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Sarosh Khan, Maria Ribeiro, Diogo Fernandes, Colin Reid
72 year old man with known systolic & diastolic heart failure presented with congestive cardiac failure symptoms over a period of 6 weeks. Successful resection of left upper lobe lung adenocarcinoma 4 years prior. Poor response to optimal medical therapy and IV diuresis. Repeat echocardiogram elicited rare images (Videos 1, 2 and 3) of a significant invasive pericardial tumour involving myocardium and endocardium (Figure 1). Comparative CT thorax images are also provided (Figure 2a & Figure 2b). The importance of cardiac silhouette evaluation on CXR's for interval change is highlighted with 6 month retrospective review in this case (Figure 3)...
March 14, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
Xinwei Shao, Jican Zeng, Yuchun Chen, Lixian Wu, Xinjia Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mechanism of the halo vest-assisted Z-shape elevating-pulling reduction technique for cervical unilateral locked facets, and confirm the safety of the spinal cord under the epidural pressure that occurs during the reduction process. METHODS: Eleven osteoligamentous whole coronal and cervical spine specimens were established as skull-neck-thorax models of cervical unilateral locked facets at the C5/6 level. The halo vest-assisted Z-shape elevating-pulling reduction technique was then applied to reduce the locked facets...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Nicholas Orozco, Jessica Chen, Caroline Park, Tarina Kang, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Portable chest x-ray (CXR) and extended FAST (EFAST) screen patients for thoracic injury in the trauma bay. It is unclear if one test alone is sufficient, if both are required, or if the two investigations are complementary. Study objectives were to define the combined diagnostic yield of EFAST and CXR among stable blunt thoracic trauma patients and to determine if a normal EFAST and CXR might obviate the need for CT scan of the chest. METHODS: All blunt trauma patients ≥15 years presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center in 2016 were screened...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Gabriel Efrain Humpire Mamani, Arnaud Arindra Adiyoso Setio, Bram van Ginneken, Colin Jacobs
Automatic localization of organs and other structures in medical images is an important preprocessing step that can improve and speed up other algorithms such as organ segmentation, lesion detection, and registration. This work presents an efficient method for simultaneous localization of multiple structures in 3D thorax-abdomen CT scans. 
 Our approach predicts the location of multiple structures using a single multi-label convolutional neural network for each orthogonal view. Each network takes extra slices around the current slice as input to provide extra context...
March 7, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Guillaume Chaussé, Tina Kader, Gad Abikhzer, Stephan Probst
A 44-year-old woman was found to have new diffuse lung uptake on a follow-up whole-body I scan 1 year after being treated with surgery and radioactive iodine for papillary thyroid cancer. However, subsequent CT thorax and thyroglobulin levels were both unremarkable. Shortly after, she presented with respiratory symptoms, exhibiting end-expiratory wheezing on auscultation. Metacholine challenge test confirmed asthma. Symptoms improved under inhaled corticosteroids and beta-2 agonists. Resolution of lung uptake was confirmed on a second I imaging 6 months later...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Stephanie Voss, Albrecht Will, Rüdiger Lange, Bernhard Voss
BACKGROUND: Sternal dehiscence after median sternotomy is a challenging problem in cases of frail bone, fractures or complete sternectomy. Plate osteosynthesis offers a promising approach to restore sternal integrity. However, there is only scarce data on mid-term outcome. METHODS: Mid-term data on 34 patients with unstable thorax after open-heart surgery, requiring sternal refixation with the Synthes™ Titanium Sternal Fixation System© (TSFS) between 2005 and 2011 were analyzed...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ruben V C Buijs, Eva L Leemans, Marcel Greuter, Ignace F J Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Tineke P Willems
OBJECTIVE: Quantification software for coronary calcification is often used to measure abdominal aortic calcification on computed tomography (CT) images. However, there is no evidence substantiating the reliability and accuracy of these tools in this setting. Differences in coronary and abdominal CT acquisition and presence of intravascular contrast may affect the results of these tools. Therefore, this study investigates the effects of CT acquisition parameters and iodine contrast on automated quantification of aortic calcium on CT...
