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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915116/7t-mr-of-intracranial-pathology-preliminary-observations-and-comparisons-to-3t-and-1-5t
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Emmanuel C Obusez, Mark Lowe, Se-Hong Oh, Irene Wang, M S Jennifer Bullen, Paul Ruggieri, Virginia Hill, Daniel Lockwood, Todd Emch, Doksu Moon, Gareth Loy, Jonathan Lee, Matthew Kiczek, D O Manoj Massand, Volodymyr Statsevych, Todd Stultz, Stephen E Jones
PURPOSE: There have been an increasing number of studies involving ultra-high-field 7T of intracranial pathology, however, comprehensive clinical studies of neuropathology at 7T still remain limited. 7T has the advantage of a higher signal-to-noise ratio and a higher contrast-to-noise ratio, compared to current low field clinical MR scanners. We hypothesized 7T applied clinically, may improve detection and characterization of intracranial pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an IRB-approved 7T prospective study of patients with neurological disease who previously had lower field 3T and 1...
November 30, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899743/e-aspects-software-is-non-inferior-to-neuroradiologists-in-applying-the-aspect-score-to-computed-tomography-scans-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Simon Nagel, Devesh Sinha, Diana Day, Wolfgang Reith, René Chapot, Panagiotis Papanagiotou, Elizabeth A Warburton, Paul Guyler, Sharon Tysoe, Klaus Fassbender, Silke Walter, Marco Essig, Jens Heidenrich, Angelos A Konstas, Michael Harrison, Michalis Papadakis, Eric Greveson, Olivier Joly, Stephen Gerry, Holly Maguire, Christine Roffe, James Hampton-Till, Alastair M Buchan, Iris Q Grunwald
BACKGROUND: The Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) is an established 10-point quantitative topographic computed tomography scan score to assess early ischemic changes. We performed a non-inferiority trial between the e-ASPECTS software and neuroradiologists in scoring ASPECTS on non-contrast enhanced computed tomography images of acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: In this multicenter study, e-ASPECTS and three independent neuroradiologists retrospectively and blindly assessed baseline non-contrast enhanced computed tomography images of 132 patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895242/availability-of-endovascular-therapies-for-cerebrovascular-disease-at-primary-stroke-centers
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Mark J Alberts, Jean Range, William Spencer, Vicki Cantwell, M J Hampel
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapies (EVTs) are useful for treating cerebrovascular disease. There are few data about the availability of such services at primary stroke centers (PSCs). Our hypothesis was that some of these services may be available at some PSCs. METHODS: We conducted an internet-based survey of hospitals certified as PSCs by the Joint Commission. The survey inquired about EVTs such as intra-arterial (IA) lytics, IA mechanical clot removal, coiling of aneurysms, and cervical arterial stenting, physician training, coverage models, hospital type, and outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889089/susceptible-vessel-sign-identification-of-arterial-occlusion-and-clinical-implications-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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S Payabvash, J C Benson, S Taleb, J B Rykken, B Hoffman, A M McKinney, M C Oswood
AIM: To determine the accuracy of the susceptible vessel sign (SVS) in the detection of arterial occlusion and its clinical implication in acute ischaemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive ischaemic stroke patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) within 24 hours of symptom onset or time last-seen-well were included. Two independent neuroradiologists reviewed the SWI for evidence of the SVS. Admission stroke severity was determined by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores, and poor clinical outcome was defined by a 3-months modified Rankin scale (mRS) score >2...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882082/early-identification-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-by-combination-of-magnetic-resonance-mr-imaging-and-proton-mr-spectroscopy
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Lili Guo, Dehang Wang, Genji Bo, Hui Zhang, Weijing Tao, Ying Shi
Brain damage following a perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) can be diagnosed by different techniques. The aim of the present study was to combine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with proton MR spectroscopy in HIE diagnosis and to evaluate their correlation with outcome. A prospective observational cohort study was performed between February 2012 and February 2013. Consecutive newborns, 24 full-term neonates with HIE (mild to moderate and severe group) and 5 normal neonates, were included. Two sequential MR studies were performed; a conventional MR imaging for observation in T1 weighted image (WI) and T2WI, and proton MR spectroscopy for observation in the left or right basal ganglia and thalamus...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881816/hypothermia-treated-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-optimal-timing-of-quantitative-adc-measurement-to-predict-disease-severity
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Yauk K Lee, Alex Penn, Mahesh Patel, Rajul Pandit, Dongli Song, Bo Yoon Ha
To determine the optimal time window for MR imaging with quantitative ADC measurement in neonatal HIE after hypothermia treatment, a retrospective review was performed on consecutive hypothermia-treated term neonates with HIE, with an initial and follow-up MR imaging within the first two weeks of life. Three neuroradiologists categorized each set of MR imaging as normal, mild, moderate or severe HIE based on a consensus review of the serial imaging. The lowest ADC values from the white matter, corpus callosum, and basal ganglia/thalamus were measured...
