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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535732/duplex-ultrasound-surveillance-after-uncomplicated-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jacob S Schaeffer, Irina Shakhnovich, Kyle N Sieck, Kara J Kallies, Clark A Davis, Thomas H Cogbill
OBJECTIVES: Health-care costs and risks of radiation and intravenous contrast exposure challenge computed tomography angiography (CTA) as the standard surveillance method after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). We reviewed our experience using Duplex ultrasound scan (DUS) as an initial and subsequent surveillance technique after uncomplicated EVAR. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent EVAR from 2004 to 2014 with at least 1 postoperative imaging study were retrospectively reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514670/radiation-safety-in-children-with-congenital-and-acquired-heart-disease-a-scientific-position-statement-on-multimodality-dose-optimization-from-the-image-gently-alliance
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REVIEW
Kevin D Hill, Donald P Frush, B Kelly Han, Brian G Abbott, Aimee K Armstrong, Robert A DeKemp, Andrew C Glatz, S Bruce Greenberg, Alexander Sheldon Herbert, Henri Justino, Douglas Mah, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Cynthia K Rigsby, Timothy C Slesnick, Keith J Strauss, Sigal Trattner, Mohan N Viswanathan, Andrew J Einstein
There is a need for consensus recommendations for ionizing radiation dose optimization during multi-modality medical imaging in children with congenital and acquired heart disease (CAHD). These children often have complex diseases and may be exposed to a relatively high cumulative burden of ionizing radiation from medical imaging procedures including cardiac computed tomography, nuclear cardiology studies and fluoroscopically guided diagnostic and interventional catheterization and electrophysiology procedures...
May 17, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508846/assessment-of-three-dimensional-setup-errors-in-image-guided-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-uterine-and-cervical-cancer-using-kilovoltage-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-its-effect-on-planning-target-volume-margins
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Nidhi Patni, Nagarjuna Burela, Rajesh Pasricha, Jaishree Goyal, Tej Prakash Soni, T Senthil Kumar, T Natarajan
PURPOSE: To achieve the best possible therapeutic ratio using high-precision techniques (image-guided radiation therapy/volumetric modulated arc therapy [IGRT/VMAT]) of external beam radiation therapy in cases of carcinoma cervix using kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five patients of gynecological malignancies who were treated with IGRT (IGRT/VMAT) were included in the study. CBCT was done once a week for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and daily in IGRT/VMAT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500370/long-term-prognostic-performance-of-low-dose-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-with-prospective-electrocardiogram-triggering
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Olivier F Clerc, Basil P Kaufmann, Mathias Possner, Riccardo Liga, Jan Vontobel, Fran Mikulicic, Christoph Gräni, Dominik C Benz, Tobias A Fuchs, Julia Stehli, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Oliver Gaemperli, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term prognosis after low-dose 64-slice coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) using prospective electrocardiogram-triggering. METHODS: We included 434 consecutive patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease referred for low-dose CCTA. Patients were classified as normal, with non-obstructive or obstructive lesions, or previously revascularized. Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) was assessed in 223 patients. Follow-up was obtained regarding major adverse cardiac events (MACE): cardiac death, myocardial infarction and elective revascularization...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495033/clinical-applications-of-3-dimensional-printing-in-radiation-therapy
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Yizhou Zhao, Kathryn Moran, Mammo Yewondwossen, James Allan, Scott Clarke, Murali Rajaraman, Derek Wilke, Paul Joseph, James L Robar
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is suitable for the fabrication of complex radiotherapy bolus. Although investigated from dosimetric and feasibility standpoints, there are few reports to date of its use for actual patient treatment. This study illustrates the versatile applications of 3D printing in clinical radiation oncology through a selection of patient cases, namely, to create bolus for photon and modulated electron radiotherapy (MERT), as well as applicators for surface high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy...
May 8, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480751/ct-pulmonary-angiography-in-young-women
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Kate E Hughes, Mary J Hughes
The purpose was to determine whether young women in the emergency department who received computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiograms were evaluated to receive lower dose imaging or no imaging, recognizing that the risks of radiation are particularly high in young women. This was a retrospective cohort investigation of women aged 18 to 29 years seen for suspected acute pulmonary embolism in emergency departments of 5 regional hospitals from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. Computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary angiograms were obtained in 379 young women...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473305/quality-of-social-media-and-web-based-information-regarding-inappropriate-nuclear-cardiac-stress-testing-and-the-choosing-wisely-campaign-a-cross-sectional-study
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David E Winchester, Diana Baxter, Merry J Markham, Rebecca J Beyth
BACKGROUND: The World Wide Web and social media provide the public with access to medical information unlike any other time in human history. However, the quality of content related to cardiac stress testing is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the quality of content on the Internet relating to the use of cardiac nuclear stress testing and the Choosing Wisely campaign. METHODS: We searched the World Wide Web, Google Video (including YouTube), and Twitter for information relating to these two topics...
