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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210075/noise-contamination-from-pet-blood-sampling-pump-effects-on-structural-mri-image-quality-in-simultaneous-pet-mr-studies
#1
Elizabeth Bartlett, Christine DeLorenzo, Ramin Parsey, Chuan Huang
PURPOSE: To fully quantify PET imaging outcome measures, a blood-sampling pump is often used during the PET acquisition. With simultaneous PET/MR studies, a structural magnetization-prepared rapid gradient-echo (MP-RAGE) may also be acquired while the pump is generating electromagnetic noise. This study investigated whether this noise contamination would be detrimental to the quantification of volume and cortical thickness measures obtained from automated segmentation of the MP-RAGE image...
December 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209922/altered-brain-morphometry-in-7-year-old-hiv-infected-children-on-early-art
#2
Emmanuel C Nwosu, Frances C Robertson, Martha J Holmes, Mark F Cotton, Els Dobbels, Francesca Little, Barbara Laughton, Andre van der Kouwe, Ernesta M Meintjes
Even with the increased roll out of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), paediatric HIV infection is associated with neurodevelopmental delays and neurocognitive deficits that may be accompanied by alterations in brain structure. Few neuroimaging studies have been done in children initiating ART before 2 years of age, and even fewer in children within the critical stage of brain development between 5 and 11 years. We hypothesized that early ART would limit HIV-related brain morphometric deficits at age 7...
December 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208422/support-vector-machine-based-classification-of-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-schizophrenia-patients-and-healthy-controls-using-structural-mri
#3
Yuan Xiao, Zhihan Yan, Youjin Zhao, Bo Tao, Huaiqiang Sun, Fei Li, Li Yao, Wenjing Zhang, Shah Chandan, Jieke Liu, Qiyong Gong, John A Sweeney, Su Lui
Although regional brain deficits have been demonstrated in schizophrenia patients by structural MRI studies, one important question that remains largely unanswered is whether the complex and subtle deficits revealed by MRI could be used as objective biomarkers to discriminate patients from healthy controls individually. To address this question, a total of 326 right-handed participants were recruited, including 163 drug-naïve first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients and 163 demographically matched healthy controls...
December 2, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206318/automated-quality-assessment-of-structural-magnetic-resonance-images-in-children-comparison-with-visual-inspection-and-surface-based-reconstruction
#4
Tonya White, Philip R Jansen, Ryan L Muetzel, Gustavo Sudre, Hanan El Marroun, Henning Tiemeier, Anqi Qiu, Philip Shaw, Andrew M Michael, Frank C Verhulst
Motion-related artifacts are one of the major challenges associated with pediatric neuroimaging. Recent studies have shown a relationship between visual quality ratings of T1 images and cortical reconstruction measures. Automated algorithms offer more precision in quantifying movement-related artifacts compared to visual inspection. Thus, the goal of this study was to test three different automated quality assessment algorithms for structural MRI scans. The three algorithms included a Fourier-, integral-, and a gradient-based approach which were run on raw T1 -weighted imaging data collected from four different scanners...
