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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618854/verification-of-organ-doses-calculated-by-a-dose-monitoring-software-tool-based-on-monte-carlo-simulation-in-thoracic-ct-protocols
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Nika Guberina, Saravanabavaan Suntharalingam, Kai Naßenstein, Michael Forsting, Jens Theysohn, Axel Wetter, Adrian Ringelstein
Background The importance of monitoring of the radiation dose received by the human body during computed tomography (CT) examinations is not negligible. Several dose-monitoring software tools emerged in order to monitor and control dose distribution during CT examinations. Some software tools incorporate Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) and allow calculation of effective dose and organ dose apart from standard dose descriptors. Purpose To verify the results of a dose-monitoring software tool based on MCS in assessment of effective and organ doses in thoracic CT protocols...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614134/value-of-99mtc-mibi-spect-ct-parathyroid-imaging-and-ultrasonography-for-concomitant-thyroid-carcinoma
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Rui Guo, Jiqiu Wang, Min Zhang, Miao Zhang, Hongping Meng, Yifan Zhang, Biao Li
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the frequency of carcinoma in cases with suspected parathyroid adenoma and test the value of Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-MIBI) single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) parathyroid imaging and neck ultrasonography in detecting concomitant thyroid carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 741 patients with clinically suspected parathyroid adenoma who underwent Tc-MIBI planer scans and SPECT/CT of the skull base, neck, and thorax; patients also underwent ultrasonography within 1 month before SPECT/CT...
June 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611938/anatomic-study-of-the-vascular-perfusion-of-the-sternum-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-deep-sternal-wound-infection
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Nick Spindler, Florian Kaatz, Christine Feja, Christian Etz, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Ingo Bechmann, Christoph Josten, Stefan Langer, Sabine Loeffler
Introduction: Deep sternal wound infections (DSWI) are a rare but devastating complication after median sternotomy. Minor perfusion in bone and soft tissue, especially after recruiting the internal mammary artery for bypass supports the development of wound infection and nonunion of the sternal bone. The aim of the study was the macroscopic and radiological presentation of the vascular system supplying the sternum, in particular the compensating blood supply routes in the event that the internal mammary artery is no longer available after use as a bypass vessel...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609321/change-in-lung-volume-following-thoracoscopic-anterior-spinal-fusion-surgery-a-3-dimensional-computed-tomography-investigation
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Caroline G Yu, Caroline A Grant, Maree T Izatt, Robert D Labrom, Geoffrey N Askin, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
STUDY DESIGN: Lung volumes and thoracic anatomy were measured from low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans preoperatively and 2 years following thoracoscopic anterior spinal fusion (TASF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess changes in lung volume after TASF surgical correction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS patients are known to have decreased pulmonary function as a consequence of their spinal and ribcage deformity...
June 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604581/vascular-tos-creating-a-protocol-and-sticking-to-it
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Meena Archie, David Rigberg
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) describes a set of disorders that arise from compression of the neurovascular structures that exit the thorax and enter the upper extremity. This can present as one of three subtypes: neurogenic, venous, or arterial. The objective of this section is to outline our current practice at a single, high-volume institution for venous and arterial TOS. VTOS: Patients who present within two weeks of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are treated with anticoagulation, venography, and thrombolysis...
June 10, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595774/feasibility-of-using-single-photon-counting-x-ray-for-lung-tumor-position-estimation-based-on-4d-ct
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Katharina P Aschenbrenner, Christian V Guthier, Yulia Lyatskaya, Judit Boda-Heggemann, Frederik Wenz, Jürgen W Hesser
PURPOSE: In stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung tumors, reliable position estimation of the tumor is necessary in order to minimize normal tissue complication rate. While kV X-ray imaging is frequently used, continuous application during radiotherapy sessions is often not possible due to concerns about the additional dose. Thus, ultra low-dose (ULD) kV X-ray imaging based on a single photon counting detector is suggested. This paper addresses the lower limit of photons to locate the tumor reliably with an accuracy in the range of state-of-the-art methods, i...
