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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808288/in-vivo-evaluation-of-radiotracers-targeting-the-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1-11-c-snap-7941-and-18-f-fe-snap-reveal-specific-uptake-in-the-ventricular-system
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Markus Zeilinger, Monika Dumanic, Florian Pichler, Lubos Budinsky, Wolfgang Wadsak, Katharina Pallitsch, Helmut Spreitzer, Rupert Lanzenberger, Marcus Hacker, Markus Mitterhauser, Cécile Philippe
The MCHR1 is involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and changes of the expression are linked to a variety of associated diseases, such as diabetes and adiposity. The study aimed at the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of [(11)C]SNAP-7941 and [(18)F]FE@SNAP as potential PET-tracers for the MCHR1. Competitive binding studies with non-radioactive derivatives and small-animal PET/CT and MRI brain studies were performed under baseline conditions and tracer displacement with the unlabelled MCHR1 antagonist (±)-SNAP-7941...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671657/a-high-performance-compact-photoacoustic-tomography-system-for-in-vivo-small-animal-brain-imaging
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Paul Kumar Upputuri, Vijitha Periyasamy, Sandeep Kumar Kalva, Manojit Pramanik
In vivo small-animal imaging has an important role to play in preclinical studies. Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is an emerging hybrid imaging modality that shows great potential for both preclinical and clinical applications. Conventional optical parametric oscillator-based PAT (OPO-PAT) systems are bulky and expensive and cannot provide high-speed imaging. Recently, pulsed-laser diodes (PLDs) have been successfully demonstrated as an alternative excitation source for PAT. Pulsed-laser diode PAT (PLD-PAT) has been successfully demonstrated for high-speed imaging on photoacoustic phantoms and biological tissues...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663842/persistent-luminescence-tomography-for-small-animal-imaging
#3
Xu Cao, Yuzhu Gong, Yang Li, Shouping Zhu, Xuanxuan Zhang, Yonghua Zhan, Fei Kang, Jing Wang, Jimin Liang
Fluorescence imaging is a widely used in vivo optical imaging technique for preclinical studies, but strong tissue autofluorescence and external excitation light make it suffer from a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Recently, a new optical imaging method using persistent luminescence has become of interest due to its advantage of circumvention of autofluorescence and bleed-through of excitation light during signal acquisition. In this work, we proposed a tomographic imaging method based on persistent luminescence named persistent luminescence tomography (PLT), which can obtain three dimensional distributions of persistent luminescence probes deep inside small animals...
March 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613391/evaluation-of-five-diffeomorphic-image-registration-algorithms-for-mouse-brain-magnetic-resonance-microscopy
#4
Zhenrong Fu, Lan Lin, Miao Tian, Jingxuan Wang, Baiwen Zhang, Pingping Chu, Shaowu Li, Muhammad Mohsin Pathan, Yulin Deng, Shuicai Wu
The development of genetically engineered mouse models for neuronal diseases and behavioural disorders have generated a growing need for small animal imaging. High-resolution magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) provides powerful capabilities for noninvasive studies of mouse brains, while avoiding some limits associated with the histological procedures. Quantitative comparison of structural images is a critical step in brain imaging analysis, which highly relies on the performance of image registration techniques...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578951/bio-stimuli-responsive-multi-scale-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-for-deepened-tumor-penetration-and-enhanced-therapy
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Mengmeng Huo, Wenyan Li, Arka Sen Chaudhuri, Yuchao Fan, Xiu Han, Chen Yang, Zhenghong Wu, Xiaole Qi
In this study, we developed bio-stimuli-responsive multi-scale hyaluronic acid (HA) nanoparticles encapsulated with polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers as the subunits. These HA/PAMAM nanoparticles of large scale (197.10±3.00nm) were stable during systematic circulation then enriched at the tumor sites; however, they were prone to be degraded by the high expressed hyaluronidase (HAase) to release inner PAMAM dendrimers and regained a small scale (5.77±0.25nm) with positive charge. After employing tumor spheroids penetration assay on A549 3D tumor spheroids for 8h, the fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled multi-scale HA/PAMAM-FITC nanoparticles could penetrate deeply into these tumor spheroids with the degradation of HAase...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574405/multi-institutional-microct-image-comparison-of-image-guided-small-animal-irradiators
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Chris Daniel Johnstone, Patricia Lindsay, Edward Graves, Eugene Wong, Jessica Perez, Yannick Poirier, Youssef Ben-Bouchta, Thilakshan Kanesalingam, Haijian Chen, Ashley Rubinstein, Ke Sheng, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter
To recommend imaging protocols and establish tolerance levels for microCT image quality assurance (QA) performed on conformal image-guided small animal irradiators. Method and Materials: A fully automated QA software SAPA (small animal phantom analyzer) for image analysis of the commercial Shelley micro-CT MCTP 610 phantom was developed, in which quantitative analyses of CT number linearity, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), uniformity and noise, geometric accuracy, spatial resolution by means of modulation transfer function (MTF), and CT contrast were performed...
