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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920487/synchronous-occurrence-of-a-hepatic-myelolipoma-and-two-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Shao-Yan Xu, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
Myelolipoma is a rare tumor composed of fat and bone marrow components, most of which are located in the adrenal gland. Myelolipoma in the liver is extremely rare. To date, only 10 cases have been reported in the English-language medical literature. In one of these cases, the hepatic myelolipoma was found within a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In the present study, we report the first case of the synchronous occurrence of hepatic myelolipoma and HCCs in different liver sections of one patient, a 26-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital because of a 4-d history of upper abdominal pain...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917808/unenhanced-computed-tomography-findings-of-renal-papillae-in-patients-with-a-ureteral-stone
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Selim Serter, Erkan Sahin, Utku Mahir Yildirim, Murat Arslan, Ayhan Karakose
PURPOSE: In some patients with a ureteral stone without uretero-hydronephrosis, it is difficult to determine the location of the stone. The objective of the present study was to investigate the changes in renal papillae using unenhanced computerized tomography (uCT) and determine the side of calculi using the renal papillary findings in patients with a ureteral stone. METHODS: uCT data from 81 patients were retrospectively reviewed for this study. The inclusion criteria were unilateral ureteral calculi, no renal calculi and no hydronephrosis...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916593/clinical-application-of-dual-energy-spectral-computed-tomography-in-detecting-cholesterol-gallstones-from-surrounding-bile
#3
Chuang-Bo Yang, Shuang Zhang, Yong-Jun Jia, Hai-Feng Duan, Guang-Ming Ma, Xi-Rong Zhang, Yong Yu, Tai-Ping He
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the clinical value of spectral computed tomography (CT) in the detection of cholesterol gallstones from surrounding bile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board. The unenhanced spectral CT data of 24 patients who had surgically confirmed cholesterol gallstones were analyzed. Lipid concentrations and CT numbers were measured from fat-based material decomposition image and virtual monochromatic image sets (40-140 keV), respectively...
December 1, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906443/letter-to-the-editor-unenhanced-whole-body-mri-versus-pet-ct-for-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer-metastases-after-primary-treatment
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C D'Aniello, C Cavaliere, F Fiorica, G Facchini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902605/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Jianguo Zhu, Sheng Su, Haige Li
INTRODUCTION: Angiomyofibroblastoma (AMFB) is an extremely rare disease. It commonly occurs in middle-aged females and mainly involves the vulvovaginal region. Pathological examination plays an important role in differentiating from other tumors. But far less published literature focus on the imaging characteristics of AMFB. CLINICAL FINDINGS/DIAGNOSES: We reported a case of AMFB in a 73-year-old male, involving the mediastinum with computed tomography (CT) imaging and pathologic findings...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897036/computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-findings-of-fat-poor-angiomyolipomas
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Aaron Potretzke, Theodora A Potretzke, Tyler Marques Bauman, B Alexander Knight, Alyssa Park, Jonathan M Mobley, Robert S Figenshau, Cary Siegel
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 5% of angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are classified as "fat poor" due to lack of visually detectable fat on imaging, making them difficult to distinguish from renal cell carcinoma. Recent investigations have proposed computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features suggestive of fat-poor AML (fp-AML). Herein, we determined the frequency of these features in a cohort of fp-AMLs by retrospective review of preoperative imaging. METHODS: A pathology database query from January 2005 to August 2013 identified 49 renal specimens of AML with available imaging...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887644/copenhagen-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-cocomo-study-a-study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-non-interventional-assessment-of-non-aids-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-in-denmark
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Andreas Ronit, Judith Haissman, Ditte Marie Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Thomas Skårup Kristensen, Anne-Mette Lebech, Thomas Benfield, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Lars Køber, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Kofoed, Jørgen Vestbo, Børge Nordestgaard, Jens Lundgren, Susanne Dam Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival for people living with HIV (PLWHIV). Non-AIDS comorbidities have replaced opportunistic infections as leading causes of mortality and morbidity, and are becoming a key health concern as this population continues to age. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence of non-AIDS comorbidity among PLWHIV in Denmark in the cART era and to determine risk factors contributing to the pathogenesis...
