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Yuichi Nishiyama, Hidekazu Kanayama, Hiroshi Mori, Keiji Tada, Yasushi Yamamoto, Takashi Katsube, Haruo Takeshita, Kazunori Kawakami, Hajime Kitagaki
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the usefulness of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) for investigating postmortem changes on brain computed tomography (CT). METHODS: This retrospective study included 128 patients (23 - 100 years old) without cerebral abnormalities who underwent unenhanced brain CT before and after death. The antemortem CT (AMCT) scans and postmortem CT (PMCT) scans were spatially normalized using our original brain CT template, and postmortem changes of CT values (in Hounsfield units; HU) were analysed by the SPM technique...
October 21, 2016: European Radiology
Drew A Torigian, Judith Green-McKenzie, Xianling Liu, Frances S Shofer, Thomas Werner, Catherine E Smith, Andrew A Strasser, Mateen C Moghbel, Ami H Parekh, Grace Choi, Marcus D Goncalves, Natalie Spaccarelli, Saied Gholami, Prithvi S Kumar, Yubing Tong, Jayaram K Udupa, Clementina Mesaros, Abass Alavi
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to systematically detect and quantify differential effects of chronic tobacco use in organs of the whole body. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty healthy male subjects (10 nonsmokers and 10 chronic heavy smokers) were enrolled. Subjects underwent whole-body FDG-PET/CT, diagnostic unenhanced chest CT, mini-mental state examination, urine testing for oxidative stress, and serum testing...
October 18, 2016: Academic Radiology
Ravi K Kaza, Evan A Raff, Matthew S Davenport, Shokoufeh Khalatbari
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To compare Hounsfield unit (HU) data obtained from true-unenhanced (TUE) and virtual-unenhanced (VUE) imaging obtained with a fast kv-switching dual-energy computed tomography (CT) scanner using multimaterial decomposition algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this Institutional Review Board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant, retrospective cohort study, CT scans of 19 patients undergoing multiphasic renal protocol abdominal CT on a fast kv-switching dual-energy CT scanner were reviewed...
October 18, 2016: Academic Radiology
Firdaus A Mohamed Hoesein, Metin Bülbül, Pim A de Jong
Incident pulmonary nodules are a frequent finding on chest computed tomography (CT) of the lungs requiring follow-up. This case illustrates the importance of taking differences in CT scanning techniques (contrast versus non-contrast enhanced) into account. Comparing nodule size on unenhanced follow-up CT's with initial contrast-enhanced CT may consequently underestimate growth and mask malignant growth rates as demonstrated by our case report.
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Yoshiki Asayama, Akihiro Nishie, Kousei Ishigami, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Yukihisa Takayama, Daisuke Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Takao Ohtsuka, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Shinichi Aishima, Yoshinao Oda, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether washout characteristics of dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) could predict survival in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC). METHODS: This study collected 46 resected cases. All cases were examined by dynamic contrast study on multidetector-row CT. Region-of-interest measurements were obtained at the non-enhanced, portal venous phase and delayed phase in the tumour and were used to calculate the washout ratio as follows: [(attenuation value at portal venous phase CT - attenuation value at delayed enhanced CT)/(attenuation value at portal venous phase CT - attenuation value at unenhanced CT)] × 100...
October 17, 2016: European Radiology
Christoph Degenhart, Julia Schneller, Andrea Osswald, Anna Pallauf, Anna Riester, Maximilian F Reiser, Martin Reincke, Felix Beuschlein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate volumetric and densitometric properties of the adrenal glands in patients with unilateral and bilateral disease in comparison to normal controls. DESIGN: 77 patients (56 male and 21 female) diagnosed with primary aldosteronism (PA) with a mean age of 53±10 years were prospectively enrolled. Unenhanced and contrast enhanced CT scans were analyzed for adrenal volumes and mean densities. f These values were compared with normal controls and between PA subtypes...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
F Barchetti, A Stagnitti, V Megna, N Al Ansari, A Marini, D Musio, M L Monti, G Barchetti, V Tombolini, C Catalano, V Panebianco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of unenhanced whole-body MRI, including whole-body Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI), used as a diagnostic modality to detect  pathologic lymph nodes and skeletal metastases in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing restaging after primary treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 152 male patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) underwent MRI at a 1...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Chang Kyu Sung, Min Hoan Moon, Hwancheol Son, Sohee Oh, Myoung Seok Lee, Hyunsik Woo
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of reduced-radiation-dose computed tomography (CT) protocols in the tracing of the ureter in patients with suspected renal colic. METHODS: The study was approved by our institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from the participants. From July 2012 to April 2014, 310 consecutive patients with suspected urolithiasis were recruited to undergo unenhanced CT at 280 (n = 62), 200 (n = 62), 140 (n = 62), 100 (n = 62), and 70 (n = 62) reference mA seconds (mAs) while keeping other imaging parameters constant...