December 5, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201991/white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-former-national-football-league-players
#5
Michael L Alosco, Inga K Koerte, Yorghos Tripodis, Megan Mariani, Alicia S Chua, Johnny Jarnagin, Yashar Rahimpour, Christian Puzo, Rose C Healy, Brett Martin, Christine E Chaisson, Robert C Cantu, Rhoda Au, Michael McClean, Ann C McKee, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Ronald J Killiany, Robert A Stern
Introduction: Later-life brain alterations in former tackle football players are poorly understood, particularly regarding their relationship with repetitive head impacts (RHIs) and clinical function. We examined white matter signal abnormalities (WMSAs) and their association with RHIs and clinical function in former National Football League (NFL) players. Methods: Eighty-six clinically symptomatic former NFL players and 23 same-age reportedly asymptomatic controls without head trauma exposure underwent magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201642/the-effect-of-duration-of-illness-and-antipsychotics-on-subcortical-volumes-in-schizophrenia-analysis-of-778-subjects
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Naoki Hashimoto, Yoichi M Ito, Naohiro Okada, Hidenaga Yamamori, Yuka Yasuda, Michiko Fujimoto, Noriko Kudo, Ariyoshi Takemura, Shuraku Son, Hisashi Narita, Maeri Yamamoto, Khin Khin Tha, Asuka Katsuki, Kazutaka Ohi, Fumio Yamashita, Shinsuke Koike, Tsutomu Takahashi, Kiyotaka Nemoto, Masaki Fukunaga, Toshiaki Onitsuka, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hidenori Yamasue, Michio Suzuki, Kiyoto Kasai, Ichiro Kusumi, Ryota Hashimoto
Background: The effect of duration of illness and antipsychotic medication on the volumes of subcortical structures in schizophrenia is inconsistent among previous reports. We implemented a large sample analysis utilizing clinical data from 11 institutions in a previous meta-analysis. Methods: Imaging and clinical data of 778 schizophrenia subjects were taken from a prospective meta-analysis conducted by the COCORO consortium in Japan. The effect of duration of illness and daily dose and type of antipsychotics were assessed using the linear mixed effect model where the volumes of subcortical structures computed by FreeSurfer were used as a dependent variable and age, sex, duration of illness, daily dose of antipsychotics and intracranial volume were used as independent variables, and the type of protocol was incorporated as a random effect for intercept...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191870/reproducibility-of-deep-gray-matter-atrophy-rate-measurement-in-a-large-multicenter-dataset
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A Meijerman, H Amiri, M D Steenwijk, M A Jonker, R A van Schijndel, K S Cover, H Vrenken
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Precise in vivo measurement of deep GM volume change is a highly demanded prerequisite for an adequate evaluation of disease progression and new treatments. However, quantitative data on the reproducibility of deep GM structure volumetry are not yet available. In this paper we aim to investigate this reproducibility using a large multicenter dataset. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have assessed the reproducibility of 2 automated segmentation software packages (FreeSurfer and the FMRIB Integrated Registration and Segmentation Tool) by quantifying the volume changes of deep GM structures by using back-to-back MR imaging scans from the Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative's multicenter dataset...
November 30, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190325/joint-analysis-of-cortical-area-and-thickness-as-a-replacement-for-the-analysis-of-the-volume-of-the-cerebral-cortex
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Anderson M Winkler, Douglas N Greve, Knut J Bjuland, Thomas E Nichols, Mert R Sabuncu, Asta K Ha Berg, Jon Skranes, Lars M Rimol
Cortical surface area is an increasingly used brain morphology metric that is ontogenetically and phylogenetically distinct from cortical thickness and offers a separate index of neurodevelopment and disease. However, the various existing methods for assessment of cortical surface area from magnetic resonance images have never been systematically compared. We show that the surface area method implemented in FreeSurfer corresponds closely to the exact, but computationally more demanding, mass-conservative (pycnophylactic) method, provided that images are smoothed...
November 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179056/cortical-morphometry-and-cognition-in-very-preterm-and-term-born-children-at-early-school-age
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Ines Mürner-Lavanchy, Christian Rummel, Maja Steinlin, Regula Everts
Very preterm birth influences brain development and may result in alterations of cortical morphometry. These structural alterations may interact with cognitive development. The aim of the present study was to investigate the structure-function relationship in school-aged very preterm and term-born control children. A comprehensive neuropsychological test battery was administered to 41 very preterm (<32 weeks of gestation) and 30 term-born control children aged seven to twelve years. The automated method FreeSurfer was used to obtain cortical thickness and cortical surface area measures from T1-weighted MRI images...