November 26, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886985/efficacy-of-lens-protection-systems-dependency-on-different-cranial-ct-scans-in-the-acute-stroke-setting
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Nika Guberina, Michael Forsting, Adrian Ringelstein
To evaluate the dose-reduction potential with different lens protectors for patients undergoing cranial computed tomography (CT) scans. Eye lens dose was assessed in vitro (α-Al2O3:C thermoluminescence dosemeters) using an Alderson-Rando phantom(®) in cranial CT protocols at different CT scanners (SOMATOM-Definition-AS+(®)(CT1) and SOMATOM-Definition-Flash(®) (CT2)) using two different lens-protection systems (Somatex(®) (SOM) and Medical Imaging Systems(®) (MIS)). Summarised percentage of the transmitted photons: (1) CT1 (a) unenhanced CT (nCT) with gantry angulation: SOM = 103%, MIS = 111%; (2) CT2 (a) nCT without gantry angulation: SOM = 81%, MIS = 91%; (b) CT angiography (CTA) with automatic dose-modulation technique: SOM = 39%, MIS = 74%; (c) CTA without dose-modulation technique: SOM = 22%, MIS = 48%; (d) CT perfusion: SOM = 44%, MIS = 69%...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882426/dual-energy-ct-of-the-brain-comparison-between-dect-angiography-derived-virtual-unenhanced-images-and-true-unenhanced-images-in-the-detection-of-intracranial-haemorrhage
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Matteo Bonatti, Fabio Lombardo, Giulia A Zamboni, Patrizia Pernter, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, Giampietro Bonatti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of virtual non-contrast (VNC) images in detecting intracranial haemorrhages (ICHs). METHODS: Sixty-seven consecutive patients with and 67 without ICH who underwent unenhanced brain CT and DECT angiography were included. Two radiologists independently evaluated VNC and true non-contrast (TNC) images for ICH presence and type. Inter-observer agreement for VNC and TNC image evaluation was calculated. Sensitivity and specificity of VNC images for ICH detection were calculated using Fisher's exact test...
November 23, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864600/comparison-of-true-unenhanced-and-virtual-unenhanced-vue-attenuation-values-in-abdominopelvic-single-source-rapid-kilovoltage-switching-spectral-ct
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Amir A Borhani, Matthew Kulzer, Negaur Iranpour, Anish Ghodadra, Mark Sparrow, Alessandro Furlan, Mitchell E Tublin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the agreement between the true non-contrast (TNC) attenuation values of intra-abdominal structures and attenuation values obtained on virtual-unenhanced (VUE) images based on rapid kVp-switching dual-energy CT. The effects of contrast phase and patient characteristics (e.g., BMI, hematocrit, hemoglobin content) on VUE values were also investigated. METHODS: Ninety four patients who underwent triphasic abdominal CT (liver mass protocol, n = 47; pancreas mass protocol, n = 47) between August 2014 and May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 18, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847999/impact-of-iterative-reconstructions-on-objective-and-subjective-emphysema-assessment-with-computed-tomography-a-prospective-study
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Steve P Martin, Joanna Gariani, Anne-Lise Hachulla, Diomidis Botsikas, Dan Adler, Wolfram Karenovics, Christoph D Becker, Xavier Montet
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the impact of iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithms on pulmonary emphysema assessment as compared to filtered back projection (FBP). METHODS: One hundred ten unenhanced chest CT examinations were obtained on two different scanners. Image reconstructions from a single acquisition were done with different levels of IR and compared with FBP on the basis of the emphysema index (EI), lung volume and voxel densities. Objective emphysema assessment was performed with 3D software provided by each manufacturer...
