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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933641/method-of-b0-mapping-with-magnitude-based-correction-for-bipolar-two-point-dixon-cardiac-mri
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Junmin Liu, Dana C Peters, Maria Drangova
PURPOSE: The conventional two-point (2pt) Dixon technique explicitly estimates B0 map by performing phase unwrapping. When signal loss, phase singularity, artifacts, or spatially isolated regions corrupt the measured phase images, this unwrapping-based technique will face difficulty. This work aims to improve the reliability of B0 mapping by performing unwrapping error correction. METHOD: To detect the unwrapping-caused phase errors, we determined a magnitude-based fat/water mask and used it as reference to identify pixels being mismatched by the phase-based mask, which was derived from the B0-corrected phase term of the Hermitian product between echoes...
December 8, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928982/hospitals-soft-target-for-terrorism
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Harald De Cauwer, Francis Somville, Marc Sabbe, Luc J Mortelmans
In recent years, the world has been rocked repeatedly by terrorist attacks. Arguably, the most remarkable were: the series of four coordinated suicide plane attacks on September 11, 2001 on buildings in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, USA; and the recent series of two coordinated attacks in Brussels (Belgium), on March 22, 2016, involving two bombings at the departure hall of Brussels International Airport and a bombing at Maalbeek Metro Station located near the European Commission headquarters in the center of Brussels...
December 8, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928834/fast-fourier-based-simulation-of-off-resonance-artifacts-in-steady-state-gradient-echo-mri-applied-to-metal-object-localization
#3
Frank Zijlstra, Job G Bouwman, Ieva Braškutė, Max A Viergever, Peter R Seevinck
PURPOSE: To accelerate simulation of off-resonance artifacts in steady-state gradient echo MRI by using fast Fourier transforms and demonstrate its applicability to metal object localization. THEORY AND METHODS: By exploiting the repetitive nature of steady-state pulse sequences it is possible to use fast Fourier transforms to calculate the MR signal. Based on this principle, a method for fast simulation of off-resonance artifacts was designed. The method was validated against Bloch simulations and MRI scans...
December 7, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927262/first-successful-pre-distribution-of-stable-iodine-tablets-under-japan-s-new-policy-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-accident
#4
Mayo Ojino, Sumito Yoshida, Takashi Nagata, Masami Ishii, Makoto Akashi
Stable iodine tablets are effective in reducing internal exposure to radioactive iodine, which poses a risk for thyroid cancer and other conditions. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government shifted its policy on stable iodine tablet distribution from "after-the-fact" to "before-the-fact" and instructed local governments to pre-distribute stable iodine tablets to residents living within a 5-km radius of nuclear facilities. The nation's first pre-distribution of stable iodine tablets was carried out in June and July of 2014 in Kagoshima Prefecture...
December 8, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917529/accuracy-precision-and-reproducibility-of-myocardial-t1-mapping-a-comparison-of-four-t1-estimation-algorithms-for-modified-look-locker-inversion-recovery-molli
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Jiaxin Shao, Dapeng Liu, Kyunghyun Sung, Kim-Lien Nguyen, Peng Hu
PURPOSE: To compare the accuracy and precision of four different T1 estimation algorithms for modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI). METHODS: Four T1 estimation algorithms, including the original fit, inversion group (IG) fit, instantaneous signal loss simulation (InSiL), and Bloch equation simulation with slice profile correction (BLESSPC) were studied. T1 estimation accuracy, precision, reproducibility, and sensitivity to heart rate (HR), flip angle (FA), and acquisition scheme (AcS) variations were compared in simulation, phantom, and volunteer studies...
December 4, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917528/the-ultimate-signal-to-noise-ratio-in-realistic-body-models
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Bastien Guérin, Jorge F Villena, Athanasios G Polimeridis, Elfar Adalsteinsson, Luca Daniel, Jacob K White, Lawrence L Wald
PURPOSE: We compute the ultimate signal-to-noise ratio (uSNR) and G-factor (uGF) in a realistic head model from 0.5 to 21 Tesla. METHODS: We excite the head model and a uniform sphere with a large number of electric and magnetic dipoles placed at 3 cm from the object. The resulting electromagnetic fields are computed using an ultrafast volume integral solver, which are used as basis functions for the uSNR and uGF computations. RESULTS: Our generalized uSNR calculation shows good convergence in the sphere and the head and is in close agreement with the dyadic Green's function approach in the uniform sphere...
