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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814097/prominent-deep-medullary-veins-a-predictive-biomarker-for-stroke-risk-from-transient-ischemic-attack
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Yang Duan, Zhihua Xu, Hongyi Li, Xiaonan Cai, Cancan Chang, Benqiang Yang
Background Deep medullary veins (DMVs) are a biomarker of severity and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral infarction. However, their clinical significance remains unclear in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Purpose To determine whether prominent deep medullary veins (PDMVs) are a predictive biomarker for stroke risk after TIA. Material and Methods Clinical and imaging data of 49 patients with TIA and 49 sex- and age-matched controls were studied. PDMVs were defined as DMVs with a score of 3 (TDMVs) or asymmetric DMVs (ADMVs), and the relationship between PDMVs and clinical features was analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799861/absence-of-cortical-vein-opacification-is-associated-with-lack-of-intra-arterial-therapy-benefit-in-stroke
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Ivo G H Jansen, Annemieke B van Vuuren, Wim H van Zwam, Ido R van den Wijngaard, Olvert A Berkhemer, Hester F Lingsma, Cornelis H Slump, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Kilian M Treurniet, Diederik W J Dippel, Marianne A A van Walderveen, Aad van der Lugt, Yvo B W E M Roos, Henk A Marquering, Charles B L M Majoie, René van den Berg
Purpose To assess the degree of cortical vein opacification in patients with internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and to evaluate the relationship with treatment benefit from intra-arterial therapy (IAT). Materials and Methods Written informed consent was obtained from all patients in the Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands. From the trial's database, all patients (recruited from December 2010 until March 2014) with baseline computed tomographic (CT) angiograms were retrospectively included...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798219/improved-detection-of-anterior-circulation-occlusions-the-delayed-vessel-sign-on-multiphase-ct-angiography
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D Byrne, G Sugrue, E Stanley, J P Walsh, S Murphy, E C Kavanagh, P J MacMahon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiphase CTA, a technique to dynamically assess the vasculature in acute ischemic stroke, was primarily developed to evaluate collateral filling. We have observed that it is also useful in identifying distal anterior circulation occlusions due to delayed anterior circulation opacification on multiphase CTA, an observation we term the "delayed vessel sign." We aimed to determine the usefulness of this sign by comparing multiphase CTA with single-phase CTA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All 23 distal anterior circulation occlusions during a 2-year period were included...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798218/imaging-biomarkers-for-adult-medulloblastomas-genetic-entities-may-be-identified-by-their-mr-imaging-radiophenotype
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V C Keil, M Warmuth-Metz, C Reh, S J Enkirch, C Reinert, D Beier, D T W Jones, T Pietsch, H H Schild, E Hattingen, P Hau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The occurrence of medulloblastomas in adults is rare; nevertheless, these tumors can be subdivided into genetic and histologic entities each having distinct prognoses. This study aimed to identify MR imaging biomarkers to classify these entities and to uncover differences in MR imaging biomarkers identified in pediatric medulloblastomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible preoperative MRIs from 28 patients (11 women; 22-53 years of age) of the Multicenter Pilot-study for the Therapy of Medulloblastoma of Adults (NOA-7) cohort were assessed by 3 experienced neuroradiologists...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796397/clinical-evaluation-of-time-of-flight-mr-angiography-with-sparse-undersampling-and-iterative-reconstruction-for-cerebral-aneurysms
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Yasutaka Fushimi, Tomohisa Okada, Takayuki Kikuchi, Akira Yamamoto, Tsutomu Okada, Takayuki Yamamoto, Michaela Schmidt, Kazumichi Yoshida, Susumu Miyamoto, Kaori Togashi
Compressed sensing (CS) MRI has just been introduced to research areas as an innovative approach to accelerate MRI. CS is expected to achieve higher k-space undersampling by exploiting the underlying sparsity in an appropriate transform domain. MR angiography (MRA) provides high spatial resolution information on arteries; however, a relatively long acquisition time is necessary to cover a wide volume. Reduction of acquisition time by CS for time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography (Sparse-TOF) is beneficial in clinical examinations; therefore, the clinical validity of Sparse-TOF needs to be investigated...
