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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093969/traumatic-brain-injury-preclinical-imaging-diagnostic-s-and-therapeutic-approaches
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Eric L Kaijzel, Ermond R van Beek, Marieke A Stammes, Ivo Que, Alan B Chan, Clemens W G M Löwik, Luis J Cruz
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a result of an external physical force to the head that traumatically injures the brain. It is a major public health problem worldwide and mainly results from falls, vehicle accidents and violence. Clinical problem: The management of TBI, causing a wide spectrum of possible health outcomes, has barely changed over the years as encouraging outcomes from many pre-clinical therapeutic and pharmacological studies have only rarely been translated to the clinical situation...
January 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048528/we-h-206-01-photoacoustic-tomography-multiscale-imaging-from-organelles-to-patients-by-ultrasonically-beating-the-optical-diffusion-limit
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L Wang
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048446/th-ab-209-01-making-benchtop-x-ray-fluorescence-computed-tomography-xfct-practical-for-in-vivo-imaging-by-integration-of-a-dedicated-high-performance-x-ray-source-in-conjunction-with-micro-ct-functionality
#3
N Manohar, F Reynoso, S Cho
PURPOSE: To make benchtop x-ray fluorescence computed tomography (XFCT) practical for routine preclinical imaging tasks with gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by deploying, integrating, and characterizing a dedicated high-performance x-ray source and addition of simultaneous micro-CT functionality. METHODS: Considerable research effort is currently under way to develop a polychromatic benchtop cone-beam XFCT system capable of imaging GNPs by stimulation and detection of gold K-shell x-ray fluorescence (XRF) photons...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047869/we-h-206-02-recent-advances-in-multi-modality-molecular-imaging-of-small-animals
#4
B Tsui
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047205/we-h-206-03-promises-and-challenges-of-benchtop-x-ray-fluorescence-ct-xfct-for-quantitative-in-vivo-imaging
#5
S Cho
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046461/we-h-206-00-advances-in-preclinical-imaging
#6
Patrick La Riviere
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040926/a-sparsity-based-iterative-algorithm-for-reconstruction-of-micro-ct-images-from-highly-undersampled-projection-datasets-obtained-with-a-synchrotron-x-ray-source
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S Ali Melli, Khan A Wahid, Paul Babyn, David M L Cooper, Varun P Gopi
Synchrotron X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (Micro-CT) is an imaging technique which is increasingly used for non-invasive in vivo preclinical imaging. However, it often requires a large number of projections from many different angles to reconstruct high-quality images leading to significantly high radiation doses and long scan times. To utilize this imaging technique further for in vivo imaging, we need to design reconstruction algorithms that reduce the radiation dose and scan time without reduction of reconstructed image quality...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988498/measuring-water-distribution-in-the-heart-preventing-edema-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Mireia Andrés-Villarreal, Ignasi Barba, Marcos Poncelas, Javier Inserte, José Rodriguez-Palomares, Victor Pineda, David Garcia-Dorado
BACKGROUND: Edema is present in many heart diseases, and differentiation between intracellular (ICW) and extracellular (ECW) myocardial water compartments would be clinically relevant. In this work we developed a magnetic resonance imaging-based method to differentiate ICW and ECW and applied it to analyze ischemia-reperfusion-induced edema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated rat hearts were perfused with gadolinium chelates as a marker of extracellular space. Total water content was measured by desiccation...
December 17, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980047/practical-immunopet-radiotracer-design-considerations-for-human-immune-checkpoint-imaging
#9
Aaron Thomas Mayer, Arutselvan Natarajan, Sydney Gordon, Roy Maute, Melissa McCracken, Aaron Ring, Irving Weissman, Sam Sanjiv Gambhir
Immune checkpoint blockade has emerged as a promising cancer treatment paradigm. Unfortunately, there are still a large number of patients and malignancies that do not respond to therapy. A major barrier to validating biomarkers for the prediction and monitoring of responders to clinical checkpoint blockade has been the lack of imaging tools to accurately assess dynamic immune checkpoint expression. Here we sought to optimize noninvasive ImmunoPET (positron emission tomography) imaging of human PD-L1 expression, in a pre-clinical model, using a small high affinity engineered protein scaffold (HAC-PD1)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940248/integrin-targeted-hybrid-fluorescence-molecular-tomography-x-ray-computed-tomography-for-imaging-tumor-progression-and-early-response-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiaopeng Ma, Valerie Phi Van, Melanie A Kimm, Jaya Prakash, Horst Kessler, Katja Kosanke, Annette Feuchtinger, Michaela Aichler, Aayush Gupta, Ernst J Rummeny, Michel Eisenblätter, Jens Siveke, Axel K Walch, Rickmer Braren, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Moritz Wildgruber
Integrins play an important role in tumor progression, invasion and metastasis. Therefore we aimed to evaluate a preclinical imaging approach applying ανβ3 integrin targeted hybrid Fluorescence Molecular Tomography/X-ray Computed Tomography (FMT-XCT) for monitoring tumor progression as well as early therapy response in a syngeneic murine Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) model. Lewis Lung Carcinomas were grown orthotopically in C57BL/6 J mice and imaged in-vivo using a ανβ3 targeted near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) probe...
