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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445910/influence-of-contrast-media-on-bone-mineral-density-bmd-measurements-from-routine-contrast-enhanced-mdct-datasets-using-a-phantom-less-bmd-measurement-tool
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Andrea Toelly, Constanze Bardach, Michael Weber, Rui Gong, Yanbo Lai, Pei Wang, Yulin Guo, Jan Kirschke, Thomas Baum, Michael Gruber
Aim To evaluate the differences in phantom-less bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in contrast-enhanced routine MDCT scans at different contrast phases, and to develop an algorithm for calculating a reliable BMD value. Materials and Methods 112 postmenopausal women from the age of 40 to 77 years (mean age: 57.31 years; SD 9.61) who underwent a clinically indicated MDCT scan, consisting of an unenhanced, an arterial, and a venous phase, were included. A retrospective analysis of the BMD values of the Th12 to L4 vertebrae in each phase was performed using a commercially available phantom-less measurement tool...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437714/additional-value-of-venous-phase-added-to-aortic-ct-angiography-in-patients-with-aortic-aneurysm
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Yukichi Tanahashi, Satoshi Goshima, Hiroshi Kondo, Yoshifumi Noda, Kota Sakurai, Hiroshi Kawada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigeru Furui, Masayuki Matsuo
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic performance of unenhanced and CTA images (Image set 1) to that of combined unenhanced, CTA, and venous-phase images (Image set 2) for incidentalomas in patients with aortic aneurysm. METHODS: Preoperative CT Images of consecutive 240 patients were reviewed by two observers for incidentalomas. Diagnostic performance was assessed. RESULTS: Sensitivity was higher in Image set 2 than Image set 1 in observer 1 and overall (P=0...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431167/performance-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-characterization-of-adrenal-masses-in-non-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Carole Guerin, François Pattou, Laurent Brunaud, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Eric Mirallié, Magalie Haissaguerre, Damien Huglo, Pierre Olivier, Claire Houzard, Catherine Ansquer, Elif Hindié, Anderson Loundou, Cendrine Archange, Antoine Tabarin, Fréderic Sebag, Karine Baumstarck, David Taïeb
Context: Few prospective studies have evaluated the role of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in the characterization of adrenal masses. Objective: To assess the performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the malignancy diagnosis of adrenal masses in non-cancer patients. Design: Prospective multicenter study. Material and methods: The study population consisted of 87 patients (87 adrenal masses) referred to endocrine surgeons: 56 with mass diameter ≥40 mm and 31 with a diameter <40 mm and of indeterminate nature based on unenhanced and washout CT attenuation densities...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422825/interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-presenting-in-the-sigmoid-colon-mesentery-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jianguo Zhu, Sheng Su, Jinfa Zhou, Haige Li
RATIONALE: Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) is an extremely rare disease. It commonly occurs in middle-aged males and mainly involves the lymph nodes. Pathological examination plays an important role in differentiating from other tumors, but far less published literature focuses on the imaging characteristics of IDCS. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we reported a case of IDCS in a 52-year-old male involving the pelvis with medical imaging and pathologic findings...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422806/improvement-of-image-quality-in-unenhanced-dual-layer-ct-of-the-head-using-virtual-monoenergetic-images-compared-with-polyenergetic-single-energy-ct
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Victor Neuhaus, Nuran Abdullayev, Nils Große Hokamp, Gregor Pahn, Christoph Kabbasch, Anastasios Mpotsaris, David Maintz, Jan Borggrefe
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to compare virtual monoenergetic images and polyenergetic images reconstructed from unenhanced dual-layer detector computed tomography (DLCT) of the head and to determine kiloelectron volt levels that optimize image quality, particularly the gray-white matter contrast, and reduce beam hardening artifacts caused by the skull. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. Forty patients that received DLCT were included in this retrospective study; of these patients, 22 were women and 18 were men...
April 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419484/variations-in-the-functional-visual-field-for-detection-of-lung-nodules-on-chest-computed-tomography-impact-of-nodule-size-distance-and-local-lung-complexity
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Lukas Ebner, Martin Tall, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Donald L Ly, Justus E Roos, Sandy Napel, Geoffrey D Rubin
PURPOSE: To explore the characteristics that impact lung nodule detection by peripheral vision when searching for lung nodules on chest CT-scans. METHODS: This study was approved by the local IRB and HIPAA compliant. A simulated primary (1°) target mass (2 x 2 x 5 cm) was embedded into 5-cm thick sub-volumes (SV) extracted from three unenhanced lung MDCT-scans (64-row, 1.25 mm thickness, 0.7 mm increment). One of 30 solid, secondary nodules with either 3-4 mm and 5-8 mm diameters were embedded into 192 of 207 SVs...
