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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543774/spectral-signal-density-of-carotid-plaque-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Exequiel Reynoso, Gastón A Rodriguez-Granillo, Carlos Capunay, Alejandro Deviggiano, Francisco Meli, Patricia Carrascosa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Plaque characterization using virtual monochromatic imaging derived from dual-energy computed tomography (CT) angiography requires the determination of normal signal density values of each plaque component. We sought to explore the signal density values of carotid plaque components using dual-energy compared to conventional single-energy CT angiography (CTA), and to establish the energy level with the largest differences between plaque components. METHODS: The present prospective study involved consecutive patients referred for carotid artery evaluation by CTA...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542096/modified-dual-energy-algorithm-for-calcified-plaque-removal-evaluation-in-carotid-computed-tomography-angiography-and-comparison-with-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Manoj Mannil, Jaychandran Ramachandran, Ilaria Vittoria de Martini, Susanne Wegener, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, Bernhard Krauss, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Winklhofer
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a valuable tool for the assessment of carotid artery stenosis. However, blooming artifacts from calcified plaques might result in an overestimation of the stenosis grade. The aim of this study was to investigate a new dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) technique with a modified 3-material decomposition algorithm for calcium removal in extracranial carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 30 calcified carotid plaques in 22 patients (15 men; mean age, 73 ± 10 years) with clinical suspicion of stroke were included...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540651/biologically-active-cu-ii-co-ii-ni-ii-and-zn-ii-complexes-of-pyrimidine-derivative-schiff-base-dna-binding-antioxidant-antibacterial-and-in-vitro-anticancer-studies
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Nagaraj Revathi, Murugesan Sankarganesh, Jegathalaprathaban Rajesh, Jeyaraj Dhaveethu Raja
A new pyrimidine derivative Schiff base ligand (HL) [HL = 2-(4,6-dimethylpyrimidin-2-ylimino)methyl)-4-nitrophenol] and its metal(II) complexes [CuL2] (1), [CoL2] (2), [NiL2] (3) and [ZnL2] (4) have been synthesized and characterized by several spectral techniques. The square planar geometry of the complexes 1-4 confirmed by UV-Visible, ESR and EI-mass spectral techniques. DNA binding study of the complexes 1-4 with Calf Thymus (CT) DNA using absorption spectral titration at different pH (4.0, 7.0 & 10.0) have been scrutinized that the complexes 1-4 bound by groove binding mode with significant binding constant values (K b  = 5...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536753/differentiation-of-clot-composition-using-conventional-and-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Jan Borggrefe, Jonathan Kottlors, Mahmood Mirza, Victor-Frederic Neuhaus, Nuran Abdullayev, Volker Maus, Christoph Kabbasch, David Maintz, Anastasios Mpotsaris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In unenhanced computed tomography (CT) of acute ischemic stroke, the density of occluding clots is associated with the content of red blood cells and successful recanalization with stent thrombectomy. However, no CT marker for fibrin content is established. In order to improve clot diagnostics, we conducted an in vitro study to investigate thrombus composition of histologically defined ovine blood clots with unenhanced and contrast-enhanced CT using spectral detector CT (SDCT)...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522161/effect-of-blue-and-violet-light-on-polymerization-shrinkage-vectors-of-a-cq-tpo-containing-composite
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Camila S Sampaio, Pablo J Atria, Frederick A Rueggeberg, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Marcelo Giannini, Paulo G Coelho, Ronaldo Hirata, Regina M Puppin-Rontani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of light-curing wavelengths on composite filler particle displacement, and thus to visualize localized polymerization shrinkage in a resin-based composite (RBC) containing camphorquinone (CQ) and Lucirin TPO (TPO). METHODS: Three light-curing units (LCUs) were used to light-cure a RBC containing CQ and TPO: a violet-only, a blue-only, and a dual-wavelength, conventional (Polywave(®), emitting violet and blue wavelengths simultaneously)...