2018: PloS One
Shehan Wickramasinghe, Boris Ruggiero, Liang Low
INTRODUCTION: Acute wrap failure post fundoplication is a rare but recognized complication and can be due to patient factors, disease factors and surgical factors. Herniation of the stomach into the thorax can mimic a pneumothorax clinically and radiologically and thus lead to bad outcomes for patients. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 20-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting followed by acute onset dyspnoea, six days post a laparoscopic repair of a small hiatus hernia and a Nissen fundoplication...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Mia M Pries-Heje, Rasmus B Hasselbalch, Henriette Raaschou, Bijan Rezanavaz-Gheshlagh, Hanne Heebøll, Shazia Rehman, Mariana Kristensen, Erik Henning Andersen, Lisbet Ravn, Michel C Nèmery, Morten N Lind, Thomas Boel, Peter Sommer Ulriksen, Kasper K Iversen
BACKGROUND: Several large trials have evaluated the effect of CT screening based on specific symptoms, with varying outcomes. Screening of patients with CT based on their prognosis alone has not been examined before. For moderate-to-high risk patients presenting in the emergency department (ED), the potential gain from a CT scan might outweigh the risk of radiation exposure. We hypothesized that an accelerated "multiple rule out" CT screening of moderate-to-high risk patients will detect many clinically unrecognized diagnoses that affect change in treatment...
February 17, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Hironobu Sugiyama, Ryo Tohma, Takuya Misato, Kazuma Okamoto, Taro Hayashi, Satoshi Tobe, Tatsuro Matsuo, Kotaro Tsunemi, Takanori Oka, Nobuhiro Tanimura
We report a rare case of right heart failure caused by distal aortic aneurysm. Although aortopulmonary fistula is a common complication of giant aortic arch aneurysm, right heart failure caused by mechanical pressure by aneurysm is very rare. A 79-year-old female patient presented dyspnea. Contrast computed tomography (CT) of the thorax delineated a 78 mm aortic arch aneurysm pressing the main to left pulmonary artery and a 40 mm pericardial effusion at maximum depth at posterior side. Echocardiography showed the acceleration flow from main to left pulmonary artery and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Manuel Blessing, Anna Arns, Hansjoerg Wertz, Dzmitry Stsepankou, Judit Boda-Heggemann, Juergen Hesser, Frederik Wenz, Frank Lohr
PURPOSE: To establish a fully automated kV-MV CBCT imaging method on a clinical linear accelerator that allows image acquisition of thoracic targets for patient positioning within one breath-hold (∼15s) under realistic clinical conditions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Our previously developed FPGA-based hardware unit which allows synchronized kV-MV CBCT projection acquisition is connected to a clinical linear accelerator system via a multi-pin switch; i.e. either kV-MV imaging or conventional clinical mode can be selected...
February 8, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
Robert Ohle, Omar Anjum, Helena Bleeker, George Wells, Jeffrey J Perry
INTRODUCTION: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening condition making early diagnosis critical. Although 90% present with acute pain, the myriad of associated symptoms can make diagnosis a challenge. Our objective was to assess how we are using computed tomography to rule out acute aortic dissection specifically rate of ordering, diagnostic yield, and variation in practice. METHODS: We included consecutive adult patients presenting to two tertiary academic care emergency departments over one calendar year presenting with non-traumatic chest, back, abdominal, or flank pain...
