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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063633/evaluation-of-myocardial-strain-in-patients-with-amyloidosis-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking
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Tarun Pandey, Sindhura Alapati, Vibhor Wadhwa, Mohan M Edupuganti, Pooja Gurram, Shelly Lensing, Kedar Jambhekar
PURPOSE: To study the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking technique in evaluation of myocardial amyloidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CMR scans of 28 patients with biopsy proven myocardial amyloidosis and 35 controls were reviewed. Conventional short axis, vertical long axis, and 4-chamber cine steady-state free precession images from CMR scans were used to generate radial, circumferential, and longitudinal myocardial strain maps using feature tracking software...
November 10, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058478/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-biventricular-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-strains-to-evaluate-ventricular-function-in-children-after-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-as-compared-with-healthy-children
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Fernando M Berganza, Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, Nazire Özcelik, Dilachew Adebo
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is an important tool to evaluate cardiac anatomy and ventricular size and function after repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Magnetic resonance tissue tagging is the gold standard for evaluation of myocardial strain. However, myocardial tagging strain requires tagged images to be obtained prospectively, during the scan and with limited temporal resolution. Cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking is a new tool that allows the retrospective analysis of cine images. There is limited experience with cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking strain analysis in children...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056808/comparison-of-global-myocardial-strain-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-tagging-and-feature-tracking-to-infarct-size-at-predicting-remodelling-following-stemi
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Abhishek M Shetye, Sheraz A Nazir, Naveed A Razvi, Nathan Price, Jamal N Khan, Florence Y Lai, Iain B Squire, Gerald P McCann, Jayanth R Arnold
BACKGROUND: To determine if global strain parameters measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) acutely following ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) predict adverse left ventricular (LV) remodelling independent of infarct size (IS). METHODS: Sixty-five patients with acute STEMI (mean age 60 ± 11 years) underwent CMR at 1-3 days post-reperfusion (baseline) and at 4 months. Global peak systolic circumferential strain (GCS), measured by tagging and Feature Tracking (FT), and global peak systolic longitudinal strain (GLS), measured by FT, were calculated at baseline, along with IS...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040191/left-ventricular-function-in-children-and-adolescents-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Paweena Chungsomprasong, Robert Hamilton, Wietske Luining, Meena Fatah, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
The aim of this study was to determine if left ventricular (LV) contractility is reduced in children with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). For this retrospective study, children and adolescents undergoing a workup for ARVC were characterized according to the revised Task Force Criteria (rTFC). LV strain, rotation, and torsion were measured by feature-tracking cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Of 142 pediatric patients, 41% had no, 23% possible, 20% borderline, and 16% definite ARVC...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007022/impact-of-obesity-and-epicardial-fat-on-early-left-atrial-dysfunction-assessed-by-cardiac-mri-strain-analysis
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Morgane Evin, Kathryn M Broadhouse, Fraser M Callaghan, Rachel T McGrath, Sarah Glastras, Rebecca Kozor, Samantha L Hocking, Jérôme Lamy, Alban Redheuil, Nadjia Kachenoura, Greg R Fulcher, Gemma A Figtree, Stuart M Grieve
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity in obese individuals. We aimed to assess the ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) derived left atrial (LA) strain to detect early diastolic dysfunction in individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes, and to explore the association between cardiac adipose tissue and LA function. METHODS: Twenty patients with obesity and T2D (55 ± 8 years) and nineteen healthy controls (48 ± 13 years) were imaged using cine steady state free precession and 2-point Dixon cardiovascular magnetic resonance...
December 22, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998687/effects-of-applied-stress-ratio-on-the-fatigue-behavior-of-additively-manufactured-porous-biomaterials-under-compressive-loading
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Joep de Krijger, Calvin Rans, Brecht Van Hooreweder, Karel Lietaert, Behdad Pouran, Amir A Zadpoor
Additively manufactured (AM) porous metallic biomaterials are considered promising candidates for bone substitution. In particular, AM porous titanium can be designed to exhibit mechanical properties similar to bone. There is some experimental data available in the literature regarding the fatigue behavior of AM porous titanium, but the effect of stress ratio on the fatigue behavior of those materials has not been studied before. In this paper, we study the effect of applied stress ratio on the compression-compression fatigue behavior of selective laser melted porous titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) based on the diamond unit cell...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959814/a-gpu-accelerated-approach-for-feature-tracking-in-time-varying-imagery-datasets
#7
Chao Peng, Saindip Sahani, John Rushing
We propose a novel parallel Connected Component Labeling (CCL) algorithm along with efficient out-of-core data management to detect and track feature regions of large time-varying imagery datasets. Our approach contributes to big data field with parallel algorithms tailored for GPU architectures. We remove the data dependency between frames and achieve pixel-level parallelism. Due to the large size, the entire dataset cannot fit into cached memory. Frames have to be streamed through the memory hierarchy (disk to CPU main memory and then to GPU memory), partitioned and processed as batches, where each batch is small enough to fit into the GPU...