May 4, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464749/contouring-and-dose-calculation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-radiotherapy-after-reduction-of-metal-artifacts-in-ct-images
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Christian Rønn Hansen, Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen, Ebbe Laugaard Lorenzen, Anders Smedegaard Bertelsen, Jon Thor Asmussen, Niels Gyldenkerne, Jesper Grau Eriksen, Jørgen Johansen, Carsten Brink
BACKGROUND: Delineation accuracy of the gross tumor volume (GTV) in radiotherapy planning for head and neck (H&N) cancer is affected by computed tomography (CT) artifacts from metal implants which obscure identification of tumor as well as organs at risk (OAR). This study investigates the impact of metal artifact reduction (MAR) in H&N patients in terms of delineation consistency and dose calculation precision in radiation treatment planning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Tumor and OAR delineations were evaluated in planning CT scans of eleven oropharynx patients with streaking artifacts in the tumor region preceding curative radiotherapy (RT)...
June 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463164/individualized-selection-of-beam-angles-and-treatment-isocenter-in-tangential-breast-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Joan Penninkhof, Sara Spadola, Sebastiaan Breedveld, Margreet Baaijens, Nico Lanconelli, Ben Heijmen
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: Propose a novel method for individualized selection of beam angles and treatment isocenter in tangential breast intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: For each patient, beam and isocenter selection starts with the fully automatic generation of a large database of IMRT plans (up to 847 in this study); each of these plans belongs to a unique combination of isocenter position, lateral beam angle, and medial beam angle...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462407/periodontal-disease-like-bone-loss-after-%C3%A2-adjuvant-radiotherapy-in-the-head-and-neck-region-%C3%A2-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Florian D Güll, Herbert Deppe, Marco Kesting, Claudia Schwarzer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to present a rare case of periodontal disease-like bone loss and possible treatment options. This paper discusses the pros and cons of conservative treatment and radical surgical intervention and summarizes possible complications. It focuses also on the individual situation of the patient and provides a review of literature. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A 32-year-old patient presented with widening of the periodontal spaces and apical translucencies at every tooth after adjuvant radiotherapy of an oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) of the tongue...
April 28, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458564/radiobiological-evaluation-of-simultaneously-dose-escalated-versus-non-escalated-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-upper-thoracic-esophageal-cancer
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Bao-Tian Huang, Li-Li Wu, Long-Jia Guo, Liang-Yu Xu, Rui-Hong Huang, Pei-Xian Lin, Jian-Zhou Chen, De-Rui Li, Chuang-Zhen Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the radiobiological response between simultaneously dose-escalated and non-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (DE-IMRT and NE-IMRT) for patients with upper thoracic esophageal cancer (UTEC) using radiobiological evaluation. METHODS: Computed tomography simulation data sets for 25 patients pathologically diagnosed with primary UTEC were used in this study. DE-IMRT plan with an escalated dose of 64.8 Gy/28 fractions to the gross tumor volume (GTV) and involved lymph nodes from 25 patients pathologically diagnosed with primary UTEC, was compared to an NE-IMRT plan of 50...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455113/a-synopsis-of-brown-adipose-tissue-imaging-modalities-for-clinical-research
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REVIEW
L Sun, J Yan, L Sun, S S Velan, M K S Leow
Body weight gain results from a chronic excess of energy intake over energy expenditure. Accentuating endogenous energy expenditure has been accorded considerable attention ever since the presence of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans was recognized, given that BAT is known to increase energy expenditure via thermogenesis. Besides classic BAT, significant strides in our understanding of inducible brown adipocytes have been made regarding its development and function. While it is ideal to study BAT histologically, its relatively inaccessible anatomical locations and the inherent risks associated with biopsy preclude invasive techniques to evaluate BAT on a routine basis...
April 25, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455092/use-of-3d-transabdominal-ultrasound-imaging-for-treatment-planning-in-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-comparison-to-magnetic-resonance-and-computed-tomography
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Patricia St-Amant, William Foster, Marie-Anne Froment, Sylviane Aubin, Marie-Claude Lavallée, Luc Beaulieu
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the addition of 3D transabdominal ultrasound (3DTAUS) imaging to computed tomography (CT) can improve treatment planning in 3D adaptive brachytherapy when compared with CT-based planning alone, resulting in treatment plans closer to the ones obtained using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Five patients with cervical cancer undergoing brachytherapy underwent three imaging modalities: MRI, CT, and CT-3DTAUS...