June 2, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553175/cadmium-telluride-semiconductor-detector-for-improved-spatial-and-energy-resolution-radioisotopic-imaging
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REVIEW
Samira Abbaspour, Babak Mahmoudian, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian
The detector in single-photon emission computed tomography has played a key role in the quality of the images. Over the past few decades, developments in semiconductor detector technology provided an appropriate substitution for scintillation detectors in terms of high sensitivity, better energy resolution, and also high spatial resolution. One of the considered detectors is cadmium telluride (CdTe). The purpose of this paper is to review the CdTe semiconductor detector used in preclinical studies, small organ and small animal imaging, also research in nuclear medicine and other medical imaging modalities by a complete inspect on the material characteristics, irradiation principles, applications, and epitaxial growth method...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522868/first-demonstration-of-multi-color-3-d-in-vivo-imaging-using-ultra-compact-compton-camera
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Aya Kishimoto, Jun Kataoka, Takanori Taya, Leo Tagawa, Saku Mochizuki, Shinji Ohsuka, Yuto Nagao, Keisuke Kurita, Mitsutaka Yamaguchi, Naoki Kawachi, Keiko Matsunaga, Hayato Ikeda, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
In the field of nuclear medicine, single photon emission tomography and positron emission tomography are the two most common techniques in molecular imaging, but the available radioactive tracers have been limited either by energy range or difficulties in production and delivery. Thus, the use of a Compton camera, which features gamma-ray imaging of arbitrary energies from a few hundred keV to more than MeV, is eagerly awaited along with potential new tracers which have never been used in current modalities...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487936/protein-therapy-using-mafa-fused-to-a-polyarginine-transduction-domain-attenuates-glucose-levels-of-streptozotocin%C3%A2-induced-diabetic-mice
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Jun Lu, Lingjing Lin, Huiyue Dong, Xin Meng, Fang Fang, Qinghua Wang, Lianghu Huang, Jianming Tan
Ectopic expression of musculo aponeurotic fibrosarcoma BZIP transcription factor (Maf) A, has previously been demonstrated to induce insulin expression in non‑β‑cell lines. Protein transduction domains acting as an alternative delivery strategy may deliver heterogeneous proteins into cells. A sequence of 11 arginine residues (11R) has been demonstrated to act as a particularly efficient vector to introduce proteins into various cell types. The present study constructed 11R‑fused MafA to achieve transduction of the protein into cellular membranes and subsequently examined the therapeutic effect of the MafA‑11R protein in streptozotocin‑induced diabetes...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435447/a-unique-recombinant-fluoroprobe-targeting-activated-platelets-allows-in-vivo-detection-of-arterial-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-using-a-novel-three-dimensional-fluorescence-emission-computed-tomography-flect-technology
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Bock Lim, Yu Yao, Alex Lin-I Huang, May Lin Yap, Ulrike Flierl, Jathushan Palasubramaniam, Maria T K Zaldivia, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter
Progress in pharmaceutical development is highly-dependent on preclinical in vivo animal studies. Small animal imaging is invaluable for the identification of new disease markers and the evaluation of drug efficacy. Here, we report for the first time the use of a three-dimensional fluorescence bioimager called FLuorescence Emission Computed Tomography (FLECT) for the detection of a novel recombinant fluoroprobe that is safe, easily prepared on a large scale and stably stored prior to scan. This novel fluoroprobe (Targ-Cy7) comprises a single-chain antibody-fragment (scFvTarg), which binds exclusively to activated-platelets, conjugated to a near-infrared (NIR) dye, Cy7, for detection...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358757/the-distribution-of-transplanted-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-large-blood-vessel-of-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#11
Hua-Jiang Dong, Chong-Zhi Shang, Gang Li, Qing Niu, Yue-Chen Luo, Yue Yang, Hui-Peng Meng, Hui-Juan Yin, Hai-Xia Zhang, Ming-Liang Zhao, Ling Lin
The author aim to track the distribution of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in large blood vessel of traumatic brain injury -rats through immunohistochemical method and small animal imaging system. After green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene was transfected into 293T cell, virus was packaged and MSCs were transfected. Mesenchymal stem cells containing GFP were transplanted into brain ventricle of rats when the infection rate reaches 95%. The immunohistochemical and small animal imaging system was used to detect the distribution of MSCs in large blood vessels of rats...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192280/iterative-reconstruction-of-sipm-light-response-functions-in-a-square-shaped-compact-gamma-camera
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A Morozov, F Alves, J Marcos, R Martins, L Pereira, V Solovov, V Chepel
Compact gamma cameras with a square-shaped monolithic scintillator crystal and an array of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are actively being developed for applications in areas such as small animal imaging, cancer diagnostics and radiotracer guided surgery. Statistical methods of position reconstruction, which are potentially superior to the traditional centroid method, require accurate knowledge of the spatial response of each photomultiplier. Using both Monte Carlo simulations and experimental data obtained with a camera prototype, we show that the spatial response of all photomultipliers (light response functions) can be parameterized with axially symmetric functions obtained iteratively from flood field irradiation data...