December 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941903/a-novel-method-for-estimating-myocardial-strain-assessment-of-deformation-tracking-against-reference-magnetic-resonance-methods-in-healthy-volunteers
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Kenneth Mangion, Hao Gao, Christie McComb, David Carrick, Guillaume Clerfond, Xiaodong Zhong, Xiaoyu Luo, Caroline E Haig, Colin Berry
We developed a novel method for tracking myocardial deformation using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) cine imaging. We hypothesised that circumferential strain using deformation-tracking has comparable diagnostic performance to a validated method (Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes- DENSE) and potentially diagnostically superior to an established cine-strain method (feature-tracking). 81 healthy adults (44.6 ± 17.7 years old, 47% male), without any history of cardiovascular disease, underwent CMR at 1...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931223/pattern-and-prognostic-value-of-cardiac-involvement-in-patients-with-late-onset-pompe-disease-a-comprehensive-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-approach
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Matthias Boentert, Anca Florian, Bianca Dräger, Peter Young, Ali Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal α-1,4-glucosidase leading to accumulation of glycogen in target tissues with progressive organ failure. While the early infantile-onset form is characterized by early severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with cardiac and respiratory failure, clinically relevant cardiomyopathy seems to be uncommon in patients with late-onset Pompe disease, and the prevalence and nature of myocardial abnormalities are still to be clarified...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861208/left-ventricular-myocardial-fibrosis-atrophy-and-impaired-contractility-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-a-preserved-left-ventricular-function-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
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Rami Homsi, Julian A Luetkens, Dirk Skowasch, Carmen Pizarro, Alois M Sprinkart, Juergen Gieseke, Julia Meyer Zur Heide Gen Meyer-Arend, Hans H Schild, Claas P Naehle
PURPOSE: Using a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) approach we investigated left ventricular (LV) myocardial changes associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by strain analysis and mapping techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with PAH (9 men; mean age, 64.2±13.6 y) and 20 controls (10 men, 63.2±10.5 y) were examined using CMR at 1.5 T. Native LV T1-relaxation times (T1) and extracellular volume fraction (ECV) were assessed using a MOLLI sequence, T2-relaxation times (T2) by means of a gradient spin-echo sequence, and LV longitudinal strain (LVS) and right ventricular (RV) longitudinal strain (RVS) by means of CMR feature tracking...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845666/riemannian-approaches-in-brain-computer-interfaces-a-review
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Florian Yger, Maxime Berar, Fabien Lotte
Although promising from numerous applications, current Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) still suffer from a number of limitations. In particular, they are sensitive to noise, outliers and the non-stationarity of ElectroEncephaloGraphic (EEG) signals, they require long calibration times and are not reliable. Thus, new approaches and tools, notably at the EEG signal processing and classification level, are necessary to address these limitations. Riemannian approaches, spearheaded by the use of covariance matrices, are such a very promising tool slowly adopted by a growing number of researchers...
November 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785677/the-role-of-left-ventricular-deformation-in-the-assessment-of-microvascular-obstruction-and-intramyocardial-haemorrhage
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Pankaj Garg, Ananth Kidambi, Peter P Swoboda, James R J Foley, Tarique A Musa, David P Ripley, Bara Erhayiem, Laura E Dobson, Adam K McDiarmid, Graham J Fent, Philip Haaf, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
In the setting of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), it remains unclear which strain parameter most strongly correlates with microvascular obstruction (MVO) or intramyocardial haemorrhage (IMH). We aimed to investigate the association of MVO, IMH and convalescent left ventricular (LV) remodelling with strain parameters measured with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Forty-three patients with reperfused STEMI and 10 age and gender matched healthy controls underwent CMR within 3-days and at 3-months following reperfused STEMI...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743139/myocardial-strain-pattern-in-patients-with-cardiac-amyloidosis-secondary-to-multiple-myeloma-a-cardiac-mri-feature-tracking-study
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Sabha Bhatti, Srikanth Vallurupalli, Stephanie Ambach, Adam Magier, Evan Watts, Vien Truong, Abdul Hakeem, Wojciech Mazur
Cardiac MRI is frequently used in the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis. Feature tracking is a novel method of analyzing myocardial strain at the myocardial borders. We investigated myocardial deformation mechanics of both the right and left ventricles in patients with multiple myeloma with suspected cardiac amyloidosis. Comprehensive strain analysis was performed in 43 patients with multiple myeloma and suspected cardiac amyloidosis. MRI strain by feature tracking was measured using 2D cardiac performance analysis MR software (Tomtec, Germany)...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741021/left-atrial-performance-in-the-course-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-relation-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Johannes T Kowallick, Miguel Silva Vieira, Shelby Kutty, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfu, Amedeo Chiribiri, Andreas Schuster
OBJECTIVES: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with left atrial (LA) functional abnormalities. The determinants and the degree of LA dysfunction in the course of HCM are not fully understood. We aimed to characterize LA mechanics in HCM, according to the extent of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and fibrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-three HCM patients and 23 age- and sex-matched controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)...