August 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781201/seven-tesla-mri-of-the-substantia-nigra-in-patients-with-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Daniela Frosini, Mirco Cosottini, Graziella Donatelli, Mauro Costagli, Laura Biagi, Claudio Pacchetti, Michele Terzaghi, Pietro Cortelli, Dario Arnaldi, Enrica Bonanni, Michela Tosetti, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Roberto Ceravolo
INTRODUCTION: Susceptibility-weighted imaging of the substantia nigra (SN) both at 7 and 3 Tesla (T) has shown high accuracy in distinguishing patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy subjects (HS). Patients with rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder (RBD) can develop synucleinopathies, and such risk is higher with dopamine transporter single photon emission tomography (123I-FP-CIT SPECT) evidence of nigro-striatal dysfunction. We aimed at evaluating SN 7T magnetic resonance imaging (7T-MRI) in patients with RBD and determining the agreement between MRI and 123I-FP-CIT SPECT...
August 2, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766306/interpretation-of-brain-ct-scans-in-the-field-by-critical-care-physicians-in-a-mobile-stroke-unit
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Maren Ranhoff Hov, Erik Zakariassen, Thomas Lindner, Terje Nome, Kristi G Bache, Jo Røislien, Jostein Gleditsch, Volker Solyga, David Russell, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke, thromboembolism or spontaneous hemorrhage abruptly reduces blood flow to a part of the brain. To limit necrosis, rapid radiological identification of the pathological mechanism must be conducted to allow the initiation of targeted treatment. The aim of the Norwegian Acute Stroke Prehospital Project is to determine if anesthesiologists, trained in prehospital critical care, may accurately assess cerebral computed tomography (CT) scans in a mobile stroke unit (MSU)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764955/the-2017-acr-commission-on-human-resources-workforce-survey
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Edward I Bluth, Swati Bansal, Claire E Bender
PURPOSE: The ACR Commission on Human Resources conducts an annual workforce survey to determine the makeup of the radiology workforce and to identify potential plans for hiring new staff in an attempt to understand our profession better. METHODS: The Practice of Radiology Environment Database group leaders were asked to complete an electronic survey regarding the makeup of their present workforce by subspecialty, as well as the numbers and types of subspecialists hired in 2016 and the numbers and types of subspecialists expected to be hired in 2017 and 2020...
July 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755056/high-resolution-post-mortem-mri-of-non-fixed-in-situ-foetal-brain-in-the-second-trimester-of-gestation-normal-foetal-brain-development
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Elisa Scola, Giorgio Conte, Giovanni Palumbo, Sabrina Avignone, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Simona Boito, Nicola Persico, Tommaso Rizzuti, Fabio Triulzi
PURPOSE: To describe normal foetal brain development with high resolution post-mortem MRI (PMMRI) of non-fixed foetal brains. METHODS: We retrospectively collected PMMRIs of foetuses without intracranial abnormalities and chromosomal aberrations studied after a termination of pregnancy due to extracranial abnormalities or after a spontaneous intrauterine death. PMMRIs were performed on a 3-T scanner without any fixation and without removing the brain from the skull...
July 28, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751518/pre-and-postcontrast-3d-double-inversion-recovery-sequence-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-simple-and-effective-mr-imaging-protocol
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P Eichinger, J S Kirschke, M-M Hoshi, C Zimmer, M Mühlau, I Riederer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The double inversion recovery sequence is known to be very sensitive and specific for MS-related lesions. Our aim was to compare the sensitivity of pre- and postcontrast images of 3D double inversion recovery and conventional 3D T1-weighted images for the detection of contrast-enhancing MS-related lesions in the brain to analyze whether double inversion recovery could be as effective as T1WI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A postcontrast 3D double inversion recovery sequence was acquired in addition to the standard MR imaging protocol at 3T, including pre- and postcontrast 3D T1WI sequences as well as precontrast double inversion recovery of 45 consecutive patients with MS or clinically isolated syndrome between June and December 2013...