November 23, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880798/added-value-of-3d-proton-density-weighted-images-in-diagnosis-of-intracranial-arterial-dissection
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Jin Woo Kim, Na-Young Shin, Young Dae Kim, Seung-Koo Lee, Soo Mee Lim, Se Won Oh
BACKGROUND: An early and reliable diagnosis of intracranial arterial dissection is important to reduce the risk of neurological complication. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical usefulness of three-dimensional high-resolution MRI (3D-HR-MRI) including pre- and post-contrast T1-weighted volumetric isotropic turbo spin echo acquisition with improved motion-sensitized driven equilibrium preparation (3D-iMSDE-T1) and proton-density weighted image (3D-PD) in detecting dissection and to evaluate the added value of 3D-PD in diagnosing intracranial arterial dissection...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879951/multidisciplinary-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-infections-there-is-a-correlation-between-timing-type-of-treatment-and-outcome-a-multivariate-analysis-of-an-observational-cohort-study
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Alessandro Landi, Alessandro DI Bartolomeo, Nicola Marotta, Giancarlo Iaiani, Maurizio Domenicucci, Massimo Chiara, Maurizio Salvati, Roberto Delfini
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous Spinal Infections SSI represent a rare and serious pathological entity. We've tried to study a correlation between type of treatment, timing of treatment and clinical outcome through a multivariate analysis of an observational cohort study with the aim to define what is the optimal clinico-therapeutic management. METHODS: We perform a retrospective observational cohort study on all consecutive patients observed in our Institute in a period of 13 years; From 2001 to 2014 we enrolled 50 consecutive patients with symptomatic spontaneous spinal infections (no previous surgery or recent infection in other site), confirmed with diagnostic imaging...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878926/the-effects-of-dwi-infarct-lesion-volume-on-dwi-flair-mismatch-is-there-a-need-for-size-stratification
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Seyedmehdi Payabvash, Shayandokht Taleb, John C Benson, Jeffrey B Rykken, Mark C Oswood, Alexander M McKinney, Benjamin Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The lack of fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensity in areas of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) high signal, or DWI-FLAIR mismatch, is a potential imaging biomarker for timing of stroke onset. We aimed to determine the effects of DWI infarct lesion volume on DWI-FLAIR mismatch and its accuracy for identification of strokes within intravenous (IV) the thrombolytic therapy window. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients with magnetic resonance imaging scan within 12 hours of witnessed stroke were included...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869333/patient-specific-3d-flair-for-enhanced-visualization-of-brain-white-matter-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Refaat E Gabr, Amol S Pednekar, Koushik A Govindarajan, Xiaojun Sun, Roy F Riascos, María G Ramírez, Khader M Hasan, John A Lincoln, Flavia Nelson, Jerry S Wolinsky, Ponnada A Narayana
PURPOSE: To improve the conspicuity of white matter lesions (WMLs) in multiple sclerosis (MS) using patient-specific optimization of single-slab 3D fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen MS patients were enrolled in a prospective 3.0T MRI study. FLAIR inversion time and echo time were automatically optimized for each patient during the same scan session based on measurements of the relative proton density and relaxation times of the brain tissues...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864523/carotid-artery-web-and-ischemic-stroke-a-case-control-study
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Jonathan M Coutinho, Sheldon Derkatch, Alphonse R J Potvin, George Tomlinson, Leanne K Casaubon, Frank L Silver, Daniel M Mandell
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between carotid artery web and ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a single-center, age- and sex-matched, case-control study. Cases were consecutive patients with anterior circulation ischemic stroke of undetermined etiology (Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment [TOAST] classification). Controls were consecutive patients with cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, or primary intracerebral hemorrhages...
November 18, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858468/a-qualitative-comparison-of-arterial-spin-labelling-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-in-52-children-with-a-range-of-neurological-conditions
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Paul A Armitage, Nicholas Skipper, Daniel J A Connolly, Paul D Griffiths
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL) compared with Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI for typical paediatric neuroimaging applications at 1.5 Tesla. METHODS: 52 children (age: 4 months - 17 years) with a variety of neurological disorders were scanned using 3D ASL and Echo Planar Imaging DSC sequences. All images were reviewed by an experienced neuroradiologist, image quality recorded as 'good', 'acceptable', or 'poor' and diagnostic value noted as being 'greater', 'similar' or 'less' for ASL when compared to DSC...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857878/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-of-vascular-contact-of-the-facial-nerve-in-the-asymptomatic-patient
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Nicholas L Deep, Geoffrey P Fletcher, Kent D Nelson, Ameet C Patel, David M Barrs, Bernard R Bendok, Joseph M Hoxworth
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of facial nerve vascular contact on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients without hemifacial spasm (HFS). Study Design Our radiology database was queried to identify consecutive adult patients without a history of HFS, intracranial tumor, brain radiation therapy, intracranial surgery, traumatic brain injury, or trigeminal nerve vascular compression. One hundred high-resolution MRIs of the posterior fossa were independently reviewed by two neuroradiologists for facial nerve vascular contact (200 sides)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856439/early-stage-glioblastomas-mr-imaging-based-classification-and-imaging-evidence-of-progressive-growth
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C H Toh, M Castillo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The serial imaging changes describing the growth of glioblastomas from small to large tumors are seldom reported. Our aim was to classify the imaging patterns of early-stage glioblastomas and to define the order of appearance of different imaging patterns that occur during the growth of small glioblastomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records and preoperative MR imaging studies of patients diagnosed with glioblastoma between 2006 and 2013 were reviewed...
