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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666881/pathological-factors-contributing-to-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis-in-cerebral-gliomas-a-study-combining-perfusion-diffusion-and-structural-mr-imaging
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Xiaoxue Liu, Jianrui Li, Qiang Xu, Dante Mantini, Peng Wang, Yuan Xie, Yifei Weng, Chiyuan Ma, Kangjian Sun, Zhiqiang Zhang, Guangming Lu
PURPOSE: To investigate imaging features of crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) in cerebral gliomas, and its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. METHODS: Thirty-three pre-surgical patients with cerebral gliomas and 33 healthy controls underwent arterial spin-labeling, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-resolution T1-weighted imaging using MRI, in order to estimate cerebral blood flow (CBF), white matter integrity, and lesion volume, respectively. Asymmetry indices of CBF in the cerebellum were used for evaluating the level of CCD in the patients...
April 17, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661900/increased-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-in-adult-fabry-disease-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-study
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Po Phyu, Aine Merwick, Indran Davagnanam, Fay Bolsover, Fatima Jichi, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Xavier Golay, Deralynn Hughes, Lisa Cipolotti, Elaine Murphy, Robin H Lachmann, David John Werring
OBJECTIVE: To assess resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the whole-brain and cerebral white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) of adults with Fabry disease (FD), using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI, and to investigate CBF correlations with WM hyperintensity (WMH) volume and the circulating biomarker lyso-Gb3. METHODS: This cross-sectional, case-control study included 25 patients with genetically confirmed FD and 18 age-matched healthy controls. We quantified resting CBF using Quantitative Signal Targeting With Alternating Radiofrequency Labeling of Arterial Regions (QUASAR) ASL MRI...
April 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660944/cardiovascular-response-to-mental-stress-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-its-association-with-cerebral-perfusion
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Brandon C Henley, Mahsa Shokouhi, Anushree Y Mahajan, Omer T Inan, Ihab Hajjar
Mental stress has been linked to various chronic diseases including Alzheimer's disease, but the mechanisms underlying cognitive decline with mental stress are unknown. Reduced cardiovascular response to stress is associated with cardiovascular disease, and the latter is associated with cognitive impairment. We measured electrodermal activity, blood pressure, and cardiac hemodynamics in cognitively normal and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) adults (n = 76, mean age = 58 years, 46% MCI) during rest, a math test, and face-name recall tasks to derive the following cardiovascular indicators: mean arterial pressure, heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660044/multimodal-neuroimaging-differences-in-nicotine-abstinent-vs-satiated-smokers
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Bader Chaarani, Philip A Spechler, Alexandra Ivanciu, Mitchell Snowe, Joshua P Nickerson, Stephen T Higgins, Hugh Garavan
Introduction: Research on cigarette smokers suggests cognitive and behavioral impairments. However, much remains unclear how the functional neurobiology of smokers is influenced by nicotine state. Therefore, we sought to determine which state, be it acute nicotine abstinence or satiety, would yield the most robust differences compared to non-smokers when assessing neurobiological markers of nicotine dependence. Methods: Smokers(N=15) and sociodemographically matched non-smokers(N=15) were scanned twice using a repeated-measures design...
April 6, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656926/resting-state-cerebral-blood-flow-with-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-in-developing-human-brains
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Feng Liu, Yunsuo Duan, Bradley S Peterson, Iris Asllani, Fernando Zelaya, David Lythgoe, Alayar Kangarlu
The development of brain circuits is coupled with changes in neurovascular coupling, which refers to the close relationship between neural activity and cerebral blood flow (CBF). Studying the characteristics of CBF during resting state in developing brain can be a complementary way to understand the functional connectivity of the developing brain. Arterial spin labeling (ASL), as a noninvasive MR technique, is particularly attractive for studying cerebral perfusion in children and even newborns. We have collected pulsed ASL data in resting state for 47 healthy subjects from young children to adolescence (aged from 6 to 20 years old)...
