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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549292/globally-supported-radial-basis-function-based-collocation-method-for-evolution-of-level-set-in-mass-segmentation-using-mammograms
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Kanchan Lata Kashyap, Manish Kumar Bajpai, Pritee Khanna
Computer-aided detection systems play an important role for the detection of breast abnormalities using mammograms. Global segmentation of mass in mammograms is a complex process due to low contrast mammogram images, irregular shape of mass, speculated margins, and the presence of intensity variations of pixels. This work presents a new approach for mass detection in mammograms, which is based on the variational level set function. Mesh-free based radial basis function (RBF) collocation approach is employed for the evolution of level set function for segmentation of breast as well as suspicious mass region...
May 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544159/simultaneous-measurement-of-t1-b1-and-pharmacokinetic-model-parameters-using-active-contrast-encoding-ace-mri
#2
Jin Zhang, Kerryanne Winters, Olivier Reynaud, Sungheon Gene Kim
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of combining dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) with the measurement of the radiofrequency (RF) transmit field B1 and pre-contrast longitudinal relaxation time T10 . A novel approach has been proposed to simultaneously estimate B1 and T10 from a modified DCE-MRI scan that actively encodes the washout phase of the curve with different amounts of T1 and B1 weighting using multiple flip angles and repetition times, hence referred to as active contrast encoding (ACE)-MRI...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543761/experimental-characterization-of-a-direct-conversion-amorphous-selenium-detector-with-thicker-conversion-layer-for-dual-energy-contrast-enhanced-breast-imaging
#3
David A Scadutom, Olivier Tousignant, Wei Zhao
PURPOSE: Dual-energy contrast-enhanced imaging is being investigated as a tool to identify and localize angiogenesis in the breast, a possible indicator of malignant tumors. This imaging technique requires that x-ray images are acquired at energies above the k-shell binding energy of an appropriate radiocontrast agent. Iodinated contrast agents are commonly used for vascular imaging, and require x-ray energies greater than 33 keV. Conventional direct conversion amorphous selenium (a-Se) flat panel imagers for digital mammography show suboptimal absorption efficiencies at these higher energies...
May 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541197/high-energy-resolution-hyperspectral-x-ray-imaging-for-low-dose-contrast-enhanced-digital-mammography
#4
Silvia Pani, Sarene Saifuddin, Filipa Ferreira, Nicholas Henthorn, Paul Seller, Paul Sellin, Philipp Stratmann, Matthew Veale, Matthew Wilson, Robert Cernik
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is an alternative to conventional X-ray mammography for imaging dense breasts. However, conventional approaches to CEDM require a double exposure of the patient, implying higher dose and risk of incorrect image registration due to motion artifacts. A novel approach is presented, based on hyperspectral imaging, where a detector combining positional and high-resolution spectral information (in this case based on Cadmium Telluride) is used. This allows simultaneous acquisition of the two images required for CEDM...
May 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533803/use-of-ultrasound-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-enumerations-and-arguments
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Susovan Banerjee, Tejinder Kataria, Deepak Gupta, Shikha Goyal, Shyam Singh Bisht, Trinanjan Basu, Ashu Abhishek
Inherently, brachytherapy is the most conformal radiotherapeutic technique. As an aid to brachytherapy, ultrasonography (USG) serves as a portable, inexpensive, and simple to use method allowing for accurate, reproducible, and adaptive treatments. Some newer brachytherapy planning systems have incorporated USG as the sole imaging modality. Ultrasonography has been successfully used to place applicator and dose planning for prostate, cervix, and anal canal cancers. It can guide placement of brachytherapy catheters for all other sites like breast, skin, and head and neck cancers...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524656/multifunctional-and-redox-responsive-self-assembled-magnetic-nanovectors-for-protein-delivery-and-dual-modal-imaging
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Hong Yu Yang, Moon-Sun Jang, Yi Li, Jung Hee Lee, Doo Sung Lee
Nanoparticle (NP)-based model carriers present an emerging strategy for protein delivery. However, constructing a multifunctional nanocarrier with high loading capacity, diagnostic imaging capacity and controlled release capability is a tremendous challenge for protein delivery systems. Thus, we herein report on the fabrication of redox-responsive magnetic nanovectors (termed RMNs) through self- assembly of Fe3O4 NPs and redox-responsive polymer ligands, which could effectively transport protein and trigger intracellular protein release...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522877/dce-mri-background-parenchymal-enhancement-quantified-from-an-early-versus-delayed-post-contrast-sequence-association-with-breast-cancer-presence
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Shandong Wu, Margarita L Zuley, Wendie A Berg, Brenda F Kurland, Rachel C Jankowitz, Jules H Sumkin, David Gur
We investigated automated quantitative measures of background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) derived from an early versus delayed post-contrast sequence in breast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for association with breast cancer presence in a case-control study. DCE-MRIs were retrospectively analyzed for 51 cancer cases and 51 controls with biopsy-proven benign lesions, matched by age and year-of-MRI. BPE was quantified using fully-automated validated computer algorithms, separately from three sequential DCE-MRI post-contrast-subtracted sequences (SUB1, SUB2, and SUB3)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521821/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-radiomics-for-the-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-based-on-breast-dce-mri
#8
Nathaniel M Braman, Maryam Etesami, Prateek Prasanna, Christina Dubchuk, Hannah Gilmore, Pallavi Tiwari, Donna Pletcha, Anant Madabhushi
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated the ability of radiomic textural analysis of intratumoral and peritumoral regions on pretreatment breast cancer dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to predict pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: A total of 117 patients who had received NAC were retrospectively analyzed. Within the intratumoral and peritumoral regions of T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans, a total of 99 radiomic textural features were computed at multiple phases...