April 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412761/preoperative-assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-split-bolus-combined-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Jian Jiang, Ke Wang, Yufeng Xu, Jianxin Liu, Jingjing Luo, Xin Tao, Xiaoying Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a split-bolus combined phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography protocol in evaluation of liver vasculature in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients for the purpose of surgery guidance. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two groups of patients were recruited for the study: 24 consecutive cases of HCC who underwent multiphasic CT examination, and 22 consecutive cases who afterwards underwent split-bolus combined phase CT examination. The multiphasic protocol included an unenhanced scan and 3 image acquisitions after contrast injection...
April 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411031/prognostic-value-of-visually-detected-coronary-artery-calcification-on-unenhanced-non-gated-thoracic-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-non-fatal-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality
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Lisa Shao, Andrew T Yan, Gerald Lebovic, Harvey H Wong, Anish Kirpalani, Djeven P Deva
PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of visually detected coronary artery calcification (CAC) on unenhanced non-gated thoracic computed tomography (CT) for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre cohort study comprised of 410 consecutive patients aged 40-80 years without any known cardiovascular disease at baseline. CT images without electrocardiogram-gating were acquired for a variety of respiratory medicine indications...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409202/imaging-evaluation-of-ablative-margin-and-index-tumor-immediately-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-multidetector-row-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sung Mo Kim, Sang Soo Shin, Byung Chan Lee, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Hyo Soon Lim, Yong Yeon Jeong
PURPOSE: To prospectively compare multidetector-row CT (MDCT) and MR imaging (MRI) in the assessment of the ablative margin (AM) and index tumor immediately after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and assess whether non-contrast MRI with limited sequences (T1- and T2-weighted imaging only) was superior to a conventional MDCT protocol. METHODS: A total of 33 consecutive patients with 42 HCCs were included in this study. Both MDCT and MR images were independently reviewed by two radiologists regarding the ability to visually discriminate between the AM and index tumor, and the AM status within ablation zones...
April 13, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402131/can-imaging-predict-subclinical-cortisol-secretion-in-patients-with-adrenal-adenomas-a-ct-predictive-score
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Cristina Mosconi, Valentina Vicennati, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Guido Di Dalmazi, Antonio M Morselli-Labate, Rita Golfieri, Renato Pasquali
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine whether any correlation between CT findings and functional parameters exists to predict subclinical glucocorticoid secretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective database study of 55 patients with incidentally discovered adenomas, investigated through CT with an adrenal protocol, assessing diameters and attenuation values on the unenhanced and contrast-enhanced phases. Patients underwent blood cortisol and corticotropin evaluation and overnight dexamethasone suppression test (DST), in accordance with clinical recommendations...
April 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389785/renal-cell-carcinoma-attenuation-values-on-unenhanced-ct-importance-of-multiple-small-region-of-interest-measurements
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John P McGahan, Kunal Sidhar, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Heather Early, Michael T Corwin, Stuart G Silverman, Anthony Seibert
OBJECTIVE: Since it has been suggested that benign renal cysts can be diagnosed at unenhanced CT on the basis of homogeneity and attenuations of 20 HU or less, we determined the prevalence of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) with these characteristics using two different methods of measuring attenuation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After IRB approval, two radiologists obtained unenhanced attenuation values of 104 RCCs (mean size 5.6 cm) using a single, large region of interest (ROI), two-thirds the size of the mass...
April 7, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387639/effect-of-intravenous-administration-of-contrast-media-on-serum-creatinine-levels-in-neonates
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Maria A Bedoya, Ammie M White, J Christopher Edgar, Madhura Pradhan, Elisabeth L Raab, James S Meyer
Purpose To assess the effect of intravenous contrast media on renal function in neonates. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained with waiver of consent. Electronic health records from January 2011 to April 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Measures of renal function were obtained in inpatient neonates who underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or computed tomography (CT) and for whom serum creatinine (Cr) levels were obtained within 72 hours before imaging and at least one time after imaging (>1 day after administration of contrast material)...
April 6, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374213/contour-variations-of-the-body-and-tail-of-the-pancreas-evaluation-with-mdct
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Ahmad Khalid Omeri, Shunro Matsumoto, Maki Kiyonaga, Ryo Takaji, Yasunari Yamada, Kazuhisa Kosen, Hiromu Mori, Hidetoshi Miyake
PURPOSE: To analyze morphology/contour variations of the pancreatic body and tail in subjects free of pancreatic disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed triple-phase, contrast-enhanced multi-detector row computed tomography (3P-CE-MDCT) examinations of 449 patients who had no clinical or CT evidence of pancreatic diseases. These patients were evaluated for morphologic/contour variations of the pancreatic body and tail, which were classified into two types...
