Mario Maas
Crystalline-induced arthropathies impose substantial morbidity but can be challenging to diagnose, especially in early phases. The most common crystalline arthropathies are gout (monosodium urate deposition), calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition, and hydroxyapatite deposition disease. Computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging provide 3-dimensional information on osseous structures, periarticular soft tissue, and tophi with superior spatial resolution. Dual-source CT (dual-energy CT [DECT]) offers the further advantage of selectively identifying crystalline deposits...
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765182/a-vulnerable-plaque-identified-on-ct-coronary-angiography-when-should-we-act-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Sarah R Blake, Thomas D Heseltine, Scott Murray, Balazs Ruzsics
CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is increasingly being used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent technological advancements, including dual energy CT and improved gantry times, have led to the ability to image coronary arteries with excellent spatial resolution at low radiation doses. Atheromatous plaques can be identified using CTCA and assessed to establish the risk of acute coronary syndrome from each individual plaque. If CTCA identifies CAD, it should then be used in conjunction with functional testing or invasive angiography with physiological assessment to establish the significance of coronary disease in an individual patient...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755282/scaphoid-fracture-bone-marrow-edema-detected-with-dual-energy-ct-virtual-non-calcium-images-and-confirmed-with-mri
#8
Nazeer M Dareez, Kristine H Dahlslett, Eirin Engesland, Elisabeth S Lindland
We aimed to determine whether bone marrow edema (BME) in acute traumatic scaphoid fracture could be demonstrated with dual-energy CT (DECT) using MRI as the gold standard. In recent years, virtual non-calcium (VNCa) images have been used to demonstrate BME in trauma cases, for example, in vertebral compression fractures, hip trauma to detect occult fractures and knee fractures. We present three cases of acute scaphoid trauma. Two patients had subtle or invisible fractures on x-ray and conventional CT images, while DECT VNCa images clearly visualized the BME, which was confirmed by MRI...
July 29, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752662/a-bayesian-approach-to-solve-proton-stopping-powers-from-noisy-multi-energy-ct-data
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Arthur Lalonde, Esther Bär, Hugo Bouchard
PURPOSE: To propose a new formalism allowing the characterization of human tissues from multi-energy computed tomography (MECT) data affected by noise and to evaluate its performance in estimating proton stopping powers (SPR). METHODS: A recently published formalism based on principal components analysis called eigentissues decomposition (ETD) is adapted to the context of noise using a Bayesian estimator. The method, named Bayesian ETD, uses the maximum a posteriori fractions of eigentissues in each voxel to determine physical parameters relevant for proton beam dose calculation...
July 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752310/impact-of-metal-artifact-reduction-software-on-image-quality-of-gemstone-spectral-imaging-dual-energy-cerebral-ct-angiography-after-intracranial-aneurysm-clipping
#10
Vincent Dunet, Martine Bernasconi, Steven David Hajdu, Reto Antoine Meuli, Roy Thomas Daniel, Jean-Baptiste Zerlauth
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the impact of metal artifact reduction software (MARs) on image quality of gemstone spectral imaging (GSI) dual-energy (DE) cerebral CT angiography (CTA) after intracranial aneurysm clipping. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, which waived patient written consent. From January 2013 to September 2016, single source DE cerebral CTA were performed in 45 patients (mean age: 60 ± 9 years, male 9) after intracranial aneurysm clipping and reconstructed with and without MARs...
July 27, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748116/gout-an-old-disease-in-new-perspective-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Gaafar Ragab, Mohsen Elshahaly, Thomas Bardin
Gout is a picturesque presentation of uric acid disturbance. It is the most well understood and described type of arthritis. Its epidemiology is studied. New insights into the pathophysiology of hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis; acute and chronic allow for an even better understanding of the disease. The role of genetic predisposition is becoming more evident. The clinical picture of gout is divided into asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gouty arthritis, intercritical period, and chronic tophaceous gout. Diagnosis is based on laboratory and radiological features...
September 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747657/comparisons-of-three-different-methods-for-defining-sarcopenia-an-aspect-of-cardiometabolic-risk
#12
Tae Nyun Kim, Man Sik Park, Eun Joo Lee, Hye Soo Chung, Hye Jin Yoo, Hyun Joo Kang, Wook Song, Sei Hyun Baik, Kyung Mook Choi
Appraisal of muscle mass is important when considering the serious consequences of sarcopenia in an aging society. However, the associations between sarcopenia and its clinical outcomes might vary according to the method applied in its diagnosis. We compared the relationships between cardiometabolic risk parameters and sarcopenia defined according to three different diagnostic methods using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and computed tomography (CT). Appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) adjusted by height squared and BMI (ASM/height(2) and ASM/BMI) measured using DXA and thigh muscle cross-sectional area (tmCSA) adjusted by weight (tmCSA/weight) measured using CT were used as indices of muscle mass...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738022/werner-syndrome-a-model-for-sarcopenia-due-to-accelerated-aging
#13
Masaya Yamaga, Minoru Takemoto, Mayumi Shoji, Kenichi Sakamoto, Masashi Yamamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koutaro Yokote
Werner syndrome (WS) is a rare inheritable progeroid syndrome caused by a mutation in the WRN gene. Although WS has been described as a characteristic appearance of very slender extremities with a stocky trunk, few studies have investigated the loss of muscle mass, fat mass distribution (body composition), and mobility according to age and sex. Therefore, the aim of this study was to precisely describe the body composition in WS. Nine Japanese patients with WS (four males and five females; mean age 48±8.8 years) were recruited...