November 24, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175201/neuroanatomical-substrate-of-noise-sensitivity
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Marina Kliuchko, Tuomas Puoliväli, Marja Heinonen-Guzejev, Mari Tervaniemi, Petri Toiviainen, Mikko Sams, Elvira Brattico
Recent functional studies suggest that noise sensitivity, a trait describing attitudes towards noise and predicting noise annoyance, is associated with altered processing in the central auditory system. In the present work, we examined whether noise sensitivity could be related to the structural anatomy of auditory and limbic brain areas. Anatomical MR brain images of 80 subjects were parcellated with FreeSurfer to measure grey matter volume, cortical thickness, cortical area and folding index of anatomical structures in the temporal lobe and insular cortex...
November 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175194/brain-signature-of-mild-stages-of-cognitive-and-behavioral-impairment-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Lucas M T Branco, Thiago J R de Rezende, Caroline de O Roversi, Tamires Zanao, Raphael F Casseb, Brunno M de Campos, Marcondes C França
We aimed to assess the brain signature of cognitive and behavioral impairment in C9orf72-negative non-demented ALS patients. The study included 50 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients (out of 75 initially recruited) and 38 healthy controls. High-resolution T1-weighted and spin-echo diffusion tensor images were acquired in a 3T MRI scanner. The multi atlas-based analysis protocol and the FreeSurfer tool were employed for gray matter assessment, and fiber tractography for white matter evaluation. Cognitively impaired ALS patients (n = 12) had bilateral amygdalae and left thalamic volumetric reduction compared to non-impaired ALS patients...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163003/a-complex-interplay-of-vitamin-b1-and-b6-metabolism-with-cognition-brain-structure-and-functional-connectivity-in-older-adults
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Kai Jannusch, Christiane Jockwitz, Hans-Jürgen Bidmon, Susanne Moebus, Katrin Amunts, Svenja Caspers
Aging is associated with brain atrophy, functional brain network reorganization and decline of cognitive performance, albeit characterized by high interindividual variability. Among environmental influencing factors accounting for this variability, nutrition and particularly vitamin supply is thought to play an important role. While evidence exists that supplementation of vitamins B6 and B1 might be beneficial for cognition and brain structure, at least in deficient states and neurodegenerative diseases, little is known about this relation during healthy aging and in relation to reorganization of functional brain networks...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156419/segmentation-of-the-hippocampus-by-transferring-algorithmic-knowledge-for-large-cohort-processing
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Benjamin Thyreau, Kazunori Sato, Hiroshi Fukuda, Yasuyuki Taki
The hippocampus is a particularly interesting target for neuroscience research studies due to its essential role within the human brain. In large human cohort studies, bilateral hippocampal structures are frequently identified and measured to gain insight into human behaviour or genomic variability in neuropsychiatric disorders of interest. Automatic segmentation is performed using various algorithms, with FreeSurfer being a popular option. In this manuscript, we present a method to segment the bilateral hippocampus using a deep-learned appearance model...
November 10, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139130/less-cortical-thickness-in-patients-with-persistent-post-traumatic-headache-compared-with-healthy-controls-an-mri-study
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Catherine D Chong, Visar Berisha, Chia-Chun Chiang, Katherine Ross, Todd J Schwedt
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in cortical thickness in patients with persistent post-traumatic headache (PPTH) relative to healthy controls and to interrogate whether cortical morphology relates to headache burden (headache frequency, years with post-traumatic headache, PTH) in patients with PPTH. BACKGROUND: PTHs are one of the most common symptoms following concussion. In some patients, PTHs continue for longer than three months and are classified as PPTH...