October 11, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Trishan Patel, Amy Elphick, James E Jackson, Claire L Shovlin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if injection of intravenous particles may provoke migraines in subjects with right-to-left shunts due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). BACKGROUND: Migraine headaches commonly affect people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), especially those with pulmonary AVMs that provide right-to-left shunts. In our clinical practice, patients occasionally reported acute precipitation of migraine headaches following injection of technetium-labeled albumin macroaggregates for nuclear medicine scans...
October 11, 2016: Headache
Annika Reddig, Mahsa Fatahi, Dirk Roggenbuck, Jens Ricke, Dirk Reinhold, Oliver Speck, Björn Friebe
Purpose To determine the impact of different magnetic field strengths (1, 1.5, 3, and 7 T) and the effect of contrast agent on DNA double-strand-break (DSB) formation in patients undergoing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods This in vivo study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from each patient. To analyze the level of DNA DSBs, peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated from blood samples drawn directly before, as well as 5 minutes and 30 minutes after MR imaging examination...
September 30, 2016: Radiology
E Royaux, V Martlé, K Kromhout, E Van der Vekens, B J G Broeckx, L Van Ham, I Gielen
Compressive hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion (HNPE) in dogs is defined as acute extradural compression by hydrated nucleus pulposus material at the level of the associated intervertebral disc. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis of HNPE. The aims of this study were to determine the usefulness of unenhanced computed tomography (CT) and contrast enhanced CT (CE-CT), and the sensitivity and specificity of CE-CT, for detection of compressive HNPE. Using CE-CT, HNPE was visualised as a hypodense extradural compressive lesion with rim enhancement immediately dorsal to the intervertebral disc space, with a sensitivity of 91% and a specificity of 100%...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
S Petit, C Vallin, B Morel, P Bertrand, P Blouin, H Lardy, D Sirinelli
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the incremental value of unenhanced phase in the initial evaluation of retroperitoneal tumors in children by comparison with an enhanced phase alone using computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 patients (26 girls, 27 boys) with a total of 53 tumors who had CT examination of the abdomen and pelvis for the initial assessment of retroperitoneal tumor were retrospectively included. All CT examinations were obtained with an unenhanced set of CT images and a set of CT images obtained after intravenous administration of iodinated contrast material...
September 26, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Shun-Yu Gao, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Wei Wei, Xiao-Ting Li, Yan-Ling Li, Min Xu, Ying-Shi Sun, Xiao-Peng Zhang
This study proposed to determine whether in vivo iodine concentration measurement by single-source dual energy (SSDE) CT can improve differentiation between benign and malignant thyroid nodules. In total, 53 patients presenting with thyroid nodules underwent SSDE CT scanning. Iodine concentrations were measured for each nodule and normal thyroid tissue using the GSI-viewer image analysis software. A total of 26 thyroid nodules were malignant in 26 patients and confirmed by surgery; 33 nodules from 27 patients were benign, with 10 confirmed by surgery and others after follow-up...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Matthias Meissnitzer, Thomas Meissnitzer, Stephan Hruby, Stefan Hecht, Andreas Gutzeit, Laura Holzer-Frühwald, Klaus Hergan, Rosemarie Forstner
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate whether prone CT scanning is superior to supine scanning for correct localization of distal urinary calculi in patients with acute flank pain. METHODS: Consecutively performed unenhanced CT scans in patients with acute flank pain were retrospectively analyzed in 150 patients in supine and another 150 patients in prone position. Images were reviewed by two radiologists on consensus. Findings in both groups were compared using two-sided Fisher Exact tests and Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test...