May 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506802/stealth-magnetic-nanocarriers-of-sirna-as-platform-for-breast-cancer-theranostics
#9
J Bruniaux, S Ben Djemaa, K Hervé-Aubert, H Marchais, I Chourpa, S David
The endogenous mechanism of RNA interference is more and more used in research to obtain specific down-regulation of gene expression in diseases such as breast cancer. Currently, despite the new fields of study open up by RNA interference, the rapid degradation of siRNA by nucleases and their negative charges prevent them from crossing cell membranes. To overcome these limitations, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) represent a promising alternative for nucleic acid delivery. Previously, we reported the magnetic siRNA nanovectors (MSN) formulation using electrostatic assembly of (1) SPIONs, also able to act as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), (2) siRNA and (3) chitosan aiming at their protection and enhancing their transfection efficacy...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487206/radiation-dose-comparison-between-v-p-spect-and-ct-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism
#10
Jorge Isidoro, Paulo Gil, Gracinda Costa, João Pedroso de Lima, Caseiro Alves, Nuno C Ferreira
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare two routine protocols at our institution, CTPA and V/P-SPECT, in terms of radiation dose to the most exposed organs (lungs and breast) and to the embryo/fetus in the case of pregnant patients. METHODS: At our institution, the CTPA protocol includes a contrast enhanced CT (scan parameters: 100kVp, 700mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 0.984) and in some cases a non-contrast enhanced CT acquisition (120kVp, 400mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 1.375)...
May 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468238/fasting-enhances-the-contrast-of-bone-metastatic-lesions-in-18-f-fluciclovine-pet-preclinical-study-using-a-rat-model-of-mixed-osteolytic-osteoblastic-bone-metastases
#11
Shuntaro Oka, Masaru Kanagawa, Yoshihiro Doi, David M Schuster, Mark M Goodman, Hirokatsu Yoshimura
(18)F-fluciclovine (trans-1-amino-3-(18)F-fluorocyclobutanecarboxylic acid) is an amino acid positron emission tomography (PET) tracer used for cancer staging (e.g., prostate and breast). Patients scheduled to undergo amino acid-PET are usually required to fast before PET tracer administration. However, there have been no reports addressing whether fasting improves fluciclovine-PET imaging. In this study, the authors investigated the influence of fasting on fluciclovine-PET using triple-tracer autoradiography with (14)C-fluciclovine, [5,6-³H]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (³H-FDG), and (99m)Tc-hydroxymethylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-HMDP) in a rat breast cancer model of mixed osteolytic/osteoblastic bone metastases in which the animals fasted overnight...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463932/compressed-sensing-for-breast-mri-resolving-the-trade-off-between-spatial-and-temporal-resolution
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Suzan Vreemann, Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Dominik Nickel, Laura Heacock, Linda Appelman, Jan van Zelst, Nico Karssemeijer, Elisabeth Weiland, Marnix Maas, Linda Moy, Berthold Kiefer, Ritse M Mann
OBJECTIVE: Ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the breast enables assessment of the contrast inflow dynamics while providing images with diagnostic spatial resolution. However, the slice thickness of common ultrafast techniques still prevents multiplanar reconstruction. In addition, some temporal blurring of the enhancement characteristics occurs in case view-sharing is used. We evaluate a prototype compressed-sensing volume-interpolated breath-hold examination (CS-VIBE) sequence for ultrafast breast MRI that improves through plane spatial resolution and avoids temporal blurring while maintaining an ultrafast temporal resolution (less than 5 seconds per volume)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457521/image-processing-can-cause-some-malignant-soft-tissue-lesions-to-be-missed-in-digital-mammography-images
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L M Warren, M D Halling-Brown, P T Looney, D R Dance, M G Wallis, R M Given-Wilson, L Wilkinson, R McAvinchey, K C Young
AIM: To investigate the effect of image processing on cancer detection in mammography. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An observer study was performed using 349 digital mammography images of women with normal breasts, calcification clusters, or soft-tissue lesions including 191 subtle cancers. Images underwent two types of processing: FlavourA (standard) and FlavourB (added enhancement). Six observers located features in the breast they suspected to be cancerous (4,188 observations)...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453516/on-a-fractional-order-calculus-model-in-diffusion-weighted-breast-imaging-to-differentiate-between-malignant-and-benign-breast-lesions-detected-on-x-ray-screening-mammography
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Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Franziska Steudle, Daniel Paech, Anna Mlynarska, Tristan Anselm Kuder, Wolfgang Lederer, Heidi Daniel, Martin Freitag, Stefan Delorme, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frederik Bernd Laun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a fractional order calculus (FROC) model in diffusion weighted imaging to differentiate between malignant and benign breast lesions in breast cancer screening work-up using recently introduced parameters (βFROC, DFROC and μFROC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis within a prospective IRB-approved study included 51 participants (mean 58.4 years) after written informed consent. All patients had suspicious screening mammograms and indication for biopsy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450944/evaluation-of-optimized-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-imaging-scanning-time-window-after-contrast-agent-injection-for-differentiating-benign-and-malignant-breast-lesions