May 15, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513853/association-between-textural-and-morphological-tumor-indices-on-baseline-pet-ct-and-early-metabolic-response-on-interim-pet-ct-in-bulky-malignant-lymphomas
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Fayçal Ben Bouallègue, Yassine Al Tabaa, Marilyne Kafrouni, Guillaume Cartron, Fabien Vauchot, Denis Mariano-Goulart
PURPOSE: We investigated whether metabolic, textural and morphological tumoral indices evaluated on baseline PET-CT were predictive of early metabolic response on interim PET-CT in a cohort of patients with bulky Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin malignant lymphomas. METHODS: This retrospective study included 57 patients referred for initial PET-CT examination. In-house dedicated software was used to delineate tumor contours using a fixed 30% threshold of SUV max and then to compute tumoral metabolic parameters (SUV max, mean, peak, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis, metabolic tumoral volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis, and area under the curve of the cumulative histogram), textural parameters (Moran's and Geary's indices, energy, entropy, contrast, correlation derived from the gray-level co-occurrence matrix, area under the curve of the power spectral density, auto-correlation distance, and granularity), and shape parameters (surface, asphericity, convexity, surfacic extension, and 2D and 3D fractal dimensions)...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505624/spectral-computed-tomography-imaging-of-gastric-schwannoma-and-gastric-stromal-tumor
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Jianli Liu, Yanjun Chai, Junlin Zhou, Chi Dong, Wenjuan Zhang, Bin Liu
Gastric schwannomas (GSs) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GSTs) are grossly similar submucosal neoplasms with different prognoses. We explored the value of spectral computed tomography (CT) to distinguish between them. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with GS or GST at Lanzhou University Second Hospital, China, between May 2013 and June 2015 were included retrospectively. The subjects underwent spectral CT examination before surgery and had histologically confirmed diagnosis of GS or GST...
May 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503436/association-of-choroidal-thickness-with-early-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-type-2-diabetes
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Zhi-Jun Shen, Xiu-Fen Yang, Jun Xu, Chong-Yang She, Wen-Wen Wei, Wan-Lu Zhu, Ning-Pu Liu
AIM: To assess the correlation between choroidal thickness (CT) and the early stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We divided 83 diabetic patients (51-80 years of age; 50 females) into non diabetic retinopathy group (NDR) and mild/moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) group, and compared them with 26 non-diabetic control subjects (51-78 years of age; 16 females). Subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) and parafoveal choroidal thickness (PFCT) were measured using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500383/quantitative-assessment-of-the-degree-of-differentiation-in-colon-cancer-with-dual-energy-spectral-ct
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Yang Chuang-Bo, He Tai-Ping, Duan Hai-Feng, Jia Yong-Jun, Zhang Xi-Rong, Ma Guang-Ming, Ren Chenglong, Wang Jun, Yu Yong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dual-energy spectral CT imaging in evaluating the degree of differentiation in colon cancer. METHODS: Forty-seven colon cancer patients underwent spectral CT during arterial phase (AP) and portal venous phase (PP), and were characterized pathologically differentiated to well-differentiated (A, n = 18) and poorly differentiated or undifferentiated carcinoma group (B, n = 29). Lesion iodine concentration (IC) was measured and normalized to that of aorta (NIC)...
May 12, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497939/role-for-imaging-in-spondyloarthritis-spa
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Jun Ran, John N Morelli, Ruyi Xie, Xiaoli Zhang, Xiaoqing Liang, Xuanlin Liu, Xiaoming Li
INTRODUCTION: Despite major progress in the imaging diagnosis of spondyloarthritis (SpA), the relative advantages of various available imaging techniques remain unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the current use of imaging in the diagnosis of SpA and to provide suitable recommendations for the use of imaging as an outcome measure as defined in the 'Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society' (ASAS) criteria. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search regarding imaging in SpA was performed...
May 12, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493070/quality-of-routine-diagnostic-abdominal-images-generated-from-a-novel-detector-based-spectral-ct-scanner-a-technical-report-on-a-phantom-and-clinical-study
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Mojgan Hojjati, Steven Van Hedent, Negin Rassouli, Curtis Tatsuoka, David Jordan, Amar Dhanantwari, Prabhakar Rajiah
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality of routine diagnostic images generated from a novel detector-based spectral detector CT (SDCT) and compare it with CT images obtained from a conventional scanner with an energy-integrating detector (Brilliance iCT), Routine diagnostic (conventional/polyenergetic) images are non-material-specific images that resemble single-energy images obtained at the same radiation, METHODS: ACR guideline-based phantom evaluations were performed on both SDCT and iCT for CT adult body protocol...