March 24, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656880/fundamentals-of-functional-imaging-ii-emerging-mr-techniques-and-new-methods-of-analysis
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A Luna, T Martín Noguerol, L Alcalá Mata
Current multiparameter MRI protocols integrate structural, physiological, and metabolic information about cancer. Emerging techniques such as arterial spin-labeling (ASL), blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD), MR elastography, chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST), and hyperpolarization provide new information and will likely be integrated into daily clinical practice in the near future. Furthermore, there is great interest in the study of tumor heterogeneity as a prognostic factor and in relation to resistance to treatment, and this interest is leading to the application of new methods of analysis of multiparametric protocols...
April 12, 2018: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629988/early-evidence-of-sepsis-associated-hyperperfusion-a-study-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-with-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-and-control-subjects
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Marie-Hélène Masse, Marie Anne Richard, Frédérick D'Aragon, Charles St-Arnaud, Michael Mayette, Neill K J Adhikari, William Fraser, André Carpentier, Steven Palanchuck, David Gauthier, Luc Lanthier, Matthieu Touchette, Albert Lamontagne, Jean Chénard, Sangeeta Mehta, Yanick Sansoucy, Etienne Croteau, Martin Lepage, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms underlying sepsis-associated encephalopathy remain unclear, but reduced cerebral blood flow, alone or in conjunction with altered autoregulation, is reported as a potential contributor. We compared cerebral blood flow of control subjects and vasopressor-dependent septic patients. DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SETTING: MRI with arterial spin labeling. PATIENTS: Ten sedated septic patients on mechanical ventilation (four with controlled chronic hypertension) and 12 control subjects (six with controlled chronic hypertension) were enrolled...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620513/reliability-of-three-dimentional-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-a-volumetric-cerebral-perfusion-imaging-with-different-post-labeling-time-and-functional-state-in-health-adults
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Meng-Qi Liu, Zhi-Ye Chen, Lin Ma
Objective To evaluate the reliability of three dimensional spiral fast spin echo pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (3D pc-ASL) in measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF) with different post-labeling delay time (PLD) in the resting state and the right finger taping state. Methods 3D pc-ASL and three dimensional T1-weighted fast spoiled gradient recalled echo (3D T1-FSPGR) sequence were applied to eight healthy subjects twice at the same time each day for one week interval. ASL data acquisition was performed with post-labeling delay time (PLD) 1...
March 30, 2018: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619520/differentiation-between-primary-cns-lymphoma-and-glioblastoma-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-using-arterial-spin-labeling-mr-imaging
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Sung-Hye You, Tae Jin Yun, Hye Jeong Choi, Roh-Eul Yoo, Koung Mi Kang, Seung Hong Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Chul-Ho Sohn
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of arterial spin labelling perfusion weighted images (ASL-PWIs) to differentiate primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) from glioblastoma (GBM). METHODS: ASL-PWIs of pathologically confirmed PCNSL (n = 21) or GBM (n = 93) were analysed. For qualitative analysis, tumours were visually scored into five categories based on ASL-CBF maps. For quantitative analysis, normalised CBF values were derived by contralateral grey matter (GM) in intra- and peritumoral areas (nCBFintratumoral and nCBFperitumoral , respectively)...