July 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751515/concordance-of-time-of-flight-mra-and-digital-subtraction-angiography-in-adult-primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis
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H de Boysson, G Boulouis, J-J Parienti, E Touzé, M Zuber, C Arquizan, N Dequatre, O Detante, B Bienvenu, A Aouba, L Guillevin, C Pagnoux, O Naggara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 3D-TOF-MRA and DSA are 2 available tools to demonstrate neurovascular involvement in primary central nervous system vasculitis. We aimed to compare the diagnostic concordance of vessel imaging using 3D-TOF-MRA and DSA in patients with primary central nervous system vasculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients included in the French primary central nervous system vasculitis cohort of 85 patients who underwent, at baseline, both intracranial 3D-TOF-MRA and DSA in an interval of no more than 2 weeks and before treatment initiation...
July 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751512/flat-panel-angiography-in-the-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-temporal-bone-assessment-of-image-quality-and-radiation-dose-compared-with-a-64-section-multisection-ct-scanner
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G Conte, E Scola, S Calloni, R Brambilla, M Campoleoni, L Lombardi, F Di Berardino, D Zanetti, L M Gaini, F Triulzi, C Sina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cross-sectional imaging of the temporal bone is challenging because of the complexity and small dimensions of the anatomic structures. We evaluated the role of flat panel angiography in the cross-sectional imaging of the temporal bone by comparing its image quality and radiation dose with a 64-section multisection CT scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected 29 multisection CT and 29 flat panel angiography images of normal whole-head temporal bones...
July 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751449/t2-flair-mismatch-an-imaging-biomarker-for-idh-and-1p-19q-status-in-lower-grade-gliomas-a-tcga-tcia-project
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Sohil H Patel, Laila M Poisson, Daniel J Brat, Yueren Zhou, Lee Cooper, Matija Snuderl, Cheddhi Thomas, Ana M Franceschi, Brent Griffith, Adam Flanders, John G Golfinos, Andrew S Chi, Rajan Jain
Lower grade gliomas (WHO grade II/III) have been classified into clinically-relevant molecular subtypes based on IDH and 1p/19q mutation status. The purpose was to investigate whether T2/FLAIR MRI features could distinguish between lower grade glioma molecular subtypes.<br /><br />Experimental Design: MRI scans from the TCGA/TCIA lower grade glioma database (n=125) were evaluated by 2 independent neuroradiologists to assess: 1) presence/absence of homogenous signal on T2WI; 2) presence/absence of "T2-FLAIR mismatch" sign; 3) sharp or indistinct lesion margins; 4) presence/absence of peritumoral edema...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738862/impact-of-ischemic-preconditioning-on-surgical-treatment-of-brain-tumors-a-single-center-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Arthur H A Sales, Melanie Barz, Stefanie Bette, Benedikt Wiestler, Yu-Mi Ryang, Bernhard Meyer, Martin Bretschneider, Florian Ringel, Jens Gempt
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ischemia is a frequent phenomenon in patients with brain tumors and is associated with postoperative neurological deficits and impaired overall survival. Particularly in the field of cardiac and vascular surgery, the application of a brief ischemic stimulus not only in the target organ but also in remote tissues can prevent subsequent ischemic damage. We hypothesized that remote ischemic preconditioning (rIPC) in patients with brain tumors undergoing elective surgical resection reduces the incidence of postoperative ischemic tissue damage and its consequences...