November 15, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847998/quantitative-iodine-content-threshold-for-discrimination-of-renal-cell-carcinomas-using-rapid-kv-switching-dual-energy-ct
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Jessica G Zarzour, Desmin Milner, Roberto Valentin, Bradford E Jackson, Jennifer Gordetsky, Janelle West, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Desiree E Morgan
PURPOSE: Determine iodine content threshold discriminating papillary renal cell carcinomas (pRCC) from complex cysts (CCs) using rapid kV-switching dual-energy CT (rsDECT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: IRB-approved retrospective study of 72 consecutive patients with pathologic diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, who underwent rsDECT from 2011 to 2015. Controls included consecutive patients with CC during same period. Iodine content of each pRCC (n = 27) was measured on rsDECT workstation for arterial (n = 15) or nephrographic phase (n = 12), and compared to iodine content for clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCC, n = 46) and complex cysts (n = 54)...
November 16, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845847/visual-assessment-of-the-intensity-and-pattern-of-t1-hyperintensity-on-mri-to-differentiate-hemorrhagic-renal-cysts-from-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Choo-Won Kim, Krishna P Shanbhogue, Jessica Schreiber-Zinaman, Fang-Ming Deng, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to apply a visual assessment of the intensity and pattern of T1 hyperintensity at MRI to differentiate hemorrhagic renal cysts from renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 144 T1-hyperintense renal lesions (62 cysts, all showing no enhancement on subtracted contrast-enhanced images and either 2-year stability or unenhanced CT density > 70 HU, and 82 histologically confirmed RCCs) in 144 patients were included...
November 15, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845102/re-can-quantitative-ct-texture-analysis-be-used-to-differentiate-fat-poor-renal-angiomyolipoma-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-on-unenhanced-ct-images
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834725/do-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-affect-the-18f-fdg-pet-ct-uptake-in-the-dentate-nucleus-and-the-globus-pallidus-a-pilot-study
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Kyle Bauer, Alaina Lathrum, Osama Raslan, Patrick Kelly, Yihua Zhou, Debra Hewing, Crystal Botkin, James Turner, Medhat M Osman
OBJECTIVES: Gadolinium (Gd) is toxic and to avoid its deposition in the tissues, it must be chemically bonded with nonmetal ions to facilitate its excretion by the kidneys. High signal intensity in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images has been both morphologically and pathologically linked to gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) retention in the brain. The purpose of this study is to determine if repeated administrations of GBCA would affect the uptake of (18)F-FDG in the DN and GP on PET/CT...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824487/small-4-cm-renal-tumors-with-predominantly-low-signal-intensity-on-t2-weighted-images-differentiation-of-minimal-fat-angiomyolipoma-from-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Jung Jae Park, Chan Kyo Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the utility of multiparametric MRI in differentiating minimal-fat angiomyolipoma (AML) from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in small renal tumors with predominantly low signal intensity on T2-weighted MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with pathologically identified renal tumors (1-4 cm) with predominantly low signal intensity on T2-weighted images without visible fat on unenhanced CT images were enrolled...
November 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789151/acute-cerebral-artery-occlusion-by-a-calcified-embolus-with-false-patency-sign-on-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Atsuhito Uneda, Takahiro Kanda, Kenta Suzuki, Koji Hirashita, Masatoshi Yunoki, Kimihiro Yoshino
Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is a quick and accurate method in triage to determine recanalization therapies for acute ischemic stroke. To minimize delay in the start of recanalization therapies, performance of CTA immediately after unenhanced brain computed tomography (CT) is recommended as the minimum standard. However, there are some pitfalls related to image interpretation of CTA in acute stroke, such as false patency sign. We describe the case of a 66-year-old man who presented with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion by a calcified embolus with false patency sign on CTA after coronary angiography...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770229/whole-brain-analysis-of-postmortem-density-changes-of-grey-and-white-matter-on-computed-tomography-by-statistical-parametric-mapping
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769824/a-study-of-the-feasibility-of-fdg-pet-ct-to-systematically-detect-and-quantify-differential-metabolic-effects-of-chronic-tobacco-use-in-organs-of-the-whole-body-a-prospective-pilot-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769822/variability-of-ct-attenuation-measurements-in-virtual-unenhanced-images-generated-using-multimaterial-decomposition-from-fast-kilovoltage-switching-dual-energy-ct
#20
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
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