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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719979/prevalence-of-protective-shielding-utilization-for-radiation-dose-reduction-in-adult-patients-undergoing-body-scanning-using-computed-tomography
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Shoaib Safiullah, Roshan M Patel, Brittany Uribe, Kyle Spradling, Chandana Lall, Lishi Zhang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Ralph Clayman, Jaime Landman
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation is implicated in nearly 2% of malignancies in the United States; radiation shields prevent unnecessary radiation exposure during medical imaging. Contemporary radiation shield utilization for adult patients in the United States is poorly defined. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of protective shielding utilization in adult patients undergoing computed tomography scans in United States' hospitals. METHODS: An online survey was sent to established radiology departments randomly selected from the 2015 American Hospital Association Guide...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711478/dosimetric-comparison-of-peripheral-nsclc-sbrt-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-calculation-algorithms
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Chloe C H Ong, Khong Wei Ang, Roger C X Soh, Kah Ming Tin, Jerome H H Yap, James C L Lee, Christopher M Bragg
There is a concern for dose calculation in highly heterogenous environments such as the thorax region. This study compares the quality of treatment plans of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using 2 calculation algorithms, namely, Eclipse Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Acuros External Beam (AXB), for 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) data from 20 anonymized patients were studied using Varian Eclipse planning system, AXB, and AAA version 10...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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REVIEW
Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685419/joint-deformable-liver-registration-and-bias-field-correction-for-mr-guided-hdr-brachytherapy
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Marko Rak, Tim König, Klaus D Tönnies, Mathias Walke, Jens Ricke, Christian Wybranski
PURPOSE: In interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy, liver cancer is treated by internal radiation, requiring percutaneous placement of applicators within or close to the tumor. To maximize utility, the optimal applicator configuration is pre-planned on magnetic resonance images. The pre-planned configuration is then implemented via a magnetic resonance-guided intervention. Mapping the pre-planning information onto interventional data would reduce the radiologist's cognitive load during the intervention and could possibly minimize discrepancies between optimally pre-planned and actually placed applicators...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676266/frequencies-of-micronucleated-reticulocytes-a-dosimeter-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-infants-receiving-computed-tomography-or-cardiac-catheterization
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Mona Khattab, Dale M Walker, Richard J Albertini, Janice A Nicklas, Lennart K A Lundblad, Pamela M Vacek, Vernon E Walker
The use of computed tomography (CT scans) has increased dramatically in recent decades, raising questions about the long-term safety of CT-emitted x-rays especially in infants who are more sensitive to radiation-induced effects. Cancer risk estimates for CT scans typically are extrapolated from models; therefore, new approaches measuring actual DNA damage are needed for improved estimations. Hence, changes in a dosimeter of DNA double-strand breaks, micronucleated reticulocytes (MN-RETs) measured by flow cytometry, were investigated in mice and infants exposed to CT scans...
August 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673374/self-awareness-of-computed-tomography-ordering-in-the-emergency-department
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Amjed Kadhim-Saleh, James C Worrall, Monica Taljaard, Mathieu Gatien, Jeffrey J Perry
OBJECTIVES: Physician variation in the use of computed tomography (CT) is concerning due to the risks of ionizing radiation, cost, and downstream effects of unnecessary testing. The objectives of this study were to describe variation in CT-ordering rates among emergency physicians (EPs), to measure correlation between perceived and actual CT-ordering rates, to assess attitudes that influence decisions to order imaging tests, and to identify EP attitudes associated with higher CT utilization...
July 4, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672909/feasibility-of-dual-low-scheme-combined-with-iterative-reconstruction-technique-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-volume-ct-whole-brain-perfusion-imaging
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Tao Wang, Yi Gong, Yibing Shi, Rong Hua, Qingshan Zhang
The feasibility of application of low-concentration contrast agent and low tube voltage combined with iterative reconstruction in whole brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) imaging of patients with acute cerebral infarction was investigated. Fifty-nine patients who underwent whole brain CTP examination and diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction from September 2014 to March 2016 were selected. Patients were randomly divided into groups A and B. There were 28 cases in group A [tube voltage, 100 kV; contrast agent, iohexol (350 mg I/ml), reconstructed by filtered back projection] and 31 cases in group B [tube voltage, 80 kV; contrast agent, iodixanol (270 mg I/ml), reconstructed by algebraic reconstruction technique]...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656373/salvage-radiotherapy-for-macroscopic-local-recurrences-after-radical-prostatectomy-a%C3%A2-national-survey-on-patterns-of-practice
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Alan Dal Pra, Cedric Panje, Thomas Zilli, Winfried Arnold, Kathrin Brouwer, Helena Garcia, Markus Glatzer, Silvia Gomez, Fernanda Herrera, Khanfir Kaouthar, Alexandros Papachristofilou, Gianfranco Pesce, Christiane Reuter, Hansjörg Vees, Daniel Rudolf Zwahlen, Daniel Engeler, Paul Martin Putora
INTRODUCTION: Although salvage radiotherapy (SRT) for PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy provides better oncological outcomes when delivered early, in the absence of detectable disease many patients are treated for macroscopic locally recurrent tumors. Due to limited data from prospective studies, we hypothesized an important variability in the SRT management of these patients. Our aim was to investigate current practice patterns of SRT for local macroscopic recurrence after radical prostatectomy...