April 4, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618992/fronto-temporal-connectivity-predicts-ect-outcome-in-major-depression
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Amber M Leaver, Benjamin Wade, Megha Vasavada, Gerhard Hellemann, Shantanu H Joshi, Randall Espinoza, Katherine L Narr
Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is arguably the most effective available treatment for severe depression. Recent studies have used MRI data to predict clinical outcome to ECT and other antidepressant therapies. One challenge facing such studies is selecting from among the many available metrics, which characterize complementary and sometimes non-overlapping aspects of brain function and connectomics. Here, we assessed the ability of aggregated, functional MRI metrics of basal brain activity and connectivity to predict antidepressant response to ECT using machine learning...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609518/vascular-abnormalities-within-normal-appearing-tissue-in-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury
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Margalit Haber, Franck Amyot, Kimbra Kenney, Tawny Meredith-Duliba, Carol Moore, Erika Silverman, Jamie Podell, Yi-Yu Chou, Dzung L Pham, John Butman, Hanzang Lu, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Danielle Sandsmark
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool for visualizing traumatic brain injury(TBI)-related lesions. Trauma-induced encephalomalacia is frequently identified by its hyperintense appearance on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences. In addition to parenchymal lesions, TBI commonly results in cerebral microvascular injury, but its anatomic relationship to parenchymal encephalomalacia is not well characterized. The current study utilized a multimodal MRI protocol to assess microstructural tissue integrity [via mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional aniosotropy (FA)], and altered vascular function [via cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral vascular reactivity (CVR)], within regions of visible encephalomalacia and normal appearing tissue in 27 chronic TBI (minimum 6 months after injury) subjects...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604324/effect-of-blood-t1-estimation-strategy-on-arterial-spin-labeled-cerebral-blood-flow-quantification-in-children-and-young-adults-with-kidney-disease
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Hua-Shan Liu, Abbas F Jawad, Nina Laney, Erum A Hartung, Susan L Furth, John A Detre
PURPOSE: To compare blood T1 estimation approaches used for quantifying cerebral blood flow (CBF) with arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion MRI in a developmental cohort of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with anemia and a control group. METHODS: 61 patients with CKD and 47 age-matched control subjects were studied. Blood T1 approaches included: (1) a fixed value, (2) estimation based on measured hematocrit (Hct), and (3) estimation based on Age+Sex using a published formula...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601112/cerebral-perfusion-characteristics-show-differences-in-younger-versus-older-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-results-from-a-multiple-inflow-time-arterial-spin-labelling-study
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Jamie M Kawadler, Patrick W Hales, Simon Barker, Timothy C S Cox, Fenella J Kirkham, Chris A Clark
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is associated with chronic anaemia and oxygen desaturation, which elevate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and increase the risk of neurocognitive complications. Arterial spin labelling (ASL) provides a methodology for measuring CBF non-invasively; however, ASL techniques using only a single inflow time are not sufficient to fully characterize abnormal haemodynamic behaviour in SCA. This study investigated haemodynamic parameters from a multi-inflow-time ASL acquisition in younger (8-12 years) and older (13-18 years) children with SCA with and without silent cerebral infarction (SCI+/-) (n = 20 and 19 respectively, 6 and 4 SCI+ respectively) and healthy controls (n = 9 and 7 respectively)...
March 30, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600511/increased-cerebral-blood-flow-on-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-can-localize-to-seizure-focus-in-newborns-a-report-of-3-cases
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Patrick Mabray, Rapeepat Thewamit, Matthew T Whitehead, Amy Kao, Joseph Scafidi, William D Gaillard, Taeun Chang, Tammy N Tsuchida
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can assess cerebral blood flow (CBF) without using radiolabeled tracers. It is unknown whether regional increases in CBF on ASL MRI correlate with seizure location in newborns. We report 3 newborns with focal seizures localized on continuous video electroencephalogram (cEEG), anatomical brain MRI, and ASL MRI. Each patient underwent pseudocontinuous ASL with segmented 3-dimensional fast spin echo readout as part of standard care. Case 1 is a term male infant presenting with left temporal status epilepticus and recurrent cEEG seizures from an idiopathic large left intraventricular hemorrhage...