September 26, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Sohee Song, Byung Kwan Park, Jung Jae Park
PURPOSE: To introduce a new radiologic classification of renal angiomyolipoma (AML). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1995 and 2014, CT or MR images in 98 patients with histologically proven 98 AMLs were reviewed independently by a radiologist and a resident. The lesions were classified as (a) 53 fat-rich AML (≤-10HU), (b) 22 fat-poor AML (>-10HU) with tumor-to-spleen ratio (TSR) <0.71 or signal intensity index (SII) >16.5%, and (c) 23 fat-invisible AML (>-10HU) with TSR ≥0...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Maryam Khan, Marco L A Sivilotti, Michael J Bullard, Marcel Émond, Jane Sutherland, Andrew Worster, Corinne M Hohl, Jacques S Lee, Mary Eisenhauer, Merril Pauls, Howard Lesiuk, George A Wells, Ian G Stiell, Jeffrey J Perry
BACKGROUND: CT has excellent sensitivity for subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) when performed within 6 hours of headache onset, but it is unknown to what extent patients with more severe disease are likely to undergo earlier CT, potentially inflating estimates of sensitivity. Our objective was to evaluate which patient and hospital factors were associated with earlier neuroimaging in alert, neurologically intact ED patients with suspected SAH. METHODS: We analysed data from two large sequential prospective cohorts of ED patients with acute headache undergoing CT for suspected SAH...
September 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Ramez R Hanna, Nicholas Kolanko, Carlos Torres
History A 70-year-old woman presented to a peripheral hospital with signs and symptoms of acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. The patient also reported acute on chronic onset of thoracolumbar back pain over a period of 24 hours. She denied any history of recent trauma or intravenous drug use. She did not have any long-term indwelling catheters. The patient's medical history was also complicated by stage 4 renal failure from long-standing type II diabetes, hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, aortic stenosis, and prior bariatric surgery...
October 2016: Radiology
Yiloren Tanidir, Ahmet Sahan, Mehmet Kazim Asutay, Tarik Emre Sener, Farhad Talibzade, Asgar Garayev, Ilker Tinay, Cagri Akin Sekerci, Ferruh Simsek
To differentiate ureteral stones and phleboliths by measuring density [as Hounsfield unit (HU)] and volume (as mm(3)) of the opacities in the bony pelvis on unenhanced computerized tomography (U-CT). A total of 52 patients, who underwent semirigid ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for distal ureteral stone and had isochoronous phleboliths in U-CT, were included. Images were reviewed for density and volume of the opacities. Data were compared, and a cut-off value was defined with receiver operating characteristics curve analysis to differentiate the nature of the opacity...
September 16, 2016: Urolithiasis
Xiumei Tian, Dong Zeng, Shanli Zhang, Jing Huang, Hua Zhang, Ji He, Lijun Lu, Weiwen Xi, Jianhua Ma, Zhaoying Bian
Dynamic cerebral perfusion x-ray computed tomography (PCT) imaging has been advocated to quantitatively and qualitatively assess hemodynamic parameters in the diagnosis of acute stroke or chronic cerebrovascular diseases. However, the associated radiation dose is a significant concern to patients due to its dynamic scan protocol. To address this issue, in this paper we propose an image restoration method by utilizing coupled dictionary learning (CDL) scheme to yield clinically acceptable PCT images with low-dose data acquisition...
September 3, 2016: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Michael T Corwin, Justin S Lee, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Machelle Wilson, Ramit Lamba
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine the sensitivity of thin axial and coronal maximum-intensity-projection (MIP) images for the detection of renal stones on contrast-enhanced CT performed in the portal venous phase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 72 patients, 59 of whom had at least one renal stone, who underwent unenhanced CT immediately followed by contrast-enhanced CT in the portal venous phase. Two abdominal imaging fellowship-trained radiologists independently recorded the number of stones on both thin (1-1...
September 9, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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