June 27, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645672/percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-under-single-dimensional-fluoroscopy-with-a-designed-pedicle-finder-a-technical-note-and-case-series
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Fon-Yih Tsuang, Chia-Hsien Chen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Wei-Lung Tseng, Yuan-Shen Chen, Chin-Jung Lin, Chun-Jen Liao, Feng-Huei Lin, Chang-Jung Chiang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Minimally invasive spine surgery has become increasingly popular in clinical practice, and it offers patients the potential benefits of reduced blood loss, wound pain, and infection risk and also diminishes the loss of working time and length of hospital stay. However, surgeons require more intraoperative fluoroscopy and ionizing radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine surgery for localization, especially for guidance in instrumentation placement. In addition, computer navigation is not accessible in some facility-limited institutions...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645572/longitudinal-associations-between-mental-health-conditions-and-overactive-bladder-in-women-veterans
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Catherine S Bradley, Ingrid E Nygaard, Stephen L Hillis, James C Torner, Anne G Sadler
BACKGROUND: One in 5 recently deployed US women veterans report overactive bladder symptoms. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety commonly co-occur in women with overactive bladder, but temporal relationships between these outcomes have not been well studied, and the mechanism behind this association is unknown. The Women Veterans Urinary Health Study, a nationwide longitudinal study in recently deployed women veterans, was designed to better understand relationships between overactive bladder and mental health conditions...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645457/diagnostic-medical-imaging-in-pediatric-patients-and-subsequent-cancer-risk
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REVIEW
David J Mulvihill, Sachin Jhawar, John B Kostis, Sharad Goyal
The use of diagnostic medical imaging is becoming increasingly more commonplace in the pediatric setting. However, many medical imaging modalities expose pediatric patients to ionizing radiation, which has been shown to increase the risk of cancer development in later life. This review article provides a comprehensive overview of the available data regarding the risk of cancer development following exposure to ionizing radiation from diagnostic medical imaging. Attention is paid to modalities such as computed tomography scans and fluoroscopic procedures that can expose children to radiation doses orders of magnitude higher than standard diagnostic x-rays...
June 20, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625633/cost-effectiveness-of-implementing-computed-tomography-screening-for-lung-cancer-in-taiwan
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Szu-Chun Yang, Wu-Wei Lai, Chien-Chung Lin, Wu-Chou Su, Li-Jung Ku, Jing-Shiang Hwang, Jung-Der Wang
BACKGROUND: A screening program for lung cancer requires more empirical evidence. Based on the experience of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we developed a method to adjust lead-time bias and quality-of-life changes for estimating the cost-effectiveness of implementing computed tomography (CT) screening in Taiwan. METHODS: The target population was high-risk (≥30 pack-years) smokers between 55 and 75 years of age. From a nation-wide, 13-year follow-up cohort, we estimated quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE), loss-of-QALE, and lifetime healthcare expenditures per case of lung cancer stratified by pathology and stage...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621586/the-cooler-code-a-novel-analytical-approach-to-calculate-subcellular-energy-deposition-by-internal-electron-emitters
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Mattia Siragusa, Giorgio Baiocco, Pil M Fredericia, Werner Friedland, Torsten Groesser, Andrea Ottolenghi, Mikael Jensen
COmputation of Local Electron Release (COOLER), a software program designed for dosimetry assessment at the cellular/subcellular scale, with a given distribution of administered low-energy electron-emitting radionuclides in cellular compartments, which remains a critical step in risk/benefit analysis for advancements in internal radiotherapy. The software is intended to overcome the main limitations of the medical internal radiation dose (MIRD) formalism for calculations of cellular S-values (i.e., dose to a target region in the cell per decay in a given source region), namely, the use of the continuous slowing down approximation (CSDA) and the assumption of a spherical cell geometry...
June 16, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615014/are-physicians-aware-enough-of-patient-radiation-protection-results-from-a-survey-among-physicians-of-pavia-district-italy
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Francesca Campanella, Laura Rossi, Elio Giroletti, Piero Micheletti, Fabio Buzzi, Simona Villani
BACKGROUND: Radiological practices are the first anthropic sources of ionizing radiation exposure of the population. However, a review of recent publications underlines inadequate doctors' knowledge about doses imparted in medical practices and about patient protection that might explain unnecessary radiological prescriptions. We investigated the knowledge of the physicians of Pavia District (Italy) on the risk of radiation exposure. METHODS: A cross sectional study was performed involving the Medical Association of Pavia District...