June 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590940/simdosect-dose-reporting-software-based-on-monte-carlo-simulation-for-a-320-detector-row-cone-beam-ct-scanner-and-icrp-computational-adult-phantoms
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Maria Cros, Raoul Joemai, Jacob Koos Geleijns, Diego Molina, Marçal Salvadó
This study aims to develop and test software for assessing and reporting doses for standard patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) examinations in a 320 detector-row cone-beam scanner. The software, called SimDoseCT, is based on Monte Carlo (MC) simulation code, which was developed to calculate organ- and effective doses in ICRP anthropomorphic adult reference computational phantoms for acquisitions with the Aquilion ONE CT scanner (Toshiba). MC simulation was validated by comparing CTDI measurements within standard CT dose phantoms with results from simulation under the same conditions...
June 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588368/two-cases-of-esophageal-injury-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-one-overt-and-one-covert
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Prasad Krishnan, Rajaraman Kartikueyan, Sachinkumar Maheshbhai Patel, Partha Pratim Bose, Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee
Esophageal perforation is a dreaded complication of anterior cervical spinal surgery. A 52-year-old diabetic man had undergone a surgery for a C6-C7 disc prolapse and developed spiking fever with chills and rigor on the 7th postoperative day. No cause could be found out but a CT scan of thorax done in the course of investigations revealed pneumomediastimum. The patient succumbed on the 10th day after surgery. Autopsy revealed the cause of death to be mediastinitis following iatrogenic esophageal perforation...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583644/improved-detection-of-melanoma-metastases-by-iodine-maps-from-dual-energy-ct
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Monika Uhrig, David Simons, David Bonekamp, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
OBJECTIVE: Metastatic disease in melanoma has an unpredictable nature with deposits in rare locations such as musculature. Dual energy CT (DECT) provides high contrast-visualization of enhancement by using spectral properties of iodine. Purpose of this study was to evaluate whether iodine maps from DECT improve lesion detection in staging examinations of melanoma patients. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by IRB and written informed consent was obtained from all patients...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582954/virtual-scatter-modulation-for-x-ray-ct-scatter-correction-using-primary-modulator
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Hewei Gao, Lei Zhu, Rebecca Fahrig
A new scatter estimation algorithm with a concept of virtual scatter modulation for X-ray scatter correction using primary modulator is proposed to reduce the aliasing errors in the estimated scatter. Virtual scatter modulation can be realized through dividing the measured primary-modulated image by the measured modulation function. After the division, the aggravation of the aliasing of primary due to the non-uniformity of the modulation function is largely transferred to that of scatter. Since scatter in general has less high frequencies than primary does, the aggravation of its aliasing is expected to be weaker, and therefore the overall aliasing can be reduced...
May 31, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566083/-a-case-of-coccidioidomycosis-in-turkey-imported-from-the-united-states-of-america
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Seniha Başaran, Nilgün Karabıçak, Serap Şimşek Yavuz, Nathan P Wiederhold, Seda Şafak, Aysun Sarıbuğa, Deanna A Sutton, Züleyha Bingöl, Atahan Çağatay, Halit Özsüt, Zeki Kılıçaslan, Haluk Eraksoy
Coccidioidomycosis caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii is a rare infectious disease except in endemic regions. In this report the third documented imported case of coccidioidomycosis in Turkey was presented. A thirty-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with fever and purulent drainage from his chest tube. He had worked in Arizona, USA, until 4 months before this presentation. While in Arizona, he experienced cough and hemoptysis and was diagnosed as pulmonary coccidioidomycosis...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562377/the-value-of-18f-dopa-pet-ct-in-patients-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-increased-calcitonin-values
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Anja T Golubić, Eva Pasini Nemir, Marijan Žuvić, Andrea Mutvar, Sanja Kusačić Kuna, Marija Despot, Tatjana Samardžić, Dražen Huić
AIM: The aim of this prospective observational study was to examine the benefit of a fluorine-18-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (F-DOPA) PET/computed tomography (CT) scan in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in terms of increased calcitonin levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight MTC patients after initial total thyreoidectomy with increasing follow-up calcitonin levels suggestive for active disease after negative conventional imaging findings (neck ultrasound or thorax, abdomen, pelvis multislice computed tomography as standard imaging) were scanned using F-DOPA PET/CT from November 2012 to April 2016...