April 25, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446130/a-comparison-of-pediatric-and-adult-ct-organ-dose-estimation-methods
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Yiming Gao, Brian Quinn, Usman Mahmood, Daniel Long, Yusuf Erdi, Jean St Germain, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, X George Xu, Wesley E Bolch, Lawrence T Dauer
BACKGROUND: Computed Tomography (CT) contributes up to 50% of the medical exposure to the United States population. Children are considered to be at higher risk of developing radiation-induced tumors due to the young age of exposure and increased tissue radiosensitivity. Organ dose estimation is essential for pediatric and adult patient cancer risk assessment. The objective of this study is to validate the VirtualDose software in comparison to currently available software and methods for pediatric and adult CT organ dose estimation...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444638/nuclear-cardiology-are-we-using-the-right-protocols-and-tracers-the-right-way
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REVIEW
Maurizio Dondi, Thomas Pascual, Diana Paez, Andrew J Einstein
The field of nuclear cardiology has changed considerably over recent years, with greater attention paid to safety and radiation protection issues. The wider usage of technetium-99m (Tc-99m)-labeled radiopharmaceuticals for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging using gamma cameras has contributed to better quality studies and lower radiation exposure to patients. Increased availability of tracers and scanners for positron emission tomography (PET) will help further improve the quality of studies and quantify myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve, thus enhancing the contribution of non-invasive imaging to the management of coronary artery disease...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442297/vertebral-and-femoral-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-strength-in-prostate-cancer-patients-assessed-in-phantomless-pet-ct-examinations
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Benedikt J Schwaiger, David L Kopperdahl, Lorenzo Nardo, Luca Facchetti, Alexandra S Gersing, Jan Neumann, Kwang J Lee, Tony M Keaveny, Thomas M Link
PURPOSE: Bone fracture risk assessed ancillary to positron emission tomography with computed tomography co-registration (PET/CT) could provide substantial clinical value to oncology patients with elevated fracture risk without introducing additional radiation dose. The purpose of our study was to investigate the feasibility of obtaining valid measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) and finite element analysis-derived bone strength of the hip and spine using PET/CT examinations of prostate cancer patients by comparing against values obtained using routine multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) scans-as validated in previous studies-as a reference standard...
April 24, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440225/observation-of-nonanoic-acid-and-aldehydes-in-exhaled-breath-of-patients-with-lung-cancer
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L Callol-Sanchez, M A Munoz-Lucas, O Gomez-Martin, J A Maldonado-Sanz, C Civera-Tejuca, C Gutierrez-Ortega, G Rodriguez-Trigo, J Jareno-Esteban
Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of cancer death in men and the second leading cause in women worldwide. The use of low-dose computed tomography in early diagnosis was shown to reduce mortality by 20% with a median follow-up time of 6.5 years. In order to increase profitability and reduce radiation risks and costs, exhaled biomarkers could serve to help establish narrower inclusion criteria. The aim of this study was to identify new, well-founded volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath which distinguish LC patients from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and healthy subjects...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433483/functional-image-guided-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-planning-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Uranchimeg Tsegmed, Tomoki Kimura, Takeo Nakashima, Yuko Nakamura, Toru Higaki, Nobuki Imano, Yoshiko Doi, Masahiro Kenjo, Shuichi Ozawa, Yuji Murakami, Kazuo Awai, Yasushi Nagata
The aim of the current planning study is to evaluate the ability of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI)-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) planning by using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) techniques in sparing the functional liver tissues during SBRT for hepatocellular carcinoma. In this study, 20 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were enrolled. Functional liver tissues were defined according to quantitative liver-spleen contrast ratios ≥ 1...
April 19, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389933/effect-of-radiation-dose-reduction-on-texture-measures-of-trabecular-bone-microstructure-an-in-vitro-study
#19
Muthu Rama Krishnan Mookiah, Thomas Baum, Kai Mei, Felix K Kopp, Georg Kaissis, Peter Foehr, Peter B Noel, Jan S Kirschke, Karupppasamy Subburaj
Osteoporosis is characterized by bone loss and degradation of bone microstructure leading to fracture particularly in elderly people. Osteoporotic bone degeneration and fracture risk can be assessed by bone mineral density and trabecular bone score from 2D projection dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry images. However, multidetector computed tomography image based quantification of trabecular bone microstructure showed significant improvement in prediction of fracture risk beyond that from bone mineral density and trabecular bone score; however, high radiation exposure limits its use in routine clinical in vivo examinations...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386043/nongated-cardiac-computed-tomographic-angiograms-for-detection-of-embolic-sources-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#20
Leonard L L Yeo, Staffan Holmin, Tommy Andersson, Erik Lundström, Anil Gopinathan, Er Luen Lim, Benjamin S H Leong, Win Sen Kuan, Eric Ting, Benjamin Y Q Tan, Sterling Ellis Eide, Edgar L K Tay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed the feasibility of obtaining diagnostic quality images of the heart and thoracic aorta by extending the z axis coverage of a non-ECG-gated computed tomographic angiogram performed in the primary evaluation of acute stroke without increasing the contrast dose. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke within the 4.5 hours of symptom onset were prospectively recruited. We increased the longitudinal coverage to the domes of the diaphragm to include the heart...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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