December 4, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917527/simultaneous-orthogonal-plane-imaging
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Nikolai J Mickevicius, Eric S Paulson
PURPOSE: Intrafraction motion can result in a smearing of planned external beam radiation therapy dose distributions, resulting in an uncertainty in dose actually deposited in tissue. The purpose of this paper is to present a pulse sequence that is capable of imaging a moving target at a high frame rate in two orthogonal planes simultaneously for MR-guided radiotherapy. THEORY: By balancing the zero gradient moment on all axes, slices in two orthogonal planes may be spatially encoded simultaneously...
December 4, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917520/sensitive-enhancement-of-vessel-wall-imaging-with-an-endoesophageal-wireless-amplified-nmr-detector-wand
#8
Xianchun Zeng, Mladen Barbic, Liangliang Chen, Chunqi Qian
PURPOSE: To improve the imaging quality of vessel walls with an endoesophageal Wireless Amplified NMR Detector (WAND). METHODS: A cylindrically shaped double-frequency resonator has been constructed with a single metal wire that is self-connected by a pair of nonlinear capacitors. The double-frequency resonator can convert wirelessly provided pumping power into amplified MR signals. This compact design makes the detector easily insertable into a rodent esophagus...
December 4, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910126/gradient-echo-epi-using-a-high-degree-shim-insert-coil-at-7%C3%A2-t-implications-for-bold-fmri
#9
Tae Kim, Yoojin Lee, Tiejun Zhao, Hoby P Hetherington, Jullie W Pan
PURPOSE: To quantitatively assess the effects of high degree and order (1(st) -4(th+) ) relative to 1(st) -2(nd) degree B0 shimming at 7 Tesla (T) on gradient-echo echo planar imaging (GE-EPI) and blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) activation. METHODS: Simulations and GE-EPI were performed at (2mm)(3) and (3mm)(3) resolution, evaluating the temporal signal-to-noise ratio (tSNR), transverse relaxivity ( R2*), BOLD % signal change and activated pixel counts in a breath-hold task...
December 1, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905145/the-public-multi-coil-information-pumcin-policy
#10
Christoph Juchem, Robin A de Graaf
PURPOSE: Multi-coil (MC) magnetic field modeling has emerged as a viable alternative to conventional field generation based on spherical harmonic shapes, and an active MC community is forming. Although all MC applications share the same modeling concept, the specific MC designs can largely differ as a result of disparities in region of interest (eg, human versus rodent), intended MR application (eg, B0 shimming versus spatial encoding), or other experimental constraints (eg, available bore space or integration with radiofrequency technology)...
December 1, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900794/fast-and-efficient-free-induction-decay-mr-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-human-brain-at-9-4-tesla
#11
Grzegorz L Chadzynski, Jonas Bause, Gunamony Shajan, Rolf Pohmann, Klaus Scheffler, Philipp Ehses
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to develop a fast and efficient MRSI-FID acquisition scheme and test its performance in vivo. The aim was to find a trade-off between the minimal total acquisition time and signal-to-noise ratio of the acquired spectra. METHODS: Measurements were performed on a 9.4 Tesla system. Sequence optimization included redesign of water suppression, optimization of the sequence gradients, and improvement of the sampling efficiency by minimizing the read-out time...