May 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482570/heteroleptic-silver-i-complexes-with-2-2-6-2%C3%A2-terpyridines-and-naproxen-dna-interaction-egfr-vegfr2-kinase-growth-inhibition-and-cell-cycle-arrest-studies
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Dharmasivam Mahendiran, Raju Senthil Kumar, Aziz Kalilur Rahiman
A series of heteroleptic silver(I) complexes of the type [Ag(L(1-3))(nap)] (1-3), where L(1-3)=4'-(4-substituted)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridines and nap=naproxen have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic methods. The geometric parameters of the complexes were determined using UV-Vis and DFT calculations together with the IR spectral data. All the complexes adopted distorted tetrahedral geometry around silver(I) ion. The small HOMO-LUMO energy gap supports the bioefficacy of the complexes...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476243/advanced-dual-energy-ct-applications-for-the-evaluation-of-the-soft-tissues-of-the-neck
#14
REVIEW
R Forghani, S K Mukherji
There are multiple emerging advanced computed tomography (CT) applications for the evaluation of the neck, many based on dual-energy CT (DECT). DECT is an advanced form of CT in which scan acquisition is performed at two different energies, enabling spectral tissue characterisation beyond what is possible with conventional single-energy CT and potentially providing a new horizon for quantitative analysis and tissue characterisation, particularly in oncological imaging. The purpose of this review is to familiarise the reader with DECT principles and review different clinical applications for the evaluation of the soft tissues of the neck...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462483/clinical-potential-of-retrospective-on-demand-spectral-analysis-using-dual-layer-spectral-detector-computed-tomography-in-ischemia-complicating-small-bowel-obstruction
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Seitaro Oda, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yoshinori Funama, Narumi Taguchi, Masanori Imuta, Yasunori Nagayama, Yasuyuki Yamashita
We describe a case of ischemia complicating acute small-bowel obstruction in which retrospective on-demand spectral analysis using dual-layer spectral detector computed tomography (CT) provided a higher degree of confidence pertaining to the diagnosis. Dual-layer spectral detector CT enables retrospective on-demand spectral analysis, including virtual monochromatic imaging, iodine mapping, and determining the effective atomic number Z, without the need of a pre-scan setting requiring a special protocol, particularly facilitating emergency situations...
May 1, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461030/impact-of-x-ray-energy-on-absorbed-dose-assessed-with-monte-carlo-simulations-in-a-mouse-tumor-and-in-nearest-organs-irradiated-with-kilovoltage-x-ray-beams
#16
M Hamdi, M Mimi, M Bentourkia
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy treatments to local tumors are always associated with dose deposit in surrounding tissues and even in distant tissues not traversed by the radiation beams. In the present work, we demonstrate by Monte Carlo simulations the impact of radiation energy on absorbed dose in a lung tumor and in other secondary organs in a digital mouse. We also report the energy difference between simulations of monoenergetic and spectral radiations, and between CT-based and atlas-made digital mouse...
April 28, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456118/dna-interaction-antimicrobial-anticancer-activities-and-molecular-docking-study-of-some-new-vo-ii-cr-iii-mn-ii-and-ni-ii-mononuclear-chelates-encompassing-quaridentate-imine-ligand
#17
Laila H Abdel-Rahman, Ahmed M Abu-Dief, Moustafa O Aboelez, Azza A Hassan Abdel-Mawgoud
The present study was conducted to synthesis of some new imine Cr(III), VO(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II) complexes derived from the condensation of 2-amino phenol with 2-hydroxynapthaldehyde were synthesized. The prepared HNPN imine ligand was analyzed by its melting point, IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectroscopies. The investigated HNPN imine complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT IR, UV-vis and thermal analysis (TGA) under nitrogen atmosphere from ambient temperature to 750°C. The experimental results revealed that the investigated complexes contain hydrated water molecules...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448423/dual-energy-ct-balance-between-iodine-attenuation-and-artifact-reduction-for-the-evaluation-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
Jaykumar R Nair, François DeBlois, Thomas Ong, Slobodan Devic, Nada Tomic, Hamed Bekerat, Lorne Rosenbloom, Khalil Sultanem, Reza Forghani
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy computed tomography high energy virtual monochromatic images (VMIs) can reduce artifact but suppress iodine attenuation in enhancing tumor. We investigated this trade-off to identify VMI(s) that strike the best balance between iodine detection and artifact reduction. METHODS: The study was performed using an Alderson radiation therapy phantom. Different iodine solutions (based on estimated tumor iodine content in situ using dual-energy computed tomography material decomposition) and different dental fillings were investigated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447589/neuroretinal-evaluation-using-optical-coherence-tomography-in-patients-affected-by-pituitary-tumors
#19
Yasar Altun, Ayse Sevgi Karadag, Seyho Cem Yucetas, Sadullah Saglam, A Z A Tak, Ilhan Cag, Yusuf Ehi
AIM: To investigate the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), the ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), and choroid thickness (CT) in patients with pituitary tumours, microadenoma and macroadenoma, using spectral optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Thirty six patients who had micro and macroadenoma, and 34 healthy participants (control group) were included in the study. Spectral OCT was used to measure the RNFL, GCL, IPL, and CT values for all patients...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444761/photon-counting-ct-for-simultaneous-imaging-of-multiple-contrast-agents-in-the-abdomen-an-in-vivo-study
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Rolf Symons, Bernhard Krauss, Pooyan Sahbaee, Tyler E Cork, Manu N Lakshmanan, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of spectral imaging using photon-counting detector (PCD) x-ray computed tomography (CT) for simultaneous material decomposition of 3 contrast agents in vivo in a large animal model. METHODS: This Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved study used a canine model. Bismuth subsalicylate was administered orally 24-72 hours before imaging. PCD CT was performed during intravenous administration of 40-60 ml gadoterate meglumine; 3...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
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