March 30, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593548/impact-of-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-on-the-progressive-cerebral-and-peripheral-circulatory-impairments-during-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Massimo Venturelli, Anna Pedrinolla, Ilaria Boscolo Galazzo, Cristina Fonte, Nicola Smania, Stefano Tamburin, Ettore Muti, Lucia Crispoltoni, Annamaria Stabile, Alessandra Pistilli, Mario Rende, Francesca B Pizzini, Federico Schena
Advanced aging, vascular dysfunction, and nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability are recognized risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the contribution of AD, per se , to this putative pathophysiological mechanism is still unclear. To better answer this point, we quantified cortical perfusion with arterial spin labeling (PVC-CBF), measured ultrasound internal carotid (ICA), and femoral (FA) artery blood flow in a group of patients with similar age (~78 years) but different cognitive impairment (i.e...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582174/arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-weighted-mr-imaging-correlation-of-tumor-blood-flow-with-pathological-degree-of-tumor-differentiation-clinical-stage-and-nodal-metastasis-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Nadia Nada
PURPOSE: The prognostic parameters of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) include the pathological degree of tumor differentiation, clinical staging, and presence of metastatic cervical lymph nodes. To correlate tumor blood flow (TBF) acquired from arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion-weighted MR imaging with pathological degree of tumor differentiation, clinical stage, and nodal metastasis of HNSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 43 patients (31 male, 12 female with a mean age of 65 years) with HNSCC that underwent ASL of head and neck and TBF of HNSCC was calculated...
March 27, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580967/interleaved-quantitative-bold-combining-extravascular-r-2-and-intravascular-r-2-measurements-for-estimation-of-deoxygenated-blood-volume-and-hemoglobin-oxygen-saturation
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Hyunyeol Lee, Erin K Englund, Felix W Wehrli
Quantitative BOLD (qBOLD), a non-invasive MRI method for assessment of hemodynamic and metabolic properties of the brain in the baseline state, provides spatial maps of deoxygenated blood volume fraction (DBV) and hemoglobin oxygen saturation (HbO2 ) by means of an analytical model for the temporal evolution of free-induction-decay signals in the extravascular compartment. However, mutual coupling between DBV and HbO2 in the signal model results in considerable estimation uncertainty precluding achievement of a unique set of solutions...
March 23, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577377/improved-calculation-of-the-equilibrium-magnetization-of-arterial-blood-in-arterial-spin-labeling
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André Ahlgren, Ronnie Wirestam, Linda Knutsson, Esben Thade Petersen
PURPOSE: To propose and assess an improved method for calculating the equilibrium magnetization of arterial blood ( M0a), used for calibration of perfusion estimates in arterial spin labeling. METHODS: Whereas standard M0a calculation is based on dividing a proton density-weighted image by an average brain-blood partition coefficient, the proposed method exploits partial-volume data to adjust this ratio. The nominator is redefined as the magnetization of perfused tissue, and the denominator is redefined as a weighted sum of tissue-specific partition coefficients...
March 25, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575161/single-shot-spiral-imaging-at-7-t
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Maria Engel, Lars Kasper, Christoph Barmet, Thomas Schmid, Laetitia Vionnet, Bertram Wilm, Klaas P Pruessmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to explore the feasibility and performance of single-shot spiral MRI at 7 T, using an expanded signal model for reconstruction. METHODS: Gradient-echo brain imaging is performed on a 7 T system using high-resolution single-shot spiral readouts and half-shot spirals that perform dual-image acquisition after a single excitation. Image reconstruction is based on an expanded signal model including the encoding effects of coil sensitivity, static off-resonance, and magnetic field dynamics...
March 25, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573085/radiomics-strategy-for-glioma-grading-using-texture-features-from-multiparametric-mri
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Qiang Tian, Lin-Feng Yan, Xi Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-Chuan Hu, Yu Han, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Hai-Yan Nan, Qian Sun, Ying-Zhi Sun, Yang Yang, Ying Yu, Jin Zhang, Bo Hu, Gang Xiao, Ping Chen, Shuai Tian, Jie Xu, Wen Wang, Guang-Bin Cui
BACKGROUND: Accurate glioma grading plays an important role in the clinical management of patients and is also the basis of molecular stratification nowadays. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To verify the superiority of radiomics features extracted from multiparametric MRI to glioma grading and evaluate the grading potential of different MRI sequences or parametric maps. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective; radiomics. POPULATION: A total of 153 patients including 42, 33, and 78 patients with Grades II, III, and IV gliomas, respectively...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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