November 17, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847571/sclerosing-meningioma-radiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-21-cases
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Ho Kang, Jin Wook Kim, Young-Bem Se, Yun-Sik Dho, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park
OBJECTIVE: A rare subtype of meningioma, sclerosing meningioma is not included in the current World Health Organization classification of meningiomas and is classified into the category of other morphological variation subtypes. Sclerosing meningioma is often misdiagnosed to other non-benign meningioma or malignant neoplasm, so it is important to diagnose sclerosing type correctly. We analyzed the radiological and clinical characteristics of a series of sclerosing meningiomas. METHODS: Twenty-one patients who underwent surgery in one institute with a histopathologically proven sclerosing meningioma were included from 2006 to 2014...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847570/parasellar-extension-grades-and-surgical-extent-in-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenomas-a-single-surgeon-s-consecutive-series-with-the-aspects-of-reliability-and-clinical-validity
#16
Sang-Hyo Lee, Jae-Sung Park, Song Lee, Sung-Won Kim, Yong-Kil Hong
OBJECTIVE: The inter-rater reliability of the modified Knosp's classification was measured before the analysis. The clinical validity of the parasellar extension grading system was evaluated by investigating the extents of resection and complication rates among the grades in the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) for pituitary adenomas. METHODS: From November 2008 to August 2015, of the 286 patients who underwent EETS by the senior author, 208 were pituitary adenoma cases (146 non-functioning pituitary adenomas, 10 adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting adenomas, 31 growth hormone-secreting adenomas, 17 prolactin-secreting adenomas, and 4 thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting adenomas; 23 microadenomas, 174 macroadenomas, and 11 giant adenomas)...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844157/stent-assisted-coiling-embolization-of-tiny-wide-necked-intracranial-aneurysms
#17
Yongtao Zheng, Yanbing Song, Dajun Liu, Yingjun Liu, Qiang Xu, Yanlong Tian, Bing Leng
BACKGROUND: Tiny, wide-necked intracranial aneurysms pose a significant therapeutic challenge for interventional neuroradiologists because of the small volume for microcatheterization and coil stabilization inside the aneurysm sac. We report our preliminary experience of stent-assisted coiling embolization of these aneurysms. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with 52 tiny, wide-necked aneurysms who were treated with stent-assisted coiling from January 2007 to December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
November 14, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843906/t2-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-imaging-of-uveal-melanomas-and-other-ocular-pathology
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Gena M Damento, Kelly K Koeller, Diva R Salomão, Jose S Pulido
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study describes patterns of intraocular lesions on T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging, exploring a prospective role of FLAIR imaging sequence in diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study of orbital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies from the years 2000 to 2015 was performed. MRI sequences included: pre-contrast T1-weighted, T2-weighted, T2 FLAIR, and postcontrast T1 and T2 imaging gadolinium, which were evaluated by a neuroradiologist...
October 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842664/analysis-of-fractional-anisotropy-facilitates-differentiation-of-glioblastoma-and-brain-metastases-in-a-clinical-setting
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Stefanie Bette, Thomas Huber, Benedikt Wiestler, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Jan S Kirschke
PURPOSE: Differentiating glioblastoma from brain metastases is important for therapy planning. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was described as a promising tool, however with conflicting results. AIM: of this study was to analyze the clinical utility of DTI for the differentiation of brain metastases and glioblastoma. METHODS: 294 patients (165 glioblastoma, 129 brain metastases) with preoperative DTI were included in this retrospective study...
December 0: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826667/is-advanced-neuroimaging-for-neuroradiologists-a-systematic-review-of-the-scientific-literature-of-the-last-decade
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Sirio Cocozza, Camilla Russo, Giuseppe Pontillo, Lorenzo Ugga, Antonio Macera, Amedeo Cervo, Maria De Liso, Nilde Di Paolo, Maria Isabella Ginocchio, Flavio Giordano, Giuseppe Leone, Giovanni Rusconi, Arnaldo Stanzione, Francesco Briganti, Mario Quarantelli, Ferdinando Caranci, Alessandra D'Amico, Andrea Elefante, Enrico Tedeschi, Arturo Brunetti
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate if advanced neuroimaging research is mainly conducted by imaging specialists, we investigated the number of first authorships by radiologists and non-radiologist scientists in articles published in the field of advanced neuroimaging in the past 10 years. METHODS: Articles in the field of advanced neuroimaging identified in this retrospective bibliometric analysis were divided in four groups, depending on the imaging technique used. For all included studies, educational background of the first authors was recorded (based on available online curriculum vitae) and classified in subgroups, depending on their specialty...
November 8, 2016: Neuroradiology
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