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Jie Dong, Dawei Wang, Zhenshen Ma, Guodong Deng, Lanhua Wang, Jiandong Zhang
The aim of the study was evaluate the 3.0 T magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion imaging scanning time window following contrast injection for differentiating benign and malignant breast lesions and to determine the optimum scanning time window for increased scanner usage efficiency and reduced diagnostic adverse risk factors. A total of 52 women with breast abnormalities were selected for conventional MR imaging and T1 dynamic-enhanced imaging. Quantitative parameters [volume transfer constant (Ktrans), rate constant (Kep) and extravascular extracellular volume fraction (Ve)] were calculated at phases 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50, which represented time windows at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 min, respectively, following injection of contrast agent...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447241/abbreviated-breast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-for-lesion-detection-and-characterization-the-experience-of-an-italian-oncologic-center
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Antonella Petrillo, Roberta Fusco, Mario Sansone, Marilena Cerbone, Salvatore Filice, Annamaria Porto, Maria Rosaria Rubulotta, Massimiliano D'Aiuto, Franca Avino, Maurizio Di Bonito, Gerardo Botti
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the performance of an abbreviated dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (MRI) protocol for breast cancer detection; a comparison with the complete diagnostic protocol has been conducted. METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 508 patients was performed. Abbreviated protocol (AP) included one pre-contrast and the first post-contrast T1-weighted series. Complete protocol (CP) consisted of four post-contrast and one pre-contrast T1-weighted series...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433532/exci-cest-exploiting-pharmaceutical-excipients-as-mri-cest-contrast-agents-for-tumor-imaging
#17
Dario Livio Longo, Fatima Zzahra Moustaghfir, Alexandre Zerbo, Lorena Consolino, Annasofia Anemone, Martina Bracesco, Silvio Aime
Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) approach is a novel tool within magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that allows visualization of molecules possessing exchangeable protons with water. Many molecules, employed as excipients for the formulation of finished drug products, are endowed with hydroxyl, amine or amide protons, thus can be exploitable as MRI-CEST contrast agents. Their high safety profiles allow them to be injected at very high doses. Here we investigated the MRI-CEST properties of several excipients (ascorbic acid, sucrose, N-acetyl-d-glucosamine, meglumine and 2-pyrrolidone) and tested them as tumor-detecting agents in two different murine tumor models (breast and melanoma cancers)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432828/quantitative-contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-based-on-photon-counting-detectors-a-feasibility-study
#18
Huanjun Ding, Sabee Molloi
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of accurate quantification of iodine mass thickness in contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computer simulation model was developed to evaluate the performance of a photon-counting spectral mammography system in the application of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. A figure-of-merit (FOM), which was defined as the decomposed iodine signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with respect to the square root of the mean glandular dose (MGD), was chosen to optimize the imaging parameters, in terms of beam energy, splitting energy, and pre-filtrations for breasts of various thicknesses and densities...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432515/mri-predicts-pathologic-complete-response-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#19
Mette S van Ramshorst, Claudette E Loo, Emilie J Groen, Gonneke H Winter-Warnars, Jelle Wesseling, Frederieke van Duijnhoven, Marie-Jeanne T Vrancken Peeters, Gabe S Sonke
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer frequently leads to a pathologic complete response (pCR), which is associated with favourable long-term outcome. Treatment regimens typically consist of 6-9 cycles of trastuzumab-based chemotherapy, although many patients achieve early radiologic complete response (rCR). If rCR accurately predicts pCR, the number of chemotherapy cycles can possibly be reduced. METHODS: We performed a diagnostic accuracy study to determine the association between rCR and pCR in patients with stage II-III HER2-positive breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant trastuzumab-based chemotherapy at the Netherlands Cancer Institute...
April 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432407/the-arterial-supply-of-the-nipple-areola-complex-nac-and-its-relations-an-analysis-of-angiographic-ct-imaging-for-breast-pedicle-design
#20
Aaron D Stirling, Conor P Murray, Mark A Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood supply to the nipple areola complex (NAC) on thoracic CT angiograms (CTA) to improve breast pedicle design in reduction mammoplasty. METHODS: In a single centre, CT scans of the thorax were retrospectively reviewed for suitability by a cardiothoracic radiologist. Suitable scans had one or both breasts visible in extended fields, with contrast enhancement of breast vasculature in a female patient. The arterial sources, intercostal space perforated, glandular/subcutaneous course, vessel entry point, and the presence of periareolar anastomoses were recorded for the NAC of each breast...
April 21, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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