July 19, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734847/noise-optimized-virtual-monoenergetic-dual-energy-ct-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-detection-of-active-arterial-bleeding-of-the-abdomen
#14
Simon S Martin, Julian L Wichmann, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Doris Leithner, Tommaso D'Angelo, Hendrik Weyer, Christian Booz, Lukas Lenga, Thomas J Vogl, Moritz H Albrecht
PURPOSE: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of a noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) reconstruction technique for detection of active arterial abdominal bleeding on dual-energy (DE) CT angiography compared with standard image reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DE CT angiography data sets of 71 patients (46 men; age 63.6 y ± 13.3) with suspected arterial bleeding of the abdomen or pelvis were reconstructed with standard linearly blended (F_0.5), VMI+, and traditional virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) algorithms in 10-keV increments from 40 to 100 keV...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726669/spectral-performance-of-a-whole-body-research-photon-counting-detector-ct-quantitative-accuracy-in-derived-image-sets
#15
Shuai Leng, Wei Zhou, Zhicong Yu, Ahmed F Halaweish, Bernhard Krauss, Bernhard Schmidt, Lifeng Yu, Steffen Kappler, Cynthia H McCollough
Photon-counting computed tomography (PCCT) uses a photon counting detector to count individual photons and allocate them to specific energy bins by comparing photon energy to preset thresholds. This enables simultaneous multi-energy CT with a single source and detector. Phantom studies were performed to assess the spectral performance of a research PCCT scanner by assessing the accuracy of derived images sets. Specifically, we assessed the accuracy of iodine quantification in iodine map images and of CT number accuracy in virtual monoenergetic images (VMI)...
July 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724406/iodine-concentration-calculated-by-dual-energy-computed-tomography-dect-as-a-functional-parameter-to-evaluate-thyroid-metabolism-in-patients-with-hyperthyroidism
#16
Duong Duc Binh, Takahito Nakajima, Hidenori Otake, Tetsuya Higuchi, Yoshito Tsushima
BACKGROUND: Thyroid function in patients with Grave's disease is usually evaluated by thyroid scintigraphy with radioactive iodine. Recently, dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) with two different energy X-rays can calculate iodine concentrations and can be applied for iodine measurements in thyroid glands. This study aimed to assess the potential use of DECT for the functional assessment of the thyroid gland. METHODS: Thirteen patients with Grave's disease treated at our hospital from May to September 2015 were included in this retrospective study...
July 19, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722700/detection-of-bone-marrow-edema-pattern-with-dual-energy-computed-tomography-of-the-pig-mandible-treated-with-radiotherapy-and-surgery-compared-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lucas J Poort, Annika A R Stadler, Johan H B Ludlage, Frank J P Hoebers, Peter A W H Kessler, Alida A Postma
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the accuracy of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) compared with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the detection of edema of the mandible. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen adult Göttingen mini pigs received irradiation to the mandible with an equivalent dose of 0, 25, 50, or 70 Gy. Six months after irradiation, all animals underwent DECT and MR imaging of the mandible. Magnetic resonance short tau inversion recovery (STIR) was used for the grading of the bone marrow edema (0-3)...
July 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721478/differentiation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-subtypes-with-different-iodine-quantification-methods-using-single-phase-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-ct-areal-vs-volumetric-analyses
#18
Chenchen Dai, Yingli Cao, Yan Jia, Yuqin Ding, Ruofan Sheng, Mengsu Zeng, Jianjun Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the possibility of iodine quantification during a single nephrographic phase in characterizing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) subtypes and if there is a difference between areal and volumetric iodine quantification methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 110 patients with 113 histopathologically confirmed RCCs scanned by dual-energy CT at the nephrographic phase before surgeries. For each lesion, an areal measurement of the iodine concentration with maximum enhancement (I max enhan) and the iodine concentration with maximum area among slices (I max area), as well as a volumetric iodine concentration of the whole-tumor (I volume), were evaluated by two independent radiologists...
July 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718888/assessing-lung-function-using-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-potential-applications-in-radiation-therapy
#19
Andréanne Lapointe, Houda Bahig, Danis Blais, Hugo Bouchard, Édith Filion, Jean-François Carrier, Stéphane Bedwani
PURPOSE: There is an increasing interest in the evaluation of lung function from physiological images in radiation therapy treatment planning to reduce the extent of post-radiation toxicities. The purpose of this work is to retrieve reliable functional information from contrast-enhanced dualenergy computed tomography (DECT) for new applications in radiation therapy. The functional information obtained by DECT is also compared with other methods using single energy CT (SECT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with CT...
July 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717072/the-relationship-of-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-classified-according-to-the-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-gold-combined-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-assessment-system
#20
Yoriko Sakurai-Iesato, Naoko Kawata, Yuji Tada, Ken Iesato, Yukiko Matsuura, Misuzu Yahaba, Toshio Suzuki, Jun Ikari, Noriyuki Yanagawa, Yasunori Kasahara, James West, Koichiro Tatsumi
Objective Osteoporosis, which is now recognized as a major comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), must be diagnosed by appropriate methods. The aims of this study were to clarify the relationships between bone mineral density (BMD) and COPD-related clinical variables and to explore the association of BMD with the updated Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification in men. Methods We enrolled 50 Japanese men with clinically stable COPD who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), pulmonary function testing, and computerized tomography (CT) and who had completed a questionnaire (COPD assessment test [CAT])...
2017: Internal Medicine
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