November 29, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899242/corrigendum-to-the-role-of-sodium-intake-in-nephrolithiasis-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-future-directions-eur-j-intern-med-35-2016-16-19
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Baris Afsar, Murat C Kiremit, Alan A Sag, Kayhan Tarim, Omer Acar, Tarik Esen, Yalcin Solak, Adrian Covic, Mehmet Kanbay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898401/erratum-for-the-paper-erfani-a-liver-fibrosis-causes-and-methods-of-assessment-a-review-rom-j-intern-med-2015-53-4-304-14
#13
Ali Karimzadeh Toosi Erfani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896841/dental-pain-in-the-medical-emergency-department-a-cross-sectional-study
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C C Currie, S J Stone, J Connolly, J Durham
OBJECTIVE: To examine the number of patients attending a medical emergency department (MED) with dental problems over a three year period. DESIGN: A cross sectional study was carried out as part of a service evaluation. Data were collected via a database search of patient attendances at the MED using free text and the 10(th) revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) for oral and dental diagnoses. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, T-Test, and chi-squared tests...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888545/anti-angiogenic-therapy-affects-the-relationship-between-tumor-vascular-structure-and-function-a-correlation-study-between-micro-computed-tomography-angiography-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Eugene Kim, Jana Kim, Gunhild Mari Maelandsmo, Berit Johansen, Siver Andreas Moestue
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of two anti-angiogenic drugs, bevacizumab and a cytosolic phospholipase A2-α inhibitor (AVX235), on the relationship between vascular structure and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE)-MRI measurements in a patient-derived breast cancer xenograft model. METHODS: Mice bearing MAS98.12 tumors were randomized into three groups: bevacizumab-treated (n = 9), AVX235-treated (n = 9), and control (n = 8). DCE-MRI was performed pre- and post-treatment...
November 25, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888543/segmented-simultaneous-multi-slice-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-generalized-trajectories
#16
Michael Herbst, Weiran Deng, Thomas Ernst, V Andrew Stenger
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to develop and evaluate a single framework for the use of Cartesian and non-Cartesian segmented trajectories for rapid and robust simultaneous multislice (SMS) diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 Telsa (T). METHODS: A generalized SMS approach with intrinsic phase navigation using Multiplexed Sensitivity Encoding (MUSE) was developed. Segmented blipped-controlled aliasing in parallel imaging echo planar imaging (EPI) and z-gradient modulated spiral trajectories were examined using SMS DWI scans at 3T with a 32-channel head coil...
November 25, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888530/perturbation-of-longitudinal-relaxation-rate-in-rotating-frame-plrf-analysis-for-quantification-of-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-signal-in-a-transient-state
#17
Yi Wang, Yaoyu Zhang, Xuna Zhao, Bing Wu, Jia-Hong Gao
PURPOSE: To develop a novel analytical method for quantification of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) in the transient state. The proposed method aims to reduce the effects of non-chemical-exchange (non-CE) parameters on the CEST signal, emphasizing the effect of chemical exchange. METHODS: The difference in the longitudinal relaxation rate in the rotating frame ( ΔR1ρ) was calculated based on perturbation of the Z-value by R1ρ, and a saturation-pulse-amplitude-compensated exchange-dependent relaxation rate (SPACER) was determined with a high-exchange-rate approximation...
November 25, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888177/study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-ncd-access-to-medicines-initiative-evaluation-of-novartis-access-in-kenya
#18
Peter C Rockers, Veronika J Wirtz, Taryn Vian, Monica A Onyango, Paul G Ashigbie, Richard Laing
INTRODUCTION: Novartis recently launched Novartis Access, an initiative to provide a basket of reduced price medicines for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to be sold through the public and private non-profit sectors in programme countries. This study will evaluate the impact of Novartis Access on the availability and price of NCD medicines at health facilities and households in Kenya, the first country to receive the programme. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will be a cluster-randomised controlled trial...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885707/spatial-resolution-and-velocity-field-improvement-of-4d-flow-mri
#19
Fraser M Callaghan, Stuart M Grieve
PURPOSE: 4D-flow MRI obtains a time-dependent 3D velocity field; however, its use for the calculation of higher-order parameters is limited by noise. We present an algorithm for denoising 4D-flow data. THEORY AND METHODS: By integrating a velocity field and eliminating streamlines in noisy flow, depicted by high curvature, a denoised dataset may be extracted. This method, defined as the velocity field improvement (VFIT) algorithm, was validated in an analytical dataset and using in vivo data in comparison with a computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation...
November 24, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881208/the-west-africa-disaster-preparedness-initiative-strengthening-national-capacities-for-all-hazards-disaster-preparedness
#20
Melinda J Morton Hamer, Paul L Reed, Jane D Greulich, Gabor D Kelen, Nicole A Bradstreet, Charles W Beadling
OBJECTIVE: The Ebola outbreak demonstrated the need for improved disaster response throughout West Africa. The West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative was a training and assessment effort led by US Africa Command and partners to strengthen capacities among 12 West African partner nations (PNs). METHODS: Series of 3-week training sessions with representatives from each PN were held from 13 July through 20 November 2015 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana...
November 24, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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