February 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190474/salvianolic-acid-a-inhibits-calpain-activation-and-enos-uncoupling-during-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
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Qaisar Mahmood, Guang-Fa Wang, Gang Wu, Huan Wang, Chang-Xin Zhou, Hong-Yu Yang, Zhi-Rong Liu, Feng Han, Kui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salvianolic acid A (SAA) is obtained from Chinese herb Salviae Miltiorrhizae Bunge (Labiatae), has been reported to have the protective effects against cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases. HYPOTHESIS: The aim of present study was to investigate the relationship between the effectiveness of SAA against neurovascular injury and its effects on calpain activation and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) uncoupling. STUDY DESIGN: SAA or vehicle was given to C57BL/6 male mice for seven days before the occlusion of middle cerebral artery (MCAO) for 60min...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164865/the-correction-of-time-and-temperature-effects-in-mr-based-3d-fricke-xylenol-orange-dosimetry
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Mattea L Welch, David A Jaffray
Previously developed MR-based three-dimensional (3D) Fricke-xylenol orange (FXG) dosimeters can provide end-to-end quality assurance and validation protocols for pre-clinical radiation platforms. FXG dosimeters quantify ionizing irradiation induced oxidation of Fe(2+) ions using pre- and post-irradiation MR imaging methods that detect changes in spin-lattice relaxation rates (R 1  =  [Formula: see text]) caused by irradiation induced oxidation of Fe(2+). Chemical changes in MR-based FXG dosimeters that occur over time and with changes in temperature can decrease dosimetric accuracy if they are not properly characterized and corrected...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164461/flexible-polygon-mirror-based-laser-scanning-microscope-platform-for-multiphoton-in-vivo-imaging
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Y X Li, V Gautam, A Brüstle, I A Cockburn, V R Daria, C Gillespie, K Gaus, C Alt, W M Lee
Commercial microscopy systems make use of tandem scanning i.e. either slow or fast scanning. We constructed, for the first time, an advanced control system capable of delivering a dynamic line scanning speed ranging from 2.7 kHz to 27 kHz and achieve variable frame rates from 5 Hz to 50 Hz (512 × 512). The dynamic scanning ability is digitally controlled by a new customized open-source software named PScan1.0. This permits manipulation of scanning rates either to gain higher fluorescence signal at slow frame rate without increasing laser power or increase frame rates to capture high speed events...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146513/spatial-convolution-for-mirror-image-suppression-in-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
#16
Miao Zhang, Lixin Ma, Ping Yu
We developed a spatial convolution approach for mirror image suppression in phase-modulated Fourier domain optical coherence tomography, and demonstrated it in vivo for small animal imaging. Utilizing the correlation among neighboring A-scans, the mirror image suppression process was simplified to a three-parameter convolution. By adjusting the three parameters, we can implement different Fourier domain sideband windows, which is important but complicated in existing approaches. By properly selecting the window size, we validated the spatial convolution approach on both simulated and experimental data, and showed that it is versatile, fast, and effective...
February 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097211/new-generation-small-animal-positron-emission-tomography-system-for-molecular-imaging
#17
Shiva Abbaszadeh, Craig S Levin
The next generation of discoveries in molecular imaging requires positron emission tomography (PET) systems with high spatial resolution and high sensitivity to visualize and quantify low concentrations of molecular probes. The goal of this work is to assemble and explore such a system. We use cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) to achieve high spatial resolution, three-dimensional interaction positioning, and excellent energy resolution. The CZT crystals are arranged in an edge-on configuration with a minimum gap of [Formula: see text] in a four-sided panel geometry to achieve superior photon sensitivity...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
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
#18
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.g., confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, and optical coherence tomography) is limited to penetration within the optical diffusion limit (∼1 mm in the skin)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048410/su-f-t-682-in-vivo-simulation-of-the-relative-biological-effectiveness-in-proton-therapy-using-a-monte-carlo-method
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H Oesten, S Loeck, S Helmbrecht, F Tillner, P Wohlfahrt, J Schuemann, A Luehr
PURPOSE: In proton therapy, the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) - compared with conventional photon therapy - is routinely set to 1.1. However, experimental in vitro studies indicate evidence for the variability of the RBE. To clarify the impact on patient treatment, investigation of the RBE in a preclinical case study should be performed. METHODS: The Monte Carlo software TOPAS was used to simulate the radiation field of an irradiation setup at the experimental beamline of the proton therapy facility (OncoRay) in Dresden, Germany...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047869/we-h-206-02-recent-advances-in-multi-modality-molecular-imaging-of-small-animals
#20
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.g., confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, and optical coherence tomography) is limited to penetration within the optical diffusion limit (∼1 mm in the skin)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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