July 25, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732458/use-of-a-complete-autologous-blood-recovery-system-the-sorin-xtra%C3%A2-autotransfusion-system-during-mechanical-thrombectomy-of-extensive-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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C Castaño, C Cubells, S Remollo, M R García-Sort, M Terceño
Background The endovascular therapy for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is currently accepted as a second-line treatment for patients who have failed or those in whom systemic anticoagulation is contraindicated or in a subgroup of patients presenting with rapid neurologic deterioration. A number of different mechanical and pharmacologic endovascular strategies have been reported, either as separate or combined approaches. These new catheters and aspiration systems have a high power and vacuum capacity, which carries a risk of anemization of the patient and hypovolemic shock, being necessitating the transfusion of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731395/nasoseptal-flap-necrosis-a-rare-complication-of-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
#16
Joseph D Chabot, Chirag R Patel, Marion A Hughes, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
OBJECTIVE The vascularized nasoseptal flap (NSF) has become the workhorse for skull base reconstruction during endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) of the ventral skull base. Although infrequently reported, as with any vascularized flap the NSF may undergo ischemic necrosis and become a nidus for infection. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's experience with NSF was reviewed to determine the incidence of necrotic NSF in patients following EES and describe the clinical presentation, imaging characteristics, and risk factors associated with this complication...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727326/-evaluation-of-an-outpatient-multidisciplinary-neuro-hiv-clinic-by-the-patients-and-referring-doctors
#17
Kevin Vallotton, Mélanie Métral, Oury Chocron, Reto Meuli, Deolinda Alves, Renaud Du Pasquier, Matthias Cavassini
The neurocognitive complaints among HIV infected patients remain frequent, and to establish their etiology can be challenging. We created in 2011 an outpatient Neuro-HIV clinical platform that takes advantage of a multidisciplinary approach with 5 specialists (neuropsychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, infectiologist and neuroradiologist). In order to estimate its utility, we conducted two questionnaire-based interviews by phone calls with the patients and their referring physicians. Three quarters of both the patients and the physicians interviewed consider the platform useful or essential...
April 12, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723713/somatotopic-fascicular-lesions-of-the-brachial-plexus-demonstrated-by-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-neurography
#18
Tim Hilgenfeld, Johann Jende, Daniel Schwarz, Philipp Bäumer, Jennifer Kollmer, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Mirko Pham
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether high-resolution brachial plexus (BP) magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is capable of (1) distinguishing patients with compressive neuropathy or noncompressive plexopathy from age- and sex-matched controls, (2) discriminating between patients with compressive neuropathy and noncompressive plexopathy, and (3) detecting spatial lesion patterns suggesting somatotopic organization of the BP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients (50...
July 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711177/size-of-facial-port-wine-birthmark-may-predict-neurologic-outcome-in-sturge-weber-syndrome
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Malgorzata Dymerska, Anna Y Kirkorian, Elizabeth A Offermann, Doris D Lin, Anne M Comi, Bernard A Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the size of the birthmark in patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) who have brain involvement can help predict neurologic disability. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-one patients with SWS with facial birthmarks and brain involvement documented on magnetic resonance imaging were included in this retrospective chart review. A neuroradiologist, blinded to all clinical information, assigned a previously validated SWS neuroimaging score. A pediatric neurologist prospectively assigned previously validated neurologic severity scores, based on seizures, hemiparesis, visual field cut, and cognitive impairments...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708731/noncontrast-hybrid-arterial-spin-labeled-imaging-of-the-intracranial-arteries
#20
Ruth P Lim, Elena Trajcevska, Farah Al Rawi, Dinesh Gooneratne, Windell Ang, Yuliya Perchyonok, Gregory Fitt, Andrew Kemp, Shivraman Giri, Davide Piccini, Amy Brodtmann, Helen Dewey, Ioannis Koktzoglou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility, image quality (IQ), and accuracy of noncontrast hybrid arterial spin labeling (NoHASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with time of flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA in patients with known/suspected cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: Thirty inpatients were imaged at 1.5 T. Two neuroradiologists assessed 630 intracranial arterial segments for IQ (1, nondiagnostic; 3, satisfactory for diagnosis; and 5, excellent)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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