November 15, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134725/reproducibility-of-brain-mri-segmentation-algorithms-empirical-comparison-of-local-map-pstaple-freesurfer-and-fsl-first
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Clemente Velasco-Annis, Alireza Akhondi-Asl, Aymeric Stamm, Simon K Warfield
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Segmentation of human brain structures is crucial for the volumetric quantification of brain disease. Advances in algorithmic approaches have led to automated techniques that save time compared to interactive methods. Recently, the utility and accuracy of template library fusion algorithms, such as Local MAP PSTAPLE (PSTAPLE), have been demonstrated but there is little guidance regarding its reproducibility compared to single template-based algorithms such as FreeSurfer and FSL-FIRST...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132765/cortical-thinning-correlates-of-changes-in-visuospatial-and-visuoperceptual-performance-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-4-year-follow-up
#16
A I Garcia-Diaz, B Segura, H C Baggio, C Uribe, A Campabadal, A Abos, M J Marti, F Valldeoriola, Y Compta, N Bargallo, C Junque
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence highlights the relevance of posterior cortically-based cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) as possible biomarkers of the evolution to dementia. Cross-sectional correlational studies have established a relationship between the degree of atrophy in posterior brain regions and visuospatial and visuoperceptual (VS/VP) impairment. The aim of this study is to address the progressive cortical thinning correlates of VS/VP performance in PD. METHODS: Forty-four PD patients and 20 matched healthy subjects were included in this study and followed for 4 years...
November 7, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128929/freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-gray-and-white-matter-abnormalities
#17
Sara Pietracupa, Antonio Suppa, Neeraj Upadhyay, Costanza Giannì, Giovanni Grillea, Giorgio Leodori, Nicola Modugno, Francesca Di Biasio, Alessandro Zampogna, Claudio Colonnese, Alfredo Berardelli, Patrizia Pantano
Freezing of gait (FOG) is a disabling disorder that often affects Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in advanced stages of the disease. To study structural gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes in PD patients with and without FOG, twenty-one PD patients with FOG (PD-FOG), 16 PD patients without FOG (PD-nFOG) and 19 healthy subjects (HS) underwent a standardized MRI protocol. For the gray matter evaluation, cortical volume (CV), cortical thickness (CTh), and surface area (SA) were analyzed using the FreeSurfer pipeline...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121544/brain-volumetric-analysis-and-cortical-thickness-in-adults-with-saccadic-intrusions-ocular-flutter-or-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
#18
María-José Ibáñez-Juliá, Evangelia Pappa, Bertrand Gaymard, Delphine Leclercq, Charlotte Hautefort, Caroline Tilikete, Jean-Yves Delattre, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Dimitri Psimaras, Agusti Alentorn
OBJECTIVES: Ocular flutter (OF) and opsoclonus are considered a continuum with a similar pathogenesis. Due to the rarity of this disease in the adult population, little is known about the brain morphological changes in the chronic phase of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six magnetic resonance imaging from adults with previous history of OF/Opsoclonus and 12 healthy patients (paired by age and sex) were analyzed in order to identify the long term cortical thickness pattern in this rare disease by using Freesurfer...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113534/the-relationship-between-neuropsychological-tests-of-visuospatial-function-and-lobar-cortical-thickness
#19
Davor N Zink, Justin B Miller, Jessica Z K Caldwell, Christopher Bird, Sarah J Banks
INTRODUCTION: Tests of visuospatial function are often administered in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. These tests are generally considered assays of parietal lobe function; however, the neural correlates of these tests, using modern imaging techniques, are not well understood. In the current study we investigated the relationship between three commonly used tests of visuospatial function and lobar cortical thickness in each hemisphere. METHOD: Data from 374 patients who underwent a neuropsychological evaluation and MRI scans in an outpatient dementia clinic were included in the analysis...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105114/cortical-thickness-in-adolescents-with-a-family-history-of-alcohol-use-disorder
#20
Kate E Henderson, Jatin G Vaidya, John R Kramer, Samuel Kuperman, Douglas R Langbehn, Daniel S O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Individuals with a family history (FH+) of alcohol use disorder (AUD) have a higher risk for developing an AUD than those with no family history (FH-) of AUD. In addition, FH+ individuals tend to perform worse on neuropsychological measures and show heightened impulsivity, which may be due to underlying differences in brain structure such as cortical thickness. The primary aim of this study was to investigate differences in cortical thickness in FH+ compared to FH- adolescents...
November 3, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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