June 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612109/erratum-to-risk-of-cancer-incidence-before-the-age-of-15%C3%A2-years-after-exposure-to-ionising-radiation-from-computed-tomography-results-from-a-german-cohort-study
#15
L Krille, S Dreger, R Schindel, T Albrecht, M Asmussen, J Barkhausen, J D Berthold, A Chavan, C Claussen, M Forsting, E A L Gianicolo, K Jablonka, A Jahnen, M Langer, M Laniado, J Lotz, H J Mentzel, A Queißer-Wahrendorf, O Rompel, J Schlick, K Schneider, M Schumacher, M Seidenbusch, C Spix, B Spors, G Staatz, T Vogl, J Wagner, G Weisser, H Zeeb, M Blettner
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August 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591861/diagnostic-reference-levels-in-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-a-systematic-review
#16
Ali B Alhailiy, Patrick C Brennan, Mark F McEntee, Peter L Kench, Elaine A Ryan
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a commonly used diagnostic tool for cardiovascular disease. Despite constant improvements to imaging technologies, the radiation dose to patients from CCTA remains a concern when using this procedure. There remains a need for optimisation of CCTA procedures and accurate dose monitoring to reduce the potential risk of cancer. Establishing diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) allows for the assessment of radiation dose variations, enabling strategies aimed at standardising doses across radiological centres...
June 7, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585034/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-women-for-the-evaluation-of-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-state-of-the-evidence-and-clinical-recommendations
#17
Viviany R Taqueti, Sharmila Dorbala, David Wolinsky, Brian Abbott, Gary V Heller, Timothy M Bateman, Jennifer H Mieres, Lawrence M Phillips, Nanette K Wenger, Leslee J Shaw
This document from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology represents an updated consensus statement on the evidence base of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), emphasizing new developments in single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the clinical evaluation of women presenting with symptoms of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). The clinical evaluation of symptomatic women is challenging due to their varying clinical presentation, clinical risk factor burden, high degree of comorbidity, and increased risk of major ischemic heart disease events...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581035/effective-doses-and-standardised-risk-factors-from-paediatric-diagnostic-medical-radiation-exposures-information-for-radiation-risk-communication
#18
Giovanni Bibbo
INTRODUCTION: In the paediatric medical radiation setting, there is no consistency on the radiation risk information conveyed to the consumer (patient/carer). Each communicator may convey different information about the level of risk for the same radiation procedure, leaving the consumer confused and frustrated. There is a need to standardise risks resulting from medical radiation exposures. In this study, paediatric radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT and nuclear medicine examination data have been analysed to provide (i) effective doses and radiation induced cancer risk factors from common radiological and nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures in standardised formats, (ii) awareness of the difficulties that may be encountered in communicating risks to the layperson, and (iii) an overview of the deleterious effects of ionising radiation so that the risk communicator can convey with confidence the risks resulting from medical radiation exposures...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570742/effect-of-midtreatment-pet-ct-adapted-radiation-therapy-with-concurrent-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
#19
Feng-Ming Kong, Randall K Ten Haken, Matthew Schipper, Kirk A Frey, James Hayman, Milton Gross, Nithya Ramnath, Khaled A Hassan, Martha Matuszak, Timothy Ritter, Nan Bi, Weili Wang, Mark Orringer, Kemp B Cease, Theodore S Lawrence, Gregory P Kalemkerian
Importance: Our previous studies demonstrated that tumors significantly decrease in size and metabolic activity after delivery of 45 Gy of fractionated radiatiotherapy (RT), and that metabolic shrinkage is greater than anatomic shrinkage. This study aimed to determine whether 18F-fludeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) acquired during the course of treatment provides an opportunity to deliver higher-dose radiation to the more aggressive areas of the tumor to improve local tumor control without increasing RT-induced lung toxicity (RILT), and possibly improve survival...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557725/reduced-radiation-in-children-presenting-to-the-ed-with-suspected-ventricular-shunt-complication
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Ronald F Marchese, Erin S Schwartz, Gregory G Heuer, Jane Lavelle, Jimmy W Huh, Louis M Bell, Xianqun Luan, Joseph J Zorc
BACKGROUND: Ventricular shunt complications in children can be severe and life-threatening if not identified and treated in a timely manner. Evaluation for shunt obstruction is not without risk, including lifetime cumulative radiation as patients routinely receive computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain and shunt series (multiple radiographs of the skull, neck, chest, and abdomen). METHODS: A multidisciplinary team collaborated to develop a clinical pathway with the goal of standardizing the evaluation and management of patients with suspected shunt complication...
May 2017: Pediatrics
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