April 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357531/extensive-lymph-node-dissection-during-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-risk-factor-for-hepatic-steatosis
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A Mignot, A Ayav, D Quillot, S Zuily, I Petit, P L Nguyen-Thi, A Malgras, V Laurent
PURPOSE: The first reports of hepatic steatosis following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) were published several years ago; however, clear risk factors remain to be identified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for hepatic steatosis post-PD. METHODS: We studied 90 patients who had undergone PD between September 2005 and January 2015. The inclusion criteria were as follows: available unenhanced CT within one month before PD and at least one unenhanced CT acquisition between PD and chemotherapy initiation...
March 29, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357529/differentiating-pheochromocytoma-from-lipid-poor-adrenocortical-adenoma-by-ct-texture-analysis-feasibility-study
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Gu-Mu-Yang Zhang, Bing Shi, Hao Sun, Zheng-Yu Jin, Hua-Dan Xue
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of using CT texture analysis (CTTA) to differentiate pheochromocytoma from lipid-poor adrenocortical adenoma (lp-ACA). METHODS: Ninety-eight pheochromocytomas and 66 lp-ACAs were included in this retrospective study. CTTA was performed on unenhanced and enhanced images. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed, and the area under the ROC curve (AUC) was calculated for texture parameters that were significantly different for the objective...
March 29, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353408/characterization-of-small-focal-renal-lesions-diagnostic-accuracy-with-single-phase-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-ct-with-material-attenuation-analysis-compared-with-conventional-attenuation-measurements
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Daniele Marin, Drew Davis, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Bhavik Patel, Rajan T Gupta, Achille Mileto, Rendon C Nelson
Purpose To determine whether single-phase contrast material-enhanced dual-energy material attenuation analysis improves the characterization of small (1-4 cm) renal lesions compared with conventional attenuation measurements by using histopathologic analysis and follow-up imaging as the clinical reference standards. Materials and Methods In this retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved study, 136 consecutive patients (95 men and 41 women; mean age, 54 years) with 144 renal lesions (111 benign, 33 malignant) measuring 1-4 cm underwent single-energy unenhanced and contrast-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen...
March 28, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338167/-comparison-of-ct-manifestations-of-primary-colorectal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-and-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma
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Zhenhui Li, Zhiping Zhang, Xingxiang Dong, Depei Gao, Dafu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in CT manifestations between primary colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma and signet ring cell carcinoma in order to improve radiologic diagnosis. METHODS: Clinicopathological data and CT findings of 109 patients with colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma and 46 patients with primary colorectal signet-ring cell carcinoma confirmed by surgery and pathology from March 2008 to February 2015 in the Tumor Hospital of Yunnan Province were retrospectively collected...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328241/perfusion-ct-in-acute-stroke-effectiveness-of-automatically-generated-colour-maps
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Maja Ukmar, Ferruccio Degrassi, Roberta Antea Pozzi Mucelli, Francesca Neri, Fabio Pozzi Mucelli, Maria Assunta Cova
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of perfusion CT (pCT) in the definition of the infarcted core and the penumbra, comparing the data obtained from the evaluation of parametric maps [cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF) and mean transit time (MTT)] with software-generated colour maps. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed to identify patients with suspected acute ischaemic strokes and who had undergone unenhanced CT and pCT carried out within 4...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321065/small-bowel-obstruction-caused-by-the-ingestion-of-a-wooden-toothpick-the-ct-findings-and-a-literature-review
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Junichi Izumi, Kimihiko Satoh, Wataru Iwasaki, Takaya Miura, Shusei Fujimori
We present a case in which the accidental ingestion of a toothpick caused duodenal perforation and small intestinal obstruction. A 58-year-old man visited our emergency room with acute abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) showed obstructive ileus as well as a foreign body penetrating the duodenum, which was identified as a toothpick and removed endoscopically. Unenhanced CT was superior in detecting the object. The patient has been doing well since the operation.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302592/spectral-detector-ct-for-cardiovascular-applications
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Prabhakar Rajiah, Suhny Abbara, Sandra Simon Halliburton
Spectral detector computed tomography (SDCT) is a novel technology that uses two layers of detectors to simultaneously collect low and high energy data. Spectral data is used to generate conventional polyenergetic images as well as dedicated spectral images including virtual monoenergetic and material composition (iodine-only, virtual unenhanced, effective atomic number) images. This paper provides an overview of SDCT technology and a description of some spectral image types. The potential utility of SDCT for cardiovascular imaging and the impact of this new technology on radiation and contrast dose are discussed through presentation of initial patient studies performed on a SDCT scanner...
March 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
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