December 7, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858408/preclinical-imaging-in-oncology-advances-and-perspectives
#11
Francesca Iommelli, Viviana DE Rosa, Cristina Terlizzi, Silvana Del Vecchio
Preclinical imaging with radiolabeled probes became an integral part of the complex translational process that moves a newly developed compound from laboratory to clinical application. Imaging studies in animal tumor models may be undertaken to test a newly synthesized tracer, a newly developed drug or to interrogate, in the living organism, specific molecular and biological processes underlying tumor growth and progression. The aim of the present review is to outline the current knowledge and future perspectives of preclinical imaging in oncology by providing examples from recent literature...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858407/preclinical-imaging-anesthesia-in-rodents
#12
Giancarlo Vesce, Fabiana Micieli, Ludovica Chiavaccini
Despite the outstanding progress achieved by preclinical imaging science, laboratory animal anesthesia remains quite stationary. Ninety percent of preclinical imaging studies are carried on small rodents (mice and rats) anesthetized by outdated injectable and/or inhalation agents. A need for imaging awake (conscious) animals is questionably registered mainly for brain research, for phMRI and for accomplishing pain and analgesia studies. A need for improving current rodent anesthesia protocols and for enforcing the 3Rs paradigm is sought...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858405/advances-in-molecular-preclinical-therapy-mediated-by-imaging
#13
Adelaide Greco, Sandra Albanese, Luigi Auletta, Flavia DE Carlo, Marco Salvatore, Candace M Howard, Pier P Claudio
Several advances have been made toward understanding the biology of cancer and most of them are due to robust genetic studies that led to the scientific recognition that although many patients have the same type of cancer their tumors may have harbored different molecular alterations. Personalized therapy and the development of advanced techniques of preclinical imaging and new murine models of disease are emerging concepts that are allowing mapping of disease markers in vivo and in some cases also receptor targeted therapy...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844106/lymphoma-current-status-of-clinical-and-preclinical-imaging-with-radiolabeled-antibodies
#14
REVIEW
Christopher G England, Lixin Rui, Weibo Cai
Lymphoma is a complex disease that arises from cells of the immune system with an intricate pathology. While lymphoma may be classified as Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin, each type of tumor is genetically and phenotypically different and highly invasive tissue biopsies are the only method to investigate these differences. Noninvasive imaging strategies, such as immunoPET, can provide a vital insight into disease staging, monitoring treatment response in patients, and dose planning in radioimmunotherapy. ImmunoPET imaging with radiolabeled antibody-based tracers may also assist physicians in optimizing treatment strategies and enhancing patient stratification...