February 5, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Christian Schmidkonz, Michael Cordes, Michael Beck, Theresa Ida Goetz, Daniela Schmidt, Olaf Prante, Tobias Bäuerle, Michael Uder, Bernd Wullich, Peter Goebell, Torsten Kuwert, Philipp Ritt
BACKGROUND: Tc-MIP-1404 (Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc, New York, NY) is a novel ligand binding to prostate-specific membrane antigen suitable for SPECT. There are, as yet, no data concerning its use in whole-body primary staging and its interobserver variability in patients with prostate cancer (PC) prior to therapy. METHODS: A search of our clinical database from April 2013 to May 2017 yielded 93 patients with histologically confirmed cancer in whom Tc-MIP-1404 SPECT/CT had been performed for primary whole-body staging before therapy...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Ipek Erdem, Dildar Duman, Selma Eroglu, Meltem Agca, Aykut Erdagi, Hatice Turker, Armagan Hazar
A first case of endobronchial mucosal neuroma with sarcoidosis is hereby reported. A 67-year female patient, who was diagnosed as sarcoidosis previously, was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of dyspnea, chest pain and fatigue. Middle lobe atelectasis and endobronchial lesion were observed in thorax computed tomography (CT). Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed polypoid lesions and histopathological examination of biopsy material showed clustered nerve bundles consistent with mucosal neuroma and non-necrotising granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Giovanni Ferrara, Venkata Satish Kolli, Stefan Arnaudov, Graham Whiteley
A 35-year-old man stopped breathing after injecting a large dose of heroin. He subsequently received cardiopulmonary resuscitation from friends. He arrived to accident and emergency department with Glasgow Coma Scale of 13. On examination, he had distended and tense abdomen. CT Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis confirmed massive tension pneumoperitoneum. A 14 Fr intravenous cannula was inserted through the umbilicus to relieve the intra-abdominal pressure. An emergency laparotomy showed petechia along the anterior gastric wall, haematoma of lesser omentum but showed no evidence of gastrointestinal perforation or organ injury...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Daniel Paech, Kerstin Klopries, Sara Doll, Ralph Nawrotzki, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frederik L Giesel, Thomas Kuner
OBJECTIVES: To establish contrast-enhanced (CE) cadaver-specific post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in first-year gross anatomy teaching and quantitatively evaluate its learning benefit. METHODS: 132 first-year medical students were included in this IRB-approved study and randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=59) provided with continuous access to CE and non-enhanced (NE) cadaver-specific PMCT-scans during the first-semester gross anatomy course, and a control group (n=73) that had only NE cadaver-specific PMCT data available...
January 30, 2018: European Radiology
W M Huang, Y F Xu, Z K Yang, S J Zhang, X Z Liu, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of pleuroperitoneal communication in patients on peritoneal dialysis by computerized tomography (CT) peritoneography and thoracoscopic surgery. Methods: The records of 8 pleuroperitoneal communication patients treated by thoracoscopic surgery in Peking University First Hospital from January 2012 to March 2017 were retrospectively reviewed.CT peritoneography was performed before surgical treatment. Iopamiro (50 ml∶15 g) was mixed with 2 L of peritoneal dialysate solution, and then was instilled into the peritoneal cavity through the Tenckhoff catheter...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Manuela Robella, Marco Vaira, Alice Borsano, Claudio Mossetti, Michele DE Simone
BACKGROUND/AIM: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease characterized by mucinous ascites and widespread peritoneal implants. It usually originates from the rupture of an adenoma/adenocarcinoma of the appendix. Although this tumor is only superficially invasive and does not metastasize, it could be a fatal disease. Extra-abdominal spread of PMP is an unusual occurrence with few reports in medical literature. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old man was diagnosed with PMP according to the findings of thorax and abdomen CT scan and cytologic and histological examinations...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
Helmut J M H Dittmann, Daniel Kopp, Juergen Kupferschlaeger, Diana Feil, Gerd Groezinger, Roland Syha, Matthias Weissinger, Christian La Fougère
Hepatopulmonary shunt fraction (LSF)-estimation using Tc-99m-Macroalbumine (MAA) imaging is performed prior to selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) of the liver in order to reduce risk of pulmonary irradiation burden. Generally, planar scans are acquired after injection of MAA into the hepatic artery. However, validity of this approach is limited by different attenuation of liver and lung tissue as well as inaccurate segmentation of the organs. Aim of this study was to evaluate quantitative SPECT/CT for LSF-assessment in a prospective clinical cohort...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Chul Hwan Park, MinDong Sung, Geun Dong Lee, Young Woo Do, Hee Min Park, Junu Kim, Jin Hur, Kyunghwa Han, Tae Hoon Kim, Jason Jungsik Song, Sungsoo Lee
BACKGROUND: We compared the chest configurations of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) and age-sex-matched controls to determine the presence of chest wall deformities in patients with PSP. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 166 male patients with PSP (age, 18-19 years) and 85 age-sex-matched controls without PSP, who simultaneously underwent chest computed tomography (CT) and radiography at one of two institutes. After correcting for height, the following thoracic parameters were comparatively evaluated between the two groups: maximal internal transverse ( T ) and anteroposterior ( W ) diameters of the chest, maximal internal lung height ( H ), Haller index ( T / W ), and T /Height, T / H , W /Height, W / H , and H /Height ratios...
January 19, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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