May 30, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560241/single-view-geometric-calibration-for-c-arm-inverse-geometry-ct
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Jordan M Slagowski, David A P Dunkerley, Charles R Hatt, Michael A Speidel
Accurate and artifact-free reconstruction of tomographic images requires precise knowledge of the imaging system geometry. A projection matrix-based calibration method to enable C-arm inverse geometry CT (IGCT) is proposed. The method is evaluated for scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX), a C-arm mounted inverse geometry fluoroscopic technology. A helical configuration of fiducials is imaged at each gantry angle in a rotational acquisition. For each gantry angle, digital tomosynthesis is performed at multiple planes and a composite image analogous to a cone-beam projection is generated from the plane stack...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559943/unusual-contiguous-soft-tissue-spread-of-advanced-malignant-mesothelioma-detected-by-fdg-pet-ct
#14
Yuyang Zhang, Jamie Edwards, Hadyn Williams, Zhonglin Hao, Samir Khleif, Darko Pucar
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor of mesodermal origin that arises from the serosa of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium or tunica vaginalis. MPM is well known to have a poor prognosis with a median survival time of 12 months. Accurate diagnosis, staging and restaging of MPM are crucial with [18F] flurodeoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET/CT) playing an increasingly important role. Here we report a case of MPM with unusual contiguous soft tissue spread of the tumor along the dermal and fascial planes characterized by PET/CT...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547660/rib-geometry-explains-variation-in-dynamic-structural-response-potential-implications-for-frontal-impact-fracture-risk
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Michelle M Murach, Yun-Seok Kang, Samuel D Goldman, Michelle A Schafman, Stephen H Schlecht, Kevin Moorhouse, John H Bolte, Amanda M Agnew
The human thorax is commonly injured in motor vehicle crashes, and despite advancements in occupant safety rib fractures are highly prevalent. The objective of this study was to quantify the ability of gross and cross-sectional geometry, separately and in combination, to explain variation of human rib structural properties. One hundred and twenty-two whole mid-level ribs from 76 fresh post-mortem human subjects were tested in a dynamic frontal impact scenario. Structural properties (peak force and stiffness) were successfully predicted (p < 0...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
#16
Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532606/verifying-tumor-position-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-delivery-using-limited-arc-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging
#17
Colien Hazelaar, Max Dahele, Stefan Scheib, Ben J Slotman, Wilko F A R Verbakel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proof of tumor position during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivery is desirable. We investigated if cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans reconstructed from (collimated) fluoroscopic kV images acquired during irradiation could show the dominant tumor position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-arc CBCT scans were reconstructed using FDK filtered back projection from 38kV fluoroscopy datasets (16 patients) continuously acquired during volumetric modulated spine SBRT...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522155/fibroelastic-pseudotumour-elastofibroma-dorsi-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-by-posttherapy-radioiodine-spect-ct
#18
M Oporto, F Cepa, N Orta, S Rubí, H Navalón, C Peña
Radioiodine uptake in the thyroid tissue, metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), and in other tissues, depends on the expression of sodium-iodide symporter (NIS). Vascular permeability, effusions, inflammation, and other mechanisms may also play a role in the accumulation of radioactive iodine. A 63-year-old woman underwent radioiodine therapy, as well as a post-therapy whole-body scan,as she was suspected of having lung metastasis from thyroid carcinoma. The scan not only showed uptake at the lung metastasis but also a faint diffuse bilateral uptake in the posterior thorax...
May 15, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522112/diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-on-chest-radiographs-and-ct
#19
Theodore J Dubinsky, Hardik Shah, Rachelle Sonneborn, Daniel S Hippe
BACKGROUND: We prospectively identified B-lines in patients undergoing ultrasound examinations following liver transplants who also had a chest x-ray (CXR) and/or chest CT scan on the same day to determine if an association between the presence of B-lines s from the thorax on ultrasound images correlates with the presence of pulmonary abnormalities on chest radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, patients undergoing routine postoperative liver transplant ultrasound examinations and a CXR and/or CT scan on the same day between 1/1/2015 through 7/1/2016 were prospectively identified...
May 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512000/computed-tomography-ct-compatible-remote-center-of-motion-needle-steering-robot-fusing-ct-images-and-electromagnetic-sensor-data
#20
Navid Shahriari, Wout Heerink, Tim van Katwijk, Edsko Hekman, Matthijs Oudkerk, Sarthak Misra
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death, and early detection can reduce the mortality rate. Patients with lung nodules greater than 10 mm usually undergo a computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy. However, aligning the needle with the target is difficult and the needle tends to deflect from a straight path. In this work, we present a CT-compatible robotic system, which can both position the needle at the puncture point and also insert and rotate the needle. The robot has a remote-center-of-motion arm which is achieved through a parallel mechanism...
May 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
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