November 14, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826950/effects-of-common-anesthetic-agents-on-18-f-flumazenil-binding-to-the-gabaa-receptor
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Mikael Palner, Corinne Beinat, Sam Banister, Francesca Zanderigo, Jun Hyung Park, Bin Shen, Trine Hjoernevik, Jae Ho Jung, Byung Chul Lee, Sang Eun Kim, Lawrence Fung, Frederick T Chin
BACKGROUND: The availability of GABAA receptor binding sites in the brain can be assessed by positron emission tomography (PET) using the radioligand, [(18)F]flumazenil. However, the brain uptake and binding of this PET radioligand are influenced by anesthetic drugs, which are typically needed in preclinical imaging studies and clinical imaging studies involving patient populations that do not tolerate relatively longer scan times. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of anesthesia on the binding of [(18)F]flumazenil to GABAA receptors in mice...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770429/radiation-dosimetry-of-the-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-receptor-ligand-18-f-flubatine-comparing-preclinical-pet-mri-and-pet-ct-to-first-in-human-pet-ct-results
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Mathias Kranz, Bernhard Sattler, Solveig Tiepolt, Stephan Wilke, Winnie Deuther-Conrad, Cornelius K Donat, Steffen Fischer, Marianne Patt, Andreas Schildan, Jörg Patt, René Smits, Alexander Hoepping, Jörg Steinbach, Osama Sabri, Peter Brust
BACKGROUND: Both enantiomers of [(18)F]flubatine are new radioligands for neuroimaging of α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with positron emission tomography (PET) exhibiting promising pharmacokinetics which makes them attractive for different clinical questions. In a previous preclinical study, the main advantage of (+)-[(18)F]flubatine compared to (-)-[(18)F]flubatine was its higher binding affinity suggesting that (+)-[(18)F]flubatine might be able to detect also slight reductions of α4β2 nAChRs and could be more sensitive than (-)-[(18)F]flubatine in early stages of Alzheimer's disease...
December 2016: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738785/guidance-for-efficient-small-animal-imaging-quality-control
#17
Dustin R Osborne, Claudia Kuntner, Stuart Berr, David Stout
Routine quality control is a critical aspect of properly maintaining high-performance small animal imaging instrumentation. A robust quality control program helps produce more reliable data both for academic purposes and as proof of system performance for contract imaging work. For preclinical imaging laboratories, the combination of costs and available resources often limits their ability to produce efficient and effective quality control programs. This work presents a series of simplified quality control procedures that are accessible to a wide range of preclinical imaging laboratories...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730469/characterization-of-%C3%AE-eye-a-low-cost-benchtop-mouse-sized-gamma-camera-for-dynamic-and-static-imaging-studies
#18
Maria Georgiou, Eleftherios Fysikopoulos, Konstantinos Mikropoulos, Eirini Fragogeorgi, George Loudos
PURPOSE: Several preclinical imaging systems are commercially available, but their purchase and maintenance costs make them unaffordable for the majority of small- and medium-sized groups. Taking into account the needs of average users, we developed "γ-eye", a mouse-sized, benchtop γ-camera suitable for in vivo scintigraphic imaging. PROCEDURES: The γ-eye is based on two position-sensitive photomultiplier tubes, coupled to a CsI(Na) pixelated scintillator and a low-energy lead collimator with parallel hexagonal holes...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698944/gelatin-based-hydrogel-degradation-and-tissue-interaction-in-vivo-insights-from-multimodal-preclinical-imaging-in-immunocompetent-nude-mice
#19
Christoph Tondera, Sandra Hauser, Anne Krüger-Genge, Friedrich Jung, Axel T Neffe, Andreas Lendlein, Robert Klopfleisch, Jörg Steinbach, Christin Neuber, Jens Pietzsch
Hydrogels based on gelatin have evolved as promising multifunctional biomaterials. Gelatin is crosslinked with lysine diisocyanate ethyl ester (LDI) and the molar ratio of gelatin and LDI in the starting material mixture determines elastic properties of the resulting hydrogel. In order to investigate the clinical potential of these biopolymers, hydrogels with different ratios of gelatin and diisocyanate (3-fold (G10_LNCO3) and 8-fold (G10_LNCO8) molar excess of isocyanate groups) were subcutaneously implanted in mice (uni- or bilateral implantation)...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683003/optimizing-dual-energy-cone-beam-ct-protocols-for-preclinical-imaging-and-radiation-research
#20
Lotte E J R Schyns, Isabel P Almeida, Stefan J van Hoof, Benedicte Descamps, Christian Vanhove, Guillaume Landry, Patrick V Granton, Frank Verhaegen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to investigate whether quantitative dual-energy CT (DECT) imaging is feasible for small animal irradiators with an integrated cone-beam CT (CBCT) system. METHODS: The optimal imaging protocols were determined by analyzing different energy combinations and dose levels. The influence of beam hardening effects and the performance of a beam hardening correction (BHC) were investigated. In addition, two systems from different manufacturers were compared in terms of errors in the extracted effective atomic numbers (Zeff) and relative electron densities (ρe) for phantom inserts with known elemental compositions and relative electron densities...
January 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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