October 12, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676553/p2-17-incidence-of-non-small-cell-lung%C3%A2-cancer%C3%A2-biomarkers-in-panama-demographyc-clinic-and-histopathological-features-track-pathology
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Ruth Vergara, Onica Pinzon, Taysser Sowley D, Cristiane Martin, Joel Moreno-Ríos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624468/estimation-of-myocardial-strain-from-non-rigid-registration-and-highly-accelerated-cine-cmr
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Jonathan E N Langton, Hoi-Ieng Lam, Brett R Cowan, Christopher J Occleshaw, Ruvin Gabriel, Boris Lowe, Suzanne Lydiard, Andreas Greiser, Michaela Schmidt, Alistair A Young
Sparsely sampled cardiac cine accelerated acquisitions show promise for faster evaluation of left-ventricular function. Myocardial strain estimation using image feature tracking methods is also becoming widespread. However, it is not known whether highly accelerated acquisitions also provide reliable feature tracking strain estimates. Twenty patients and twenty healthy volunteers were imaged with conventional 14-beat/slice cine acquisition (STD), 4× accelerated 4-beat/slice acquisition with iterative reconstruction (R4), and a 9...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623586/efficient-non-consecutive-feature-tracking-for-robust-structure-from-motion
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Guofeng Zhang, Haomin Liu, Zilong Dong, Jiaya Jia, Tien-Tsin Wong, Hujun Bao
Structure-from-motion (SfM) largely relies on the quality of feature tracking. In image sequences, if disjointed tracks caused by objects moving in and out of the view, occasional occlusion, or image noise, are not handled well, the corresponding SfM could be significantly affected. This problem becomes more serious for accurate SfM of large-scale scenes, which typically requires to capture multiple sequences to cover the whole scene. In this paper, we propose an efficient non-consecutive feature tracking (ENFT) framework to match the interrupted tracks distributed in different subsequences or even in different videos...
September 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595177/high-frame-rate-deformation-imaging-in-two-dimensions-using-continuous-speckle-feature-tracking
#18
Martin V Andersen, Cooper Moore, Kristine Arges, Peter Søgaard, Lasse R Østergaard, Samuel E Schmidt, Joseph Kisslo, Olaf T Von Ramm
The study describes a novel algorithm for deriving myocardial strain from an entire cardiac cycle using high-frame-rate ultrasound images. Validation of the tracking algorithm was conducted in vitro prior to the application to patient images. High-frame-rate ultrasound images were acquired in vivo from 10 patients, and strain curves were derived in six myocardial regions around the left ventricle from the apical four-chamber view. Strain curves derived from high-frame-rate images had a higher frequency content than those derived using conventional methods, reflecting improved temporal sampling...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589769/onboard-robust-visual-tracking-for-uavs-using-a-reliable-global-local-object-model
#19
Changhong Fu, Ran Duan, Dogan Kircali, Erdal Kayacan
In this paper, we present a novel onboard robust visual algorithm for long-term arbitrary 2D and 3D object tracking using a reliable global-local object model for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications, e.g., autonomous tracking and chasing a moving target. The first main approach in this novel algorithm is the use of a global matching and local tracking approach. In other words, the algorithm initially finds feature correspondences in a way that an improved binary descriptor is developed for global feature matching and an iterative Lucas-Kanade optical flow algorithm is employed for local feature tracking...
2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561421/principles-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-and-echocardiographic-speckle-tracking-for-informed-clinical-use
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REVIEW
Gianni Pedrizzetti, Piet Claus, Philip J Kilner, Eike Nagel
Tissue tracking technology of routinely acquired cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) cine acquisitions has increased the apparent ease and availability of non-invasive assessments of myocardial deformation in clinical research and practice. Its widespread availability thanks to the fact that this technology can in principle be applied on images that are part of every CMR or echocardiographic protocol. However, the two modalities are based on very different methods of image acquisition and reconstruction, each with their respective strengths and limitations...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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